Leadership Essentials for Supervisors



Introduction & Background

“Interesting way to look at supervision & leadership. Would recommend to all potential & existing supervisors.” - Belan Attis, Saskatoon Tribal Council Employment & Training

This course is designed for front-line to mid-managers, and those who are moving from peer to supervisor, and for those who would benefit from refreshing their leadership skills. This course focuses on leadership skills in communication, coaching, performance management and leading through constant change.

  • Key Learning Objectives
    "I loved the focus on emotional connections as a leader." - Victor Roman, Brown Communications Group
    • 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.
    • Use coaching as a means to engage staff, inspire innovation and create a team culture of trust.
    • Communicate to meet the needs of different types of employees.
    • Explore new ways of thinking to facilitate change and conflict.


Program Fees

$595 plus GST

Includes course tuition, all teaching materials, meals and refreshments.

Registration Deadline

To Be Announced

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Megan Orr

Program Coordinator


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Instructor Profile

DianeDiane Knoll, B.Ed., CEC

Diane is an executive coach, leadership development specialist, educator and facilitator. She is a graduate of the Royal Roads University Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching and has achieved her associate coaching certification level (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation. Diane specializes in leadership and team development, organizational design and personal performance. She brings many years of experience in analyzing, designing, and facilitating training and development programs.

Diane’s accomplishments include managing an expansive leadership development project, with clients throughout North America and Australia. Diane has been coaching leaders, from front line to senior management, since 2007. She is a certified practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator®, Emotional Intelligence and 360 feedback instruments.


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least five (5) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than five (5) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $100 administration fee. Cancellations received less than two (2) 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 Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. 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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