Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate

Vancouver Community College’s Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate provides practical, up-to-date supervisory/management training in three core areas: Interpersonal Communication Skills, Team Skills, and Essential Management Skills.

Exploring topics vital to personal and organizational success, students learn to lead and motivate teams to achieve maximum productivity through the use of supervisory management skills in the areas of performance management, motivation, team development, coaching, delegating, communication, and interpersonal dynamics.

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April 1 to 3 years Certificate Downtown Part-time

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This program does not have any additional admission requirements.

International students must first contact International Education at or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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Program Description

Program Description


On completion of the Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to planning, organizing, leading, and directing the functions and processes of an organization
  • Perform in a team leadership role
  • Communicate effectively to develop relationships, manage conflict, and work across differences
  • Provide leadership in coaching, training, and supporting others
  • Apply effective decision-making skills to a range of managerial situations
  • Implement a comprehensive set of practical leadership skills and tools developed during the program


Courses involve lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples, and individual and group work. Learning will be enhanced by a variety of interactive classroom activities, collaborative team activities, and case studies.

The interactive and practical exercises give students the opportunity to take an active role and “learn by doing”.


Three semesters: one 24-hour course is offered each semester.


Students are evaluated through:

  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Participation
  • Group work


Upon successful completion of this program, and once an application for graduation has been submitted to the registrar’s office, the student will receive a Vancouver Community College Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate.

Graduates may ladder into BCIT's part-time Certificate Programs in Leadership, Human Resource Management, or Business Management.


  • MSKL 1101 Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • MSKL 1102 Team Skills
  • MSKL 1103 Essential Management Skills

Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: or 604.443.8600.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Recommended Characteristics:

  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work well in a structured environment
  • Ability to work with confidence independently or on a team
  • Ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • High performance standards
  • Initiator, self-starter
  • Flexible, adaptable

Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

VCC's Leadership, Administration and Management (LAM) course offers specific child care management and administration training for professionals who work (or plan to work) as child care  program supervisors, managers, coordinators or directors. 

Join us at VCC’s Downtown campus, 200 block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.

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Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info


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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Joy Dalla-Tina, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8671
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 (202091)

(MSKL 1102) Team Skills 2 credits    $413.08

Students identify their personal leadership style and analyze its impact on team performance. Examine how teams develop and move effectively through each stage, what motivates and demotivates a team, which tools and skills to use when addressing critical challenges, how to facilitate effective meetings, and how to identify and minimize the stressors that affect a team.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10645 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,

1800 - 2100
to 11-Mar-2020
Mahood, Lynne

Essential Management Skills (MSKL 1103)
course schedule schedule
2 credits N/A
Interpersonal Communication Skills (MSKL 1101)
course schedule schedule
2 credits N/A
Team Skills (MSKL 1102)
course schedule schedule
2 credits $413.08

Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.

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