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Special one-time discount (offer extended until May 31, 2024): Receive $200 off your first or next Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) course*!

*Limit of one discounted CME course per student during this promotion. Contact our customer service team to find out more and to process your discount.

Invest in your career. Invest in you.

The Online Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) provides you with the skills you need to be the best supervisor or manager you can be. This program is completely online and self-paced so you can stay competitive regardless of your location and schedule. Designed by subject matter experts, the curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the University Senate.

If you already have some management skills, you can customize this program to focus on your skills and knowledge gaps by taking individual courses instead of the entire certificate.

Watch a free online information session about the Certificate in Management Essentials.

Why CME?

Today's employers want team members who are good at their jobs, and that means you. But a lack of necessary skills or experience may cause them to look elsewhere. UNB's CME program can help give you the skills you need to manage effectively and provide you with a competitive edge.

  • Increase your opportunity to break into or advance in your management career
  • Learn real-world skills, techniques, and processes that you can apply in any supervisor or manager position
  • Gain the insight needed to effectively and efficiently facilitate people and processes within any organization
  • Set yourself apart from the competition

  • Increase the knowledge base of existing managers or provide development for promising non-managerial employees
  • Develop an effective performance management process aligning the individual's efforts with your organization's goals
  • Facilitate and support the employee, providing tools to help identify gaps, create a learning plan, and review progress
  • Retain top performers
  • Address the individual's needs and reinforce themes and core competencies required by the organization

Want to know where your current management and leadership abilities stand? Take this Management Essentials Competency Assessment (MECA). As you work through CME courses, you can re-visit the assessment to track your progress.

Courses

You can register at any time but each course must be completed within 6 weeks from confirmation of registration. You should plan to spend an estimated 15-18 hours per course on content, readings, tests, and assignments. To receive the certificate, you must successfully complete the 6 required courses, starting with Leading from Within (CCME 1000), plus 4 out of 12 electives. Courses also provide a final evaluation that allows employees to demonstrate their learning and progress.

About the instructor

CEO & Founder of Howatt HR
Ph.D, Ed.D., Post Doc UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour

Dr. Bill Howatt is the founder of Howatt Human Resources Consulting and an international expert in Workplace Psychological Health and Safety.

He is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, mental fitness, and creating inclusive, psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. A behavioural scientist, he is passionate about supporting employees and leaders to create thriving workplaces.

Dr. Bill's 30-plus years of professional experience includes providing services in clinicalmental health, teaching courses for colleges and universities, being a committee chair, and filling various senior leadership roles in Canada and the United States, including the Wall Street financial district. His firm provides HR consulting globally, focusing onemployees' psychological safety.

Dr. Bill has published over 60 books and 600 articles and regularly contributes to workplace mental health research like WSPS Moving to Action: Implementing Workplace Safety and Prevention Services' Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap, and Boston Consulting Group's recent study, The Next Frontier of Workplace Culture, viewed by over 30 million readers.

He is the founder of www.MFIQinc.com and creator of the University New Brunswick's Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL). He publishes a weekly workplace mental health newsletter for leaders and workers called Exploring Workplace Mental Health.


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Price: $295 +HST per course

Learn more & register for CME