The Centre for Management Development (CMD) was established within the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University in 1980. Its mission is to facilitate excellence in human resource performance and development by working with organizations to determine their specific needs, and to arrange for the delivery of products or programmes which best meet these needs.
The CMD acts as an intermediary between the client and the available sources of human resource development expertise. The focus of our efforts, and our principal responsibility, is the monitoring and maintenance of quality throughout the human resource development process from design through delivery and follow-up. We do not maintain our own permanent programme delivery staff.
The majority of the Centre for Management Development's work is done for a group of client organizations which maintain membership in the CMD Consortium. Consortium members meet regularly with the CMD to discuss current and emerging human resource development needs in their organizations, to provide input on programme design, and to jointly participate in programmes for cost-effective sharing of information. The Centre for Management Development also works with a variety of other organizational clients from both the private and public sectors, including professional and industry associations and not-for profit agencies and groups. In addition, it continues to offer a range of professional development programmes throughout the year.
Each year the CMD runs an Executive Development Programme (EDP), presenting participants with practical leading edge management techniques that focus on organizational success, effective performance, quality and competitiveness. Reflecting the global nature of business in the 1990s and the CMD's aim to establish a mid-Atlantic presence in human resource development, faculty for the EDP have included facilitators from across North America and Europe.
The Centre for Management Development's state-of-the-art facilities are located on the fourth floor of the Faculty of Business Administration building at Memorial University and include various styles of classrooms, work areas, dining facilities, and a participant lounge.
For information concerning the CMD's programmes and activities, either call (709) 737-7977, or
fax (709) 737-7999.
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