Register for St. Paul
Please note: Space is limited for the St. Paul cohort. Please email Jamie Oxley at to register. Registration is limited to four attendees per organization per mini-series. Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

Register for Staples
Please note: registration for courses in Staples is through Sourcewell — you can find open courses on Sourcewell’s professional development page. Registration is limited to four attendees per organization per mini-series.

Supervisor Survival courses focus on the transition from being in a department to leading a department. While you bring valuable knowledge and experience to your role as a supervisor, supervising is about directing work rather than doing the work. These courses will help define the work responsibilities that come with the role of supervisor.

Courses in this mini-certificate include:

Managing your Work
Moving into a leadership role brings many new challenges, including how to manage those who were once your peers. This course provides many strategies to:

  • Establish yourself as a leader.
  • Understand your learning and organization styles to manage your workload.
  • Manage up the organization by influencing without authority.
  • Use professional emails and messages designed to get responses.
  • Solidify the development of your team.
  • Know when and how to have difficult conversations.


No dates are planned at this time.

Positive Communication
The ability to read non-verbal cues and listen to others will increase your productivity as you spend less time managing miscommunications and misunderstandings. Your communications will become more positive. This course starts with an assessment to understand your own preferred communication style. It progresses to understanding how others like to send and receive communication. This course provides reflection and engagement opportunities to:

  • Learn to assess the communication styles of others through observable behaviors.
  • Understand how to leverage communication styles to give and receive feedback.
  • Discover how to modify messages to communicate in times of stress and conflict.

No dates are planned at this time.

Running a Meeting
Running a quality meeting that produces actionable items begins long before anyone arrives at the meeting: the preparation for the meeting can be more important than the meeting itself. Help reduce the number of meetings that waste time by learning how to:

  • Analyze situations to determine the need for a meeting.
  • Establish meeting purpose before inviting participants.
  • Properly prepare to get what you need from the meeting.
  • Manage meeting follow-up on actionable items.

No dates are planned at this time.

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