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Career & Professional Development

We offer a variety of programs and workshops designed for individuals from any field looking to sharpen their professional skills. Learn relevant and practical skills that you will actually use in your workplace.

Management & leadership

Managers are key to a company's performance. By learning the latest management theories and best practices you position yourself—and your company—to succeed.

Certificate in Management Essentials (CME)

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Launch your management career. The Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) is an online management program for aspiring supervisors and team leaders. Whether you are a young professional trying to break into a career in management, or an employer seeking to grow and retain promising millennial employees, this 10-course certificate program provides the basic tools new managers need to succeed. Courses can be taken on a stand-alone basis.

$295 per course (no HST)
Offered online - start anytime!

506 453-4694

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Project management

Good project management means more than keeping a project in check, delivering on time, budget, and scope; it unites clients and teams, creates a vision for a successful project, and improves productivity and efficiency.

Project Management Essentials (PME)

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We are pleased to offer the very popular, Project Management Essentials, in 6 virtual sessions of 3½ hours each with a live instructor. The instructor will present a tool or concept and then there will be large group discussion, small group exercises, exercise debrief, and time to discuss how the project management tools can be used in a work environment.

Upcoming dates

  • April 17, 18, 19 & April 24, 25, 26, 2023
  • May 23, 24, 25 & May 30, 31 & June 1, 2023

$1395 (+HST) | Virtual Delivery

506 453-5138

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PMP® Exam Prep

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Project managers with proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is designed to provide you with a proven, practical approach to preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is an intense review of exam material to help prepare you to write the exam; it is not intended to teach you basic project management concepts. Prior project management training and experience is highly recommended to maximize your chances of passing the exam.

Upcoming dates

  • April 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 & May 3, 6, 10, 13, 2023

$1895 (+HST) | Virtual Delivery

506 453-5138

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Seminars & workshops

Register today for one or more of our winter career development seminars. We are offering a variety of online and in-person options this winter.

Management and leadership

Jan. 30-31, 2023 Positive Leadership Practices *NEW* Virtual $725 Dr. Bill Morrison
Feb. 7 Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Virtual $325 Brenda Page
Feb. 8 Employment Law Virtual $325 Trisha Perry
Feb. 28 Financial Management Virtual $425 Robert Penney
May 16-17 Strategic Planning Virtual $555 TBD
May 29-30 Creating Healthy and Effective Workplace Cultures Virtual $725 Dr. Bill Morrison
June 12-13 Positive Leadership Practices *NEW* Virtual $725 Dr. Bill Morrison
TBD Transition to Supervision In-person $725 Terry Fearon

Register three or more participants from your company in the same seminar and receive a 10% discount.

506 453-5138

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Human resources

Jan. 24-25, 2023 Labour Relations Virtual $555 Moira Goodfellow
March 1-2 Employment Law Virtual $555 Jamie Eddy
March 21 Current Issues in HR: Wellness Virtual $425 Bill Morrison
April 4 Conflict Resolution for HR Professionals Virtual $425 Elaine Leclerc
April 25-26 Compensation & Benefits Virtual $555 Marcy Weston
May 9-10 Training & Development Virtual $555 Suzanne Desrosiers

Register three or more participants from your company in the same seminar and receive a 10% discount.

506 453-5138

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Online career development

UNB boot camps

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Launch, switch, or upgrade your career in 24 weeks

Whether you're looking to pivot to a new path or enhance your current one, a boot camp is a great way to upskill without uprooting your life. We are proud to deliver a university-backed online boot camp in partnership with edX.

Why enrol in a UNB boot camp?

  • Structured flexibility
  • Results-driven curricula
  • Expert instruction
  • Career services support
  • Respected regional partnerships

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Mariner: Change Management

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Supporting change leaders in implementing successful change initiatives

We are proud to partner with Mariner to provide you with a variety of 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".

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

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MindEdge certificates and courses

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Improve your skills from the comfort of your home or office!

We are proud to announce a new partnership with MindEdge to bring online professional development to your organization in a variety of areas.

Certificates and courses are available in:

  • Career building
  • Communication
  • Computer applications
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Online learning
  • and much more!

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UGotClass certificates and courses

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Demonstrate your knowledge, boost your productivity, and improve your organization's bottom line.

The UNB College of Extended Learning (CEL) has partnered with UGotClass to offer timely, relevant, and practical online certificates and courses taught by outstanding teachers who are subject matter experts.

You can participate anytime, day or night, from any computer.

Courses and certificates available in:

  • Business
  • Business Communication
  • Data Science
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership and Management
  • New Media Marketing
  • Social Media for Business
  • Technology Skills
  • And more!

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Programs for organizations

In response to feedback and our own research, we have created the following partnership programs. These programs are designed to help your organization focus on the most pressing issues. All programs can be scaled and customized to meet your organizational needs.

High Impact Corporate Learning Program (ICLP)

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The High Impact Corporate Learning Program (ICLP) is a suite of specialized courses designed to develop your entire team.

Three program streams—Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Workplace Health and Wellness, and Leadership and Management Essentials—provide fundamental knowledge and skills to better prepare management personnel and their teams for success in today’s ever changing, complex world.

506 453-5138

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Community Partnership Initiatives (CPI)

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When we think of a community, we often think only in geographic terms but communities can also be defined by cultural heritage, language, and shared interests.

Community development involves community members coming together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.

We are proud to offer a wide selection of specialized programs that can be designed to fit your community needs.

506 453-5138

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Customized training solutions

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Invest in your employees

Training is an investment that improves your organization's competitive position by providing new knowledge and skills, which increases employee satisfaction and lowers staff turnover. We can help your organization improve competencies in areas such as:

  • Leadership
  • Performance
  • Strategic planning
  • Management development
  • Health and wellness
  • Team-building
  • And more

Contact us today to discuss group pricing for any of the offerings found in this schedule or to develop a customized program to meet your unique needs.

506 453-5138
1 866 599-4646

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