The Foundations of Supervision program is designed to create a shared knowledge base and skill set amongst supervisors at Amherst College.
The program has two components:
New Supervisor Onboarding Modules
Asynchronous Moodle modules focused on information sharing and awareness building. A required part of supervisor onboarding for all new supervisors. The modules are available to anyone who supervises, and are required for those who supervise other staff. The modules are designed so that newly-hired supervisors can cycle in at any point.
Professional Development Sessions
In-person sessions focused on skill development and the behaviors associated with core supervisory competencies. Both new and current supervisors will be required to attend all sessions within 2 years. Sessions will be delivered to intact work groups in order to leverage peer learning and department/division-level culture development.