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Learning to Lead

In this course you will gain confidence in your unique leadership style and practice the skills that will vastly improve your work relationships.

Key Program Information
Series Supervisory Management Certificate Program
Delivery Format Online

Good leaders continually look for new ways to learn for themselves and their teams to be successful. Learning to Lead will challenge and inspire you whether you’ve been in a leadership role for a long time or you’ve recently taken on such a position.

Get ready to:

  • Understand the six leadership styles and the pros and cons of each
  • Find out your own leadership style and apply it to potential challenges
  • Gain the confidence to effectively motivate employees, address performance issues and handle difficult employees
  • Learn how technology, globalization and upcoming generations have changed how we lead
  • Find ways to improve your work relationships
  • Take part in hands-on activities and work in groups to problem-solve solutions to work-related issues

This course can be taken individually or as part of the Supervisory Management Certificate Program. This is a core (required) course. Complete the three core courses plus take any six days of electives to complete 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.

Certificate

Let’s face it—expertise in a chosen career field doesn’t automatically make someone a good supervisor. Supervisors must learn important soft skills to confidently manage a team of people and do it well. 

If you’ve been promoted to supervisor but aren’t sure you have the skills to supervise well, if you’re looking to advance into a supervisor position, or if you’ve been supervising a team for a while and have struggled through conflict and communication issues, a certificate in supervisory management may be just what you need! 

Working for this certificate will help you: 

  • Gain confidence in your leadership skills 
  • Communicate better with your team 
  • Encourage your team to be more productive 
  • Deal with conflict effectively 
  • Find success and advance toward your career goals 

“I’ve learned so many valuable skills throughout this series. There were key takeaways from every class that I was excited to implement. It was neat to be in the classes with other leaders across various industries because networking with them would get me thinking from different angles.”
--Wendy Rindfleish, Assistant Manager, Security Health Plan 

How the Certificate Works: 

You’ll take 3 core classes plus 3 electives in 5 years. 

Core Classes:  

Electives:

  • Choose 3 electives that best meet your needs.
  • Browse the Supervisory Management Series page to see what’s currently offered. 

Questions? Contact ce@uwec.edu. We are glad to help!  

Find information about previous certificate requirements here.

Not interested in taking the whole certificate? You can also take individual classes to meet your professional needs. 

Instructors

  • 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.

  • 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.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

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 in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Discounts

GROUP100

$100 off per course when you register 2 or more people at the same time for 2020-21 programs.

LEAD75

Register for any Supervisory Management Certificate Program by 2/10/2021 to receive $75 off your registration.  

 

Discounts cannot be combined.

Questions?

Phone: 715-836-3636
Toll Free: 866-893-2423

103 Garfield Avenue
Vicki Lord Larson Hall 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54702

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