Tools for Training Club Staff on Supervision

Consistent and active supervision is critical to keeping all members safe at your Club. And as a Club leader, you play a pivotal role in making sure that all of your program staff understand why supervision is important and what it looks like in their day-to-day work.

Supervision is more than observing from a distance. It means being actively engaged with members at all times, problem-solving when challenges or conflicts arise, and thinking critically to manage various aspects of Club activities and member interactions.

Active engagement, problem-solving, and critical thinking are all skills that need practice. And implementing diverse training opportunities will give your staff the space to practice these skills.

We have created three activities and tools for you to use at your next staff meeting to help build these skills and apply them to your Club’s specific programming.

  1. Pick from a Hat’ Activity: In this short activity, staff are given the opportunity to discuss questions that encourage problem-solving and critical thinking. For example, “How will you hold the group accountable to your expectations during activities?”
  2. Small Group Scenarios: Our Club supervision scenarios will prompt staff to think through a realistic situation that may arise, and brainstorm how they would appropriately respond.
  3. Poster: Hang our Supervising Club Members Poster in a central location to remind staff of questions they can be considering throughout their day to keep all Club members safe and supervised.