SHIFT SUPERVISOR PROFESSIONAL
A professional development seminar for shift supervisors may be conducted by the
facility. The purpose of this appendix is to provide facility and training management a
description of the seminar for their use in planning professional development assignments.
The seminar should augment, but not replace, each facility's professional development
program for shift supervisors.
A major attribute of this seminar is the interaction of trainees with their peers from
other shifts in the facility. The benefit of this interaction will be the sharing by peers of
different experiences, perspectives, and methods for effectively managing a shift crew. Each
newly qualified shift supervisor should attend the seminar a short time after being assigned to
The content of the Shift Supervisor Professional Development Seminar should be
based upon the results of the shift supervisor job and task analysis. It should incorporate the
knowledge and skills beyond those necessary for initial training and qualification. The
content of the seminar is primarily focused on leadership and management learning
objectives, including some of the same subject areas as were in the initial-training program for
shift supervisors. The seminar should be conducted in a facilitative manner that allows shift
supervisors to share experiences with one another, and should include the following subjects:
Planning Facility Operations--predicting complications to facility operation and
developing plans to avoid or mitigate those complications.
Oversight of Facility Operations--evaluating conditions of reduced facility safety and
directing actions to minimize the impact of adverse conditions on facility operations
and on public safety.
Applying Facility Resources--developing time-efficient strategies, constructing
alternative strategies for task completion, delegating tasks, and developing priorities.
Managing the Shift Team--techniques for managing the direction of a team's efforts in