Become a better university manager and leader with UMC
Interactive professional development with guest speakers
CHERD’s University Management Course, provided through Extended Education at the U of M, is an intensive learning opportunity, to develop yourself as a leader.
Attend UMC 2018 from June 10 to 15 at the historic Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Participants must complete some preparations in advance, so it’s essential to apply now.
Over 1,000 managers and administrators from across Canada have attended the University Management Course (UMC) to date. Department heads, directors, managers, senior executive assistants and more have taken this opportunity to build their university administration and management skills. Now you can too.
The 2018 event is sure to inspire with the addition of guest speakers, and the incorporation of a more active and interactive approach.
Insightful guest speakers
This year’s knowledgeable and insightful guest speakers include Kevin Lamoureux and Michael Kennedy.
Kevin Lamoureux, National Education Lead, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, U of M, and Associate Vice President Indigenous Affairs, University of Winnipeg, will discuss Indigenization.
Michael Kennedy, partner and chair of the university practice group at Hicks Morley, will look at human rights legislation including organizational justice, fairness, and accommodation.
Other university-experienced speakers will also present topics that will help you to better understand the Canadian university, trends in Canadian higher education, budget models, emerging student issues in Canadian universities and how to respond to them.
More than just a lecture
UMC is more than just a lecture. It’s an opportunity to connect and grow, with new ideas and new colleagues. You will work together in teams to create solutions for your challenges. You will learn about where you are as a leader or administrator, to identify your style and how to adapt to become an even better and more effective professional. You will reflect on your experiences.
UMC is your opportunity to step beyond familiar daily routines, to connect with new people and new ideas for fresh perspective, and continued personal and professional growth.
A past participant and director of academic and administrative services, described UMC as “what university administrators have been looking for: a practical, relevant, and helpful course on how to manage a university environment surrounded by peers who are facing similar challenges.”
Time is running out
Apply now to secure your place in this specialized leadership development program. Universities and colleges are encouraged to nominate people holding academic and professional support positions.