Who we are

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

COVID-19 update

We are continuing to deliver exceptional training during COVID-19

Consistent with the University of Manitoba’s response to COVID-19, our in-class programming has transitioned to virtual delivery (via Zoom) through August 2021. We remain committed to developing forward-thinking leaders through executive training and professional development and are excited to continue to support business leaders in achieving their goals during these challenging times.

Learn more about our virtual programming and sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to hear about program updates.

Program schedule (by date)

Winter 2021 programs

Social Media Analytics & Research | March 16

Social Media Analytics & Research

With unprecedented access to vast amounts of information about customers, competitors and industry trends, it is critical for leaders to have the social expertise they need to know where to find key data and how to draw meaning from it. This program explores core and emerging social media networks, uncovering essential components, as well as hidden functionalities you can use to discover strategic insights.

Location: Virtual

 

Spring/Summer 2021 programs

Municipal Management & Leadership Program | Begins April 7

Municipal Management & Leadership Program

The Municipal Management and Leadership Program develops municipal leaders by increasing their capacity to lead people, teams, departments and organizations.

Location: Virtual

Certified Coach Training (ICF-Approved) | April 12-16

Certified Coach Training (ICF-Approved)

Certified Coach Training is emerging as a best practice for practitioners and leaders from any discipline whose work requires strong relationships and partnerships with clients for achieving business results. Coaching is a leadership best practice and organizations globally use coaching as a powerful communication tool to support transformational change and drive high performance.

Location: Virtual

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership & Strategy | Begins April 12

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership & 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: Virtual

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program | Begins April 18

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program

Jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, and delivered by Asper Executive Education, 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.

Project Management | April 29-30

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: Virtual

Inclusive Leadership | Begins May 3

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive Leadership is an immersive, interactive digital program designed to provide leaders with the concrete communication tools they need to create inclusive teams and inclusive workplaces.

Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | May 4

Fundamentals of Finance & 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: Virtual

 

Fall 2021 programs

Taking the Stage | Begins September 14

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: Virtual

Negotiation & Consensus Building | September 15

Negotiation & 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

Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | September 16

Fundamentals of Finance & 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

Leadership Coaching Skills | September 23-24

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: Virtual

Project Management | October 6-7

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

Speaking as a Leader | Begins November 8

Speaking as a Leader

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

Location: Virtual

Project Governance | November 9-10

Project Governance

Learn how project governance directs decisions and decision-making information to the right people, enabling them to make timely decisions in the best interests of the project. Understand the importance of project governance and how it drives strategic alignment, enables effective and efficient decision-making for projects, maximizes stakeholder engagement and improves project outcomes.

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

Data Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making | November 25-26

Data Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making

Learn to use data-driven approaches to promote productivity and growth, as well as to improve organizational decision-making.

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

 

Winter 2022 programs

Project Management | January 6-7

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 & Consensus Building | January 13

Negotiation & 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

Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager | January 26

Fundamentals of Finance & 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

Leadership Coaching Skills | February 16-17

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*
* Location subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

Speaking as a Leader | February 23-24

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

Data Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making | March 1-2

Data Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making

Learn to use data-driven approaches to promote productivity and growth, as well as to improve organizational decision-making.

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

Project Governance | March 16-17

Project Governance

Learn how project governance directs decisions and decision-making information to the right people, enabling them to make timely decisions in the best interests of the project. Understand the importance of project governance and how it drives strategic alignment, enables effective and efficient decision-making for projects, maximizes stakeholder engagement and improves project outcomes.

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

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.

Custom programs

Any of our programs can be delivered exclusively to your organization in their current format, or customized specifically for your company. To set up a custom program just for your organization, call us at 204-946-0232 or email us at execedinfo@umanitoba.ca.

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
Large Classroom 36 in rows, 25 – 30 other
Small Classroom 12
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. 

Connect with us

Sign up for our email newsletter and be the first to hear about program updates from the James W. Burns Executive Education Centre.

Contact us

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

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