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.