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Explore our management & business acumen programs

Our management and business acumen programs deliver the knowledge and skills you need to make every opportunity matter. Sharpen your personal and managerial effectiveness, and transform knowledge into strategies for effective action.

Join us in-class or online

Our programs are offered in three different formats: in-class, online real-time (facilitated live with specific start and end dates), and online on-demand (self-directed/self-paced, with no specific dates.) Please click the “Learn more” links to see the format for each individual program.

Advanced Management Skills

This program provides an integrated understanding of business: financial management, operations, performance management, marketing, and strategy. Expand your skill set with applied exercises. Gain a holistic view of managing increasingly complex organizations.

Building a Successful Business Case

No matter what you’re asking for, a strong business case can open the door to getting what you need. This program is designed to help you achieve success by building a compelling business case. Capture the attention of decision makers and convince them to grant your request.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Public Service Leaders

Explore skills for solution-oriented decision making in a public sector setting. Diversify your facilitation techniques and customize your situational problem-solving approach. Increase your chances of success when presenting recommendations to top decision makers.

Employment Law Essentials

This program describes legislation regulating work standards, conduct, dismissal, discrimination, and other vital elements of the employment relationship. It also looks at developments in emerging areas such as the use of technology in the workplace and privacy protection.

Essential Management Skills

Designed for new managers, this program develops fundamental competencies for managerial success. Build dexterity in motivation, communication, team leadership, conflict and change management, negotiation, decision making, and other key areas. 

Essentials in Supervisory Skills

Gain essential skills for supervising and leading staff, managing priorities, and solving problems. Communicate between all organizational levels, ensuring that objectives get heard, tasks get acted on, and everyone receives the support they need. 

Financial Statement Analysis for the Non-Accountant

Acquire a basic understanding of financial statements and the application of key financial analysis tools. Explore the relationships between investment, operational and financing decisions. Identify the danger signals when assessing the viability of an enterprise.

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Develop a working knowledge of accounting and financial management. Build confidence in reading financial information. Apply basic financial techniques to support your decision-making process. Integrate financial information with other business functions.

Increasing Your Productivity

This program offers a unique approach to increasing your productivity at work and at home. Develop clear and measurable goals you can realistically reach. Apply proven tools and techniques to increase your focus, energy, adaptability, and effectiveness. 

Influencing Behavioural Change in Disruptive Times

In turbulent times, “business as usual” is often a self-defeating attitude. This program takes a behavioural-insights approach to behaviour change in organizations. Leverage the ways people actually think to encourage healthier, more resilient and productive decisions and behaviours.

Leadership Excellence for Administrative Professionals

Achieving administrative excellence requires taking a leadership mindset. This program develops key administration management competencies with a specific focus on leadership thinking, communication, creative problem solving, and decision making. 

Managing Performance

Explore techniques for managing performance on an ongoing basis. Diagnose performance opportunities and problems, and motivate people to give their best. Create an environment where people can grow, while achieving mission-critical results. 

Recruitment and Selection Skills for the Non-HR Professional

Learn to select the people who best fit your company’s values and culture, as well as the job requirements. Onboard them in a way that inspires them to stay. Improve organizational performance through people, while setting both your staff and your company up for success.

Time Management Skills

Explore proven time management techniques that will help you make the most of every day. Accomplish more by becoming less reactive and more proactive. Make better time allocation decisions, and overcome self-defeating time management habits.

"The instructors were incredibly dynamic, very knowledgeable and clearly leaders in their field."

Eric Sambell
Director, Construction and Technology Fly Over Canada

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