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Leadership and Management

Whether you work for a non-profit, for-profit or government organization, part of your job as a manager is to support professionals reach their goals. A successful organization is prepared and motivated to overcome challenges and function productively. In these courses, you will strengthen your skills in leadership, strategy building, project management, communication and computing. You will gain confidence in your management techniques so you can work more efficiently, make smarter decisions and see positive change in your business.

Leadership and Management courses

Many courses under this topic can be taken individually to learn the fundamentals of leadership and management. Some courses can be applied towards programs such as the Micro-certificate in Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity, or the Certificate or Diploma in Business Administration. Please view each individual course page for details. 


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Business Administration – Certificate

The Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) is a flexible 13-week program designed to fit the needs of mid-career professionals, full-time employees and people looking for professional development. Learn about business administration, marketing, technology and more.
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Business Administration – Diploma

The Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) is a comprehensive business administration program designed to give you the practical knowledge and skills required for professional success. You'll learn business administration, business writing, management computing, financial accounting, marketing, small business management, international business and more.
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Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity

This four-course micro-credential program focuses on: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response and Business Continuity. Plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack.
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Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability

A six-week online program to help you become more proactive, rather than reactive, and to prepare your organization to withstand any crisis.
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In memory: Richard Mimick

We are sad to share about the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Richard Mimick on March 9, 2023. Richard served as the Director of Business Programs in Continuing Studies since 2003.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could predict the future?

You may not have a crystal ball, but having a business continuity plan in place will help you prepare your organization for emergencies.

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Leading today’s workforce

A recent study by the Harvard Business Review shows that "quiet quitting" is not about the work ethic of individual employees, but a response to the relationship (or lack thereof) with their employers. Leaders in today's workplaces must work harder than ever to maintain an engaged team, and traditional leadership skills are no longer enough.

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Upgrade your team's skills, upgrade your company's success

Providing employees with opportunities to update and upgrade their skills is an effective strategy to decrease turnover and increase your team's productivity. Continuing Studies can create a customized program to fit your needs, budget and timeframe.

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Business continuity planning is no longer optional.

First, it was the pandemic, then fires and floods. Every day businesses are facing new crises that have the potential to affect their operations. That is why crisis planning is no longer something that can or should be delegated to emergency management or risk professionals alone. It has become a core management function for all business leaders.

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Creating opportunity in crisis

Crisis communication has perhaps never been more of an in-demand skill than it has in the last couple of years. The pandemic has revealed many examples of people who have communicated well during crisis, as well as several examples of those who haven’t.

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Megan Wolfe, Program Assistant (Business courses)
Tel 250-721-8072
Email BMT@uvic.ca
Angela Connelly, Program Assistant (emergency management and preparedness courses)
Tel 250-721-8558
Email hsadmin@uvic.ca