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Supervisory Essentials Noncredit Certificate

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A certificate program designed for new leaders and frontline team supervisors, seeking to influence, inspire and help others be their best selves. Help your team pull together in meaningful ways to propel projects forward. Gain the skills and confidence needed to empower others and yourself and contribute to an organization's growth and mission.

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Our Certificate at a Glance

Find out more about the Supervisory Essentials Noncredit Certificate Program.


April-June 2024
June-August 2024
6 Sessions


100% Live Online Sessions (Zoom)


$299 Entire Certificate
$99 Core Course
$69 Topic Courses

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The Halo Effect of Strong Leaders

The need for leadership development has never been more urgent. And the connection between effective leadership and personal, professional and organizational success has never been more clear.

Strong leaders thrive with valuable networks and mentors. Organizations with strong leaders are more profitable and attract desirable talent.

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Aspire to Greater Responsibility & Meaning

This certificate will benefit you if you aspire to greater responsibility or meaningful contribution within an organization, or if you are in charge of talent development.

  • Team Leaders or Supervisors
  • New Managers
  • HR Professionals
  • Talent Recruiters or Talent Developers

Flexible Training

You may take courses a la carte, or you may take all courses to earn a certificate and digital badge. By registering for the full certificate, you can save $145―all courses for $299. Courses held live online on Zoom with resources available in Canvas.

Understanding Your Strengths to Lead Others

Core Course

Foundational course for the Supervisory Essentials Certificate includes the Dignify assessment. It will help to transform potential into performance. An engaging course designed to help leaders understand and embrace their natural strengths. You will be able to use your assessment results and new awareness to develop strategies to meet and exceed personal and professional goals. You’ll be able to tap into hidden strengths to maximize your potential for sustained success. The course will also investigate how your strengths and the strengths of others can play a role in team dynamics and how to best leverage what each person brings to the team. After registration, you will receive a code in order to complete the Dignify assessment prior to the course.

Instructor: April Johnson, Dignify 
Cost: $99


April 1, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
June 13, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2024 Register

Developing an Adaptive Leadership Mindset

Topic Course

Effective leaders adapt to new realities. In this session, we'll learn about the theory of adaptive leadership and how to diagnose and mobilize the organizational system you're in. We'll also discuss seeing yourself as a system, identifying your loyalties, and prioritizing your purposes. Finally, we'll explore deploying yourself for maximum leadership effectiveness - engaging courageously, inspiring people, and thriving.

Instructor: Christopher Ledvina, Business Development Specialist, UW-Green Bay
Cost: $69


April 15, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
June 20, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2024 Register

Helping Your Team Achieve Organizational Management

Topic Course

In this course you will explore best practices for leading initiatives based on your ability to communicate, collaborate and plan. Activities will focus on how to achieve results by making sound decisions, delegating tasks effectively, managing time and priorities and allocating resources efficiently. In addition, you will discover the benefits of regularly scheduled meetings. This course goes beyond learning basic project management skills by using examples and tools, which help support leadership and team growth within your organization.

Instructor: David Jerrett
Cost: $69


April 29, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
June 27, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2024 Register

The Roadmap to High Performing Teams

Topic Course

This session will review how to develop the potential of employees to become high performers in teams. Learn which skills can be developed and how to work with employees to establish an individualized roadmap to success. We will also review which skills are not able to be developed and what to do when an employee is not the right fit for the organization. Learn tips to having open and honest conversations with employees.

Instructor: April Johnson, Prophit Co.
Cost: $69


May 13, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
July 11, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2024 Register

Conflict Resolution Rather than Toxic Drama

Topic Course

Conflict resolution is all about communication. How you and your team effectively deal with negative and difficult team members can mean the difference between having a toxic, drama-filled workplace rather than an engaging, collaborative, and productive organization. Under stress some members of a team can become negative and resistant. Successful leaders know that reducing the drama within their team depends on the understanding and ability to fostering an open dialogue and creating alignment and agreement around high-stake, emotional topics. If you can’t speak honestly with others, you can expect poor results.

Instructor: Christine Jensema
Cost: $69


May 29, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
July 25, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2024 Register

Developing an Action Plan

Capstone Course

This capstone course will help you to take what you’ve learned in the previous courses of the certificate program and help you create an action plan. The action plan can be used in your organization or with a team.

Instructor: David Jerrett
Cost: $69
Only for those doing the full certificate


June 10, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
August 1, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2024 Register

Participation & Attendance Policy
  • You must attend the entirety of each course and complete a reflection/journal entry after each session. Credit will not be given to anyone that doesn't complete these requirements.
  • Participants are required to have their camera on during these sessions to allow for verified engagement. UW-Green Bay expects that students limit outside distractions, remain in one location for the duration of the session (no driving/errands), and actively participate in group discussions and activities.
  • Only those who complete all six sessions will be eligible to earn the digital badge.
  • No recordings or make-up sessions will be available.
Cancelation Policy

When cancelling 10 days before the class start date, a full refund minus a $15 processing fee will be given. There will be no refunds with notice less than 10 days before the class start date.

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gain a Competitive edge

Upon successful completion of all six sessions, you will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay credential, a digital badge validating your accomplishment.

Supervisory Leadership

When you're ready, move forward and become a more purposeful leader with our Supervisory Leadership certificate program, which delivers the training necessary to help expand your awareness of yourself and others and connect teams with purpose to achieve business goals.

Forge Your Leadership Vision

Christopher Ledvina

Need Guidance?

If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Christopher Ledvina, Business Development Specialist.

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