The Management Training Rule

Use the following information to learn how the Management Training Rule can help you and your agency increase its effectiveness. Click here to read the complete rule.

What is the Management Training Rule?

The Management Training Rule prescribes guidelines and standards based upon 24 competencies for training persons employed in supervisory, managerial and executive positions in state agencies. These guidelines and standards provide a framework for developing and maintaining leadership effectiveness consistent with the needs and mission of each department.

1CSR20-6.010 - Management Training

Who Is Covered?

Supervisors, managers and executives in state agencies (excluding elected officials and institutions of higher learning).

What Is Required?

An employee entering a supervisory, managerial, or executive position as defined under the Rule is required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of training within their first year in the position. Thereafter, the employee will take at least 16 hours of continuing competency based training each year.

Training in any of the 24 competencies will count toward fulfillment of Training Rule requirements. However, to provide a framework for developing a broad spectrum of effectiveness in the areas of supervision, management, organizational development and leadership, training must be received in more than one competency each year.

Incumbents in all positions covered in this Rule are also required to take a Core Curriculum consisting of performance management, diversity, and prevention of unlawful discrimination. All training related to the Core Curriculum will count toward fulfillment of the 40 hours of initial training.

Diversity and prevention of unlawful discrimination programs will be required/repeated every two (2) years when possible; and in all instances at least every three (3) years.

How Does It Happen?

Each department will require employees in positions covered by the Training Rule to successfully demonstrate an ongoing ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate the work activities for which they are responsible and to motivate assigned staff to accomplish organizational objectives.

Each department will establish procedures to implement and administer the guidelines. The Division of Personnel’s Training Compliance Definition Guide provides general information regarding the type/s of programs that can be used to satisfy Training Rule requirements.  Training Coordinators in each agency can also provide specific information employees need.

What Are the Benefits?

Professional development is tailored to the specific needs and job responsibilities of each employee. The employee will have the responsibility to effectively use, for personal self-growth and career development, the training opportunities provided.

What Are The 24 Competencies?

Click on each competency to read it’s definition.