Leadership Essentials is a comprehensive program aimed at developing and enhancing the essential leadership skills of supervisors and managers. The program consists of nine full-day modules taken over the course of one year. The sessions involve hands-on activities, cases studies, readings and group discussion followed by reinforcement and transitional exercises. Supporting managers participate actively in the program by attending the manager sessions and providing opportunities for participants to apply the learning on the job.
This program is targeted to non-academic and academic employees who are new to supervision or management (less than 3 years’ experience) or those in the role for several years without formal courses in leadership and management.
The themes of this program include: focus on understanding University policies and resources, communication, managing the work of others, feedback, emotional intelligence, conflict, and team dynamics.