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New Supervisor Training with Dr. Denise Dennis

How to be a Supervisor, Workforce Development Training Grants

The Workforce Development Unit at the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) has successfully helped hundreds of NJ employers offer training to their staff through NJ Department of Labor (DOL) grants. This training for new supervisors can be modified to suit the needs and initiatives of any organization and can help to develop the supervisory skills of employees in a variety of industries! Typically, there are no out of pocket costs to your business except the cost of paying the wages of your employees while they're being trained. This management skills for new supervisors course can also be combined with other course offerings and tailored into a customized program that fulfills your specific corporate training needs.

To receive DOL workforce training grant funding, your company must be NJ-based and free of any state tax liabilities. The qualification process takes about 5 minutes and requires very basic company information such as name, address and FEIN number.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Denise Dennis's supervisor training workshop and the other training grant courses offered through OCPE, please contact us:

Sharon Gutterman, Senior Program Coordinator
Email: gutterman@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-7701

About Dr. Denise Dennis, Supervisory Skills Training Instructor

Dr. Denise Dennis is the owner/leader transformation coach at Prepared Mind Coaching, LLC, where she offers individual and group coaching programs and leadership development training on topics such as team building, conflict management, and interpersonal communication. She has worked in the fields of education, training and coaching for over 20 years and shares her knowledge, experience, and passion for helping clients create positive change through the corporate training she provides to workforce development grant recipients.

In her new supervisor training workshop, Dr. Dennis provides strategies to help newly promoted employees manage the transition to their supervisory positions and successfully manage their former peers. She covers topics including developing leadership skills and a support network, redefining relationships with former peers, and establishing credibility and authority.

In addition to teaching courses to workforce development grant participants through Rutgers OCPE, Dr. Dennis is a Professor of Psychology at Bloomfield College. She served as the Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Science between 2006 and 2012. In the past, she was an Assistant Professor of Management at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/City University of New York.

Her previous employment experience includes working as an Outplacement Consultant at Drake Beam Morin and as President/Senior Consultant at The Orris Center, Inc. In these positions, she provided leadership coaching and training for new leaders, coached individuals through career transitions, and developed and facilitated a variety of professional skills training workshops. These workshops covered topics such as career development, conflict resolution, team building, time management, cultivating the leader within, college survival skills, and more.

Dr. Dennis earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University. Prior to studying at North Carolina State, she received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has an Online Teaching Certification from Bloomfield College. Dr. Dennis is a Professional Certified Career Coach and a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst. She has published a self-help coaching book entitled, Make That Change! Eight Steps for Crafting Your Ideal Life.

Training for New Supervisors: Extended Video Preview

Can your organization benefit from Dr. Denise Dennis's course on how to be a great supervisor? Get a more in-depth look at the type of workplace training that OCPE can provide in this extended course preview video.