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Learn the Skills to Be a Great Leader!

The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program will help you go further in your field by learning skills you can immediately apply, including how to:

  • Make the transition from employee to supervisor
  • Delegate
  • Motivate others and boost morale
  • Address performance issues and resolve conflict
  • Evaluate and reward performance
  • Train, coach and mentor
  • Build your overall aptitude as a leader 

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Supervisory Leadership Program

2019 Class Offerings

TU's will be available for all classes

Supervisory Leadership Certificate (8-Session Class)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 11 - June 4, 2019

This class is completed.

Supervisory Leadership Certificate (8-Session Class)
Parker, Colorado
July 29 - November 5, 2019

Applications are due by Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Location: Parker Water and Sanitation District | 18100 E. Woodman Drive | Parker, CO 80134

Program Eligibility:  All students must complete an online application for admission.  The Committee will review all applications.  Students who are selected will be sent a payment link once the final class is determined.  Click here to complete the online application      

RMSAWWA Members and RMWEA Members: 
Early Registration $1,699.00 (by July 19th)  Late Registration $1,799.00 (after July 19th)

Nonmembers:  Early Registration $1,899.00 (by July 19th), Late Registration $1,999.00 (after July 19th)   

Fees are non-refundable.  Attendee exchanges are permitted by contacting Ann Guiberson, RMSAWWA Executive Director at 720-404-0818

Class Format/Agenda:



Class Topic

Session 1

Monday, July 29

Self-Awareness: From Insight to Action

Session 2

Tuesday, July 30


Session 3

Monday, August 26

The Role of the Supervisor Part 1

Session 4

Tuesday, August 27

The Role of the Supervisor Part 2

Session 5

Monday, October 7

The Role of the Supervisor Part 3

Session 6

Tuesday, October 8

Organizational Culture & Leadership Styles

Session 7

Monday, November 4

Executive Panel

Session 8

Tuesday, November 5

Putting It All Together – Presentations and Graduation

Class Sessions are 8:00am to 5:00pm

Karen Main - Click here for biography
Richard Gerstberger - Click here for biography

Registration:  Registration for the 8-Session Class is a two-step process.  1) First, complete the required application.  The Committee will review applications on a weekly basis and will notify candidates of their status in the class.  2) Second, after candidates are accepted into the class they will be asked to complete the class registration and online payment.

Program Questions: Contact James Roche, Committee Chair.  Email:  Phone: 720-842-4247

Registration Questions: Contact Ann Guiberson, Executive Director.  Email:  Phone: 720-404-0818

Supevisory Leadership Class:  Building a High Performing Team (1/2 Day Class)
Denver, Colorado
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Location:  Marston Water Treatment Plant | Denver, CO

Fees:  $150.00

Time: 8:00am to Noon

Class Format/Agenda: This 1/2 day seminar will help you evaluate the dynamics of your team and learn how to improve your team's performance.  You will discover:

  1. Why some teams are dysfunctional
  2. What characterizes a high-performing team
  3. How to transform your team from average to exceptional

Instructor:  Karen Main - Click here for biography

Supervisory Leadership Certificate (2-Day Class)
Grand Junction, Colorado
September 30 - October 1, 2019

Location:  Ute Water Conservancy District | Grand Junction, CO 81501

Fee:  RMSAWWA Members and RMWEA Members - $599.00 / Non-Members - $699.00

Fees are non-refundable.  Attendee exchanges are permitted by contacting Ann Guiberson, RMSAWWA Executive Director

Registration Deadline:  The deadline to register is Friday, September 13th at 5:00pm.

Special Discount:  If you will be attending both the 2-Day Leadership Class and the Western Colorado Water & Wastewater Conference you are entitled to a $15.00 special discount on the Leadership Class.   Promo Code to use at Checkout: Leadership2019

Class Format/Agenda:
The two-day session covers essential skills and knowledge necessary for first-line supervisors and managers. This program is highly interactive and requires the focused attention of participants. Skills, concepts and practices covered in this program are:

  • The role of the supervisor

    • Legal responsibilities

    • Current theories and practices to create a positive work environment

  • Practices used by effective supervisors:

    • Delegation

    • Documentation

    • Feedback

    • Evaluating and assessing work performance

  • Leadership styles

Click Here for a sample class agenda.

Karen Main - Click here for biography
Richard Gerstberger -
Click here for biography

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