Supervisory Academy

The Academy is an intensive, week-long development experience intended for all those who provide direction and supervision at Ithaca College. The process is designed to reinforce what Ithaca College expects from all supervisors. Another important element of the Academy is the ongoing coaching support available after the workshops are completed. Each supervisor is offered the opportunity to receive individual coaching by a professional coach. The supervisory/management development experiences are grouped into five major elements:

  • Policies & Practices at Ithaca College
  • Planning, Directing Processes & Projects, Leading Others
  • Providing Direction & Assessing Performance
  • Creating & Maintaining a Positive & Respectful Environment
  • Work/Life Balance at IC, Managing Change & Coaching


Supervisory Academy Program Outline

Day One

  • Introduction–Setting the Context
  • Case Studies and Situational LeaderShip®

Day Two

  • Projects, Budget, Hiring Process
  • Increasing Self-Awareness
  • Values Identification
  • MBTI® Type Indicator
  • Working with MBTI® Assessment

Day Three

  • The Supervisor’s Role in Setting Clear Expectations
  • Goal Setting
  • The Importance of One-on-One Meetings
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Listening
  • Ithaca College’s Performance Review Program
  • Conducting the Performance Review Meeting
  • Difficult Conversations

Day Four

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Sharing Information and Communication
  • Feedback
  • Building Trust

Day Five

  • Work Life Balance at IC
  • Time Management
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Wrap-up and Closure with President Tom Rochon
  • Certificates & Class Photo