Management Development Program for Women
The Management Development Program for Women (MDPW), is designed for highly motivated women who wish to develop management skills they can use immediately in a practical work environment. It has been offered since 1992 by the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW), Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.
Congratulations to the well-deserved women graduating from the Management Development Program for Women during the 20th convocation on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
The Management Development Program for Women is designed for working women who would benefit from formal management training. Courses include Business Strategy, Marketing, Management & Organizational Behaviour, Communications, Accounting, Human Resources Management, Business Writing, and more.
Registration is now open for MDPW 2013-2014.
The program’s integrated courses concentrate on:
- the development of a broad understanding of the principles and functions of management
- the improvement of management skills through self-assessment, practice and feedback
The objective of the Management Development Program for Women is to provide management education, which combines theory with practice and reflects the actual world of management. The target audience is working women who are managers or are about to become managers.
The program is designed to facilitate the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace. Workplace based assignments require participants to integrate new theories and skills with data and experience drawn from the participant’s own work setting.
Participants must be sponsored for admission to the program. Sponsors are encouraged to become partners in the learning process.
See what Catherine Scovil, Associate Executive Director at the Canadian Pork Council has to say about the MDPW:
For the participants, the MDPW:
- provides the basis for a better understanding of the management process and of the interrelationships between the major management functions in their organization;
- provides opportunities to further develop specific management skills;
- provides a foundation for career development and further self-growth;
- offers a network of interaction and communication with women who share similar career goals; and
- offers an opportunity to address some of the issues that women face as managers.
For the employer, the MDPW:
- provides a structured and integrated program for preparing and developing women for management positions;
- increases organizational awareness of current management theories and practices;
- builds skills which allow for managing change while controlling costs;
- facilitates the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace;
- provides immediate payback on training investments through the use of workplace based assignments; and
- provides an opportunity for renewal of the employee.