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Transition to Supervision

Woman leading her team

CMPW 8003

Have you recently been promoted to a new position as a manager or supervisor?

Transitioning into a position of authority means many unique challenges, including new responsibilities and skills. This seminar is designed to help you comprehend the challenges and exciting opportunities of making a transition to a leadership role.

What you learn in this class will equip you with a powerful new set of skills, strategies, and techniques for dealing with the issues you may encounter as you take on your new position and move forward in your career.

Program details

Dates: TBD
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Wu Centre (in-person)
Fee: $725 (+HST)

Group Discount: Send 3 or more participants from your company and receive a 10% discount. Contact an account manager for more information.


Learning objectives

  • Understand the importance of effective leadership in your new supervisory role
  • Give and receive feedback constructively and effectively
  • Discover what motivates your employees and yourself
  • Distinguish between coaching and counselling employees, and help employees develop skills in both areas
  • Provide strategies to deal with difficult employees
  • Apply active listening skills (e.g. open-ended probes and reflective statements)
  • Identify mistakes supervisors commonly make in performance management
  • Explore appropriate development strategies for different levels of employee performance

Who should attend?

Newly promoted, and soon to be promoted, supervisors.


Terry Fearon founded his LMI Canada business and has served as President since its incorporation in 1999. Terry is based in Fredericton and operates throughout Atlantic Canada.

To his consultative and executive coaching roles, Terry brings over twenty-five years of personal, organizational and leadership development. He has enjoyed senior management roles in Canada and the U.S. with Canadian Pacific Ltd., Chrysler Corp. and CSX International. During that time he has received numerous business and leadership awards including Chrysler’s Director’s Award 1996 (Recognition of Excellence) and LMI’s 2002 Motivator of the Year for Canada.

Terry was one of the founding content architects of University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College (Leadership Studies Degree) as well as Leadership Fredericton. He remains active with both. He is also involved with Chamber, Enterprise and business association events throughout the Atlantic Region. Church duties and other charities also keep him occupied. Education includes Civil Engineering at UNB and Industrial Engineering at Humber College.

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