UNH summer supervisors boot camp leadership training

Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2022

The Supervisors Boot Camp is a one-day conference specifically designed for individuals who are newly promoted to the supervisor's role, will soon work as a supervisor, or for those who wish to refresh their supervisory skills.

The Summer 2022 program will feature presentations from UNH Professional Development & Training instructors Susan Ahl and Lynne Richards.

  • Now You're In Charge: Building and Establishing Credibility with Your Employees | Lynne Richards
  • Work Teams and The Wizard of Oz | Lynne Richards
  • Ways of Knowing: Beginning the Journey into Equity & Inclusion | Susan Ahl

Visit the "What You Will Learn" and "Instructor Bios" tabs for more information on conference sessions and speakers. 

Register by June 14 and save $100! $199 if registered by June 14, $299 afterward.

Enrollment fee includes access to all conference sessions, conference materials, breakfast, lunch, and parking.

What You Will Learn


Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2022

Supervisors Boot Camp Conference sessions will include:

Now You're In Charge: Building and Establishing Credibility with Your Employees | Lynne Richards

As a leader, establishing credibility is the corner- stone of your effectiveness. Leaders who are credible are better able to build relationships, control and manage work, and get things done. What is credibility? How do you develop it? And just as important, who needs to believe you are credible? In this session you’ll discover how others define credibility. You’ll learn eight strategies for gaining the trust of your boss, your employees, and key members of your organization.

  • Define and identify characteristics of credible supervisors.
  • Identify 8 strategies for developing credibility.
  • Develop an action plan for building credibility and trust

Work Teams and The Wizard of Oz | Lynne Richards
Since 1939, MGM’s film, The Wizard of Oz, has delighted and entertained audiences of all ages and backgrounds. “I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore,” Dorothy tells Toto with awe. Not so different from our own experiences in today’s changing organizations, where we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory and are asked to perform the impossible. Learn how this timeless story depicts the most basic framework of teamwork and team member roles. Recognize the seven keys to effective teamwork and how we too can achieve the impossible with creative thinking, courage and heart and that the most powerful “Wizard” of all, lives within us.

  • Understand that a team’s effectiveness is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Recognize the seven keys to effective teamwork.
  • Realize that each person has a shared responsibility for a team’ success.

Ways of Knowing: Beginning the Journey into Equity & Inclusion| Susan Ahl

In this two-part workshop (both afternoon sessions), join facilitator Susan Ahl as we explore what it means to belong.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has become a “hot” topic for many organizations. What does it mean for us, and how do we respond within our roles and relationships? Using leadership development tools to provide a framework for understanding; we’ll dive into self-reflection, exploration of resources, and thinking through strategies for applying what we learn. Whether the concepts of DEI are new to you, or you are someone already immersed in it, you’ll find ways to build awareness and connection in a safe and interactive environment.

Travel & Site Information


Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 Supervisors Boot Camp will take place in the Piscataqua Room in Holloway Commons (75 Main Street, Durham, NH) at the University of New Hampshire.

Free parking will be available for all conference attendees in the UNH Campus Crossings Visitor Lot.  Those registered will recieve additional information on the location and parking by email one week prior to the conference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference and is included in the cost of enrollment.

Lodging accommodations in Durham within walking distance of the UNH Supervisors Boot Camp:

Instructor Bios


Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2022

  • Susan White Ahl

    As a facilitator, educator, and coach, Susan strives to offer individuals and organizations inspiration through reflection, action planning and learning support. Using an array of tools, practices, and experiences, she helps them to acquire necessary skills and perspective, and to empower themselves toward desired outcomes.

    She has been the Principal of Eventide: Coaching, Consulting, Community, for 11 years, holds a Masters of Adult and Higher Education and is a certified executive coach. Susan has worked with individuals and teams within corporate, education, and non-profit settings; designing and delivering learning solutions and coaching support for personal and professional development.
    Training with the Institute for Appreciative Inquiry, and ongoing participation in Circles of Trust through the Center for Courage and Renewal support her desire to deepen her own learning and practice of deep listening and creating space for reflection as essential to growth. Susan believes life-long learning is the key to creating a meaning-filled life.



Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2022

Summer Supervisors Bootcamp
AGENDA | Thursday, July 14, 2022

8:30– 9:00am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15am | Welcome

9:15- 10:30am | Now you’re In Charge: Building and Establishing Credibility with Your Employee – Lynne Richards

10:30-10:45am | Break

10:45-12:00pm | Work Teams and the Wizard of Oz – Lynne Richards

12:00-1:00pm | Buffet Lunch

1:00-2:00pm | Ways of Knowing: Beginning the Journey into Equity & Inclusion- Part 1- Susan Ahl

2:00-2:15pm | Break

2:15-3:15pm | Ways of Knowing: Exploring Equity & Inclusion- Part 2- Susan Ahl

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