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Offered online from October 2021 to May 2022

Last year, UMC pivoted to remote delivery in response to COVID-19. CHERD will continue with this format for 2021-2022, with revisions based on participant feedback. This year, UMC will move to a case-based approach comprised of highly interactive synchronous sessions augmented by self-study and reflection. Each session will provide a focused networking component so participants can have time to interact and share experiences.

Fees: $2,025 plus GST


Oct. 21 10:30 am to 1:30 pm CST
Oct. 27 10:30 am to 1:30 pm CST
Nov. 2 10:30 am to 2:30 pm CST
Nov. 25 10:30 am to 2:30 pm CST
Dec. 9 10:30 am to 2:30 pm CST


Jan. 27 10:30 am –2:30 pm CST
Feb. 24 10:30 am – 2:30 pm CST
Mar. 22 10;30 am – 1:30 pm CST
Apr. 14 10:30 am – 2:30 pm CST
May 19 10:30 am – 2 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

    UMC will be 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 2021-2022

Overarching themes

  • Indigenization
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Key topic areas
  • Building networks for advancement and support
  • Governance and strategic oversight
  • Aligning unit plans with institutional strategic plans
  • Duty of accommodation
  • Budgeting
  • Building and sustaining effective teams
  • Leadership development for succession planning
  • Managing and mitigating conflict
  • Principles of negotiation

Flagship Facilitation Team

George MacLean, Past Vice-President Academic, University of New Brunswick
Adam Gaudry, Vice 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
Dru Marshall, Special Advisor to the President, University of Calgary, formerly Provost and VP Academic University of Calgary

Opening Keynote


Guest Presenters

Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President, Equity People and Culture, York University
Sheila Brown, President Emerita, Mount St Vincent University
Additional Guest Presenters TBA

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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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