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Unformatted text preview: APRIL 2010 PART I Lesson Title: The Supervisor’s In-Basket Teaching Method: Take-Home Exercise and Guided Discussion Time Required: 2 hours Prerequisite Classes: Problem Solving, Mgmt Funct/Prin, Effective Supervision , Sexual Harassment, UCMJ, Military Law Visual Aids: Instructor Cheat Sheets (for guided discussion, located after Acronym Sheet) Student Preparation: Complete the Supervisor’s In-Basket Exercise prior to class. Certified by: Holm Center/CR (Dr. Charles Nath III) PART IA Cognitive Lesson Objective: Apply management functions and principles, problem solving, supervisory, and delegation skills in completing the daily duties of a new Air Force officer . Cognitive Samples of Behavior: 1. Demonstrate your various supervisory abilities when selecting the appropriate actions for dealing with different individuals and tasks within your squadron. (L, SG) 2. Determine the tasks to delegate to more effectively accomplish the mission. (L, SG) 3. Demonstrate time-management skills while completing the responsibilities given to you. (L) (SG) Affective Lesson Objective: Respond to the significance of effective supervisory skills as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. Affective Samples of Behavior: 1. Complete the exercise using the knowledge and experience learned from AS300. 2. Voluntarily participate in guided discussion during the lesson. PART IB Strategy: The intent of this lesson is to provide your students with an understanding of the role of an Air Force officer as a supervisor. This lesson provides specific experience in individual decision- making and problem solving. Some of the items in the in-basket exercise are connected in various ways, so it’s necessary for the students to discover the interrelationships and create a cursory action list. In addition, some of the items are considerably more urgent than others, so it’s essential to determine the relative importance of various matters, using time-management skills. The instructor must convey to the students that leadership and administrative problems do not have a single answer. Instead, the students should gain a realization that, as a supervisor, one of the most important traits is having the ability to select the person/agency most capable of carrying out assigned actions, thus highlighting the importance of delegation. INSTRUCTOR NOTE: You will find references to the Commander’s Support Staff (CSS) in this lesson. While the CSS has been disbanded in most cases, please instruct students to consider the term generic in the context of this lesson. Lesson 41-1 The students will read and prioritize items in supervisor’s in-basket before coming to class. After the lesson overview, the instructor should divide class into small groups of three or four, for approximately 30-45 minutes. During this time period the students will compare in-baskets. The instructor will lead a 60-70 minute guided discussion....
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- Spring '11
- Speak, United States Air Force, Commander, Malmstrom Air Force Base, 341st Missile Wing, Twentieth Air Force