Standards and Training for Corrections Division 80-Hour Supervisor Core Course Curriculum

Note: Satisfactory completion of the POST Supervisory Course also satisfies the core supervisory training requirement for STC.

Role of the Supervisor-Rights, Responsibilities and Duties

  • Management Theory and Process
  • Styles of Supervision
  • Functions of the Supervisor

Managing Personnel

  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Labor Relations
  • Performance Appraisals/Evaluations
  • Grievances and Grievance Procedures
  • Discipline and Disciplinary Procedures
  • Safety in the Work Place
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Employee Assistance and Counseling Techniques

Supervisory Skills

  • Leadership
  • Motivation of Staff
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Staff Training
  • Assigning Tasks
  • Delegating
  • Planning and Setting Objectives
  • Conducting Meetings
  • Conflict Management

Laws and Standards

  • Laws
  • Legal Issues
  • Legal Update


  • Principles of Effective Communication
  • Public Relations