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The professional as manager

No matter what field they specialize in, many professionals end up taking on management duties during the course of their career. But balancing the challenges of your chosen profession with the demands inherent in management is not always simple and straightforward. This seminar is intended to help ease the transition from professional to professional/manager. Add key management skills to your wheelhouse, try out select techniques and have a critical look at your existing beliefs and attitudes, with the ultimate goal of improving your performance in your dual role.


$1,695 + taxes


Two days - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

HEC Montréal
October 7, 8, 2020
May 20, 21, 2021

The course will be a blend of in-person and online content OR fully online if the circumstances require it.

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  • Emphasize the essential attributes of being a manager.
  • Examine the unique status of the professional/manager. 
  • Identify the conditions for success for someone occupying this dual role.
  • Develop management skills:
    • Build new relationships with former peers
    • Engage, empower and enhance your team
    • Strengthen your influence and leadership.

Is this for you?

  • Aspiring professional/managers (supervisors)
  • Professional serving in a management capacity (supervisors)
  • HR managers, experts or specialists dedicated to supporting individuals as they adjust to new management responsibilities

Special features

  • A thought-provoking program designed to help you find answers to vital questions, including how far to step back from your previous duties, coaching, delegating, management functions that are best suited to your role and the needs of the organization.

"Finally a management course in tune with my situation as a professional in a management role. Well taught, much better than average. A great initiative."

Benoît Massicotte, Coordinator – Communication and Consultation, Communauté métropolitaine de Québec

"It’s interesting to see to what extent this seminar gets you to rethink your management approach. Thank you!"

Nadia Lavallée, Coordinator, Canassistance


Viana Poulin
Viana Poulin
Guest Professor, HEC Montréal
  • Role of professional expertise in management
  • Management-related activities and accountabilities
  • Scope of management roles, based on the nature of the organization and the assigned level of responsibility
  • Special status of the professional/manager
  • Management philosophy, style and practices conducive to managing people and operations
  • Change management
  • Dynamic content
  • Exercises
  • Case studies
  • Questionnaires
  • Sharing of participants’ experience

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

For more information about this program


Pascal-André Allaire
Senior Advisor


514 340-6001

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