Leadership Essentials for Supervisors

25% Registration Discount for ASPA Members: The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program is newly redesigned to give a deep dive into holistic leadership skills including communication, coaching, performance management, and leading change. Participants will learn how to:

  • Allocate management versus leadership efforts
  • Create presence and purpose within workplace culture to motivate people
  • Explore emotional intelligence and resilience tools
  • Coach and give feedback while creating accountability, action, and resolving conflict.
  • Put this all together with 3 self-assessments including EI 2.0, Dare to Lead, and TK Conflict Inventory

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be added to their LinkedIn Profile and CV to showcase your developed leadership skills and build a high performing team.

Dates: June 10, 17, 24, 2021

Delivery: Virtual

Tuition: $2495 $1,871.25 + GST

More Information: Check out our Website or contact execed@edwards.usask.ca to take advantage of your 25% Discount

Learning From Your Mistakes

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Have you made a mistake at work and were worried to admit it or concerned that it might affect your relationships with colleagues or your career trajectory?  We’ve all been there.  What’s important is to recognize that mistakes can be a learning opportunity and, most often, you can recover from them. 

Consider these three ways you can turn a mistake into a stepping stone for your career:

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Brown Bag Sessions Survey Results; April 2021


ASPA Research Committee conducted an online survey from March 10 – 19, 2021 to gather ASPA members’ feedback on brown bag sessions presented by the ASPA executive. The brief survey gathered insights on topics of interest and how best to offer the sessions. A total of 204 surveys were completed, representing a 15% response rate.  The ASPA Research Committee would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the survey – your feedback will assist with planning future brown bag sessions. This article provides an overview of the survey results.

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Improving Zoom

Zoom Out
Part of the psychological intensity of Zoom calls is caused by the close-up webcams we use by default: the impression of someone’s face 2.5 feet away intrudes upon our personal space. Instead, try backing up to a medium shot in which your hands and arms are visible; show your body language, and others won’t have to strain for non-verbal cues.  Quartz

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Finding Your Passion at Work

What are you passionate about? Living each moment to the fullest and savoring life along the path to your passion is what it is all about. To open the doorway to enlightenment you must take a proactive approach, become more engaged and take action to find your passion at work and have the career that you have always dreamed of having.        

Here are some practical steps to find your passion at work:

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National Day of Observance

Reflecting on Our Losses
On Tuesday, PM Justin Trudeau announced that today will be named a “National Day of Observance” to “honour everyone we lost to this terrible virus, and to recognize the impact this global pandemic has had on all our lives… As a country we remember all those we lost, and we mourn with families and friends.” The new day will also serve to commemorate the many significant impacts of the pandemic, from isolation to unemployment, and to honour the many frontline workers who have put themselves at risk.

Reference Site: Observance, Procrastination & Blarney (mailchi.mp)

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Increasing Your Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Increasing Your Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Growing your self-confidence in the workplace can be difficult. Most people aspire to have more self-confidence not just in their job but in life. Achieving a level where we feel comfortable and confident at work takes effort and does not happen overnight.       

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ASPA’s Post-Bargaining Survey Results

Written by the ASPA Research Committee


ASPA Research Committee conducted an online survey in December, 2020 to gather ASPA members feedback on various aspects of the latest round of bargaining. The short survey gathered insights on level of satisfaction with ASPA’s communications during bargaining, the information sessions, the forced vote, tentative agreement, as well as what ASPA did well during bargaining and areas for improvement. A total of 432 surveys were completed, representing a 32% response rate.  This article provides an overview of the survey results. All averages reported are based on a 5-point scale, where 1 equals “strongly disagree” and 5 equals “strongly agree”.

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Take Stock of Your Achievements

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Time flies by and things need to get done. Often we don’t take the time to think about everything we have accomplished. Starting a new year is a great time to reflect on the last 12 months and think about all the things that occurred. It is important to keep track of your achievements, even the smaller ones.   

Here are some great ways to take stock of your achievements:

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