A Guide for Supervisors Working with Staff from Home

Presented by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., W. Scott Lewis, J.D., and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.

With many of the work force relocating to home for the immediate future, supervisors and administrators are being asked to develop new systems and approaches to managing work from home. Scott Lewis, Makenzie Schiemann, and Brian Van Brunt will share with you some practical ideas for managing staff from a distance to ensure positive attitudes, effective communication and obtaining data used to demonstrate an effective use of this time. From addressing conflict to handling poor or infrequent communications, the presenters will bring their experience in administration and leadership, legal policy, and the understanding of the psychological of change to better prepare supervisors for the time ahead.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn ways to support, monitor and engage individuals who are working from home.
  2. Participants will learn strategies for assessing and managing staff workloads via distance through the use of short, mid and long-term goals.
  3. Participants will identify ways to build and community with their staff as they work from home through the use of technology.
  4. Participants will explore strategies for adapting supervision, time sheets, hours and developing goals and monitoring to an online process.




Supplemental Materials

Companion Guide