Empowering Delegation for New Supervisors

"How can I be sure my employees will follow through? If I want things done right, I'll just have to do them myself." Sound familiar? Managers and supervisors often feel like they are being pulled in too many directions and do not know which way to turn. Delegation allows management to accomplish their high priority tasks, while advancing the abilities, confidence and initiative of their employees. This program introduces new supervisors to the power of delegation.

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:

  • A better understanding of their current delegation opportunities
  • A set of "how to" tools that will facilitate successful delegation planning and follow through
  • A strategic approach to delegation

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Delegate the right tasks to the right people
  • Delegate with more confidence
  • Secure greater employee commitment to the delegated assignment
  • Help others succeed and develop professionally
  • Avoid common delegation mistakes, such as reverse delegation
  • Effectively describe tasks, expected results, standards of performance, available resources, and the amount of authority being delegated

Course Content:

  • Benefits of delegating
  • Symptoms of poor delegation evident in management's work habits, employees' attitudes and group productivity
  • Common self/employee situation imposed obstacles to effective delegation
  • How to decide what to delegate and to whom
  • Planning the delegation meeting
  • A step-by-step delegation model
  • The delegator's troubleshooting guide

Who Should Attend:

  • New managers and supervisors
  • Existing managers and supervisors looking for new options and a renewed delegation perspective