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For Immediate Release


8-Month Supervisory Certificate



Catawba Valley Community College’s Workforce Development Innovation Center will launch an eight-month Supervisory Certificate Program beginning Thurs., April 15. 

College faculty and staff spent the past year partnering with local industry leaders to develop the curriculum designed to meet specific needs expressed by local companies. Instruction focuses on new front-line supervisors and supervisors who desire to increase their skills.  

Participants will learn from a wide variety of experts, some with 25 to 30 years of experience in their profession. Tours of local businesses and insight from business leaders are integral parts of in the eight-month program.  

The class meets once a month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the third Thursday beginning April 15. The curriculum covers: 

  • Role of the supervisor and change management
  • Coaching, mentoring and counseling
  • Performance appraisals, constructive feedback, rewards and recognition
  • Time management
  • Personality types, dealing with difficulty people
  • Employee relations and law
  • Financial overview for non-financial managers
  • Communication in the workplace


Seating is limited. To register or get more information, contact Susan Harris at CVCC, 828-327-7000, ext. 4294, or The deadline to enroll is April 10.  

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 10.30.2008: Administrator