Course Description

The Supervisor Development Program (SDP) is an in-depth program designed for supervisors at all levels within the City of Madison. Employees who participate in the SDP program will acquire a greater understanding of management knowledge, skills, and abilities to enable them to be successful in meeting the City mission, vision, values, and service promise within their current roles. Facilitators for the program will include Organizational Development experts and City leaders as well as local professionals with expertise in certain disciplines related to the public sector environment.

The general program format will be hands-on using case studies, discussion, simulations, and experiential learning to discuss real challenges that supervisors face in the City of Madison every day. Participation in the program presents an exciting opportunity to develop the leadership potential of the City of Madison for the future. The program will be comprised of 13 modules, each addressing the environment, relationships, and challenges facing supervisors through an equity lens:

  • Leadership development and Management skills
  • Workforce management and development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Customer Service and Public Engagement
  • Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management
  • Process Management
  • Achieving Results


Note: Due to demand, 2019 SDP Cohort participation will be limited to City employees. Program is free, but participants and their supervisors must agree to SDP Program Commitments.

Eligibility: Participants must be current or future* supervisors of at least one City of Madison employee, intern, volunteer, or contractor, regardless of length of service, experience, job class, or agency affiliation. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact the 2019 SDP Cohort Lead, Lindsay Bessick at lbessick@cityofmadison.com or 267-2616.

* "future supervisor" is defined as a City employee whose department who is engaged in the hiring process (for an employee who will report to the SDP Participant) with the new employee, intern, volunteer, or contractor's anticipated start date no later than 12/31/2019.
 

FALL Core Curriculum Dates
August 1 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Madison Municipal Building 215 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
August 9 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
August 14 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
August 27 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
September 10 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
September 24 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
October 1 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
October 8 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
October 22 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
November 5 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
November 19 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
December 3 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
December 17 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison