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Supervisory Leadership Certificate

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Influence, Inspire & Help Others

Learn How to Thrive as a Leader

UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Professional Education has developed a certificate program for new leaders and frontline team supervisors, who seek to influence, inspire and help others be their best selves, pulling together in meaningful ways for their businesses and organizations. In this program, leaders will gain the skills and confidence needed to empower others and themselves and contribute to an organization's growth and vision.
The courses cover the most important facets of leadership and are taught by instructors who have real-world knowledge and experience. The program can be particularly beneficial to experienced leaders who've been promoted internally but perhaps do not have any formal leadership training.

Leaders may take the entire series and earn a certificate. Or classes may be taken individually if a leader wishes to brush up on a particular skill.


Certificate Program Consists of:

  • One (1) core course
  • Six (6) topic courses
  • One (1) capstone course/action plan

Learning Environment

The learning environment for the program has been carefully designed to ensure maximum benefit. You will be provided with knowledge and tools to become a better leader, and you will be engaged with discussions, assessments, case studies and exercises. The courses can also benefit you if you’re looking to sharpen or refresh your skills.

Who Should Attend

Small business owners, supervisors, managers, team or volunteer leaders, lifelong learners or others who desire a leadership role. 
** INTERNAL CANDIDATES: A version of the program is available for internal candidates. Please see your supervisor or HR on more details and how to apply. 

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Benefits for Professionals

- Build a network of peers and fellow leaders.
- Learn from others who have walked in your shoes.
- Fulfill your potential and earn your dream position.

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Benefits for Organizations

- Invest in your employees for engagement and retention.
- Develop future leaders.
- Attract high value employees.

Two Ways to Enroll**

Earn a certificate and a digital badge by completing all eight courses.

1. Courses may be completed in one semester or over 18 months to earn a digital badge.
2. Select one or more of the courses to enhance your skills.

** There is a separate process for INTERNAL CANDIDATES. Please see your supervisor or HR for details. 

Payment Plan

Core Course $349 | 6 Topic Courses $299 | Capstone $99

If you sign-up for the core course and six topic courses at the same time, the capstone course is incluced at no additional charge. A savings of $99!

Online Course Schedule

The courses will be delivered in an online mixed format with scheduled study and virtual sessions via Zoom for activities and discussion.
Course Dates Description
Developing  Yourself & Others
Online Study Materials Available:
August 2-10

Virtual Session:
August 11
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Foundational course for the Supervisory Leadership Certificate includes the CliftonStrengths 34 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 CliftonStrengths 34 assessment prior to the course.
Instructor: Kristin Odell
Cost: $349 (includes assessment and report)
Interpersonal Communication from Collaboration to Conflict Resolution
Online Study Materials Available:
August 16-24

Virtual Session:
August 25
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Face-to-face communication skills are in high demand in this digital age. What is the best way for supervisors to help their teams fine-tune their communication skills? Is there a preferred way to communicate at work? Communication is dynamic and universal. Although much of your communication style is decided when we are young, skills can be improved with awareness and practice. This course will start by teaching the fundamentals of communication and will also cover communication types, listening skills and how to give and receive feedback. You’ll practice non-verbal cues and learn how others perceive your communication style. You’ll learn practical ways to flex your style to best communicate your ideas in a variety of settings. In addition, you’ll also practice conflict and accountability skills and learn how to collaborate and empower your team members.
Instructor: Terra L. Fletcher
Cost: $299
Change Management
Online Study Materials Available:
August 30-September 7

Virtual Session:
September 8
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
When an organization is going through times of change, it is important for supervisors to lead their team through the transition in order to continue delivering strong results. The success of the change hinges on how well supervisors prepare their teams for the changes ahead. This course will examine how humans naturally react to change and will walk through practical tools that will help you to guide your team through any changes impacting your organization now and in the future.
Instructor: Christine Jensema
Cost: $299
Creating Cultural Transformation
Online Study Materials Available:
September 13-21

