Basic Supervisory Course

Basic Supervisory Course

What is BSC?

The Basic Supervisory Course (BSC) is designed to develop leadership and supervisory skills for frontline supervisors of governmental entities. The program includes discussion of a wide range of topics with an emphasis on practical application in state government.  The program combines classroom training and hands-on learning to reinforce fundamentals of supervising people and managing programs. Many government employees have chosen BSC to gain the skills required to become a more effective supervisor and to develop the tools needed to advance within their organization.  This one week intensive training session also encourages networking opportunities for participants through interactive, team-based learning activities.


Who Should Attend?
BSC is ideal training for all supervisors in state government regardless of the number of individuals supervised. BSC is specifically designed for:

  • Newly promoted supervisors;
  • Supervisors new to state government; and
  • Experienced supervisors who need to expand their skills.

BSC’s thirty hours also fulfill the open elective credit requirement for public managers who are entering the Mississippi Certified Public Manager® (MCPM) Program.

What Will I Learn?
BSC provides an orientation to managing in government through classroom learning, group activities, and both individual and small group interactions. Some of the topics covered in the BSC include:

  • Organizational & Communication Skills;
  • Conflict Resolution;
  • Organization of State Government;
  • Legal Issues for Supervisors;
  • Coaching;
  • Competency Development;
  • Performance Improvement Plans;
  • Self Development;
  • Delegation; and
  • Self Management.

For more information on Basic Supervisory Courses, contact Jennifer Jasper at 601-359-2761 or via email at


Basic Supervisory Course Pre-Work Goals Form

Individual Development Plan Form


Instructions for Individual Development Plan

Copyright © Mississippi State Personnel Board - 210 East Capitol Street, Suite 800 Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone (601) 359-1406 Fax (601) 576-2532