Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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

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MRES Supervisor Essentials

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 1 — Buddy to Boss & Fundamental Supervisory Skills

May 3: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 4: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Buddy to Boss

This class emphasizes the skills needed for the supervisor when taking over an established team or department. Included in the one-day program is information on the following: increase credibility as leaders, create an environment where people/ideas thrive, motivate employees, create a powerful environment of trust, enforce rules fairly for everyone, leading by example, and master the challenges placed by the employees/friends you lead.

Fundamental Supervisory Skills

This workshop consists of two modules:

  • Managing People — Stresses the importance of individual self-esteem in the workplace and shows how to give clear instructions, achieve consensus and encourage others to commit to common goals
  • Communicating with People — Demonstrates active listening techniques, effective communication and ways to recognize another person's understanding of the issues

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.

MRES Supervisor Essentials