Congratulations to the 2015-2016 SSDP Participants

May 17th, 2016

Krystal Donahue

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 SSDP Participants

The Supervisory Skills Development Program (SSDP) 2015-2016 concluded its 11th consecutive year this past February. The Department of Human Resources would like to congratulate the 28 successful participants from both the St. John’s and Marine Institute Campuses.

The Supervisory Skills Development Program is one of the programs offered to employees through Learning and Development in the Department of Human Resources. Human Resources currently offers a variety of developmental opportunities to employees to help them succeed and develop new skills, both personally and professionally, in a variety of capacities.

The Supervisory Skills Development Program was designed to meet the learning needs of supervisory personnel across the university. Throughout the program, participants engaged in a series of learning sessions that included leadership, communications, workplace conflict, mental health first aid and diversity awareness, to name a few. 

The participants were chosen from a number of applicants to participate in the program. Participants are staff members who are in supervisory roles and those who aspire to be in that type of roll in the future at Memorial.

This year program training was enhanced because of the knowledge and skills shared with the group from Memorial staff, external facilitators and instructors at the Gardiner Centre. Through this program, participants gained insight into the work of others and benefited by the diversity that enhances Memorial.

The participants who completed the program felt they gained valuable skills and knowledge in many areas.

One participant stated that "the SSDP is a great initiative that better positions employees to be successful in a supervisory role. Not only does it provide awareness about the scope of a supervisor’s responsibilities, it provides a variety of information and tools that can be applied in the workplace. However, the most valuable element of the program is the opportunity to establish and build relationships with employees from various backgrounds and disciplines.” 

Again, The Department of Human Resources offers sincere congratulations to all of the SSDP 2015-2016 participants and we wish you continued success in your careers.