Management and Supervision

Admission Requirements Program Structure Courses Schedule and Fees Registration

macewan logoKeyano College, in partnership with MacEwan University, is offering the Management & Supervision Certificate program. This program’s courses are eligible for the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) program, through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

Managers and supervisors play a pivotal role in any organization’s growth and success.  Develop and enhance your ability to engage your team, make decisions, problem solve, handle conflict and communicate with purpose.  Discover new and practical strategies you can adopt immediately to effectively supervise and manage others within an evolving workplace. Walk away with a greater capacity to contribute to your organization’s success, as well as your own.  

The Management and Supervision Certificate will teach you how to:

  • identify the competencies, skills and attributes you need to be successful in your role
  • create an environment that empowers and inspires employees to succeed
  • apply critical thinking strategies to problem-solve, make decisions and manage priorities
  • communicate effectively and manage difficult issues and conflict in the workplace
  • improve team morale, engagement and performance

This program's courses are eligible for the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) program, through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Courses are approved for 49 hours of study towards the Blue Seal program’s requirement of 150 hours of study in one or more of the 18 approved subject areas.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in a Keyano College Continuing Education course, you must be 18 years of age or older. A minimum of a high school diploma and relevant work experience is recommended; however, we encourage you to discuss your situation and needs with a program administrator.

Program Structure

Delivery Format: Virtual Livestream Online Format 

Courses may be completed individually, or complete the six required courses plus one elective to achieve your Management and Supervision certificate. This program is delivered in the virtual Livestream online format. Students will access the Keyano Learning Management System ( for all course materials and online components within the course timeframe. This is designed to increase accessibility and flexibility within the program. Please email Continuing Education if you don’t know your credential.

This program can be completed in one year, depending on course availability. 

A Minimum of 80% attendance required in all courses



This certificate consists of seven courses (six required courses and one elective), seven hours each in length, for a total of 49 instructional hours.  Courses may be completed individually, or complete the six required courses plus one elective to achieve your Management and Supervision professional development certificate.  

Fundamentals of Management and Supervision (CESUPR100)

7 hours, $329 

Managers and supervisors play a pivotal role in an organization and require unique skills to motivate and lead their teams. Explore the mindset and behaviors of an effective manager and how to successfully handle the challenges of supervising in today’s business environment. Learn principles and strategies to enhance your supervisory and team building skills in a manner that will lead to improved team performance, morale, engagement and goal achievement.

Building an Engaged Workforce (CESUPR101)

7 hours, $329

Leading others requires understanding each team member as an individual with unique skills, abilities and needs. Bringing people together in a cohesive team to accomplish organizational goals requires understanding diversity and team dynamics, as well as how to deal with conflict proactively so that a safe, productive and healthy work environment can be created for all. You will leave equipped with practical strategies for building and leading strong, productive and more successful teams.

Managing Priorities and Making Decisions (CESUPR102)

7 hours, $329 

Balancing the needs and demands of a team with those of the organization can be challenging. Learn how to use critical thinking skills to problem-solve and make decisions. Explore techniques and strategies to improve your own productivity and ability to adapt to changing priorities and keep yourself and your team on track. Discover how to delegate and assign tasks effectively, run effective meetings, reduce time wasters and manage the email jungle. 

Effective Communication Techniques (CESUPR103)

7 hours, $329 

Strong communication skills are essential for managers and supervisors to be effective. Learn to communicate and present information more confidently and persuasively. By exploring common barriers to communication and understanding your own communication style, you can affect how your message is received by others. Discover simple, but profound strategies you can use to strengthen and add impact to your written and verbal communications. 

Managing Workplace Conflict (CESUPR104)

7 hours, $329 

If your role involves leading others, you will likely have times where conflict threatens to derail working relationships, team productivity and the work environment. But when handled constructively, conflict can also be a catalyst for change and growth. Learn about the different types of workplace conflict and its effects on individuals and the organization. Identify your own conflict style and that of others, explore the problem-solving process, and discover practical strategies and tools that will increase your confidence and skill in resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. 

Coaching for Performance (CESUPR105)

7 hours, $329 

Enhance your ability to develop and manage the performance of your team. Learn how to work with your employees to define roles, set expectations and goals and measure results. Acquire practical skills and techniques on how to coach, give and receive feedback, cope with failure and success, and motivate employees. The importance of providing meaningful recognition in building a productive work environment will also be covered. 

