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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.

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.

Team Collaboration Skills for the New Workplace

In this program you will learn how to achieve performance goals with remote teams. Mobilize the power of remote teams to generate creative solutions. Facilitate group decision making and encourage everyone to contribute. Enable peak performance in individuals and groups.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

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. 

Making Better Decisions with Business Analytics

Designed for managers with limited exposure to analytics, this program describes the use of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to solve business problems, improve organizational decision making and develop opportunities for growth. 

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. 

Mini-MBA: Essential Business Skills

Get a big-picture view of how business really works by exploring its core components (strategy, finance, operations, HR and marketing), and how decisions in one area impact the others. Increase your acumen without having to commit full time to a formal business school program of study.

Productivity Tips for the New Normal Workplace

This program offers useful tips for the three essential pillars of work productivity: shifting one’s energy, having a clear focus, and developing more stamina to deal with change. Maintain a healthy life-work balance, while achieving results with a renewed sense of calm.

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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