First Level Supervision

The job of a First Level Supervisor is perhaps the most challenging position in the organization and clearly critical to its success.  Based upon a comprehensive Job Task Analysis conducted jointly with its stakeholders, the Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) has re-designed the First Level Supervision Training program.
 

The revised 40 hour offering will focus on adult critical thinking and development of higher levels of problem solving.   The new-found knowledge, skills and abilities will then be applied to resolving real world supervisory situations.   Students will be presented with a comprehensive ill-structured problem and confronted with the seven product specifications that were identified in the Job Task Analysis:

  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills
  • Coach and mentor employees
  • Generate and manage documentation
  • Identify and manage department resources
  • Manage critical incidences
  • Evaluate employee performance
  • Demonstrate an understanding of progressive discipline practices and "just cause" protocol

Students will work in teams to develop presentations throughout the week related to the seven specification areas.   The teams will be compelled to examine leadership situations that require them to be self-directed and self-motivated in order to be successful.   A final presentation will be made at the end of the week demonstrating how participants incorporated the product specifications into their examination of the problem and development of a well-researched solution.  

This course is part of the Career Level Certification Series.

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via LMS or complete the application under "Required Forms". 

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the  Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.

 

Free for mandated personnel.  $200 for non-mandated.

Leanna Bidinger (Statewide Regional Training Manager, Leadership Manager)

(206)835-7307

Who can attend our classes?

This course is mandated for first-level supervisors actively employed in the corrections and law enforcement fields

Non-mandated students access:  Mandated students will have priority into class.  If there is space after all mandated personnel applications are received, we will accept non-mandated students into the class.  Due to this process, non-mandated students may receive short notice of the acceptance.  Lodging and meals are at the expense of the non-mandated attendees.

Required Equipment

  • Laptop
  • Flash drive
  • Note taking materials

Pre-Course work

Please have the following article read prior to the first day of class: Coach, Mentor, Leader, Manager.

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.

Regulation

This course is required for first-level supervisors in law enforcement.  For more information on these regulations, please review the following RCWs:

This course is required for first-level supervisors in corrections.  For more information on these regulations, please review the following RCWs and WACs:

Schedule

Classes will be held 0800 – 1700 Monday through Friday.

Dates and locations will vary by session.

Cancellation

Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to atd@cjtc.state.wa.us to cancel your registration.

$200 no show or late cancellation fee.

REQUIRED FORMS

Registration is preferred through the LMS system.  If a paper application is needed, please complete the form below and email to atd@cjtc.state.wa.us for processing. 

Please have the Coach, Mentor, Leader, Manager article linked below read before day one of the course.

Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date PT Test Date Tac/Asst. Tac Start & End Date Location Status Cost Downloads
4127-2 First Level Supervision 7/22/2019 PAT not required August 19-23, 2019 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien , WA 98148
Full Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200 Student Instructions
4127-3 First Level Supervision PAT not required September 23-27, 2019 19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Full Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-4 First Level Supervision PAT not required November 4-8, 2019 19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Full Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-5 First Level Supervision PAT not required December 9-13, 2019 19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-6 First Level Supervision 12/16/2019 PAT not required January 13-17, 2020 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-7 First Level Supervision 4/6/2020 PAT not required May 4-8, 2020 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-8 First Level Supervision 5/4/2020 PAT not required June 1-5, 2020 WSP Academy
631 W Dayton Airport Rd
Shelton, WA 98584
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-1 First Level Supervision 6/22/2020 PAT not required July 20-24, 2020 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-2 First Level Supervision 7/20/2020 PAT not required August 17-21, 2020 Kennewick Police Department
211 West 6th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-3 First Level Supervision 9/7/2020 PAT not required October 5-9, 2020 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
4127-4 First Level Supervision 11/9/2020 PAT not required December 7-11, 2020 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien, WA 98148
Open Mandated FREE / Non-mandated $200
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