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Leadership Essentials for Supervisors

Introduction & Background

The newly redesigned Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program is designed to give a deeper dive into leadership skills including communication, coaching, performance management, and leading change. 
This program discusses the role of a supervisor, leading a team, and leading the work they do. Participants will explore tools on how to transition from a peer to a supervisor effectively, how to allocate management versus leadership efforts and how to create presence and purpose within workplace culture to motivate people. Participants will learn emotional intelligence and resilience along with their leadership styles through three self-assessments.  Leading the team also covers how to build teams using coaching and feedback all while deligating and creating accountability, action, and resolving conflict. Participants will learn about the growth mindset, how to communicate with impact and dare to lead.
Key Learning Objectives
  • Assess your leadership skills and how those affect managing others
  • Establish credibility with more senior/experienced employees
  • Align supervisory accountability to overall organization business strategy and people management expectations
  • Explore new ways of thinking to facilitate change and conflict
  • Build skills in communication, delegation, and accountability
  • Understand how to resolve conflict and lead change
  • Understand the role of effective coaching & feedback in building a high performance team
  • Provide new and emerging leaders with a foundational toolbox of skills across a wide variety of topics relevant to the frontline leadership/supervisory role¿
  • Understand the fundamental role of the frontline supervisor, including responsibilities under the Saskatchewan Employment Act
  • Understand how to motivate people and how to lead with presence and purpose
  • Explore how Emotional Intelligence (EI) impacts the performance of you and your team¿
  • Understand the 6 leadership styles and their impact on team performance¿
  • Examine strategies for managing the pile of work¿
  • Deliver your leadership Point-of-View and complete and action plan to fuel your development

Refund Policy

University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees. Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $500 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost. Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost. Fees subject to change without notice. Program Transfer Policy: One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the course start date will be subject to a $300 administration fee. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.

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Course Code: ESB268