Leap - Management Skills Development

  • Professional development

Further your career development and become well-trained to lead a sustainable and successful organization. 

  • Network with peers

Learn in a small group environment with other up-and-coming leaders in the nonprofit sector.

  • Enhance management skills

Leap is a management skills development program that provides practical information, principles, best practices and tips in a variety of management areas.

Leap to Organizational Success!

Through a wide range of topics, Leap builds well-rounded nonprofit Managers with a diverse set of management skills and abilities. Leap consists of nine modules (sessions), click on the "Leap Sessions" Tab for more details on each module.


What are the benefits of Leap?

For learners:

  • Presents practical information, principles, best practices, and tips in a variety of management areas, and provides the tools to implement these principles into their leadership and daily management style.
  • Gives the opportunity to increase their leadership and management skills in a variety of areas (i.e. communication, government relations, human resources, etc.).
  • Provides valuable resource material and handbooks to take with them and reference throughout their career.
  • Networking opportunities – Networking that comes from working and learning with the same group of learners at each Leap session. Who better to learn from than those going through the same experiences?  Past graduates have stated their appreciation for peer-based learning, saying that it was advantageous to be in a group for networking purposes, to listen and ask questions of others in the group, and to hear ideas on how to handle situations in the workplace that others have been through.
  • Encourages continuous learning and further career development.
  • Opens doors for career advancement within the organization.

For the organization:

  • Results in a well-trained Manager, leading to a successful organization and increasing organizational capacity and sustainability.
  • Provides an immediate return on investment as Managers implement the skills and principles learned in all sessions.
  • Increases the likelihood of achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence within the organization and the supports provided to clients.
  • Promotes further organizational awareness and knowledge of current management principles and best practices.
  • Can be considered an integral part of an organization’s internal succession and leadership development plan.
  • Translates to a healthy organization and successful client and service outcomes.

Learners also receive: 

  • Certificate of Completion – Upon completion of all Leap sessions, in their entirety, Leap Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and be recognized for their commitment to leadership.
  • SARC training discount – All Leap Graduates will receive 10% off future in-person training events attended through SARC (some restrictions apply).

Leap Sessions

All Leap sessions are instructed by knowledgeable Facilitators and will include valuable resource material, interactive discussions, and learning exercises aimed at increasing competencies in essential skills of nonprofit management.

There are nine modules (sessions) in Leap:

Leap Facilitators

If you are interested in learning more about our Leap Facilitators, click here

Pricing for the 2017-2018 Leap year is as follows:

Full Leap program:

SARC Member Agency $2,700
Other Organization $2,940 + GST

Individual sessions:

SARC Member Agency $325
Other Organization $355 + GST

Costs also include the Learner Handbook provided at each session, as well as lunch and refreshments.

*Please note, registering for individual sessions is dependent on available space*

Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant

Application intake is open for 2018 training

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is now accepting applications from eligible employers, for training with start dates between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 — pending available funding during this timeframe

Applications will be accepted, assessed and approved based on available funding.

For more information, please click here.

2018-2019 Full Program Registration

Registration is now closed for the 2018-2019 full Leap Program.

You can register for individual sessions in Melfort!

2018-2019 Session Dates

Dates for the 2018-2019 Leap year are as follows:

Saskatoon (SARC Administrative Office - 111 Cardinal Crescent, Saskatoon): These sessions are full.

  • How Managers Communicate and Lead: September 27, 2018
  • Employee & Labour Relations Basics: October 17, 2018
  • Recruitment & Retention: November 15, 2018
  • Employee Accountability: December 4, 2018
  • Governance: January 16, 2019
  • Branding, Promotions & Engagement: February 5, 2019
  • Financial Responsibilities: March 7, 2019
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship: April 4, 2019
  • Fostering an Effective Team: April 30, 2019

Regina (Regina Travelodge Hotel - 4177 Albert Street): These sessions are full.

  • How Managers Communicate and Lead: September 25, 2018
  • Employee & Labour Relations Basics: October 11, 2018
  • Recruitment & Retention: November 7, 2018
  • Employee Accountability: November 30, 2018
  • Governance: January 9, 2019
  • Branding, Promotions & Engagement: February 13, 2019
  • Financial Responsibilities: March 19, 2019
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship: April 17, 2019
  • Fostering an Effective Team: May 23, 2019

Melfort (Canalta Hotel - 100 Stonegate):

  • How Managers Communicate and Lead: October 3, 2018
  • Employee & Labour Relations Basics: October 30, 2018
  • Recruitment & Retention: November 21, 2018
  • Employee Accountability: December 6, 2018
  • Governance: January 23, 2019
  • Branding, Promotions & Engagement: February 26, 2019
  • Financial Responsibilities: March 13, 2019
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship: April 9, 2019
  • Fostering an Effective Team: May 21, 2019


  • Leap - Governance

    Jan 23, 2019


  • Leap - Branding, Promotions & Engagement

    Feb 26, 2019


  • Leap - Financial Responsibilities

    Mar 13, 2019


  • Leap - Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship

    Apr 09, 2019


  • Leap - Fostering an Effective Team

    May 21, 2019


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