RLS415 - Leadership and Supervision

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Subject Title
Leadership and Supervision

Subject Description
A Chinese philosopher, LAO-TSE, once said, ?A leader is best when people barely know he/she exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him/her, worse when they despise him/her. But a good leader, who talks little, when his/her work is done, his/her aim fulfilled, they say, ?We did this ourselves.?

As recreation professional, we are often placed in supervisory or leadership roles. Staff and volunteers look to us for guidance, motivation, development and support. As one transitions to the position of supervisor, leadership style and skills become the focus. RLS-415 will provide to the student the basic concepts of what makes successful supervision and will include the role of the supervisor in allowing an organization to reach its goals.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate awareness of key concepts and practices related to supervision on the job to analyze and suggest solutions to problems within organizations.
2. Understand team/group dynamics as it relates to effective supervision and facilitation of groups.
3. Apply leadership knowledge in supervising volunteer staff.
4. Analyze solutions to supervisory issues such as conflict management, change management, lack of cooperation or motivation by staff/volunteers.
5. Consider supervision in action and reflect on the skills and techniques they would be able to use in supervising staff.
6. Adapt to the change of the role of a front line worker in the role of supervisor.
7. Understand the difference between using facilitation and a direct supervisory style in supervising staff.

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