Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors certificate program available through UMKC TalentLink

We Help Your New Leaders Become Effective Leaders.

Developed and led by expert facilitator Warren Wandling, this certificate program available through UMKC TalentLink can help strengthen leadership and supervisory skills, whether you’re promoting talent from within or developing a new hire.

Warren Wandling first time supervisor training

Hiring and retaining experienced supervisors, managers, and leaders is tough.

A competitive job market makes it challenging to find and hire proven talent. Industry layoffs lead to leadership gaps. Leadership dilemmas emerge as employees change jobs or quit. Placing inexperienced people into supervisory, management, or leadership roles isn’t an effective solution.  

This certificate program can help strengthen leadership skills, whether you’re promoting talent from within or developing a new hire.

Participants Will Learn

  • Accomplish the Transition from Peer to Supervisor
  • Supervision and Leadership Strategies for Success
  • Communicate to Connect With Your Team and Customers
  • Coach for Performance


Warren Wandling

Warren Wandling is an expert facilitator, leadership coach, keynote speaker, and communication expert. Warren developed and leads two signature programs, Essential Skills for First-Time Supervisors and Leadership with Purpose, in partnership with UMKC TalentLink. He partners with leadership-driven companies and individuals to increase their productivity, clarify their purpose, and improve communication skills. Warren has trained and coached leaders in the public, private, and government sectors. He is the founder and host of the How to Become an Obstacle Buster podcast, interviewing industry leaders who share their top strategies to breakthrough obstacles. When Warren is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, serving in the community, and running across the Midwest. Warren’s completed a marathon, exhibiting the grit and perseverance he trains leaders to develop!