University Management Course (UMC)

Enhance your Higher Education Management Skills

Enhance your ability to carry out your responsibilities and manage your work environment more effectively and efficiently in continually changing, and frequently constrained, circumstances.

UMC 2017

Join us for UMC 2017 from May 7-12 at the Mary Winspear Centre, located in the picturesque waterfront community of Sidney, British Columbia.

Hotel room bookings:

Best Western Plus Emerald Isle
Phone: 250-656-4441
Toll-Free Reservations: 1-800-315-3377

Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa
Phone:250-655-9445
Toll-Free Reservations: 1-866–659-9445

When booking, indicate you are with the University of Manitoba group.

What to expect

UMC 2017 will maintain the shorter, more compact format successfully introduced in 2016. It will be structured around a model of core and adaptive leadership competencies and will consider the principles and processes that guide decision-making in key topic areas and explore these topics through a range of activities including presentations, case studies, simulations, and discussion groups.

Program Description

The University Management Course (UMC) will enhance your ability to carry out your responsibilities and manage your work environment more effectively and efficiently in continually changing, and frequently constrained, circumstances. Structured around a model of core and adaptive leadership competencies, UMC 2017 will consider the principles and processes that guide decision-making in key topic areas and explore these topics through a range of activities including presentations, case studies, simulations, and discussion groups.

In this weeklong residential program, you’ll examine legal issues and institutional policies, power and influence in your organization, restructuring issues, resource management, negotiation and conflict management, and the changing leadership role.

Who is the Program for?

UMC is appropriate for managers within the higher education system. Individuals working within both the academic and administrative areas are encouraged to apply: Department Heads, Associate Deans, Directors, Managers and Senior Executive Assistants.

Program Objectives

Structured around a model of leadership the program brings together a range of participants. The course highlights strategic planning and governance, preparing and aligning budgets with strategic directions, decision-making and team building, negotiation and conflict resolution, and organizational justice for students and employees.

Key Topic Areas

Significant change is a constant of the post-secondary environment. Social, economic, governmental policy and technological trends directly affect our institutions. The following topics will be explored through a range of real-world Canadian examples led by a team with extensive knowledge of and experience in university leadership and management: leadership concepts, styles, problem-solving and team building, budgeting and financial models, governance and strategic planning.

Instructional Team

  • Dr. Sheila Brown, President Emerita, Mount Saint Vincent University (Course Director)
  • Mr. Denis Berube, former Assistant Vice-President (Administration and Ancillaries), Simon Fraser University
  • Ms. Sheila Devine, Education and Policy Officer, Office of the General Counsel, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Mr. Neal Gold, Professor Emeritus, former Provost and Dean of Law, University of Windsor

Delivery Methods

5-day residency program in a select city in Canada.

Fees

$3,500 CDN (includes tuition, course materials and most meals)

Admission Requirements

Universities and colleges are encouraged to nominate individuals for admission, both in academic and professional support positions, who have records of achievement in their work, people who are motivated to enhance their leadership skills and who are interested in the benefits to be obtained from attending a specialized leadership development program.

Apply now for the last available seats for UMC.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants will be notified within one week of submission of application regarding acceptance. Late applications may be accepted depending upon availability of space.

“UMC is what university administrators have been looking for: a practical, relevant, and helpful course on how to manage in a university environment surrounded by peers who are facing similar challenges.”

Director, Academic & Administrative Services

“I have never before experienced an opportunity where I was able to sink my teeth into so many aspects of university management at one time — especially alongside colleagues from such diverse administrative, educational and personal backgrounds.”

Associate Registrar

UMC Participants

Complete the Participant Profile Form no later than April 14, 2017.