New Soft-skills Training Tool Equips Supervisors to Tackle Everyday Challenges

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HRDQ published this combination assessment, workbook, and classroom training workshop that targets five specific areas that shape a supervisor’s daily work life: Guiding the Work, Organizing the Work, Developing Staff, Managing Performance, and Managing Relations (with other workgroups). When supervisors are able to master these skills, they’re well-equipped to balance the goals of the organization with the needs of their employees.

Supervisory Skills Questionnaire, Fourth Edition

This situation-based assessment measures capability level and then provides the opportunity to practice skills and develop an action-oriented plan for improvement.

HRDQ, a leading developer of experiential learning resources for soft-skills training, announced the release of the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire Fourth Edition, the supervisory training solution that has helped thousands around the world to improve their supervisory skills. The new edition boasts a fresh new design and enhancements that support learning in today’s fast-paced, global organizations.

“The Supervisory Skills Questionnaire has been a trainer favorite for more than 15 years,” said Bradford Glaser, HRDQ President and CEO. “Unlike other supervisory training programs that focus on broad topics such as communication and leadership, this soft-skills training tool targets five specific and relevant competencies supervisors must master in order to effectively tackle everyday challenges. The situation-based assessment measures capability level and then provides the opportunity to practice skills and develop an action-oriented plan for improvement.”

Featuring contemporary updates, the new fourth edition includes a fully revised, full-color facilitator guide, an updated Supervisory Skills model, a supplemental participant workbook, a step-by-step half-day workshop outline, online administration options, a new self-study version, and facilitator support materials.

“Whether you need to administer training to a classroom full of participants or perhaps a handful of supervisors across the globe, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire Fourth Edition offers a wide range of flexible training options that will spark immediate performance improvement in supervisors,” says Martin Delahoussaye, Vice President of Publishing. “It’s an excellent first step for newly minted supervisors or a practical refresher for seasoned veterans.”

Available exclusively through HRDQ, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire can be used as a standalone tool or the centerpiece of a supervisory-skills training program. Trainer certification is not required to administer or facilitate the assessment and workshop.

About the Author

Eileen Russo
Dr. Eileen M. Russo is a former vice president of research and development for HRDQ. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology with a minor in organizational behavior, an M.S. in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. in psychology from Fairfield University. Her work includes research in social influence, group behavior, decision making, and perceptions of control at work. Dr. Russo is the author of many HRDQ products, including the bestselling What’s My Communication Style assessment.

About HRDQ
For more than 30 years, HRDQ has been a trusted developer of experiential learning resources that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. It offers a wide range of reliable, research-based corporate training materials, including assessments, games, and customizable programs on in-demand topics such as supervisory skills, leadership, communication, and team building.

Product Name:     Supervisory Skills Questionnaire Fourth Edition
Description:    Self-assessment, online 180° assessment, participant workbook, and half-day workshop
Author:        Eileen Russo, PhD    
Availability:    Immediately
Publisher:     HRDQ (
Retail Price:    $225

You can reach Penny Purcell at ppurcell(at)hrdq(dot)com or 610-292-2625.

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