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Certificate in Management Essentials (CME)

Boost your management career with this self-paced, fully online certificate program that allows you to customize your learning and target your specific needs.

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.

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. Our CME program can help give you the skills you need to manage effectively and provide you with a competitive edge.

Benefits for employees

  • 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

Benefits for organizations

  • 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


  • 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.

Required courses

Elective courses

How do I register?

Price: $295 per course

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We are currently offering a pre-recorded online information session about the Certificate in Management Essentials, free of charge. GET ACCESS NOW.

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Management Development Program (MDP)

Designed to address today’s business challenges, this comprehensive program teaches practical skills you can immediately apply in the workplace.

Whether you want to move into a management position or upgrade your management skills, this program is for you.

In only 17.5 weekday sessions (spread over 16 modules), you will learn relevant skills that address today's business issues—skills that you can apply in the workplace immediately. You may also be eligible for up to six university credit hours upon successful completion of this program. A university degree or diploma is not required for this program.

At the end of the eight-month program, your Certificate of Proficiency will show your employer that you have mastered the skills of effective management.


For employees

  • Teambuilding and leadership
  • Networking and communication
  • Managing change and conflict
  • Managing finances and projects
  • Strategic planning

For organizations

  • Cost-savings due to improved management techniques and processes
  • Leaders who boost productivity and motivate employees
  • Engaged, pro-active managers committed to professional development
  • Recognition as employers who value their managers and employees


  • Understanding Personalities Using Insights™ & Communication
  • Team Building
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Change Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Performance Management Systems
  • Employment Law
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Strategic Planning
  • Creating Healthy and Effective Workplace Cultures
  • Financial Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Project Management
  • Manager as Innovator
  • Quality Management

How do I register?

Date: Nov. 1, 2023 to May 30, 2024
$4646 (no HST)

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Change Management with Mariner

We are proud to partner with Mariner to provide you with virtual, instructor-led courses related to Change Management.

According to the Association of Change Management Professionals® (ACMP®), change management is "the practice of applying a structured approach to the transition of an organization from a current state to a future state to achieve expected benefits".

The approaches learned in these courses support employees in understanding change, embracing change, and sustaining change within your organization.

Why change management?

When change management principles are understood and applied by change leaders, organizations are better positioned to:

  • Proactively respond to employee resistance
  • Support transformation initiatives
  • Address employee needs and expectations
  • Anticipate problems

Our courses help learners understand critical concepts of change management that can be applied and integrated into the work that they do.

We are currently offering a pre-recorded online information session about Change Management courses, free of charge. GET ACCESS NOW.

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Accelerating Change through Leadership (QEP™)

This course is a virtual instructor-led course that provides you with an introduction to the fundamentals of change management concepts and processes, as well as the practical tools and approaches needed for your Change Leadership role, what support is available, and how you can support the change management strategy and plan.

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Fundamentals of Change Management (QEP™)

This course is a virtual instructor-led course that provides you with the fundamentals of key change management concepts and processes, evaluation types and when to use them, roles and responsibilities within a change program, and how to build, tailor and roll out a change management strategy and plan.

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About Mariner

Mariner Innovation holds the Qualified Education Provider(QEP) status from the Association of Change Management Professionals® (ACMP®) for our Fundamentals of Change Management and Accelerating Change Through Leadership courses. ACMP® is a professional membership association dedicated to advancing the career growth of individuals and the effectiveness of organizations by advancing the discipline and practice of change management. Learn more about the ACMP®.

These courses offer Professional Development Units (PDUs) for individuals seeking education credits to certify or re-certify as a Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™) or other certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP®).

Mariner offers Change Capabilities Development and training sessions in partnership with the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning. Learn more about Mariner and their Terms and Conditions.

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Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL)

Workplaces significantly impact mental health, influencing productivity and causing stress. This certificate program explores how to address mental health issues and foster a supportive work environment.

Workplaces play an important part in mental health. They can help people feel productive but they can also be the cause of increased stress. Since many Canadians spend the majority of their day at work, employers must pay attention to mental health issues.

Jump into our Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL)—an exciting, self-paced online program that includes three courses. Made for modern leaders like you, CPSL helps you spot mental health issues and tackle workplace stress. This program is about creating a supportive environment where everyone's mental well-being gets a boost.


How do I register?

Price: $59 per course or $177 for the entire certificate

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