Leadership in the Workplace for Supervisors

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Leadership in the Workplace for Supervisors
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From Sat 28 March 2020 to Sun 29 March 2020
From Saturday 28 March 2020 to Sunday 29 March 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 Due to the overwhelming demand for the Supervisor courses, we are now limiting registration to Members who either currently work in a supervisory position, or are in the process of upgrading to a supervisory position. Participants in the Guild Apprentice Program are not eligible to attend. 

*This is a two day course - Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29** Both days are 9am-5pm.

  **The fee is a DEPOSIT. It will be refunded upon your attendance at the course.**

This course fulfills the mandatory training required for upgrading to a supervisory position. 

Day One

Supervisors are team leaders that lend direction to other staff, personnel, and crew on a daily basis. They can also be seen as role models and mentors. As an important part of any supervisory position in the workplace, knowing the roles you play and the responsibilities you have will contribute to a successful work environment, and enable you to co-create a productive, more communicative workplace with your departmental team and fellow co-workers.

Participants will learn about the legislated provisions, regulations and policies already set in place to ensure and enhance a respectful workplace. The workshop will also examine the issue of harassment and workplace violence, establishing practices for determining underlying causes, as well as positive strategies for addressing issues as they arise. For this seminar, active participation through discussion with the facilitator and the other attendees will be both welcome and encouraged.

Day Two

One of the key elements of any supervisory position is the leadership and team management of departmental personnel. This workshop will address effective approaches to building a team, the dynamics of power, and suggest alternative methods of communication and conflict management. The course will provide Members with the tools required to perceive potential situations of conflict and defuse them before problems, complaints, or grievances arise. It will also equip those in a supervisory position with the confidence to pursue issues through the appropriate channels of authority (from the Member to the Department Head to the Production) and to properly engage with those authorities.

Participants will explore their own leadership styles and those of their peers in this workshop on Effective Leadership. They will be encouraged to personalize their own leadership styles, acknowledging both their strengths and challenges through interactive group discussion, exercises, and critical assessment of leadership theories. Participants will leave feeling empowered to expand the principles of their leadership skills, and with the ability to better mentor team members and build stronger support networks through effective communication.  

Instructor: Natasha Tony


Natasha Tony is a trained mediator and experienced labour relations specialist who has
advanced the discussion on how to build inclusive organizations. Bringing a keen sense of
fairness and sensitivity to intersectionality, she goes beyond diversity programming and sets up
organizations for true inclusion of and respect for all members.

A graduate of the Labour Relations certifi cate program at Queen’s University in Kingston,
Natasha has rounded out her education through mediation, negotiation and coaching
programs offered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Natasha’s former career as an extras casting director piqued her interest in diversity.
Subsequently, she held a labour relations role for almost a decade with IATSE (International
Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees), a union representing members of the fi lm,
television, and entertainment arts.

Natasha is Principal and CEO of Elevate Inclusion Strategies, a consulting company
which focuses on issues management and systemic confl ict resolution. To this end,
Elevate develops and implements diversity initiatives and respectful workplace
programs for client organizations.

Elevate Inclusion Strategies delivers services to its clients in two main
categories: Issues Management and Culture Shift. Specializing in workplace
restoration, Elevate conducts investigations, particularly pertaining to
bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment. For its client organizations
Elevate also tailors workshops and master classes geared towards leaders,
trainers, and staff on themes relating to respectful workplaces and building
inclusive organizations.

Natasha is a much sought-after speaker and author in the post- “Me
Too” public sphere. A thought leader on themes of activism, equity and
inclusion, she is often invited to provide interpretative commentary
on current events.



Do I need to register?

Yes, registration is required for this event.

Is this event open to everyone?

No, this event is open to DGC Full and Associate Members currently in Good Standing and participants in the Guild Apprentice Program. You must have pre-paid and registered for this event through this page. There will be no payments taken at the door.

Where can I contact the organizer with questions?

You can contact us at training@dgcontario.ca

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket as confirmation of your registration.

What is the refund policy?

If you notify the Training department within 1 business day of the event that you can no longer attend, you may request a refund for the course. Once a course has taken place, you are not able to receive a refund.


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