Leadership & Supervision Program

The Program

Offering a highly individualized, practical approach to leadership, this program is perfect for those about to move into a leadership role or current managers wishing to hone their skills. 

This program allows participants to learn to be effective leaders and to be able to explore leadership and management on-the-job. Program participants will be taught by industry leaders, experienced coaches and management professionals who will cover topics including the fundamentals of leadership, communication, coaching for improved performance, problem solving, health and safety in the workplace, resolving conflicts and more.

This program offers a highly individualized, practical approach to leadership. Course participants will focus on interpersonal skills, quality, and change implementation. This program provides an individualized, practical, "real-world," approach to supervisory leadership by:

  • Emphasizing essential skills for effective leadership, interpersonal relationships, and workplace dynamics.
  • Providing a pragmatic, innovative, and adaptable approach to leadership development.
  • Combining traditional leadership methods with the latest cutting-edge concepts.
  • Providing smaller classes taught by faculty from a variety of professional backgrounds.
  • Providing a source of professional talent for leadership positions in industry, government, and other organizations.

Participants must register for all 3 sessions, at a cost of $1,850 per person.

Essential Skills of Leadership 

Essential Skills of Leadership is the first step to developing successful managers. By focusing on three critical management skills, the program establishes a methodology for productive interactions between team members and team leaders. This training helps experienced managers, new managers, and aspiring managers to refocus on managing the individual while also leading the team. 

Effective Communication Skills in the Workplace 

The Communication Skills workshop will help participants understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. These strategies will provide a great benefit for any organization and its employees. They will trickle down throughout the organization and positively impact everyone involved. 

Training Within Industry: Job Relations 

Job Relations training teaches supervisors how to handle problems, how to prevent them from occurring and, most importantly, it aids in developing a logical, common sense approach to handling issues with a people-centric view. This course lays the groundwork upon which you can build the next step of stability into your organization’s process. 

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 

Equipped with a conflict resolution process, supervisors and managers can explore and understand their employees’ inherent differences, and use them to interact in a more positive, productive way. This course will provide participants with the tools to resolve conflicts in the workplace rationally and effectively; provides tools and options to handle everyday disputes; and outlines communication techniques to provide healthy responses to workplace conflicts. 

Working Together as a Team 

Teamwork is about developing and maintaining relationships. As an effective team player, you must communicate well and create respectful relationships. Emotionally intelligent leadership involves knowing how to build a team and be a role model of collaboration. Effective leadership results in an environment in which working together is expected and learning how to work with others is essential to build a sense of group identity. 

Coaching and Developing Others 

The ability to effectively coach employees and help them attain the desired level of performance and/ or development is often the difference between a successful or unsuccessful manager or supervisor. Consequently, as a supervisor or manager, the ability to successfully coach your employees is one of the most important skills sets you need to develop. 

Diversity Awareness 

Diversity awareness has evolved from focusing solely on eliminating discrimination to proactively seeking inclusion. In the end, diversity is about cultivating meaningful relationships. During this course, participants will identify instances of devaluing others through small, subconscious behaviors and micro-inequities. Participants will leave this course with the knowledge of how to develop and promote an atmosphere of inclusion and respect that leads to high morale and productivity and foster a climate of inclusion, sensitivity and respect in the workplace. 

Lean Manufacturing & Lean Administration 101 

This course will provide Lean best practices for both novice and experienced shop floor and administrative leaders/supervisors. Course participants will be prepared to identify process waste while learning opportunities to reduce overall organizational financial cost. Moreover, workshop objectives can be transferred to any process within your organization. 

Quality Standards in Today’s Global Economy 

The reality of the global market and the increased competition it has precipitated has caused many companies to look seriously at management strategies based on quality instead of quantity. This training session examines the advantages of and suggestions for implementing a quality management program. 

Health and Safety: Identifying Common Issues in Your Work Environment 

This training session highlights practical approaches to accident prevention. Employers and employees are actively encouraged to participate in and support company safety efforts. Safety is a team effort. A basic understanding of people is important to the success of a company’s safety operation. 

Organizational Problem Solving Solving organizational problems often becomes difficult because the root cause is improperly defined or identified. In the rush to complete a project or meet the next deadline, people typically take action on the first solution that appears when multiple solutions are possible. Your ability to solve problems depends on your proficiency at addressing issues and problems as they arise as well as continually seeking improvement on existing methods and procedures.