Training & Events

Leadership Development Program 2021/2022 (September Intake)

BAM Leadership Development Program 2021/2022

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This in-person 72-hour program is accredited by the University of Manitoba toward a certificate in Applied Management.

The Leadership Development Program is designed for individuals who aspire to become effective leaders, to develop new leadership skills, those transitioning to a leadership role or wish to become a leader. Our program consists of 17 different topics over ten days to enhance your personal and business life.

Learning outcomes include: change management, emotional intelligence awareness, coaching for performance, succession planning, decision making, succession planning, communication skills,  leading high-performing and inclusive teams.

Our Leadership Development Program now offers one-on-one personal coaching and mentoring. 

This program is designed for individuals who aspire to become effective leaders, develop key
leadership skills and transition into leadership roles. Ideal for new and newly
promoted managers, supervisors, or team leaders.


Member (Regular) Pricing $3,000/person

Non-member Pricing $3,500/person


*EXTENDED EARLY BIRD PRICING* (members only) ends August 25, 2021!


  • TRAIN 1 - 10% DISCOUNT ($2700)
  • TRAIN 2 - 15% DISCOUNT ($2550)
  • TRAIN 3 OR MORE - 20% DISCOUNT ($2400)

Registrations for individual sessions may be available.


  • Developing Your Leadership  
  • Intro to EQ
  • Emotional Intelligence and Communication Skills 
  • High Performing Team
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Recruiting & Interviewing Staff
  • Leading with Resilience 
  • Change & Transition
  • Building a Respectful Workplace
  • Performance Reviews
  • Succession Planning
  • Intro to Project Management
  • Employment Terminations
  • Retaining & Recognizing Talent
  • Managing Workplace Diversity
  • Mastering Difficult Conversations 
  • Final Presentations 


"Every class touched on skills our employees latched onto. Even understanding what leadership is and what it means to be a manager."

"It has had an effect on our hiring process, with newer managers now sitting in on interviews. They apply what they have learned about performance reviews and competencies to select employees for hiring that will be successful."

"Through the Program, competence levels were introduced. We learned to take an idea and not base promotion on one thing, by expanding the performance review."


September 2021 - February 2022 - two classes a month - dates emailed once registered.

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Bioscience Association Manitoba
1000 Waverley Street | Training Room 104



Barry Jansen

Barry is the lead instructor of the Leadership Development Program. Barry is a senior human resource and leadership consulting professional. Drawing from 25 years of experience. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. As an HR professional, Barry is a long-term member of the Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Human Capital Institute.

Janice Gair, PCC, CPHR 

Janice brings over two decades of experience in governance, corporate strategy, human resources, and organizational development working at an international level.  She is co-founder and president, EI ADVANTAGE. Janice’s core values include social responsibility and servant leadership.   She proudly serves as Vice-Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. She is a certified executive coach and has achieved the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the International Coaching Federation.   In addition, she holds the Chartered Professional Human Resources (CPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) designations.  

Melenie Olfert

Melenie is a diversity and intercultural practitioner, presenter, and trainer with more than 10 years of facilitation experience. Melenie holds several certificates on adult education and diplomas in Business and Human Resources Management as well as an acknowledgment from the recognized Diversity & Intercultural training program with the Province of Manitoba. She has co-authored workplace resources used by organizational leaders across the province and is the co-facilitator of the Language Interpreter Training Program. Further to her training experience, Melenie is an Instructor with the University of Winnipeg, Professional, Applied, and Continuing Education Program where she teaches the course - Cultural Dimensions and Environmental Influences.  

Gord Gibben

Gord Gibben is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 30 years of project management experience. His broad and extensive experience includes large-scale projects, enterprise applications, infrastructure upgrades and the management of Project Management Offices. In addition, Gord is the author of The Electronic Project Office (EPO) – an integrated suite of templates, e-Books and training material supporting project, program, and portfolio management. 

For more information or questions, contact Maryam Decter, Manager of Training and Development at (204) 272-4590 or