FAQ
Supervisor Development Series & Courses

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WHAT COURSE DO I START WITH?

It does not matter which course you begin with.  While they all build on one another, the program is designed that a student can enter the series from any course

CAN I TAKE JUST ONE COURSE?

Yes.  The series is totally flexible around what you want to learn and what you want to develop.  While the total of the six courses will give you a well rounded Supervisor Development experience along with graduating from the Leadership Development Program, the courses can be taken stand alone.

CAN YOU TAKE A COURSE, SKIP THE NEXT ONE AND RESUME THE PROGRAM?

Yes.  While the courses build on one another, the program is designed that a student can take the courses in any order they desire.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SERIES, A COURSE AND A CLASS?

The series is sometimes referred to as the program,.  The Supervisor Development Series is comprised of six courses.  A course is one of the six-courses that make up the series and a class is one of the six classes that comprise a course.

WHEN ARE THE COURSES AND CLASSES HELD?

A course is held every six weeks and each class once per week for six weeks.  After one course ends, another begins.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A STUDENT MISSES A CLASS?

We record all classes and make the recording available to all enrolled students.  The class is not meant to be an on-demand experience as we are very interactive during the live session.  However, we know things happen and students will have vacation and occasionally have a work or personal issue get in the way.  The on-demand aspect allows a student to stay current, learn the material and complete the homework leading into the the next class.

HOW MANY WEEKS DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE ALL SIX COURSES COMPRISING THE SUPERVISOR DEVELOPMENT SERIES?

36 weeks.  Six courses each six weeks in length, each class 1.5 hours long once per week.

 HOW MUCH DOES A COURSE COST?

Each course costs $495 but discounts are available if registering five or more students.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR COMPANIES LOOKING TO SEND MULTIPLE EMPLOYEES?

Yes. If you're registering three or more people, discounts are available. 

ARE THE COURSES GOOD FOR CURRENT LEADERS OR EMERGING LEADERS?

While similar, the expectations of the course are slightly different for current leaders and emerging leaders attending the program.

Current Leaders
Continue the development of your leadership team and invest into their ongoing growth as leaders of your organization. We combine readings from world recognized thought leaders as a foundation for each course combining it with lecture, group discussion and guest lecturers. The result is a weekly interactive session that is thought provoking and rigorous, taking a deep dive into six different disciplines that leaders will work with day to day.

Emerging Leaders
As your company grows, identifying the best candidates for leadership becomes critical. Use these courses to learn which members of your team have the potential and desire to grow as leaders.  While the course is rigorous, the homework is integrated into their daily activities and we keep their supervisors involved in the process.  As part of the program to help identify your emerging leaders, we will provide you with 1:1 direct feedback.. Ultimately, we will help you understand how committed your emerging leader is to their personal development and being “the best they can be,” as a leader of your team. 

The courses also help some students realize that they actually do not want the responsibility that comes with being a leader while others are motivated to go to even higher levels than they first thought possible. This is how Phil Cooper used the courses at Cooper Pest Solutions, taking technicians, customer service reps, sales reps and members of the accounting team through the program.   Over four years, 30 Cooper employees started the program and 15 finished with 11 fulfilling Leadership roles.  The courses gave them the experience to prepare themselves for leadership roles. Most importantly, they were ready when Cooper Pest was ready, shortening the learning curve and making the success rate of new managers and leaders skyrocket.

WHAT KIND OF FEEDBACK DOES EVOLVE YT PROVIDE TO SUPERVISORS ENROLLING ASPIRING/EMERGING LEADERS?

Each student will have a final project that is completed between weeks five and six of the course they are enrolled in.  If the student has attended each class (or viewed the video post class), completed the readings and completed the homework assignments then the final project should take no more than an hour to finish.  However, if the student is behind or did not actively participate in class the final project will be extremely challenging.  The project is submitted to our team and we will provide an overall evaluation of the project to both the student and their supervisors.  In addition we will provide the supervisor with the completed project so he/she can see the final work product and if multiple people from their organization have been enrolled the projects can be compared.

The final project , combined with the student's participation during the course journey helps us see how committed the student is to success and how vested they are in becoming a world class leader and a world class manager. 

HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD HOMEWORK TAKE EACH WEEK?

Homework should take the average student 3-4 hours per week with a large majority integrated into their daily activities.

CAN HOMEWORK BE INTEGRATED INTO THE DAILY WORK ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDENT?

Absolutely YES.  The homework is designed to be a real world activity with application to the student's current position or future leadership roles within the company.  We want to take theory and make it practical.  For a student that is in a current leadership position, there will be weekly take-aways that will help them grow in how they make their direct reports great.  For emerging leaders the homework activities will be shared with their supervisors so the learning experience is applicable to their individual company.