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Why this program?

You will fast-track your leadership and strategy skills in 10 days! The intensive nature of this program invites you to take a step back from your daily responsibilities in order to focus completely on all aspects of management and leadership. Along the way you'll have plenty of opportunities to network closely with your fellow participants to solidify new business relationships and create opportunities.


Through this program, you will:

  • Become a more effective strategic leader, building on the knowledge and concepts of the program
  • Contribute to your organization's strategic direction through enhanced strategic thinking
  • Introduce best practices through your new network of colleagues and concepts learned in the program
  • Network with and garner best practices from experienced professionals across many different industries and sectors
  • Receive a formal customized Leadership Practices Inventory assessment
  • Earn credit towards an Asper MBA

Who should attend?

The program is ideal for managers who want to refine their strategic skills or fast-track their leadership strengths. If you are facing any of the following situations, this program might be perfect for you:

  • Entering a new role
  • Gaining new or increased responsibilities
  • Company restructuring
  • Seeing new ideas or trends you would like to implement in your organization
  • Looking to develop new leadership strategies
  • Succession planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Networking
  • Team building

Retreat and virtual sessions

Our upcoming sessions of this program include a Retreat and Virtual session.

The Retreat option offers a unique and immersive experiential learning experience. You will begin with one week in-person* at our beautiful James W. Burns Executive Education Centre located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. You will then reconvene with your program cohort six weeks later for a week-long retreat at Lakeview Gimli Resort to continue learning and networking.

The Virtual option brings the classroom to you so you can immerse yourself in the learning experience from where ever you call your office. Along with the convenience and flexibility of virtual delivery, this option offers the same learning outcomes as the in-person option and is delivered in 2 and 3 day sessions, minimizing your time away from your work while maximizing your learning opportunities.

* Subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19

I am very grateful that I was given the opportunity to participate in the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy at the Asper Executive Education Centre. I met many great people and instructors during the program and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to advance their own business skills.
Mike BayesCCI Wireless

Upcoming sessions

Navigate through the tabs below for more information on each session and to register.

Winter 2022 Retreat session

  • Module 1: January 17-21, 2022
  • Module 2: March 6-11, 2022
  • Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (CST)

$6,995 +GST which includes:

  • All learning materials
  • Accommodations and meals for module 2 in Gimli
  • Custom Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Assessment
  • Certificate of completion
  • Program is eligible for a credit towards an Asper MBA

Register now

Spring 2022 session

  • Module 1: April 26-27 & May 10-11, 2022
  • Module 2: May 31-June 2 & June 15-16, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (CST)

$6,295 +GST which includes:

  • All learning materials
  • Custom Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Assessment
  • Certificate of completion
  • Program is eligible for a credit towards an Asper MBA

Register now

Have questions?
Our team is happy to help! Contact us for more details.

You can also find additional details, including our cancellation policy, on our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
Manitoba Hydro always has the future in sight. Since 2009, we have sent over 250 employees to the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy to prepare them to take on new leadership roles and responsibilities. Graduates of the program have gained a richer perspective on the vision and decisions that drive our business, a comprehensive understanding of high-level strategic planning, and tools that have helped them become more effective leaders immediately.
Lianne LagasseManager, Employee Learning and Development | Manitoba Hydro

Earn MBA Credits

The Asper MBA is a life-changing experience that helps you think differently, increase your earning power, grow as a leader, and realize your career goals.

How it works

Completing the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy provides you with an automatic exemption from the Leadership module of the Asper MBA program core when you register for the Asper MBA. That’s 4.5 credit hours toward your MBA degree, before you even start the program!

This exemption applies retroactively to any offering of the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy within the last five years.

Custom program

  • Do you have 10 or more team members who would benefit from taking this program? Many of our open enrolment programs can be customized for your team and delivered exclusively to your organization. Find out more about our custom programs by contacting us today at 204-946-0232 or via email at ExecEdInfo@umanitoba.ca.

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James W. Burns Executive Education Centre
2nd floor
177 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0W5