Stepping Up to Supervision

August 5, 2020 - September 9, 2020
Offered by Luther Seminary
$240 Tuition (Tuition includes workbook and copy of the book When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Congregations)
2481 Como Avenue
Twin CitiesMN55108

Are you stepping into unfamiliar territory where you must supervise others, or have you been supervising others for some time without a clear understanding of what you are doing? Supervision, especially in a faith-based environment, requires learning new skills—probably skills you did not learn during your professional formation. This class provides you with practical skills and tools for supervising the work of others and aligning the work of the team with the overall goals of the congregation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of supervision and performance management

  • Examine the interface between covenantal and employment relationships

  • Understand the importance of job description and learn how to design one

  • Explore techniques for setting performance expectations

  • Distinguish between three types of feedback conversations: the daily check-in, the quarterly goals update and the annual performance appraisal

  • Learn to hire right, so that managing becomes easier

  • Practice writing performance goals

  • Learn to deal with the chronic underperformer

  • Explore the process of progressive discipline, leading to termination


    Seminar Leader

    Susan Beaumont has consulted with more than 100 congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and Canada. Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked for nine years with the Alban Institute. She is known for engaging the best of business practice, filtered through the lens of careful theological reflection. She moves easily between discernment and decision making, and nurtures the soul of the leader along with the soul of the institution.