Supervisor's Management Institute 

Managers as Leaders

The Supervisor’s Management Institute (SMI) is designed to enhance the job performance of front-line supervisors so that they can bring greater value to their local governmental entity and reduce organizational risk in all forms. Offered in partnership with Roger Williams University, SMI is assists supervisors in learning how to effectively deal with the daily challenges that they face through a variety of comprehensive training programs. The classes are interactive, with both individual and group exercises, designed to enhance supervisor’s skills and reduce the risk exposures to public sector employers.

“Being relatively new to the municipal world, I found the SMI Program to be a fantastic opportunity that I only wish I had been able to take advantage of sooner. It provided valuable insight with topics that were relevant, interesting and educational.  I think everyone in the public sector should attend this Program. ”  

— MariAnn Oliveira, Director of Human Resources, Town of Barrington

SMI covers key supervisory competencies presented in five, one-day sessions offered over a multi-week period. This format allows participants time to absorb what they’ve learned and to try out new skills before going on to the next session. 

SMI is ideal for new supervisors/administrators, potential supervisors/administrators, and more experienced supervisors/administrators pursuing more formal management training opportunities. 

SMI is offered annually, in the spring.

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