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Executive Education

Essential Management Skills

Build core competencies for managerial success

Delivered 100% Online

Program Level: Fundamental

This comprehensive program builds a solid foundation in the soft-skill competencies needed for managerial success. Understand yourself as an effective leader of people. Diagnose typical business situations and determine how best to manage them. Engage in practical exercises that focus on your own day-to-day issues, and come away with tools and techniques you can apply immediately back at work.

The content is specifically designed for individuals who have recently assumed a managerial role and wish to make an effective transition to their new position, or for those who want a refresher in the basics. Experienced managers looking to advance their career will benefit from Advanced Management Skills—an exploration of the hard skills required to lead a department or business.

Online program format

Each day includes facilitator-led online sessions in real time. The sessions are highly interactive, with opportunities for you to network with peers, brainstorm ideas, engage in skill-building activities, and receive constructive feedback. Breaks between sessions provide ample time for you to reflect on what you have learned and recharge your energies. You will also receive supplemental resources (readings, videos, self-assessments etc.) that you can access at any time before, during or after the program. 

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