Supervisory Leadership

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Supervisory Leadership

Technical Certificate

18 Credits | Less than 1 year

Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online

Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*

*Combination of Online, Your Choice and On Site instruction. Select courses available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics

Update your leadership and management skills to prepare for a future supervisory job or to complement your current managerial position. By completing the Supervisory Leadership certificate you’ll be prepared to be employed in a variety of businesses and industries.

Program Overview

The Supervisory Leadership certificate allows you to customize your training with short, achievable goals. Rather than completing the entire associate degree, you may select course clusters that complement your degree choice.

Program Outcomes

The Supervisory Leadership certificate will prepare you to:

  • Maximize use of time and resources
  • Minimize wasted effort
  • Address difficult situations in positive ways
  • Possess supervisory, communication, and leadership skills
  • Understand what motivates people in the workplace
  • Create efficient, customer-friendly processes
  • Develop productive work teams
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Practice and perform the interpersonal aspects of dealing with and coaching our employees to create a high-performing team. Take two courses a semester, one night a week to supplement class time with online learning to complete the certificate in less than one year. 


After you complete the Supervisory Leadership, you’ll be able to maximize your time and resources, minimize wasted effort, address difficult situations in positive ways and possess supervisory, communication and leadership skills.

Works Around Your Schedule

There are flexible formatted courses that work with your schedule using connectivity platforms so you may learn from where ever you are.

Cutting-Edge, Relevant Courses

Continuous networking with business professionals, employers and recent graduates keeps your courses up to date and applicable to your future career.    

Increase Your Value

Earning the certificate may give you the recognition you need to move into a management role for your present job.

Required Courses

In the 18-credit Supervisory Leadership certificate required courses, you have the option of choosing nine credits that center around a career cluster. A few of the clusters include supervision, building teams and organizational development.

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Featured Supervisory Leadership Courses

| 3 CR
In Leadership Development, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to fulfill his/her role as a modern leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of evaluating leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, implementing mission and goals, ethical behavior, personal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change, and effective conflict resolution.
| 3 CR
In Supervision, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to perform the functions of a frontline leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of strategies and transition to a contemporary supervisory role including day-to-day operations, analysis, delegation, controlling, staffing, leadership, problem solving, team skills, motivation, and training.
| 3 CR
Provides an overview of the general legal responsibilities of an organization. Analyzes the current employment laws in the U.S. and their impact on employer/employees. Examines the supervisor's role in dealing with harassment in the workplace. Compares how appeals can be addressed in both union and nonunion environment.

Supervisory Leadership is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Supervisory Leadership student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way! 

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Continue your education and earn an associate degree.

Associate Degree
60 Credits / 2 Years Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Supervisor, Coach, Manager, Team Leader, Group Leader, Department Head, Mentor, Business Leader
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Associate Degree
60 Credits / 2 Years Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Program Coordinator, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Director of Programs, Director of Development
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Continue your education to earn your bachelor's degree.

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Tuition and Fees

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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs that you may incur while attending Northwood Technical College.

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Estimated Total Program Tuition 2024-25*

Supervisory Leadership

18 Credits | Less than 1 year


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the Northwood Tech Supervisory Leadership Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Supervisory Leadership certificate. Continue your education in the Nonprofit Leadership associate degree and/or the Leadership Development associate degree.

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