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Foundations of Supervision Program Manager:
Julia White
Talent Development Program Manager
614-466-0525
Inspirational Leaders Program Manager:
Terri Vetter
Talent Development Program Manager
614-728-0284


In line with Governor Mike DeWine’s recent Executive Order regarding public health and safety, all instructor-led classes provided by Lead Ohio are canceled until further notice. Please contact us at 614-387-6183 or leadohio@das.ohio.gov with questions.

The State of Ohio recognizes the importance of cultivating internal talent. Lead Ohio is the State’s initiative to develop successful leaders at every level of State government by standardizing supervisor expectations, providing opportunities for networking, professional growth, and skill-building. 

Lead Ohio Competency Framework

Overview

OVERVIEW

Lead Ohio: Foundations of Supervision is a required training program for State of Ohio supervisors. The program is designed to provide a consistent training experience for newly promoted and recently hired supervisors and consistent, standardized guidance and direction to all State supervisors on the roles and responsibilities of supervising in State government. There are two available options to complete this program: virtual instructor-led training (VILT) and eLearning.

ELIGIBILITY

All recently promoted supervisors or those who are new to State government are expected to complete the program within your first six (6) months as a supervisor. Because this is mandatory, participation and attendance at all learning events is required. Existing supervisors and managers who have one or more direct reports and two or more years of continuous state experience supervising, and leading others are encouraged, but not required to enroll in the Foundations of Supervision program. Eligibility is limited to those who directly supervise others.

CURRICULUM AND TRAINING OPTIONS

The virtual instructor-led program consists of eight instructor-led training (VILT) courses. The eLearning program consists of ten self-paced courses. All modules within each eLearning course must be completed in or to receive credit for the course. Both programs may include pre-work or pre-assessments. Whether you select the VILT or eLearning program, supervisors have the option to complete some courses virtually and others through eLearning.

COMPETENCIES

Each course supports the competencies needed to be successful as a supervisor in the State. The Lead Ohio Competency Framework can be found on the Lead Ohio webpage at:

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Learners will gain the foundational skills expected for all supervisors within the State of Ohio. Throughout the program, supervisors gain the knowledge needed to:

  • Understand and adapt your behavior style;
  • Communicate effectively with all levels within the organization;
  • Effectively use the Performance Management and Development cycle. (i.e., Plan, Engage and Evaluate);
  • Enhance engagement and appreciate our differences; and
  • Recognize your responsibilities to both manage and lead your team.

ENROLLMENT

All recently promoted or newly hired supervisors are automatically enrolled in the Lead Ohio: Foundations of Supervision training program in Ohio Learn. To learn more about the program, please contact:

Learning and Talent Professional Development
Email: leadohio@das.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 387-6183

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Learners are required to complete all courses in either program to receive a certificate of completion.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

At this time, there are no CEUs associated with the Lead Ohio: Foundations of Supervision program.

Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Lead Ohio: Foundations of Supervision is a mandatory supervisory training program for State of Ohio supervisors. The program consists of two available options for completion, eLearning, and virtual instructor-led training (VILT). This program is designed to provide a consistent training experience for existing, recently promoted and newly hired supervisors who manage others in the State of Ohio.

1. Introduction to FoS – only required for eLearning program

This course introduces you to the State of Ohio eLearning training program and requirements for completion. You will review the program, content overview, completion requirements and suggested resources for support.

2. Introduction to DISC

This course examines the DISC behavioral assessment. This tool is used to help supervisors understand themselves and others, while improving relationships. Application of DISC will be reinforced throughout many of the Lead Ohio courses. You will be required to complete the DISC assessment prior to class.

3. Communicating for Results

Communication is essential to your success as a supervisor. During this course you will learn key components of effective communication, utilize DISC to create more meaningful conversations, discuss the importance of holding difficult conversations and how to communicate upward.

4. Labor Relations

This course provides an overview of pertinent information regarding the union contracts and delves into your rights and responsibilities, as a supervisor working in a bargaining unit environment.

