Peer to Boss without the Fallout

How to Create a Smooth Transition from Fellow Employee to Supervisor

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

Making the transition from peer to supervisor can be a difficult challenge.  In this half-day program you’ll learn all you need to know about common transition problems and how to avoid them.

SUP142 3.5
One 4-hour session

Anyone who has just been promoted to supervisor and would like a smooth transition.

  • Less stress for yourself and others when assuming a supervisory role.
  • Greater confidence in your ability to avoid common pitfalls of a newly promoted supervisor.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the common challenges of the transition to supervisor.
  • Utilize a role clarification dialogue to build new relationships with your team.
  • Avoid common mistakes in the transition process.
  • Utilize strategies for creating clear boundaries with employees who were once peers.
  • Develop strategies for dealing with employees who resent your role as supervisor.
  • Utilize techniques for dealing with your team when you’ve replaced a popular supervisor.
  • Help your team get back on track when you are replacing a difficult supervisor.
  • Initiate a dialogue about problems.

1. Challenges of the newly promoted supervisor

2. Common transition mistakes and how to avoid them

3. Establishing a dialogue to clarify roles and establish trust

4. Establish clear boundaries when “changing hats”

5. Common transition difficulties and how to deal with them

  • Employees who resent your new role
  • Nostalgia for the old supervisor
  • Leftover pain from a previous supervisor
  • The “out of control” team
  • Supervising close personal friends

6. Initiate a dialogue when things are not going well