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Program Overview

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
  • Who Should Attend
    • Front-line to mid-managers
    • Those who are moving from peer to supervisor roles
    • Those who would benefit from refreshing their leadership skills
    • New and emerging leaders who want to develop their foundational toolbox
  • What Is Included
    • All learning materials provided digitally through Canvas
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Credential to add to your CV and LinkedIn Profile
    • EI2.0 Self Assessment
    • Dare to Lead Assessment
    • TK Conflict Inventory Assessment
    • 2 articles to becoming a better boss and saving your rookie managers from themselves
    • 19.5 Continued Professional Development (CPD) Hours
    cphrseal This program is approved by CPHR for 19.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours.

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.


September Session

Date: September 21, 2021 - October 5, 2021

Fees: $2,495 + GST plus GST

Registration Deadline: September 14, 2021

Location: K W Nasser Centre - Saskatoon

Program Schedule

Day 1: September 21

Day 2: September 28

Day 3: October 5

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

More Information

In-person delivery occurs at K W Nasser Centre with all learning materials provided digitally on Canvas. In-person delivery includes instructor facilitation, small group exercises, large group discussions, interactive learning, networking and ample breaks and opportunities for questions and discussions. Participants will be required to bring a laptop/digital device to access all learning materials during the program. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided. Please read our COVID-19 information page for expectations and how to prepare for your program.

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Course Planner

For more information, contact

Ever Lewis Germain
Program Coordinator
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Instructor Profile


Brent Pederson, MEd, CPHR

Brent Pederson, M.Ed, CPHR.  Brent is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry | Hay Group’s Leadership and Talent Consulting practice and is based in Regina, Sask.  He actively consults with over 50 organizations annually, has authored several articles, and is a regular conference presenter.  He’s been consulting for 12 years and previously spent 15 years in the energy sector with 10 of those years in a direct leadership role.  Brent primarily consults in the sectors of mining, oil and gas, financial services, and the public sector, specializing in the areas of leadership assessment and development, coaching, performance management, succession planning, organization design, leading change, and innovation. Brent holds a Master’s of Education degree (University of Regina) and Certificates in Power Engineering (SAIT), Organization Design (USC), Adult Education (St. Francis Xavier), and HR Management (Queens).  His certifications/designations include: Executive Coaching, Change Management, the MBTI™, the Six Thinking Hats™, and CPHR.

Brent facilitates the new three-day Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program. 


Rachelle Brockman, BComm, MBA

Principal of Eureka Experience, Rachelle is an experienced, award-winning educator, a passionate artist and an enthusiastic entrepreneur. She inspires people, teams and organizations to ‘get it done’ in a passionate, productive way.  She digs down to core issues and provides tangible tools for leaders and teams to move forward by practicing courageous communication.

Rachelle holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm).  Rachelle is also a Certified Facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI) a FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) Facilitator and a Certified Facilitator of the Canadian It’s Your Move youth program.

Offer This Program In-House

Interested in bringing this program to your organization or team within your organization? Fill out our Online Needs Assessment form and show your interest in bringing this program in-house or customized based on your needs.


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 program commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the program commencement date will be subject to a $500 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the program commencement date will be subject to full program tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full program tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One program transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the program start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the program start date will be subject to a $300 administration fee.

Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on program 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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