2022 New Supervisors' Academy

The 2022 NEO-RLS New Supervisors' Academy has been updated and is back by popular demand!
Becoming a supervisor adds new and different challenges to your work day regardless of the type of library you work in or the size of library you work in. The Academy's courses will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to handle the many and varied challenges of being a supervisor. Programs will focus on three key areas: leadership, communication and staff development. The Academy is appropriate for new supervisors in multi-type libraries and for those who want a refresher.  We invite you to Register Today!
  • The Academy is a blended course which runs from February through November and consists of 4 in-person workshops, 2 online workshops and 5 webinars.
  • We recommend that you attend the Academy in its entirety in order to maximize your learning.
  • Archives of live webinars will be available at your convenience for those attending the Academy in its entirety and experiencing a scheduling conflict.
  • Live webinars will be available individually for registration for those NOT attending the Academy in its entirety.
Past participants had this to say:
"It was great to network with others that are in the same situation as myself. It was great to gain more knowledge on several topics about being a supervisor. I liked being able to bounce ideas off of each other too."

Session 1
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Virtual at

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
It all Starts with Attitude and Knowing Yourself

Session 2
Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. From Your Desktop
Change Course without Rocking the Boat

Session 3
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. From Your Desktop

Resolving Conflict through Trust and Team Building

Session 4
Tuesday, May 5, 2022 - Location TBA
 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Supervising with Confidence:  A Skills Assessment

Session 5
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10:00 - 11:00 am from Your Desktop 
HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know: Part I

Session 6
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 10:00 - 11:00 am from Your Desktop 
HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know: Part II

Session 7

Session 8
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at
10:00 am - 12:30 pm from Your Desktop
Boosting Your Leadership Self Confidence

Session 9
September 15, 2022 - Location TBA
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Setting Performance Goals and Evaluations

Session 10
Date and Description TBA
Getting the Most Out of Your Budget

Session 11
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - Location TBA
 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
 Interviewing, and Caring for Yourself