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Leading for Growth and Succession: Talent Management

Turnover can be a big waste of resources. This elective course will teach you to better understand competencies for positions so when hiring and developing employees you are focusing on the skill sets that are critical to your organization.

Key Program Information
Categories Business | Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners | Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Supervisory Management Certificate Program
Next Session Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in Eau Claire

Holiday Inn South

4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Schedule April 28, 2020 – April 29, 2020

This program meets Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check‐in time is 8:15 a.m.

Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors, project managers, team leaders, business owners, human resource professionals, aspiring managers and supervisors.

Joan Kelly, Supervisory Management Certificate program participant

Program Description

How to find and keep skilled employees

Despite the current economic upturn, employers continue to report difficulty in finding qualified workers with the specific skill sets and the competencies they want. That’s where talent management and succession planning will help.

This program focuses on equipping leaders like you with the knowledge to identify and develop the skills in your employees that will help you and them achieve success. Not only is this accomplished by hiring people with the correct competencies, but also by retaining and developing those talented employees. You’ll leave this program with tactics, tools, and strategies you can quickly put into effect and a roadmap to set your team up for the future.

Topics you will discuss:

  • Understand the need for talent management and succession planning in your department/organization
  • Develop a targeted approach to identify the knowledge skills and competencies needed 
  • Build individual development plans focused on the critical competencies
  • Implement effective monitoring, measuring and follow up processes
  • Identify obstacles and develop a strategy to overcome them
  • Develop and implement a succession planning process to ensure viable talent is grown and retained


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

Your instructors are experts in management and leadership who will share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices face to face. Learn and share insights with other students to really make the most of the seminars.

How the Certificate Works:

You’ll take three, 2-day core classes covering the most important supervisory skills (Learning to Lead; Orientation, Time Management, and Delegation; Employee Evaluation and Performance Management), plus six more days of electives in 1- or 2-day format that enhances specific skills you want to build on. 

Each 2-day seminar earns you 1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs); each 1-day seminar earns you 0.65 CEUs. A total of 7.8 CEUs is required to earn your certificate. You can take up to five years to complete the program.

Not interested in taking the whole certificate? You can also take classes individually. 


Jim Dahl has 40+ years of consulting and private sector experience including a role as Director of Leadership Development for SUPERVALU, Inc. He has worked in a wide variety of organizations providing expertise on organizational change, talent management and individual development.

Final Registration Deadline


Standard Fee $600.00

Fee includes instruction, materials, lunch and refreshments.


Registrations must be received at the same time to receive the group discount. Payment required with registration.



$75 off per course when you register 2 or more people at the same time for 2020 programs.


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

103 Garfield Avenue
Vicki Lord Larson Hall 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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