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.


As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all Learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within 3-4 months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.

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, branding and promotions, 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 2018-2019 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*

For COMPASS eligible organizations: You may send one person from your organization under COMPASS per year. 


Please see the COMPASS Training Package Terms and Conditions Agreement. By using your COMPASS Promo/Coupon code, you agree to these terms.



Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant

Leap is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (CSJG).

For more information, please click here.

2019-2020 Full Program Registration opens on June 21, 2019.







  • How Managers Communicate and Leap - September 5, 2019
  • Employee and Labour Relations - October 17, 2019
  • Recruitment and Retention - November 26, 2019
  • Employee Accountability - December 4, 2019
  • Governance - January 16, 2020
  • Branding, Promotions, and Engagement - February 13, 2020
  • Financial Responsibilities - March 5, 2020
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship - April 2, 2020
  • Fostering an Effective Team - May 7, 2020


  • How Managers Communicate and Lead - September 17, 2019
  • Employee and Labour Relations - October 9, 2019
  • Recruitment and Retention - November 7, 2019
  • Employee Accountability - November 28, 2019
  • Governance - January 14, 2020
  • Branding, Promotions, and Engagement - February 11, 2020
  • Financial Responsibilities - March 3, 2020
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship - March 31, 2020
  • Fostering an Effective Team - May 5, 2020

Lloydminster - New for 2019!

  • How Managers Communicate and Lead - September 24, 2019
  • Employee and Labour Relations - October 30, 2019
  • Recruitment and Retention - November 20, 2019
  • Employee Accountability - December 11, 2019
  • Governance - January 23, 2020
  • Branding, Promotions, and Engagement - February 20, 2020
  • Financial Responsibilities - March 12, 2020
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship - April 23, 2020
  • Fostering an Effective Team - May 14, 2020


  • Regina Leap Program 2019-2020

    Sep 05, 2019 - May 07, 2020

  • Saskatoon Leap Program 2019-2020

    Sep 17, 2019 - May 05, 2020

  • Lloydminster Leap Program 2019-2020

    Sep 24, 2019 - May 14, 2020

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  • "The materials are informative and great to refer to when you get back to your own office, as well the learning exercises are easy to follow and good to use with your own staff."

    Ronda Johnson, 2019 Leap Graduate
  • "This was an exceptional course which provided me invaluable information and tools which will assist me in my daily work. The information that was learned will be transferrable to the teams which I support within my Agency. Thank you to SARC for developing this program." 

    Linda Boyko, 2019 Leap Graduate
  • “The Leap experience was very positive. I feel that I learned a great deal that applies to my working situation. The chance to network with others in our sector was very helpful. I believe that I am better equipped to move forward.”

    2017 Leap Graduate