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Senior University Administrators Course #UM_SUAC

SUAC 2019

June 16-21 2019, Inn at the Forks Winnipeg
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Leadership in changing times: the last event 

Nearly 50 senior academic leaders, administrators and managers from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg at the Fort Garry Hotel from June 10 to 15 for the Senior University Administrators Course (SUAC) 2018. This year, CHERD’s SUAC and University Management Course (UMC) programs were both held in Winnipeg, providing a unique opportunity for joint sessions with expert guest speakers. Building on this model the 2019 Flagship Programs will again be offered at the same time and same place. Join us for a week of exceptional Higher Education Professional Development in Winnipeg

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Senior University Administrators Course (SUAC)

SUAC is a five-day residential program for senior academic leaders including presidents, rectors, principals, provosts, vice presidents, associate vice presidents, deans, associate deans, registrars, chief librarians, and senior directors of service.

Offered by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) at the University of Manitoba, SUAC has been part of the higher education administration landscape for over 30 years. Revised annually, it embraces an integrated approach to the multi-faceted challenges facing today’s university leaders. The program utilizes an active learning approach by taking full advantage of the wealth of skills and experience of participants and course leaders.

Delivery methods
SUAC 2019  is a five-day on-site program June 16-21, 2019.
All course materials are provided online

Pre-reading materials and select activities will be available online one week prior to the face to session and participants are expected to join the online pre-week.

Flagship Facilitation Team

SUAC 2019 and UMC 2019 will be led by our exceptional  Flagship Facilitation Team. The team will also be joined by expert presenters (information coming soon).

Dr. Tom Chase, Provost and VP Academic, University of Regina
Dr. Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Dr. Sheila Brown President Emerita, MSVU and current higher education consultant
Ms. Janice Gaudet Former Director HR, MSVU and current HR higher education consultant
Ms. Trudy Pound-Curtis, Former AVP Finance and CFO, York University

$4,260 includes all course materials, tuition, breaks, and some meals.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at the  Forks for SUAC 2019 participants and we advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible. The Inn at the Forks can be reached at 1-204-942-6555; please quote Booking Number 389193, University of Manitoba Extended Education.

Nomination process
Participants are nominated to SUAC by their home institutions. Universities and colleges can nominate individuals who have records of achievement in their academic or professional work, people who are motivated to enhance their leadership skills, and/or those who are interested in the benefits to be obtained from attending a specialized leadership development program. Nominees should  apply directly to SUAC 2019 via the online application form.

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