Virtual Session:
September 22
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
How can you transform your culture for high performance and innovation? How can you create a team that works together with high energy and enthusiasm? Without fear or frustration limiting results? This course will challenge the idea that a high-performance culture is automatic. A culture of high-performance requires creative thinking and the balancing of high emotions with focused passion. You will discover how to supercharge performance by defining your organization’s mission, activating intuition and strengthening team bonds. By learning how to consistently apply core values, foster commitment and ownership, and connecting to a deeper purpose, your organization can achieve more consistent and meaningful results. It’s through collaboration, innovation and effective communication that a high-performance culture can be achieved, leading to true innovation.
Instructor: Christine Jensema
Cost: $299
Supervision & Human Resource Function
Online Study Materials Available:
September 27-October 5

Virtual Session:
October 6
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
There are areas in operations where supervision overlaps with human resource roles.  This course will highlight the necessary supervisory skills and knowledge needed by supervisors and leaders related to human resource topics. ** INTERNAL CANDIDATES will take a two-day HR course in lieu of this training. In this course you will learn more about human resource functions to better manage employees, influence how employees focus their energies and learn how to align employees’ skills and interests with organizational goals. 
Instructor: Kristin Odell
Cost: $299
Coaching for Performance
Online Study Materials Available:
October 11-19

Virtual Session:
October 20
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
When a leader coaches for performance he or she creates an environment where employees and teams not only understand and embrace goals but meet and exceed them. Coaching relies on open communication in both directions (employee to supervisor and supervisor to employee). To become an effective leader you will need to guide your employees in their work and then empower them to act. In this course you will learn how to trust your employees to make smart decisions, which will enable them to create long-range business strategies for your organization.
Instructor: David Jerrett
Cost: $299
Helping Your Team Achieve Organizational Management
Online Study Materials Available:
October 25-November 2

Virtual Session:
November 3
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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: $299
Developing an Action Plan
Online Study Materials Available:
November 1-9

Virtual Session:
November 10
8:30-10:30 a.m.

This capstone course will help you to take what you’ve learned in the previous seven 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: Teri Zuege-Halvorsen
Cost: $99

Image of supervisory leadership badgeGain a Competitive Edge

Upon completion of the certificate, you will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay Digital Badge, validating your accomplishment and signaling to employers your mastery of the tenets of leadership and supervising others. The digital badge can also be displayed on LinkedIn, your resume or your email signature. 


Take the Next Step

Let UW-Green Bay help advance your career. The core course is $349. Each topic course is $299, and the capstone is $99.  If you sign-up for the entire certificate at the same time, you will save $99. 



If you need any help in applying or navigating this certificate program, please do not hesitate to reach out to Judy Price, Business Development Specialist, in Continuing Professional Education.

Judy Price

Phone: 920-366-8328

Instructor Bios

Terra L. Fletcher is the founder of Fletcher Consulting and author of Flex Your Communication: 47 Tips for Every Day Success at Work. She has a decade of experience in business development. Terra’s business and personal growth strategies have benefited individuals, nonprofits, public and private businesses. Terra was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce. Terra has spoken to the International Spa Association, Smart Customer Service 2018, the National Association of Broadcasters, and Associated Bank.

David Jerrett brings 30 years of executive leadership and management experience, responsible for leading and motivating nationwide and regional teams.  He earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. As chair of the Kibaoni Primary School Foundation, David supports the Chris Long Foundation’s work in Tanzania.  He is passionate about doing the right thing and helping others do their best. 

Christine Jensema is a transformational leader, serving as a catalyst for change. She is committed to best practice approaches to developing, leading and contributing to an organization’s overall goals, vision, and mission. She is known for translating business strategy into people, performance and reward tactics that optimize engagement and drive business results. For over 10 years, she served as Divisional Chief Human Resource Officer at Hospital Sisters Health System. She was also Administrative Director, People Services, at St. Nicholas Hospital for almost 15 years. Christine earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, a M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior with an emphasis in training and human resource development and a B.S. in Business Administration. 
Kristin Odell is the founder of KLO LLC, a training, leadership and employee optimization consulting business. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a Franklin Covey certified facilitator of the 7 Habits for Highly Effective Managers and is Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Odell is a 2018 recipient of the Manitowoc County Young Professionals Future 15 Award and a nominee for Young Professional of the Year.
Teri Zuege-Halvorsen earned her M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior and her B.S. in Human Biology and Psychology. She has worked in the UW System for over 15 years and currently manages the continuing professional education staff on the main and branch campuses. She develops and oversees the curriculum of innovative programs that meet the needs of Wisconsin stakeholders, partners, students and community members.