Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Missouri River Energy Services, Sioux Falls, SD (Board Room)

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The 2023 Supervisor Essentials course is FULL! Please contact Marcy Douglas at to be placed on the list for the 2024 class.

The Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) Supervisor Essentials course emphasizes the tools, knowledge and connections for new leaders to accelerate the transition into a supervisory role. This structure encourages participation, collaboration, creativity, leadership skills and a sense of community.

Who should attend?

The Supervisor Essentials course is geared specifically toward frontline staff either in the field as line crew (electric, water, wastewater, street) or front office in customer service. It is for supervisors or managers or those aspiring to move up to a position as a crew leader or supervisor.

The course fee is $2,600 for the entire four-session course, which includes most materials, the assessment, breakfasts, lunches and breaks. MRES will provide a 50-50 cost-share to MRES members who commit to the full course.

2023 MRES Supervisor Essentials Brochure

Session 3 — Interpersonal Supervisory Skills 2

Aug. 2: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 3: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This course includes three modules:

  • Positive Reinforcement for Improved Performance — Illustrates how to make employees more productive through positive supervision
  • Assessing Employee Performance — Demonstrates the most effective techniques for measuring results against actual performance
  • Using Positive Discipline — Gives specific guidelines and standards for changing unacceptable behavior without adverse consequences

Lodging is not included in the program fee. MRES has arranged discounted lodging for each session at the Homewood Suites hotel, right next to the MRES office:

Homewood Suites (by Hilton)
3620 W Avera Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: 605-338-8585

Room rates are $125 for a studio queen room, $135 for a king suite and $140 for a double queen suite. Taxes and fees are additional. To make your hotel reservations, please click on the links below.