Supervisory Development Program

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The City of Roswell has implemented a Supervisory Development Program to offer current supervisors and mangers the opportunity to enhance the necessary skills for being a more successful supervisor or manager with the City of Roswell.

The goals of the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving competence in supervisory/management skills
  • Building confidence in one’s ability to handle supervisory/management situations
  • Creating and sustaining employee commitment to self-improvement and responsibilities of their position
  • Potentially growing their career with the City of Roswell
The Supervisory Development Program is a 9-month intensive program with a mixture of classroom and self-guided course work. Selected participants are expected to attend each classroom session, which may last as long as four (4) hours, and to complete all assigned coursework prior to the scheduled classroom session. We will use the International City/County Management Association's (ICMA) Effective Supervisory Practices and Effective Supervisory Skill Building as our course foundation.

The program will begin on February 15, 2017, and end of October 25, 2017.

Program Schedule/Topics for Each Class


Material Covered

February 15, 2017 Introduction Meeting
March 1, 2017 Ch. 1: Roles of a Supervisor
March 15, 2017 Ch. 11: Evaluating Performance
March 29, 2017 Ch. 8: Communicating with Employees
April 12, 2017 Ch. 6: Working with the Budget
April 26, 2017 Ch. 12: Motivating Employees
May 10, 2017 Ch. 10: Accountability in the Workplace
May 24, 2017 Ch. 14: Ensuring a Harassment-Free and Respectful Workplace
June 7, 2017 Ch. 4: Strategic Planning, Management, and Evaluation
June 21, 2017 Ch. 13: Leading Change
July 12, 2017 Ch. 9: Selecting, Onboarding, and Developing New Employees
July 26, 2017 Ch. 7: Team Building
August 9, 2017 Ch. 15: Workplace Safety, Security and Wellness
August 23, 2017 Ch. 3:Ethics
September 13, 2017 Ch. 16: Quality Customer Service
September 27, 2017 Ch. 5: Organizing Your Work and Time
October 11, 2017 Ch. 2: Supervisory Leadership
October 25, 2017 Ch. 17: Action Planning & Graduation


Employees who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Supervisory Development Program. Employees must be willing and able to commit to the scheduled classroom sessions and to completing the required coursework.

The eligibility criteria are:

  • Currently serving in a supervisory or leadership capacity with the City of Roswell. (Individuals aspiring to be in those roles are welcome to apply, as well.)
  • Received an overall &Successful Performer& rating or above on the most recent performance evaluation
  • Received no adverse disciplinary action within the last 12 months (See the Human Policies and Procedures Manual Policy 14.5 for a list of adverse disciplinary action.)
  • Approval from their Department Director

Application Procedures

Employees interesting in participating in the Supervisory Development Program will need to complete the application process. There are a limited number of openings for this opportunity. Employees who are interested must submit the application and a resume to Human Resources no later than January 13, 2017. The application must include the department director's signature.