Senior & Executive Managers' Development Program

The Senior & Executive Managers' Development Program is for employees of Alberta’s public service ministries, and selected agencies, boards and commissions.

Modules

PROGRAM    START DATE 
Aboriginal History, Law and Policy    Oct 15, 2019
Alberta Government and Politics: Change and Continuity   Winter: Dec 2, 2019
Spring: Apr 30, 2020

*Building Strategic Upward Relationships

  Fall: Oct 2, 2019
Winter: Feb 11, 2020
Canadian Economics: A Primer in Current Macro-Economic Themes   Mar 19, 2020
Communicating for Influence and Results
  Feb 27, 2020
Peak Performance Living Feb 3, 2020
Governance and Driving Performance Management    Oct 7, 2020

*Inclusive Leadership: Thriving in a Diverse Workplace

  Oct 1, 2019
Innovation and Design
  Mar 12, 2020
Leading and Managing Change   Jan 16, 2020
Leading in Complexity
  Feb 25, 2020
The Legal Environment: Administrative and Constitutional Law    Mar 9, 2020
*The Social Environment
  Oct 21, 2019
*Strategic Finance
  Fall: Sep 25, 2019
Winter: Dec 17, 2019
Spring: May 11, 2020
Strategic Human Resource Management    Feb 3, 2020
Strategic Leadership for Senior Executives   Winter: Nov 20, 2019
Spring: Mar 4, 2020
Transformational Leadership: Building a Leadership Culture   Oct 31, 2019
Using Multiple Intelligences to Influence Human Systems   Winter: Nov 27, 2019
Spring: Feb 19, 2020

*Joint MDP and SEMDP offering


Who can participate?

The Senior & Executive Managers' Development Program is for employees of Alberta’s public service ministries, and selected agencies, boards and commissions. 

Other managers and professionals interested in learning opportunities should contact their department’s training manager for information on the Management Development Program. Information on the program is also available on the Alberta Public Service Commission website.

How does the program work?

The program consists of 19 modules, ranging from 1 to 4 days in length. It is based on the premise that leaders must understand the forces that drive change and be able to respond appropriately to these forces. No modules are mandatory. You are welcome to complete as few or as many modules as you wish. Participants who complete at least 19 days of training in any combination of the modules will receive a certificate of recognition at an annual ceremony.

How are the modules presented?

Classes in this program run from 8:30am until 3:30pm daily.The modules are presented using a combination of lectures, group discussions, case studies, and guest speakers who bring their practical perspectives to the topic.The content of the modules and the case studies are continuously reviewed to ensure they are current and relevant to the Alberta Public Service. Alberta Public Service initiatives, including the renewed vision and values, competency framework, Business Excellence and Service Excellence, are incorporated into the appropriate modules to ensure program comprehensiveness and consistency.

Eligibility for Credit

Graduates of the SEMDP program earn 6 credits which can be applied to the University of Alberta’s MBA program. Credits can be applied to an elective course in the second year if attending the MBA program full-time or the third or fourth year if attending part-time.

Students entering the MBA program in the Public Management Stream who are employed in the public sector will automatically be considered for the Jim Dixon Public Management Scholarship. This $3000 award will be made each year to the student who offers the greatest potential to succeed in the program and to be a leader in public service management. This potential will be evidenced by her/his record of academic achievement and career progress. For more information contact the Alberta School of Business MBA Program Office at 780-492-3946.