Training & Events

BAM Leadership Development Program 2024 (In-Person Delivery)

This program is accredited by the University of Manitoba toward a certificate in Applied Management (72 contact hours towards certificate).

BAM's program comprises topics aimed at improving leadership effectiveness. The learning outcomes encompass project management, change management, emotional intelligence, coaching for performance, succession planning, and fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

As an integral component of the program, each participant will benefit from one-on-one personal coaching and mentoring.

This program is tailored for individuals aspiring to become effective leaders, fostering the development of key leadership skills, and facilitating the transition into leadership roles. It is particularly well-suited for new and recently promoted managers, supervisors, or team leaders.


Member price: $2,800 plus gst

Non-Member Price: $3,200 plus gst

Discounts available for group registrations.


  • Developing Your Leadership
  • Intro to Emotional Intelligence (EI) || EI & Communication Skills
  • Recruiting, Interviewing & Selecting Your Staff || Leading with Resilience
  • Building a High Performing Team || Building a Respectful Workplace
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Effectively Planning Change & Transition || Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
  • Project Management
  • Effectively Facilitating Employment Terminations || Mastering Difficult Conversations
  • Building Inclusivity in a Diverse Workplace
  • Introduction to Succession Planning || Retaining & Recognizing Your Talent
  • Final Presentations 

*You can choose to enroll in the whole program or choose the specific courses you are interested in.



“I believe access to programs like this is essential to growing businesses and creating future leaders. I am very grateful we have these opportunities.”

“It can help promote a more positive work environment”

“It taught me some techniques to help with retention in my current workplace, like things to look for regarding stress in the workplace, and how to make it a better place to work. / With information on building your team (taking diversity and equity into consideration) and succession planning, the LD program helps one build out their team promoting long term growth.”


April 9, 2024 – June 18, 2024 

  • One full day per week for 11 weeks
  • Day of week will vary; schedule provided upon registration
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

100 Innovation Drive (SmartPark)

  • Free parking available on site (SP1)
  • Snacks and lunch will be provided.


Barry Jansen

Barry is the lead instructor for 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, SHRM-SCP 

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 Gibbens

A recognized expert in ‘soft skills’, Gord is the president and lead instructor for GPM Training Solutions Ltd. specializing in leadership training for corporate and academic clients. He is a frequent speaker and instructor at professional development conferences. An energetic and highly interactive instructor, one of Gord’s strengths is his ability to relate practical real world experience to classroom theory. Gord brings to his training sessions over 30 years of leadership experience in government and private sector organizations. He has managed multi-million-dollar projects, established Project Management Offices, and written over sixty e-Books on project leadership.

Cancellations will not be accepted less than 7 days prior to the event - substitutions are welcome.

For more information and group registration discounts:  Contact Kate Swallow Yee, Workforce Development Manager at  

Leadership Development Program

  • $3,200.00 (Members pay $2,800.00)