Management Development

Management Development Programs

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403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655  

Management development is a process in which individuals who supervise and manage others learn and improve their skills in order 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 two Management Development programs cover the essential skills to help you work more effectively and further your career. Gain management skills and knowledge in the four main areas of management as you earn a recognized credential.

The four courses in the Pillars of Management Certificate of Completion provide a strong foundation that you can then build on with our Management Development Extension Certificate if you’d like to continue adding to your skill set.

Start with the Pillars of Management Certificate of Completion. Build your competencies and confidence in the four main areas of management. Delve into the difference between management and leadership with hands-on learning you can apply immediately in the workplace. Discover practical techniques for improving your communication skills, including communicating more clearly and active listening. Learn the fundamentals of human resources management and managing day-to-day performance. Increase your understanding of how to interpret, evaluate and analyze financial statements.

Then, add essential skills and specialities that support your career goals with our Management Development Extension Certificate. This program consists of the four courses from the Pillars of Management certificate, plus an additional 60 hours of coursework. Get practical learnings that you can use immediately as you develop your management and leadership skills. Choose from optional courses in the areas of business aptitude, communications, human resources, and operations and leadership. In addition, one-day seminars — including Conflict Management, The Art of Leadership and Performance Management — also apply towards the coursework requirement.


  • Earn a recognized credential to enhance your career prospects
  • Develop your personal and professional skills
  • Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers
  • These programs are eligible towards Blue Seal certification, a program that helps Alberta tradespeople demonstrate their business aptitude.
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere


Program format

Format: Classroom, Online | Learn more

Duration, Pillars of Management: Complete the 4 required courses within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years.

Duration, Management Development Certificate: Complete the 4 required courses plus 60 hours of optional courses (120 hours). Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years.

The listed course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.


Contact us

For information about these programs:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training unit.