Supervisor and manager development

Supervisor and manager development

Leadership starts with you

Whether you are just stepping into new responsibilities or planning for the next stage of your career, the School's comprehensive development programs provide a solid foundation for exciting and challenging career transitions.

A modular approach gives you the time and space to build learning into your day-to-day work while connecting with peers, mentors and experts from across the public service. Check GCcampus, the School's learning application, for online modules and classroom sessions coming up near you!

New skills for a new role, resources and community building

The Supervisor Development Program prepares you to manage team performance, get results, promote best practices and face new challenges as they arise.

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    Start with…
    A self-paced online course that introduces your new role and key responsibilities, including leadership and managing a team.

    …then build on what you've learned
    A three-day classroom course that offers a hands-on, pratical approach to people management, leadership, communication, delegation and engagement.

Follow the Manager Development Program to strengthen your understanding of government priorities, the accountabilities that come with a management position and the importance of both leadership and innovation.

The Program gives you knowledge and skills that you can apply anywhere in the public service and connects you to a community you can rely on for your whole career. Wherever your management career takes you, count on the Program to equip you for success.

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    Phase 1 (online) – self-paced learning and discussion forums with subject matter experts cover the basics of management in the public service.

    Phase 2 (in the classroom) – a five-day classroom session allows you to discuss the first phase with your colleagues and put your knowledge into practice.

    Phase 3 (distance learning) – over four weeks, take your learning to the workplace, supported by online readings and discussions.

    Phase 4 (in the classroom) – a concluding three-day classroom session brings you together with your colleagues once more to integrate what you've learned and apply it to real-life case studies and simulations.

Other learning opportunities for supervisors and managers

Special events
An evolving range of "just‑in‑time" events that share expert perspectives on current issues and government priorities. Check the Events page to see what's coming up near you!

Timely and relevant, the School's courses equip you with the leadership skills you need to manage complex transformation and a rapidly shifting environment. Check out GCcampus to discover the resources tailored for supervisors and managers on the following subjects:

Communications | Finance | Government | Human resources | Leadership
Management | Project management | Information management

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