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Performance Management

FDOT Academies

The Supervisors Academy (Course No. SU-20-0041) is designated by the Executive Team as a required training. Employees appointed into supervisory positions must complete this training within a year of the appointment. The Supervisors Academy focuses on the one-to-one relationship skills a supervisor uses to successfully hire, train, develop and influence the performance of an employee. This academy also includes the legal aspects of supervision. Some of the topics covered in this program include: recruitment & selection; attendance & leave; performance planning & evaluation; conduct standards & disciplinary actions; employee development; supervisory styles; communication skills; and, coaching and counseling.

 

The Management Academy (Course No. SU-20-0050) is an Executive Team approved program focusing on those who coordinate a program across several work units or manage a work unit team and must influence this team's performance, as well as an individual employee's performance. Approval by Assistant Secretaries, District Secretary or the Executive Director of the Turnpike Enterprise is required to register for or withdraw from this program. Some of the topics covered in this program include: teamwork; communication and listening skills; FDOT business model; recognition; budget & rate; management styles; emotional intelligence; conflict management; generational issues; and, working with elected officials and staff.

 

The Leadership Academy (Course No. SU-20-0039) is an Executive Team approved program focusing on Senior Management Service (SMS) or Selected Exempt Service (SES) managers. Approval by Assistant Secretaries, District Secretary or the Executive Director of the Turnpike Enterprise is required to register for or withdraw from this program. The content encourages a broader strategic vision and perspective; builds cross functional competencies and influences the development of executive problem-solving and leadership skills. Some of the topics covered in this program include: leadership practices; leading organizational change; teamwork; organizational and group communication; strategic planning and analysis; effective presentations; dispute resolution; mentoring supervisors and managers; and, working with elected officials and other agencies.

The Graduate Leadership Academy (Course No. SU-20-0053) is an Executive Team approved program for those who have completed the Leadership Academy. Approval by Assistant Secretaries, District Secretary or the Executive Director of the Turnpike Enterprise is required to register for or withdraw from this program. The focus is on current leadership topics and trends. Members of the Executive Team meet with the participants to discuss current programs and challenges facing the department.