Certificate in Skills for New Managers

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.

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, 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

Participants must complete Leadership Skills for the New Manager plus two elective seminars within a two-year period. Seminars can be taken individually.

Certificate - 3 seminars


Certificate in Skills for New Managers Printable Information Sheet
Fee: $2,295
Facilitators: Brenda Fair, BA, CPHR, Michael Sanderson, BA, MBA
Location: Online (Each seminar is 3 partial days, 9 am - 1 pm, Atlantic Time. See dates below.)


Required Seminar

Leadership Skills for the New Manager - Assess and develop your leadership competency for a successful management career.

  • September 27 - 29, 2023 (Online) 
  • January 17 - 19, 2024 (Online)
  • April 22 - 24, 2024 (Online)
  • June 19 - 21, 2024 (Online)

Choose 2 Elective Seminars

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

  • November 22 - 24, 2023 (Online)
  • May 14 - 16, 2024 (Online)

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

  • December 11 - 13, 2023 (Online)
  • March 25 - 27, 2024 (Online)
  • June 12 - 14, 2024 (Online)

Essentials of Managing People - Develop the skills to coach and develop the people you lead

  • October 16 - 18, 2023 (Online)
  • February 12 - 14, 2024 (Online)
  • May 27 - 29, 2024 (Online)