Who we are

We provide executive training and professional development programs designed to enhance your skills in areas including leadership, marketing and business development, communication, management, business acumen and project management.

COVID-19 update

Consistent with the University of Manitoba’s response to COVID-19, the James W. Burns Executive Education Centre is back to offering in-person programs. View our upcoming program schedule below for more information.

Mask Protocol

As per the University of Manitoba’s health and safety protocols, anyone entering the James W. Burns Executive Education Centre, including program participants, instructors, staff and visitors are required to wear a mask while in attendance on our premises. KN95 masks are highly recommended, but 3-ply medical masks (minimum ASTM Grade 2) are also acceptable. Acceptable masks are available at our Centre. Your mask may be removed briefly when eating and drinking. 

Please check the UM COVID-19 response webpage prior to your program for the most recent protocols. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Program schedule (by date)

Spring 2023 programs

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy | Begins April 10

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy

Become a more effective leader in just 10 days. This unique experiential learning program enhances your leadership skills and introduces you to best practices in strategy and management.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Project Management | April 26-27

Project Management

Take your project management skills to the next level. Understand the importance of clear objectives and knowing what steps to take to execute a project successfully.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | May 2

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager

Become more confident making financial decisions and increase your leadership effectiveness with a better understanding of the fundamentals of finance and accounting.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion | May 4-5

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

This program will help you create an inclusive workforce culture to meet the demand for diverse strategies to maximize team performance and innovate your organization to address challenges and missed opportunities.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Project Management | June 13-14

Project Management

Take your project management skills to the next level. Understand the importance of clear objectives and knowing what steps to take to execute a project successfully.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Negotiation and Consensus Building | June 15

Negotiation and Consensus Building

Learn practical strategies to strengthen your negotiating skills, ultimately leading to improved productivity, job satisfaction and greater overall success.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Fall 2023 programs

Speaking as a Leader® | September 7-8

Speaking as a Leader

Enhance your speaking abilities, and learn to speak like a leader, projecting strength and confidence in every interaction.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | September 13

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager

Become more confident making financial decisions and increase your leadership effectiveness with a better understanding of the fundamentals of finance and accounting.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

 

Project Oversight for Executives | September 27-28

Project Oversight for Executives

Drive project success with a scalable project governance framework that clearly defines roles and responsibilities, engages stakeholders, and optimizes the decision-making process. Learn about the integral role that the project’s executive sponsor plays in providing oversight of the project management function and how this impacts project outcomes.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) - Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP) | Begins October 12

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) - Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP)

Jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, and delivered by the James W. Burns Executive Education Centre, this program is the gold standard for directors’ education in Canada, and is a necessary step toward receiving ICD accreditation as a certified corporate director.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Project Management | October 18-19

Project Management

Take your project management skills to the next level. Understand the importance of clear objectives and knowing what steps to take to execute a project successfully.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy | Begins November 6

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy

Become a more effective leader in just 10 days. This unique experiential learning program enhances your leadership skills and introduces you to best practices in strategy and management.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Taking the Stage®: Achieving a Leadership Presence | November 15-16

Taking the Stage®: Achieving a Leadership Presence

Taking the Stage® is a ground-breaking program that enables women to view leadership through the lens of communication - supporting them to develop the skills needed to be seen as strong, confident leaders.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

  • Custom programs

    Any of our programs can be delivered exclusively to your organization in their current format, or customized specifically for your company.

    Do you staff in multiple locations? Most of our programs have the option of being offered virtually.

    To set up a custom program, call us at 204-946-0232 or email us at ExecEdInfo@umanitoba.ca.

  • Business professionals discussing ideas.

Full program list (by category)

Browse our executive programs by category below.

Interested in a program not listed here? Call us at 204-946-0232 or email us at ExecEdInfo@umanitoba.ca.

Canada-Manitoba Job Grant for Employers

What it is

The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant provides funding to employers to help cover the cost of training their new and existing employees to meet business needs, and to provide Manitobans with the skills they need for available jobs. 

Who can apply

  • Private employers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Industry associations, sector councils, groups of employers
  • Union halls
  • First Nations
  • Municipal governments

Up to $10,000 per employee

Up to $10,000  per new or existing employee and will not exceed $100,000 per employer

Eligible training time

The Job Grant application is for training that occurs in the current fiscal year. The fiscal year is April 1 to March 31. 
 
Training must be delivered by an external training provider such as the James W. Burns Executive Education Centre. We have many programs to choose from.

Learn more about this Job Grant

Earn MBA credits

The Asper MBA is a life-changing experience that helps you think differently, increase your earning power, grow as a leader, and realize your career goals.

How it works

Completing the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy provides you with an automatic exemption from the Leadership module of the Asper MBA program core when you register for the Asper MBA. That’s 4.5 credit hours toward your MBA degree, before you even start the program!

This exemption applies retroactively to any offering of the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy within the last five years.

Our facilities

The James W. Burns Executive Education Centre is located on the 2nd floor of 177 Lombard Avenue in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Officially opened in 1911 as the new head office for the Great-West Life Assurance Company, this architectural gem was designated a provincial heritage site in 1985.

We offer digital resources in comfortable, modern classrooms and breakout rooms, a boardroom and spacious reception area.

Room capacity

Room Capacity
Learning Commons (Reception area) 100 standing, 80 seated
Classroom 36 in rows, 25 - 30 other
Boardroom 20

Please note that due to the evolving COVID-19 situation we have suspended all rentals until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

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Contact us

James W. Burns Executive Education Centre
2nd floor
177 Lombard Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0W5

(204) 946-0232
(204) 946-0262