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Enhanced Management Skills


Serial 1 - 03, 17, 24 April 2023 | Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed

Serial 2 - 10, 17, 24 July 2023 | Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed

Focused on enabling front-line leaders to cultivate, manage and lead engaged, resilient, high-performing teams.

The Enhanced Management Skills (EMS) course uses an industry-led approach bringing together senior business leaders to share best practices, lessons learned, tools & techniques. 
Participants will gain insight into current and evolving management & leadership skills. They will understand key strategies and techniques to drive a performance-based team culture and manage employee skill development. Participants will develop skills to rapidly and efficiently execute through disruptions while understanding how to leverage group & stakeholder-based problem-solving techniques.

This course is designed for new or experienced managers, supervisors, senior managers and directors seeking to enhance their knowledge and skill sets to manage teams successfully.

Watch Our Enhanced Management Skills Course Webinar

Watch our recent 10 min webinar to learn about the Enhanced Management Skills course, our speakers and industry-led approach. 

Live Online Teaching

Real-time interactive conference-style education brought to you anywhere.

Earn a McMaster Certificate

Walk away with a McMaster Certificate and practical skills to lead high-performance teams.

Skilled Industry Experts

Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.


Grow your professional network by connecting with like-minded business leaders across multiple industries.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain insight into in-demand and future leadership & management skills.

  • Conduct a self-assessment to identify your current Leadership style and a desired development path.

  • Collaborate with other leader participants to identify high-impact, high-utility management techniques.

  • Develop the skills needed to train, lead and develop individuals to achieve high-performing teams.

  • Understand how to anticipate, execute and manage disruptions while driving continuous improvement.

  • Understand the evolving practice of cultivating a positive performance management culture.

  • Develop competencies in design thinking and group-based problem-solving techniques.

  • Develop stress management competencies to enable emotional resilience.

  • Learn strategies, best practices and lessons learned on enabling resilient team operations.​


Hours of Training


Days Live




Course Content Breakdown

Day 1

9:00am - 4:30pm Est

Day 2 

9:00am - 4:30pm Est

  • Understand critical risk & disruption management fundamentals.

  • Develop an understanding of how to instruct, coach and optimize daily shift execution.

  • Gain insight into evolving performance management practices needed to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.

Day 3 

9:00am - 4:30pm Est

  • Understand how to leverage design thinking and group-based decision-making techniques.

  • Gain insight into team skill development techniques.

  • Develop personal stress management skills to increase emotional resilience.

  • Learn tools & techniques, best practices and lessons learned to enable front-line management resilience.


Learn directly from senior industry leaders on the Enhanced Management Skills Course; you will learn firsthand insights to lead resilient front-line teams.

Who Should Attend?

  • Directors, Senior Managers, Supervisors, Managers, Lead Hands, Officers, Senior NCO’s, Small to Medium Sized Business Owners, and Consultants. 

  • Participants with relevant work/technical/leadership experience looking to obtain an industry leadership university credential.

Upcoming Course Date

Serial 1 - 03, 17, 24 April 2023 | Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed

Serial 2 - 10, 17, 24 July 2023 | Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed

Seat Capacity Limited

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Ashan Corea

Industry Operations Leadership & Management Program Lead

McMaster University


Nancy Barber

Chief Operations Officer (Ret'd)


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Dave Hyem

Vice President (Ret'd)



Paul Kilmister 

Head of Supply Chain Operations

Airbus UK

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Julia Menninga
People, Talent and L&D Senior Leader

Lilium, Volvo, McCann World Group

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Mac Brazina

Mental Health & Integrative Wellness Coach

Human Builder

Speakers are subject to change based on availability.

Admission Details

Participants should have relevant work or training experience or education in their industry field; a college or university education is an asset but not required.


Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.

Tuition & Fees

Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.

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Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative

We would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada's support through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) for the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI). The ARRI project has enabled a 90% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who work in a small to medium enterprise and support the Southern Ontario Aerospace sector. We are also pursuing other subsidy options for our participants; please contact the Program Lead for more information. 


Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples | Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative

In partnership with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples (OCIP), The ARRI project and OCIP have enabled up to a 100% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who are located within the Southern Ontario sector. Please complete the registration form with your selected courses and a member of OCIP will contact you to determine eligibility. 

Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Cost

Subsidized Cost

$200 CAD

Qualifying Association Members

$1500 CAD

McMaster Alumni, Staff

$1500 CAD

Regular Cost

$2000 CAD

Enhanced Management Skills Course Brochure

Would you like a PDF copy of the Enhanced Management Skills Course Brochure?

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Apply Now

Apply for the Enhanced Management Skills Course on our New Registrant Application Page

Program Lead

Industry Operations Leadership & Management

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Ashan Corea

McMaster University

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

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