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.

Program schedule (by date)

Winter 2024 programs

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | March 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

 

Spring 2024 programs

 

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy | Begins April 2

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

Project Management | April 9-10

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

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | April 11-12

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Develop the leadership skills needed to successfully implement Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives that will create impactful and lasting change in your organization.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Digital Transformation: Unleashing Tomorrow's Marketing Strategy | April 18

Digital Transformation: Unleashing Tomorrow's Marketing Strategy

Gain insights into how digital advancements are reshaping the marketing landscape and learn the frameworks, concepts, and tools necessary to drive profitable growth by adopting a strategic approach to marketing in digital environments.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

 

Leadership Coaching Skills | April 30

Leadership Coaching Skills

Discover how coaching can be applied as a powerful leadership tool to facilitate stronger relationships and create teams that are more engaged, empowered and inspired to forward action.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace | June 3 - 4

Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of reconciliation, reflect on your workplace practices, values, and policies, and discover how you can affect meaningful and positive change through a commitment to action. 

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Negotiation and Consensus Building | June 6

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

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | June 11

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

Project Management | June 12-13

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

 

Fall 2024 programs

 

Project Management | September 4-5

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

Writing with Confidence | September 10

Writing with Confidence

Learn effective business writing skills that build trust, strengthen relationships, improve morale, and inspire confidence in others.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Speaking as a Leader | September 11-12

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

Project Oversight for Executives | September 18-19

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

Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace | October 2-3

Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of reconciliation, reflect on your workplace practices, values, and policies, and discover how you can affect meaningful and positive change through a commitment to action. 

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | October 16

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

Leadership Coaching Skills | October 17

Leadership Coaching Skills

Discover how coaching can be applied as a powerful leadership tool to facilitate stronger relationships and create teams that are more engaged, empowered and inspired to forward action.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | November 13-14

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Develop the leadership skills needed to successfully implement Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives that will create impactful and lasting change in your organization.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy | Begins November 18

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 

Taking the Stage®: Achieving a Leadership Presence | December 17-18

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

 

Winter 2025 programs

 

Project Management | January 7-8

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

Speaking as a Leader | February 11-12

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

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | February 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

Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace | February 19-20

Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of reconciliation, reflect on your workplace practices, values, and policies, and discover how you can affect meaningful and positive change through a commitment to action. 

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Writing with Confidence | February 27

Writing with Confidence

Learn effective business writing skills that build trust, strengthen relationships, improve morale, and inspire confidence in others.

Location: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre

Negotiation and Consensus Building | February 28

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

Project Oversight for Executives | March 18-19

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

  • 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.

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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.

Please note that the application intake for this grant is now closed.

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.

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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