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Supervisor Training Program

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Supervisor Training Program

Coming Fall 2020!

Whether you are an emerging, established, or experienced leader the Supervisory Training Program will help you to develop your supervising and leadership competencies. The program is uniquely designed to build your capacity to lead your organization into the future. It will challenge your views about the role of a supervisor, expand your horizons, and enhance your understanding of the relevance and role of supervisors and managers in today’s organizations.

Participants can register for one to seven modules. To qualify for the Supervisor Training Program Certificate of Completion, participants must complete a minimum of 6 of the following 8 days of training. All modules are one day in duration with the exception of Fundamentals of Project Management which is two days. 

Fee: $2195 for the Supervisor Training Program (a minimum of 6 days of training); individual module prices listed below

Register online or email cconnors@grenfell.mun.ca to request an invoice or other payment options.

Funding opportunities

The Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant Program provides financial assistance to private and non-profit employers to offset the cost of providing training to new or current employees. Employers can access to up to $10,000 in government support for employee training per trainee! More information on the funding application can be found at 

Modules & Course Schedule: 

Role of a Supervisor
Managing Change
Communication Effectiveness
Effective Employees and Teams
Resolving Conflict in your Teams
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Fundamentals of Project Management

Course Descriptions

Role of a Supervisor
The Role of a Supervisor sets the stage for understanding the important role leaders play in hte success of the organization and the qualities, skills and traits required of highly effective leaders. Participants complete a self-assessment to identify their current leadership skill level and experience the impact that poor leadership has on the effectiveness of a team. 

Communication Effectiveness
The most important skill for a leader to have is the ability to communicate effectively. Leaders learn the core skills of listening, providing feedback, and giving praise and recognition. Participants will learn how adapting their communication approach can result in greater cooperation, reduced conflict, and more productive work environments.

Building Effective Employees and Teams
A productive and healthy work environment depends on having an effective employees and teams. After all, the workplace is an interpersonal space, where relationships must be built and fostered, perspectives must be exchanged, and occasionally conflicts must be resolved.

Resolving Conflict in your Teams
Conflict can arise when people have a different viewpoint than others. When conflict arises in teams, it can hinder productivity and outcomes. As a leader, understanding when to help your team resolve conflict is crucial as not all teams will need your help in all situations. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the role of leaders when teams are in conflict. Understanding the sources of conflict, leaders can adapt their leadership style to match the team's development.

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
How you think about thinking may affect your problem-solving effectiveness. Critical thinking is using knowledge, facts and information at hand to solve problems. In this interactive workshop, you will learn critical thinking techniques and how to apply them to a problem-solving model.

Fundamentals of Project Management
Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.  Project Management is accomplished through the appropriate application and integration of the project management processes identified for the project. PMBOK® 6th Edition In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the role of various stakeholders including the sponsor and project manager. Through the use of a case study, participants will follow the 49 Project Management Process Groups and begin the development of a project plan.

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Phone: (709) 637-6208
Email: engagement@grenfell.mun.ca

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