Continuing & Professional Education

Supervisory Development

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Real­ize your own lead­er­ship poten­tial, grow in your career, and earn a Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta credential

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Are you new to the super­vi­so­ry role? Do you aspire to become a leader and move up to the next lev­el in your career? Per­haps you already are a front-line man­ag­er or super­vi­sor in your orga­ni­za­tion, but want to build on your knowl­edge and skills.

The Super­vi­so­ry Devel­op­ment Cita­tion from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alberta’s Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion pro­vides new, prac­tic­ing, and aspir­ing super­vi­sors with the essen­tial the­o­ry and skills they need to be effec­tive lead­ers with­in their organizations.

Learn how to main­tain a pro­duc­tive rela­tion­ship with your team, as you devel­op skills to excel in areas such as inter­per­son­al lead­er­ship, deliv­er­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, del­e­gat­ing, team man­age­ment, coach­ing & men­tor­ing. Real­ize your own lead­er­ship poten­tial, grow in your career, and earn a Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta credential.

This pro­gram will ben­e­fit pro­fes­sion­als in super­vi­so­ry roles who wish to upgrade or strength­en their skills and knowl­edge, as well as emerg­ing and aspir­ing lead­ers ready to invest in their career prospects. Stu­dents come from all sec­tors: gov­ern­ment, indus­try, not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, and small to large enterprises.

                                                                                                                                       

The infor­ma­tion and expe­ri­ence gained were very use­ful, and I real­ly enjoyed the inter­ac­tion with the instruc­tors and my classmates.

Supervisory Development Citation student

Acquire new tools and techniques used to identify needs, develop action plans, delegate work, and monitor success within their organizations.

Explore the theory and practice of supervision in critical performance areas such as team development, standard setting, planning, organizing, and evaluating.

Develop core leadership skills in interpersonal communication, coaching and counseling, human relations, and conflict resolution.

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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

Only interested in taking a course? You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Supervisory Development courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Citation as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to obtain the cita­tion. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses.

We are open to stu­dents with a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds. Our expec­ta­tion is that you have a com­mit­ment to learn and achieve your con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion goals.

This part-time program is comprised of seven core courses. Each course is 15 hours in length, for a total of 105 instructional hours. Most students fulfill the citation requirements within one to two years.

Principles of Supervision is the first course in the program, and Supervisory Summation the last. There is no specific order recommended for the remaining courses.

Your program requirements

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Applying for Graduation

Submit your request to graduate to obtain your credential, receive a parchment, and (optionally) attend the graduation ceremony. Apply for graduation between November 1 and February 1 via Bear Tracks.

  • If you haven’t previously completed a program application, you must do so in order to qualify for graduation.
  • You must apply for graduation even if you do not plan to attend the ceremony.

Upon com­ple­tion of the Super­vi­so­ry Devel­op­ment Cita­tion, you can receive a cred­it for 78 elec­tive hours in the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram or the Human Resources Man­age­ment Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram. For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact our office at busprog@​ualberta.​ca

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Mate­ri­als are includ­ed in course fee.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep