From Buddy to Boss

This course is designed for new and emerging supervisors. 

The transition from employee to supervisor is a delicate and complex one. You’ve worked together on projects, and maybe even became friends away from the job. Now you’re leading your peers and administering the projects, and the relationships between you and your peers change.  

    As a new supervisor, you’ll work with your staff to build rapport, create clear direction, build effective teams, focus on customer needs and practice sound business management. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the changes necessary to make the transition from individual contributor and trustworthy teammate to supervisor
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor
    • Identify strategies to develop good relationships with your employees, peers and manager
    • Determine the critical priorities for yourself and your team


    • GTI members: $120
    • Non-members: $138

    This course is free to MARC 911 regional members. See the registration options for more information. 

    For more information on upcoming sessions of this course, please contact GTI.

    Presenter: Gayle Hopkins, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Gayle Hopkins

    Gayle Hopkins, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the owner of Organizational Performance Solutions LLC in Lee's Summit, Mo. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of human resources and organizational development. Hopkins has developed competency models for multiple organizations and has experience in succession planning, performance management, leadership development and helping managers improve the performance of their own departments.

    Focus Area: Local Government