View highlights from an October 2013 offering of the workshop.

View highlights from a shorter presentation of the workshop material at the 2012 Fall Maintenance Expo.

This workshop is tailored for new supervisors and those thinking of taking their career to the next level. Built on solid leadership practices, the session focuses on personal influence, avoiding common pitfalls, and identifying ways to make the most of a leadership role. The workshop's open discussion format and problem-solving exercises are an excellent way to prepare leaders for their new responsibilities.

Date and Location

Not currently scheduled.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding leadership versus management
  • Transitioning from operator to supervisor
  • Dealing with difficult employees
  • Discipline and accountability
  • Understanding employee motivation
  • Employee recognition
  • Communication for leaders in the workplace

Who Should Attend

Individuals interested in becoming a supervisor, newly promoted supervisors, or supervisors wishing to enhance their leadership skills, communication, and effectiveness.

Course Instructor

Jonathan Stuart is an instructor with Hennepin Technical College and has several years of experience working with local agencies, manufacturing companies, and other businesses on transition and effective leadership in the workplace. His education has provided him with a framework for helping others in career advancement and developing the necessary skills to become an effective leader. His education includes a B.A. in organizational management and an M.A. in human resource development.




This workshop is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation StudiesUniversity of Minnesota.

Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA. Facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota.