Supervisors’ Management School ~

November 5 – 9, 2023
Registration Now Open

Register now at the link below!

Presented by North Carolina State University in cooperation with the National Recreation & Park Association 

Supervisors’ Management School is the premiere resource for parks and recreation professionals who want to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to lead their staff effectively. The courses cover various topics, including leadership principles and team management, as well as the most up-to-date techniques and information on leading, staffing, organizing, directing, and managing employees. With the tools and insights gained from this program, professionals will be able to oversee the day-to-day operation of their staff as they deliver programs and services to their community. Whether new to a supervisory role or looking to refresh your skills, the Supervisors’ Management School is a great way to improve your abilities and achieve organizational goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Recruiting and Hiring Strategies
  • Staff Training & Development
  • Building Teams and Creating a Team Culture
  • Coaching and Motivating Employees
  • Identify and Apply Your Personal Leadership Style
  • Managing Change and Stress
  • Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Understanding Group Behavior
  • Developing and Applying Performance Measures
  • Improving Communication Skills
  • Recognizing Values and Aligning Ethics
  • Identifying Supervisory Strengths and Weaknesses

Year One Session Topics

  • Creating a Motivating Work Environment
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Culture
  • Where Does the Time Go?
  • Buddy to Boss
  • Selecting & Keeping the Right Employee
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Building Trust

Year Two Session Topics 

  • Managing Yourself, Leading Others
  • Establishing Accountability and Ownership
  • Leading Through Uncertainty
  • Understanding Group Dynamics
  • Ethical Management
  • Bias and Differences in the Workplace
  • Trends:  Change or Be Changed
  • Managing Up

All Inclusive Package

Member Rate:

  • Lakeside Wing Rooms
    • $2,184.39 per person, single occupancy
    • $1,850.39 per person, double occupancy
  • West Wing Rooms
    • $2,103.75 per person, single occupancy
    • $1,809.99 per person, double occupancy
  • Byrd Wing Rooms
    • $2,046.19 per person, single occupancy
    • $1,781.23 per person double occupancy

*Non-Members add an additional $50 per person to the package price

Package Inclusions:

  • Member Tuition
  • 4 Nights Lodging
  • 4 Buffet Breakfasts
  • 3 Buffet Lunches
  • Sunday Buffet Dinner
  • Monday Buffet Dinner
  • Tuesday “Fun Night” Hors d’oeuvres
  • Wednesday Banquet/Plated Dinner
  • 5 Beverage Tickets
  • Continuous Beverage Breaks

*Includes all taxes and applicable fees

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School Itinerary

Sunday, November 5
4 p.m. | Check-In
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Registration
5:30 p.m. | Orientation

Monday, November 6
Classes Begin

Tuesday, November 7
All Day Classes

Wednesday, November 8
All Day Classes
Graduation Banquet

Thursday, November 9
11 a.m. | Wilson Lodge Checkout

Visit the National Recreation and Park Association website at the link below. 

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For more information, please contact the Oglebay National Training Center at 304-243-4126 or