Effective Supervision and Why It Matters

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will learn what research says about the cost of effective/ineffective supervision and learn 10 strategies for being an effective supervisor.

All too often, employees are promoted to the role of supervisor because of their strong technical or clinical expertise. However, an effective supervisory relationship requires not only that the supervisor be a content/technical expert but also that they also accept the enormous responsibility of being a coach. How many of us in our working lives have asked for a transfer, resigned from a job or have at least pondered one of these actions because of a supervisor we did not get along with—one who did not have effective management and/or people skills? Regardless of the leader's level within an organization, effective supervision has the greatest opportunity to impact employee engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the Servant Leadership approach.
  • Learn what research says about the cost of effective and ineffective supervision.
  • Learn 10 strategies for being an effective supervisor.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Jim Rowell


As the CEO and co-founder of Rising Sun Consultants, LLC, and co-author of The 10 Keys of Effective Supervision™, Jim assists clients in building the health and well-being of their organizational cultures.

Drawing from 30 years of personal passion toward the development of thoughtful leadership practices, he works with executives and their teams to:

  •  Increase productivity through smart time and people management practices
  •  Retain and recharge their team members and processes for the benefit of their internal and external company stakeholders 
  •  Prime their organizations for physical, client and/or revenue growth

Jim’s methods include training and consulting via traditional and technologically advanced means. Whether through Zoom/Skype, a webinar or a conference room presentation, he uses his deep understanding of the
critical role of healthy corporate cultures to take businesses to the next level of excellence.

Jim has amassed a number of articles, white papers, book reviews, training seminars and workshops, including:

  • The 10 Keys of Effective Supervision™ training series 
  • Servant Leadership: History & Evolution 
  • The Pillars of Conflict Resolution 
  • Critical Issues Facing Supervisors: An Initial Look

A man with principles firmly grounded in Christian values, Jim holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and Mathematics, and an M.S. in Education (with a focus in Instructional Technology and Media Management, both from Potsdam State College, New York). Jim lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife of more than 29 years and their four children. At the end of the day, he firmly trusts that treating people with dignity, love and forgiveness are the keys to health
in all aspects of an individual’s life.

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
Relationship Management
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