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Learning to Lead

Good leaders continually look for new ways to effectively lead their team. Learning to Lead will challenge and inspire you, whether you’ve been in a leadership role for a long time or you have recently taken on a supervisory role.

Key Program Information
Series Supervisory Management Certificate
Next Session Sept. 5, 2024 – Sept. 12, 2024

This program meets from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT.

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What leadership qualities do you need to lead a diverse team? In this course you will gain confidence in your unique leadership style and practice skills to improve you work relationships.

Through a combination of instructor-led discussion and small-group activities, you will:

  • Recognize key leadership qualities for effectively leading a diverse team
  • Apply strategies for transitioning into a supervisory role
  • Learn to recognize your preferred leadership style and how to apply it to potential challenges
  • Understand the six leadership styles and the pros and cons of each
  • Reflect how you can facilitate employee wellness and promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) in the workplace
  • Develop a better understanding of the supervisor’s role in motivating employees
  • Gain the confidence to address performance issues
  • Learn how to correct and coach employees

This course can be taken individually or as part of the Supervisory Management Certificate Program. This is a core (required) course. Take three core classes plus three electives in five years to earn your certificate.

Who should attend

Managers, supervisors, project managers, team leaders, business owners, aspiring managers and supervisors, and anyone who manages the work of others.


  • Headshot of Scott Lester

    Scott W. Lester is a Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He teaches in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and leadership. Scott facilitates multiple workshops in the Supervisory Management Series for UWEC Continuing Education and has years of private sector management training and leadership development experience. His current research interests include mentoring, dyadic trust, managing a multi-generational workforce, and work-life balance. Scott has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research has appeared in a variety of well-respected journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Scott has been on faculty at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for over 20 years and has received numerous honors including the UW–Eau Claire Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2010, the Chuck Tomkovick Management and Marketing Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, the UW-Eau Claire College of Business Coaching Award in 2016, and the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Service Learning as a Faculty Mentor Award in 2018.

  • Headshot of Bob Pecor

    Bob Pecor, a professional effectiveness consultant, helps people identify solutions to performance problems focused on both the individual and the organization. His lifelong interest in understanding “why people do what they do” drives his commitment to helping people achieve results.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 1.3 Continuing Education Units ( 13 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Additional Information

This program will take place on two consecutive Thursdays, September 5th and 12th, on Zoom.


Standard fee:

Fee includes instruction, course materials, and lunch.



Receive a $100 discount per person, per program when registering 2 or more people at the same time.