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Offered online from October 2020 to May 2021

These synchronous sessions are highly interactive incorporating group work, case studies and table top discussions. They will be will be augmented by self-study and reflection.

Fees: $1,950 plus GST

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Oct 20 10:30 am to 1:30 pm CST
Oct 27 10:30 am to 1:30 pm CST
Nov 3 10:30 am to 2:30 pm CST
Nov 26 10:30 am to 1:30 pm CST
Dec 10 10:30 am to 1:30 pm CST


Jan 28 10:30 am to 2:30 pm CST
Feb 25 10:30 am to 2:30 pm CST
March 23 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CST
April 15 10:30 am to 2:30 pm CST
Mat 20 10:30 am to 2:00 pm CST

Course description

  • This annual course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage today and tomorrow. Building on feedback and evaluations, along with commitment to continuous improvement, CHERD continues to update and contextualize the content. Team members, experienced university administrators and guest presenters provide a relevant and highly interactive learning experience. The program incorporates case studies, interactive presentations, discussions and one-on-one consultations. Participants are encouraged to share experience and insights through a community of practice approach to learning. Indigenization and EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) are cross-cutting themes, touching all aspects of higher education management and administration and are central within the program. Each year, key topic areas, the Flagship Facilitation Team, opening keynote and guest presenters are announced.

    Delivery methods

    Due to COVID-19, UMC is currently delivered online using a range of synchronous and asynchronous technologies to facilitate building a community of practice to learn and network.

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About UMC 2020-2021

Key topic areas

Essentials of Administration and Management: Leading/managing at various levels within the institution, managing people and performance, having difficult conversations, dealing with conflict, accommodation, succession planning and managing yourself and your career

Managing the Operational Needs of Your Area: Budgeting models in higher education, implementing new policies and practices, managing change

Flagship Facilitation Team

George MacLean, Vice-President Academic, University of New Brunswick
Adam Gaudry, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
Donna Janiec, Vice- Principal, Finance and Administration Queen’s University, Past – President CAUBO
Miles Turnbull, Vice-Principal Academic, Bishop’s University
Sheila Brown, President Emerita Mount St Vincent University
Thomas Chase, Acting President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina.

Opening Keynote

Michael Benarroch,President and Vice Chancellor University of Manitoba
Guest Presenters
Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President, Equity People and Culture, York University
Amanda Myran Piluwitahasuwin, (AVP Indigenous Engagement), University of New Brunswick
Robina Thomas, Executive Director, Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, University of Victoria

Nomination Process

Participants are selected by their home institutions for nomination. Universities and colleges are encouraged to nominate individuals both in academic and administrative positions who would benefit from attending a higher education management development program. Nominees should apply directly via the online application form.

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Contact us

Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8800