North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Essential Skills for New Supervisors




May 9-13, 2016 Edneyville

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

First line supervisors working in all areas of juvenile and adult criminal justice - from juvenile institutions to Supermax prisons, jails, probation, parole and law enforcement, or those who are interested in becoming a first line supervisor of other staff in their corrections/criminal justice setting.

Course Goals:

This program is designed to support participating organizations' initiatives to prepare employees for transitioning into staff supervisory roles.

Course Objectives:

The Southern Region of the National Institute of Corrections Academy's Regional Training Initiative (RTI) presents Essential Skills for New Supervisors. By using an interactive, experiential format, this 40-hour training program integrates essential supervisory skills with key leadership elements.  Going beyond the "survival skills" approach to supervision training, the focus in this program is on practical and visionary leadership skills.  Participants examine the impact of values (personal and organizational), ethics, and personal wellness on all of the roles a supervisor must fulfill to successfully meet the challenges that she/he must face in the ever changing world of corrections.  Key focus areas include:

-  Roles and responsibilities of supervisors, and the related supervisory, leadership and personal competencies
-  Assessment of personal values and vision and impact on your role as a supervisor
-  Exploration of your organization’s mission, culture and stakeholders and impact on daily operations
-  Characteristics of ethical and principled behavior and practical work applications
-  Personal wellness assessment and action plan
-  Practice strategies and critical thinking skills to identify and resolve basic problems of conflict  resolution, dealing with difficult people, interpersonal communication dynamics, performance  assessment and coaching, counseling and discipline and conducting performance appraisals.

Course Requirements:

Students must develop and present a SDP (Supervisory Development Plan).


There is no cost for the training and all training and curriculum materials will be provided.
* There is no cost for lodging providing the students stay on campus at the North Carolina Justice Academy
* As with all Regional Training Initiative (RTI) events, all costs related to meals, and transportation are the responsibility of participants or their agencies.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.


Course Coordinator:

Perry Harris

Length of Course:

Five days - 40 hours