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4 required courses plus 60 hours of optional courses (120 hours)


Classroom, Online | Learn more


Complete in 4 months, or up to 3 years

Management development is a process in which individuals learn and improve their skills to be more effective managers and leaders while accomplishing organizational goals.

Whether you are preparing for a new position or want to build on your current supervisory or management role, our Management Development Extension Certificate covers the essential skills to help you work more effectively and further your career.

In this program, discover practical techniques for improving your communication skills, learn the fundamentals of human resources management, and increase your understanding of how to interpret, evaluate and analyze financial statements.Then, tailor your learning and choose from optional courses or one-day seminars in the areas of business aptitude, communications, human resources, and operations and leadership. As well, explore the difference between management and leadership with hands-on learning you can apply immediately in the workplace.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills

Gain hands-on experience | Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers

Blue Seal eligible | Apply for the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) Certificate, which helps Alberta tradespeople demonstrate their business aptitude

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere



Get started with management basics

Interested in learning more about management but not yet ready to commit to the full program? Consider our Pillars of Management Certificate of Completion, which provides a strong foundation for management in just four courses. Should you decide to continue your management studies, your Pillars of Management courses may apply to the Management Development Extension Certificate.

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Course schedule by semester

Required Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Effective Workplace Communication ON/CL ON/CL ON
Human Resource Basics ON CL ON
Understanding Leadership ON CL CL
Understanding and Using Financial Information CL ON* CL

*This online course is offered in a live, online format. Learn more about our online learning options.


Optional Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Introduction to Project Management ON* ON* ON*
Effective Business Writing      
Building High Performance Teams CL CL  
Employee Engagement CL/ON   ON
Interviewing Strategies CL/ON CL/ON  
Organizational Effectiveness CL/ON CL/ON ON
Organizational Learning and Development CL/ON CL/ON ON
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CL   CL
Employee Relations CL/ON CL/ON ON
Employee Retention for Managers      
Emotional Intelligence at Work CL ON CL
Effective Facilitation for Managers and Leaders CL ON  
Leading with Emotional Intelligence ON* CL  
The Art of Leadership ON* CL  
Conflict Management CL ON* CL
Performance Management Seminar   ON* CL
Effective Interpersonal Communication CL ON* ON*
Building Customer Relations ON* CL  
Foundations of Project Management ON* ON* ON*
Change Management Fundamentals CL ON  
Marketing and Strategic Communications CL ON  
Management Through Coaching      

*This online course is offered in a live, online format. Learn more about our online learning options.



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



Additional Details

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673



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