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 non-profit 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 non-profit 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 (either in Regina or Saskatoon).  Having two separate groups of learners provides the opportunity for individuals to connect with and learn from one another in a small group environment.  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: 

  • Formal recognition – 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:


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.


Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant

Application intake is open for fall 2017 training

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is now accepting applications from eligible employers, for training with start dates between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 — pending available funding during this timeframe

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

For more information, please click here.

Full Program Registration is Closed

Individual Session Registration:

Learners can also register for individual sessions. Individual registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, provided that the session is not already full.

Individual session registration is now open! Register now online or click here for the registration form.

Please note: Space is limited. If a session is full, you will be placed on a waitlist and notified if additional space becomes available. 


2017-2018 Session Dates

Dates for the 2017-2018 Leap year are as follows:

Saskatoon (These sessions are full):

  • DATE CHANGE! October 12, 2017 – How Managers Communicate and Lead 
  • October 31, 2017 – Employee and Labour Relations Basics 
  • November 29, 2017 – Recruitment and Retention 
  • December 19, 2017 – Employee Accountability 
  • January 9, 2018 – Governance 
  • February 6, 2018 – Public and Government Relations 
  • March 14, 2018 – Financial Responsibilities for Managers
    • March 13th – Financial Responsibilities for Managers (for past Leap Graduates)
  • April 10, 2018 – Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship 
  • May 8, 2018 – Fostering an Effective Team 


  • September 26, 2017 – How Managers Communicate and Lead 
  • October 11, 2017 – Employee and Labour Relations Basics 
  • November 15, 2017 – Recruitment and Retention 
  • December 5, 2017 – Employee Accountability 
  • January 25, 2018 – Governance 
  • February 27, 2018 – Public and Government Relations 
  • March 27, 2018 – Financial Responsibilities for Managers 
    • March 28th – Financial Responsibilities for Managers (for past Leap Graduates)
  • April 24, 2018 – Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship 
  • May 24, 2018 – Fostering an Effective Team 


  • Mar 27/2018 - (Regina) Leap: Financial Responsibilities

    Mar 27, 2018

  • Leap Graduates - Regina - Financial Responsibilities

    Mar 28, 2018

  • April 24/2018 - (Regina) Leap: Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship

    Apr 24, 2018

  • May 24/2018 - (Regina) Leap: Fostering an Effective Team

    May 24, 2018

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