5. Introduction to Performance Management and Development – only required for eLearning program

Performance Management and Development is a key part of every supervisor’s responsibilities. This course is a prerequisite for the eLearning Performance Management Suite; Effective Goal Setting, Coaching and Developing Others, Evaulating your Employees. You will be introduced to the Performance Management and Development cycle as well as the State of Ohio’s competency framework.

6. Effective Goal Setting

Establishing effective goals for your employees is the first step in successful performance management. In this course, you will learn the importance of aligning goals with strategic initiatives, differentiate between goals and competencies, learn how to write a SMART goal, and preparing to discuss goals with your employees.

7. Coaching and Developing Others

This course helps you prepare for coaching conversations with your employees. You will learn how to define performance gaps, give feedback and recognition, coach your employees, and how to properly document the discussion.

8. Evaluating Your Employees

In this course you will build on your knowledge from Effective Goal Setting and Coaching and Developing Others to complete the performance management and development cycle. During this course, you will review the performance management process, learn how to write a Performance Evaluation, and how to conduct a meaningful performance evaluation discussion.

9. Appreciating and Valuing our Differences

This course explores the importance of diversity and inclusion and appreciating our differences in the workplace. You will also examine common misconceptions about disability and look at ways to support a disability inclusive work environment or culture.

10. Leadership Fundamentals

As a supervisor, you are responsible for both managing and leading your employees. In this course you will explore your DISC preferences as a leader, distinguish between management and leadership, and implement best practices for continued success in your

Competency Framework

Calendar of Courses

 

In line with Governor Mike DeWine’s recent Executive Order regarding public health and safety, all instructor-led classes provided by Lead Ohio are canceled until further notice. Please contact us at 614-387-6183 or leadohio@das.ohio.gov with questions.

FAQs

State of Ohio Supervisor Expectations

Resources and Templates

 

Overview

The Lead Ohio: Inspirational Leaders program is a competency-based leadership development program designed to build and strengthen management and leadership skills. This program provides an opportunity for leaders to expand their network across agencies.

Eligibility
This voluntary program is open to middle managers and leaders who meet the following requirements: 

  • In pay ranges 14 to 18, or 42 to 46
  • Have one or more direct reports
  • Two or more years of State service as a supervisor

Program Outcomes
Managers and leaders will:: 

  • Gain strategies and tools to build the behaviors necessary to lead others and achieve business results
  • Learn to: 
    • Apply proven strategies and best practices
    • Communicate through effective leadership styles
    • Establish techniques for managing workplace conflict
    • Strengthen leadership change capabilities
  • Become proficient in applying the core behaviors that support the State competency framework.

Certificate Requirements
To earn the Certificate of Completion, the 20 learning credits must be accrued.

Enrollment
Enrollment is a two-step process: in the Inspirational Leaders program, 

  • Enroll in the LO:IL Learning Plan via Ohio Learn
  • Enroll in the specific activities and courses that support your on-going learning by making selections from the LO:IL Learning Plan

 

Additional Information
For additional information about the Lead Ohio: Inspirational Leaders program:

 

 

Achieving Results While Developing People and Processes

Calendar of Courses

 

In line with Governor Mike DeWine’s recent Executive Order regarding public health and safety, all instructor-led classes provided by Lead Ohio are canceled until further notice. Please contact us at 614-387-6183 or leadohio@das.ohio.gov with questions.

Community Forum

 

The DAS Office of Talent Management hosted the Lead Ohio: Inspirational Leaders (LO: IL) Community Forum on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  Community Forums are a recurring event of the LO: IL’s program designed to enable dialogue, exchange best practices, and share tools on a current topic.    

 

This forum focused on the updated Performance Management and Development cycle which provided learners an opportunity to learn about the updates/changes firsthand while gathering tools designed to support the cycle.


Performance Management Community Pictures

Curriculum

FAQs

Job Aids

Inspirational Leaders Resources

 

 

General Contact

30 E. Broad St., 27th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Voice: 1-614-466-0131

Email: DAS-HRD.LTD.Training@das.ohio.gov

 

Services

 

Employee Development Fund

Reimbursement Application and
Processing Questions:
Mark Claypool
614-466-7832

General Information, Policy and
Procedures Questions:
Vincent Williams
614-387-1593

Email: edfund@das.ohio.gov