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Summer 2024 Supervisor Strengths Institute

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - July 23 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Supervisor Strengths Institute

Become a More Confident & Empowered Supervisor in as Little as 8-Weeks!

9 Tuesdays (28 May – 23 July) // 12pm-1pm ET each Week
Delivered Virtually

ACPA is excited to partner with Strengths University for the Summer 2024 Supervisor Strengths Institute!

Learn to become a more effective supervisor and show up authentically in your leadership role. You’ll gain skills around how to feel balanced, aligned, and able to genuinely enjoy your work while having the energy to do your best work. Strengths University understands the challenges, the frustrations, and the joys of leading a team. We want to help you manage the stress and chaos, so you can better lead your team, support your students, and have more balance in your life.

More information on this Institute can be found on the Strengths University website!

The Supervisor Strengths Institute combines asynchronous learning with group and individual Success and Accountability calls to give participants multiple opportunities to absorb, discuss, and implement what they’re learning. We use the CliftonStrengths framework, to empower participants to both develop their talents and customize the content based on those talents. We also use a wholistic approach, because supervisors are more than their supervisor role. How you show up in the world, impacts how you show up as a supervisor.
Participants in the Institute will get…
  • 8-Weeks of Online Learning Modules, including weekly worksheets and reflection prompts
  • 9 Group Success and Accountability Calls with your Institute cohort (60-Minutes each)
  • 1 Individual Success and Accountability Call (30-Minutes)
  • The CliftonStrengths Report for Managers – featuring your Top 10 Talent Themes

During the Institute, we’ll cover a variety of topics, all designed to transform you from a stressed and overwhelmed supervisor, into a more effective and empowered leader to your team. Specifically, we’ll dive into…

Energy Management

Did you know energy is your most valuable resource? Yet, we often waste our energy working on things that aren’t productive – or in ways that are productive. That leaves you feeling exhausted at work and at home. In this first week, we’ll talk about how to better protect your energy, so you can use it for the things that are most important to you.

Discovering your authentic leadership style

The greatest leaders aren’t good at everything. They focus their energy on their strengths and surround themselves with folks who excel in other areas. You’ll discover your own authentic leadership style, one that stems from your unique talents. Once you know who you are as a leader, you can better manage your energy and prioritize your time.

Understanding your Strengths

Your talents impact how you interact with the world. When you use your talents productively, they can drive you and your team to new levels of success. But what most people don’t know is your talents can just as easily show up as weaknesses. You’ll learn how to better manage your talents, so your more effective and productive.

coaching your team

Employees want a coach. Developing a system to consistently coach your team is one of the most effective things you can do as a supervisor. Coaching improves team performance and productivity. You’ll learn how to coach your team, so you can help them focus their energy on their talents and give them opportunities for development.

Stress & Self-Care

Supervisors experience more stress than the folks they supervise. Left unchecked, it will negatively impact how you show up as a supervisor. Self-care isn’t just a buzzword, it’s crucial for your success and wellbeing. You’ll learn the real impact of stress and how to develop a daily self-care practice that will allow you to be more effective.

Performance Management

One of the most challenging parts of a supervisor’s job is managing your team’s performance. Unfortunately, managing performance can be stressful when you don’t have an effective system. You’ll learn how to set clear expectations and hold folks accountable, whether it’s celebrating successes or dealing with failure.

managing change

One of the things we hear from everyone is “there’s been a lot of change here.” Change is inevitable, and often stressful. Throughout the Institute, you’ll discover ways you and your team can improve. This week, you’ll learn to roll out those changes in a way that minimizes stress to you and your team and increases your chance of success.

implementing change

The last week of the Institute is focused on action. You’ll review what you’ve learned in the first seven weeks, then develop your path forward, with consideration to the specific needs of your institution. That way when the Institute is finished, you can move forward, focusing on exactly what you need to do to get the results you want.

Registration Rates

Each attendee of the Supervisor Strengths Institute must register separately, but team rates are available. Your first team member will pay full price, but each additional team member gets $100 off their registration fee! If you’re the first team member, select the full rate – either ACPA Member or Non-Member. Other members of your team should select the team rate. If you and/or your team need to pay by invoice, just use the coupon code INVOICE during checkout. You’ll be asked whether the invoice is just for you, or for your whole team.


consider becoming a member of ACPA to save $200 on your registration price!


May 28 @ 12:00 pm EDT
July 23 @ 1:00 pm EDT
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