The University of Akron and Leadership...

The University of Akron has offered the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program for over ten years. We are conveinently located in the heart of downtown Akron, which provides a central location to those who reside in Northeast Ohio. Leadership is essential in effectively managing employees and increasing company productivity. Our instructor, who has over 20 years experience can help you meet these challenges and make you the best leader you can be.

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

You will be prepared to supervise effectively, help your employees achieve their goals and contribute to your company's productivity and success after completing this six-day program that instills and builds on essential leadership skills. Meet the challenges of motivating employees, navigating change, and building productive work relationships in this interactive training program:

Day One
• Setting the Stage for Leadership
• Navigating Change

Day Two
• Building Work Relationships 

Day Three  
• Resolving Conflict
• Solving Problems/Making Decisions

Day Four
• Managing Yourself (Time Management - Part 1)
• Improving Involvement

Day Five
• Creating a Climate Where Employees Motivate
• Managing Employee Performance

Day Six
 • Coaching for Improved Performance
• Managing Yourself (Time Management – Part 2)


• Interactive sessions
• Self-Assessment, using DiSC Indra®
• Case studies


Courses Offered

Search our Course Catalog to find out more information on the Supervisory Leadership courses we offer.

About the Instructor

Darla Klein is a founder and principals of LeaderSHIFT, Inc., a people-centered workforce solutions company in northeast Ohio. Their mission is to help organizations thrive through the influence of their leaders.

Darla's strength is providing “real-world” business experience and insights in a collaborative environment. She has a background as a business leader, with over 20 years experience at every level of several international manufacturing and government organizations. She has over ten years experience across a wide range of business, industry, government, healthcare and service organizations as an independent consultant. She has a passion for making work easier by aligning the systems, structures, processes and procedures.


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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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