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Section 5: Lecture Content and Teaching Notes
Practical Supervision Strategies

4 hours, 30 minutes

(30 minutes)

(25 minutes)

Refer to Handout Symbol Refer to handout: Section 5, Exercise 4: Developing Strategies for Change.
We have covered a significant amount of material in this segment of the training and now we are going to give you the opportunity to spend some time considering if and how you might want to integrate some of these ideas into your work. Please reconsider the various topics covered during this section of the training and consider the two questions below for each topic area detailed in the attached work planning chart. Hopefully, the material in this training will help participants begin to develop a strategy to integrate some of this information into their own or their agencies' work. The work planning chart provides a format for participants to record their observations and plans for the future.

Discussion questions:

Note: If time allows, invite participants to share with the group one activity or idea they plan to implement as a result of the training. This can serve to inspire new ideas and others and send people away with a sense of accomplishment.

Note: Allow time for participants to complete evaluations. A standard evaluation is included with the overview materials at the beginning of this curriculum. You can also engage the group in a discussion of things they liked and things they would change about the training.

  1. For each topic on the agenda, what were the most useful ideas, concepts, and guidance offered that you think may be applicable to your own work? Take a moment to write some notes in the work planning chart to refer to during the discussion.

  2. How would you operationalize the information you have learned? Are there specific changes you might make or practices you might adopt based on the ideas, concepts, and guidance provided during the training? Please record your thoughts on the work planning chart to refer to during the discussion.

(5 minutes)

Note: Trainers may want to provide local contacts as well.

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Refer to Handout Symbol Refer to handout: A CSOM technical assistance request form and a document request form are included in the participant materials.

Evaluations of the training: written and oral.

We've covered a lot of material, and we hope you are leaving with some concrete ideas that you want to pursue in your own work. There are resources available to you as you get into this area of work. (Insert local resources if available.) You can also look to CSOM, whose Web site address is There you will find links to other sites, a searchable database, information about upcoming events, downloadable documents, and so forth. We are providing copies of CSOM's forms to request documents and to request technical assistance.

(Insert information on trainings, skill-building sessions, or other upcoming, related activities.)