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    • Micro-certificate

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    Program length

    • 12 weeks

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    Program features

    • For Canadian citizens and permanent residents
    • Part-time, online

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    Program fees

    • $1,400 including $100 non-refundable application fee and course fees
    Pricing subject to change without notice

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    Work more effectively in university governance

    If you work in governance at a Canadian university, this program is for you. It was designed for Higher Education Professionals (HEPROS) including individuals working in university secretariat and senate offices, provostial offices with responsibility for academic programming, and those working in faculty and school decanal offices with responsibility to support faculty level governance.

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    A unique program

    Learn and network with Canadian university governance professionals from across the country in this unique program designed by Canadian university governance professional and author Cheryl Foy, in consultation with university secretariats. Featuring Cheryl and fellow experienced university governance professionals as presenters and panelists. The program’s synchronous sessions provide opportunities to ask questions and participate in discussions.

  • Cheryl Foy

    Program designer and facilitator

    Program designer and facilitator, Cheryl Foy has over 20 years of governance experience in the publicly traded, private, not-for-profit and university sectors. She considers each university’s governance effectiveness in the context of the individual organization’s strategy, understanding that there is “no one size fits all” model of governance. Cheryl is president of Strategic Governance Consulting Services Ltd, and the author of An Introduction to University Governance.

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Program details

This program is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Credential: Micro-certificate in Governance in Canadian Universities

Fees: $1,400 including $100 non-refundable application fee and course fees.
Pricing subject to change without notice.

Expected duration: 12 weeks

Admission requirements: Applicants to this program must be currently employed in or around governance areas in Canadian universities. Examples of governance areas include university secretariats, provost or academic programming areas or governance at the faculty/school levels.

Program courses

Determine the courses you will need to complete this program.

Required courses

Course number/outline Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CHRD 0132 Governance in Canadian Universities I: An Introduction to University Governance 12 Fall 2024
CHRD 0134 Governance in Canadian Universities II: Foundational Principles and Relationships in University Governance  12 Fall 2024
CHRD 0136 Governance in Canadian Universities III: The Role of the Governance Professional 12 Fall 2024

Synchronous and asynchronous sessions

In the synchronous sessions, Cheryl will be joined by experienced university governance professionals as presenters and panelists. These guests will play a variety of roles and provide ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In addition to the synchronous sessions, asynchronous sessions will involve both group and individual reflective work. Each participant group will be facilitated by a mentor/guide who is a senior university governance professional.

Synchronous sessions Fall 2024

All sessions will be held on Tuesdays from Noon to 1:30 pm CDT

September 03
September 10
September 17
September 24
October 01
October 8
October 22
October 29
November 12 
November 19
November 26
December 03

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