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UMC 2020 cancelled
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Last year over forty higher education administrators and managers from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg from June 16 – 21, 2019 for CHERD’s University Management Course (UMC).  This year we will again be offering the University Management Course in Winnipeg at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights from June 14 to 19, 2020.Join us for a week of exceptional Higher Education Professional Development and Networking in Winnipeg.

University Management Course (UMC)

UMC is a five-day residential program for administrators and managers in both academic and administrative areas of the higher education system including department heads, directors, managers, and senior executive assistants.  UMC has served the professional development needs of over 1000 managers and administrators

Central to UMC is preparing participants for administration and management in higher education, providing participants with the skills and knowledge to manage today and tomorrow. Building on feedback and evaluations, along with commitment to continuous improvement CHERD has  updated the content, design and delivery of UMC 2020.

This year we will welcome some new team members, experienced university administrators, along with guest presenters who will provide a relevant and highly interactive learning experience.  The program incorporates case studies, interactive presentations, discussions, and one-on-one consultations. Participants will be encouraged to share experience and insights through a community of practice approach to learning. Indigenization and EDI are cross-cutting themes, touching all aspects of higher education management and administration and are central within the program. 

Key Topic Areas:

Essentials of Administration and Management: Leading/managing  at various levels within the institution, managing people and performance, having difficult conversations, dealing with conflict, accommodation, succession planning and managing yourself and your career.

Managing the Operational Needs of your Area: Budgeting models in higher education, implementing new policies and practices, managing change.

Delivery methods
UMC  2020  is a five-day on-site program June 14 – 19, 2020.

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

UMC 2020 will be led by members of our exceptional Flagship Facilitation Team.
The team will alsobe joined by expert presenters.

Dr. Adam Gaudry, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
Ms. Donna Janiec, Vice- Principal, Finance and Administration Queen’s University, President CAUBO 
Dr George MacLean, Vice-President Academic, University of New Brunswick
Dr. Kathleen Matheos, Associate Professor, Centre for Higher Education Research and Development, Extended Education, University of Manitoba

Opening Keynote: Dr. Vianne Timmons: President and Vice Chancellor University of Regina

Guest Presenters:

Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President, Equity People and Culture, York University
Ms. Amanda Reid  Rogers, Piluwitahasuwin (AVP Indigenous Engagement) University of New Brunswick
Dr. Robina Thomas, Executive Director Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, University of Victoria

$4,100 include all course materials, tuition, breaks, and some meals.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Mere Hotel for UMC 2020 participants and we advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible. The hotel can be reached at 1-204-926-4059; please quote Booking Number 443005, University of Manitoba Extended Education.

Nomination Process
Participants are nominated to UMC by their home institutions. 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 to UMC 2020 via the online application form.

Applications are now closed.