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POSIT Learning Objectives

Supervisory Roles and Situational Leadership

  • List the technical, human, and conceptual skills every police supervisor must possess and apply to be effective.
  • Identify and understand strategies to address the critical shift of going from an officer to a supervisor.
  • Identify management strategies to develop your staff.

Flexibility and Effective Supervision

  • Identify how to handle the subordinate who is skilled but not motivated.
  • Identify the critical times a supervisor must spend with employees.

Legal Aspects of Being a Supervisor

  • List and define the differences in application between patterns, practice, and policies.
  • List and explain vicarious and civil liability.
  • List and explain acceptable policies and procedures and their application.
  • Effective use of training and simulations to minimize liability. 

Hostile Working Environment

  • Identify and give examples of how sexual harassment impacts the work environment.
  • Dispel myths about sexual harassment for supervisors and officers.
  • Create a workplace that discourages and deals effectively with sexual harassment.

Measurable Standards of Performance

  • Understand the purpose of performance evaluations.
  • List the steps in rating an employee objectively.
  • Design and conduct an effective performance evaluation system that avoids common errors.

Managing Marginal and Problem Employees

  • Identify clear standards for performance and set goals.
  • Identify day-to-day coaching to maintain performance improvement.
  • Understand the importance of documentation.

Discipline as a Supervisory Tool

  • Identify the steps in progressive discipline.
  • Identify progressive case law.
  • Identify best practices in progressive discipline.