Supervisory Skills and Development

Supervisory Skills and Development Program
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Colorado LTAP manages three different training programs. The Supervisory Skills and Development Program (SSDP) started in the fall of 2001. SSDP is designed to help educate, prepare, and provide public works employees with the background necessary to comfortably and confidently perform in a supervisory position. The courses chosen are intended to provide a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor and to develop tools for succeeding in management.

What are the Supervisory Skills and Development Program Requirements?

All eight courses offered in SSDP are required for completion of the program. Each course is a 7-hour training session. A plaque will be awarded recognizing successful completion of program requirements.

What are the 8 Required SSDP Courses?

Fall Classes
  • Transitioning into a Supervisory Role
  • Legal Liability Issues for New Supervisors
  • Local and State Government Operations Basics
  • Managing for Success

Spring Classes
  • Communications (Written & Verbal)
  • Ethics
  • Leadership Skills
  • Dealing With People


The Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Colorado Association of Road Supervisors and Engineers (CARSE) provide scholarships for Colorado local government agencies to attend LTAP training. Contact Colorado LTAP to request a scholarship.

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