Elective: Strategies for Managing Projects (CESUPR200)

7 hours, $329 

The day-to-day work in organizations today is often project based. Whether this involves launching new products or services, changing business processes or moving offices, chances are that every manager and supervisor will have a role to play in ensuring successful project completion. In this practical, hands-on course, you will learn the basics of managing projects throughout the various phases: conceptualization, planning, execution and review. 

Elective: Hiring for Success (CESUPR201)

7 hours, $329 

Ensure you make the right hiring decision. Learn how to prepare a job analysis and position profile, create better job advertisements and develop a fair and consistent interview process for selecting employees. Interviewing is both an art and a science. Gain an understanding of the different types of interview questions and techniques that elicit specific, behavior-based examples of past performance. 

Schedule and Fees

Schedule 2022 - 2023
Course Code Semester Course Name Date/Day Time Room Tuition
CESUPR100 Fall Fundamentals of Management and Supervision Oct 1, 2022 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329
CESUPR101 Fall Building an Engaged Workforce Nov 5, 2022 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329
CESUPR102 Fall Managing Priorities and Making Decisions Dec 3, 2022 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329
CESUPR103 Winter Effective Communication Techniques Feb 4, 2023 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329
CESUPR104 Winter Managing Workplace Conflict Mar 4, 2023 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329
CESUPR105 Winter Coaching for Performance Apr 1, 2023 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329
CESUPR200 Spring Elective: Strategies for Managing Projects May 6, 2023 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329
CESUPR201 Spring Elective: Hiring for Success June 3, 2023 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Virtual Livestream Online $329

Instructor Biography

David Vlajic

David Vlajic holds a Master of Business Administration and Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. Currently David is employed with NOVA chemicals as a Manager for Maintenance Center of Excellence. Prior to NOVA David has been employed with Syncrude Canada for 15 years i n various Leadership, Project and Turnaround Management positions. Throughout his Project and Turnaround career, he has been responsible for project budgets ranging from $100K to $250MM. David recognizes that PMI Project Management methodology has proven invaluable throughout his numerous projects from inception to closure. Although David recognizes such benefits, this is eclipsed by his awareness of Risk Management during the project life cycle given any unforeseen incident can prove disastrous to the project outcome. When David is not in the office, he enjoys golfing in the summer months and skiing in the winter.

Damjana Vlajic 
Damjana joined Keyano College Continuous Education in 2020. Damjana has over 13 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, including Recruitment, Employee Relations, Talent Development and Leadership Training. Damjana has completed her Bachelors Degree in Management-Labour Relations and Human Resources, MBA ,and is a CHRP member. Damjana is passionate about continuous learning and sharing her personal and professional  experience.  Her teaching style focuses on story telling and student engagement.
Sandra Efu

Sandra Efu joined Keyano College in 2015 as a Business Instructor. Presently, she serves as the Director of Student Services. As a Project Management Professional, Sandra is passionate about the use of project management techniques to advance change. She has led an array of local and international projects in the areas of education and community development and worked with various International Financial Institutions. Through work and personal travel, Sandra has visited several countries, including Bulgaria, Barbados, Dominica, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Taiwan, and the UAE. These experiences reinforce Sandra’s commitment to the advancement of cultural exchanges and education as tools for global economic development. 

Research interests:

Economics of education, teaching and learning in higher education, and program design, evaluation and enhancement for social good.

Recent publication:

Efu, S. I. (2019). Exams as Learning Tools: A Comparison of Traditional and Collaborative Assessment in Higher Education. College Teaching, 67(1), 73-83.

Student Testimonials

"Highly organized online. Their movement to online classed due to Covid was transitioned nicely. The Continuing Education team was so professional and response time was phenomenal.   The instructor likes to have a collaborative - with people adding real life stories on the topics and it makes the course both relatable and engaging.  She very much so encourages class participation and we learn a lot from each other." - Lori Coombs

"The instructor was well spoken and very interactive with all the participants. The courses are well set up for the regional needs. I like the take away documents in the digital form. "  - Clarence Buchanan

Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant provides funding to Alberta business to help hire and train employees. You can receive up to $10,000 per employee per year for skills training.

Keyano College has a list of pre-approved courses and program areas that are eligible for the grant.

Visit our Canada-Alberta Job Grant webpage for information on how to apply and employer benefits.


You can register for Continuing Education courses online, by phone at 780-799-0535 or email.


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