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Ask anyone in management what advice they would share with someone wanting a career in management and you will get lots of different answers. But a common thread is that it will involve learning. With that in mind, the Certificate in Skills for New Managers was developed to give you learning experiences to prepare you for that next position or help you become more effective in a new role.

Everyone's path to management will vary, just as your education and work experience leading to that point is unique. The first step is to understand your skills and attributes and how they will translate into a role as a manager. Leadership Skills for the New Manager will provide you with an action plan, including what areas you may want to focus your next courses on.

For many beginning in management, the responsibility of overseeing and developing budgets is a challenge because they don't understand the concepts. For others, it's figuring out how to think strategically, in line with the organization while keeping personal goals in mind. Every new manager must understand that a large part of their job involves human resources and so it becomes very important to learn how to best work together. Ultimately the responsibility of every manager is to build processes that work – personally, for the team and for the organization. What you will be doing will change, so how you think about and approach that work will need to change. Any new opportunity requires that you build on your current skills and learn new ones. By enrolling in the Certificate in Skills for New Managers you will be gaining fundamental skills in the specific areas you need, while learning from the experiences of other new managers joining in the certificate program. Some of the seminars in this program require some advance preparation to ensure you get the most out of the program.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate must be completed within a two-year period. Participants must complete the required Leadership Skills for the New Manager seminar plus two elective seminars.

6 Day Certificate

*Register for the Certificate in Skills for New Managers and receive a discount of $100 off the regular price of your third seminar.

Fee: $2,195*
Facilitators: Brenda Fair, BA, CHRPDebi Peverill, BComm, CA, Michael Sanderson, BA, MBA
Location: Saint Mary's University at the World Trade Centre, 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street


Required Seminar

Leadership Skills for the New Manager - Develop a plan to prepare for a career in management

  • 2 DAYS

    April 9 - 10, 2018 

Choose 2 Elective Seminars

Applying Strategic Thinking - Connects the elements of strategy for the organization to your role

  • 2 DAYS

    April 11 - 12, 2018      


Budgeting Essentials - Learn how each entry builds to create the final financial statements

  • 2 DAYS

    February 14 - 15, 2018
    June 5 - 6, 2018    


Developing Managerial Effectiveness - Learn to Prioritize, Plan, Prepare and Perform

  • 2 DAYS

    Please note our March 20 - 21, 2018 session is full and registrations will be waitlisted. Participants are encouraged to register for the June 25 - 26, 2018 session.
    June 25 - 26, 2018

Essentials of Managing People - HR is the role of every new manager, understand fundamental HR practices and how best to work together

  • 2 DAYS

    May 14 - 15, 2018