Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
What makes an effective supervisor? Often, we speak in generalities. They must know how to collaborate, they must listen to those they supervise, they need to be flexible and have a sense of humor. The list goes on.
One company, though, is getting down to the nitty gritty of what supervisors in their particular program need. This summer, the Florida Autism Center, a Tallahassee, FL based treatment center for young children on the autism spectrum, will launch a professional series aimed at really getting to the heart of what their leaders need. Chrystin Bullock, Executive Director of FAC, says "Our managers are already masters of their craft, they provide exceptional therapy services to our kids, but job descriptions alone are not sufficient to achieve the kind of consistency in quality that we strive for here. This series is aimed at helping them lead, and impart their knowledge and expertise effectively to our staff and the families we serve."
This kind of tailored professional development may be a way to help organizations better retain and attract top talent. "You can go anywhere and get a lecture on being more effective and productive," says Bullock. She says Florida Autism Center is going beyond the basics, striving to hear what their managers say they need and creating customized solutions.
One of the things the Florida Autism Center's leadership team asked for was assistance in improving their 'Parent Training' sessions. "The team noted they enjoy the freedom of working with the family on whatever the currents needs are," mentioned Bullock, "but said they felt they needed more guidance on the format and structure of sessions. So, were addressing that." Sessions in the series are developed in response to manager feedback and needs.
The summer will progress with a new topic each month, such as "Super
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