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Supervisory Leadership Certificate


Aspire to Lead

Gain Skills & Confidence as a Leader

Do you aspire to lead? Do you desire to take your management or supervisor role to the next level? To sharpen your skills? Are you looking for a program that will help you translate your dream of leadership into a reality?
 
UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Professional Education has developed a certificate program for new or aspiring leaders to gain the skills and confidence needed to become visionaries for their companies and set a clear direction for the future.
 
The courses cover the most important facets of leadership and are taught by instructors who have real-world knowledge and experience.
 

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 insure 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. 
 

Payment Plan

Core Course

$349
includes assessment

Six Topic Courses

$299 Each
$1,794

Capstone Course

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


Core Course

Developing Yourself and Others

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Kristin Odell
Cost: $349 (includes assessment and report)

 
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This foundational course for the Supervisory Leadership Certificate includes the CliftonStrengths 34 assessment, and it will help to transform potential into performance.
 
This is an engaging one-day course is 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.

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Understand your natural strengths in a deeper way
  • Take ownership of your strengths to achieve a new level of self-awareness
  • Learn to apply your strengths and natural talents to foster positive change in your personal and professional life
  • Learn team strength dynamics to drive individual and organizational goals
Upcoming Dates
SPRING: Monday, March 9, 2020
FALL: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Six Topic Courses

Helping Your Team Achieve Organizational Management

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Jamie Schramm
Cost: $299

 
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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 de-briefing outcomes. This course goes beyond learning basic project management skills by using examples and tools, which help support leadership and team growth within your organization.

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Learn strategies for setting effective priorities and goals
  • Identify and learn ways to overcome obstacles in achieving personal and organizational success
  • Determine effective uses/allocation of financial and human resources
  • Learn ways to assess progress and make adjustments from results achieved
Upcoming Dates

SPRING: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (Rescheduled from March 25)
FALL: Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Change Management

Leading through Change
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Tori L. England
Cost: $299

 
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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.

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Discover the impact that change has on your team
  • Identify how people react to change and how it affects others
  • Understand your responsibilities as a supervisor and a change leader
  • Examine the five steps to successful change management in any initiative
Upcoming Dates

SPRING: Thursday, June 11, 2020 (rescheduled from March 31)
FALL: Tuesday, September 29, 2020



Coaching for Performance

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Jamie Schramm
Cost: $299


 

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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.

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Learn strategies to maximize employees’ performance standards
  • Discover how to coach employees to better leverage their potential
  • Understand how to set SMART goals to develop measurable results
  • Practice ways to gain confidence in your ability to understand and influence others
Upcoming Dates

SPRING: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (rescheduled from April 14)
FALL: Thursday, September 24, 2020


Interpersonal Communication

From Collaboration to Conflict Resolution
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor:Terra L. Fletcher
Cost: $299

 

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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.

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Learn best practices of communication
  • Understand the types of communication, listening skills and the feedback process
  • Improve understanding and perception of non-verbal cues and how others view your communication style
  • Increase knowledge of conflict management, collaboration and accountability
  • Learn how to empower others and communicate more effectively
Upcoming Dates

SPRING: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (rescheduled from April 7)
FALL: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Supervision and Human Resource Functions

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Kristin Odell
Cost: $299

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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.
 
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. 

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Learn more basic human resource functions
  • Learn what role supervisors can play in human resource functions
  • Understand how to align employees’ skills and interests with organizational goals. 
Upcoming Dates

SPRING: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 (rescheduled from May 6)
FALL: Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Creating Cultural Transformation

Transform Your Culture for High Performance and Innovation
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Terra L. Fletcher
Cost: $299

 

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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

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Understand how to work through the emotions of your team to engage analytical and creative minds.
  • How to become a charismatic and visionary leader, who is an agent for change and high-performance
  • Learn how to create an action plan for transforming the culture of your team and organization
Upcoming Dates

SPRING: July 14, 2020 (rescheduled from May 13)
FALL: Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Capstone Course​

Developing an Action Plan

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Teri Zuege-Halvorsen
Cost: $99

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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.

Learning Objectives

After this class you will:

  • Create a strengths matrix by determining who can best fulfill certain roles on your team
  • Learn best practices in implementing an action plan
  • Create an action plan for your team which fits into organizational goals and strategies
  • Understand the best techniques for managing action plan changes
Upcoming Dates

SPRING: July 21, 2020 (rescheduled from June 3)
FALL: Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Location

All courses take place at the Startup Hub, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay, WI 54303. Link to directions

 

Instructor Bios

Tori L. England has her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Public Relations and her master’s degree from De Paul University in Chicago in Corporate Communication. Tori has led many Fortune 500 companies through major transformational change. Tori is an Associate Professor at UW-Green Bay and is certified in the PROSCI change management model. She is a PMP-certified project manager.
 
Terra L. Fletcher is a professional speaker and writer. She was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce. Fletcher
has trained staff from the National Association of Tax Professionals, the American Counseling Association  of Missouri, Prevea Health and Georgia Pacific.
 
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.
 
Jamie Schramm is a MBA graduate of Lakeland College. He brings a wealth of knowledge from the manufacturing sector to his courses and combines a hands-on understanding of relevant business issues with a belief that learning and developing ourselves is a lifelong endeavor.
 
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.
 

Questions?

For any questions regarding this certificate, please contact Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Area Director of Continuing Professional Education, at zueget@uwgb.edu