Supervisors Boot Camp

Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2019

The annual Supervisors Boot Camp is an intensive, one-day workshop specifically designed for individuals who have been newly promoted to a supervisory role, will soon work as a supervisor, or for those who wish to refresh their supervisory skills.

In 2019, the annual program will feature presentations from J.T. O'Donnell, Founder of WorkItDaily.com, and Dave Liddell, Founder and CEO of Liddell Consulting Group. Presentations will include:

  • So You’re the Boss – Now What? - J.T. O'Donnell
  • Employee Engagement: Boosting Commitment & Motivation - David Liddell
  • Emotional Intelligence: Your Pathway to Personal Growth - David Liddell

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Register by July 2 and Save! $279 if registered by July 2, $299 afterward.

What You Will Learn


Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2019

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

9:00-9:15am | Welcome 

9:15am-12:00pm | So You’re the Boss – Now What? - J.T. O'Donnell
Whether you had time to prepare or not, you’ve found yourself in a new position with supervisory responsibilities. This interactive session will provide you with a focused plan to make the transition to supervisor as seamless as possible. Beginning with a self-inventory, you will take stock of your current personal skillset, and discuss the importance of habits as a way to define yourself as a leader. You will then map out the first (or next) 90 days in your new position, focusing on shifting your thinking from a “task” orientation to a strategic orientation. You will then develop a checklist to help you successfully evolve your relationships with direct reports, peers, and the leadership team, and build a strong foundation in your new role.

12:00-1:00pm | Lunch

1:00-2:15pm | Employee Engagement: Boosting Commitment & Motivation - David Liddell
Engagement begins when a working environment inspires employees, helps them feel vested in your business, and drives them to work with the best interests of the company in mind. Your employees are the recipients of the culture created by your leadership. True employee engagement requires organizational leaders to stop telling employees what to do, and help them understand what they need to achieve to be successful. This workshop will help you…

  • Diagnose the levels of engagement in your organization
  • Determine key success measures of engagement
  • Understand how engagement impacts employees’ behavior and customer retention
  • Learn how leadership behavior drives engagement
  • Determine what you can do to increase employee engagement in your company

You will gain an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to empower the people in your organization. Employee engagement can give your team members the ability to make a real and lasting impact on every aspect of your business, ensuring better communication, committed employees, and organizational success.

2:15-2:30pm | Break

2:30-3:45pm | Emotional Intelligence: Your Pathway to Personal Growth - David Liddell
People with higher levels of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) have greater ability to recognize their behaviors, moods, and impulses to communicate with others effectively, manage change, solve problems, and build rapport in difficult situations. They also have empathy, remain optimistic even in the face of adversity, and are gifted at influencing others to achieve the best outcomes in business and in life. This workshop will help you… 

  • Learn the essential elements of EQ; self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and empathy.
  • Grasp the process of emotional intelligence.
  • Identify the four different paradigms by which people experience situations.
  • Realize how you respond to challenging events (key moments).
  • Explore and understand the patterns in your responses to key moments.
  • Understand a process for arriving at stronger and more effective outcomes.

You will gain an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to increase trust and respect with co-workers, achieve consensus among teammates faster and without misunderstandings, and remove the headaches that come from miscommunication and misunderstanding.

Instructor Bios


Supervisors Boot Camp - Summer 2019

  • J.T. O'Donnell

    J.T. O'Donnell

    J.T. O’Donnell is a career strategist and workplace consultant who helps workers of all ages find greater professional satisfaction. She works with both individual clients and corporations, giving her access to emerging workforce trends. A graduate of Tufts University, she has 18+ years of experience, managing, training and coaching people of all ages on a wide variety of career topics. O'Donnell's work has been cited in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, AOL.com, Careerbuilder.com, BusinessWeek.com, Mashable.com, Yahoo.com and dozens of other national publications. Her book, CAREEREALISM: The Smart Approach to a Satisfying Career, outlines her highly successful career-coaching methodology. In 2007 she joined Dale Dauten to write the career advice column "JT & Dale Talk Jobs," a nationally syndicated column that appears in more than 130 newspapers, reaching 6+ million households weekly.

  • David Liddell

    David Liddell is the founder and CEO of Liddell Consulting Group LLC. A firm believer that leadership doesn’t have to be complicated, David provides clarity to chaos, unlocking the full potential in organizations. Driven by results and achievement, he guides leaders to realize their purpose and align to the organization’s vision. He helps organizations navigate through today’s business challenges by anchoring leaders in fundamental leadership principles; creating an unstoppable culture of success. Prior to founding Liddell Consulting Group, David held key roles at Ingersoll-Rand, SPX Corporation (formerly General Signal), Computer Associates, Avnet Inc, and Dextrys (formerly Darwin Partners/DarwinSuzsoft). His work focused on strategic organizational and business development, sales and marketing for bottom line impact, employee retention strategies, and training and coaching for inspirational and results-based leadership. 

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