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Testimonials

What our clients are saying!


Click the name of the program below, to expand the section and read about the experiences clients have had in the program!


  • General

    “I have attended numerous MDC conferences and events over the last few years. I continue to find the quality of the programming offered to be exceptional and I always leave with additional knowledge and motivation that I immediately use in my workplace on my return to work.”  
    C. Ryan Edgar, Director of Fire & Emergency Services/Fire Chief – Port Hope Fire & Emergency Services Department

    “The Region of Durham, Talent & Organization Development, and UOIT have forged a solid, trustworthy relationship that makes doing business effortless.  Betty and Christa are innovative; outside-the-box thinkers that continuously strive to ensure our Leadership Development programs meet and exceed the expectations of our talent base and program champions. They provide great attention to detail, the right attitude, and a genuine focus on helping us develop and sustain exceptional organizational leaders.”
    Dawne Chad, Administrator, Talent & Organization Development - Region of Durham

    "As a self proclaimed advocate/activist for accessibility and disability rights and the promotion of "The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005", I have found the  courses offered by the "Management Development Centre" to be very transferable from business needs to advocacy supports. From the understanding of the business  perspective, legislative obligations and from the accessibility perspective, human rights expectations an understanding becomes apparent. In working together, acknowledging successes, failures, and solutions, benefiting both stakeholders working towards full accessibility and inclusion for 2025."
    Phillip McCorkell 

     

  • Master's Certificate in Public Sector Management

    “Diana is an outstanding instructor. She is clear, concise and uses an appropriate amount of humour to keep the class engaged. Her sessions have been the most valuable so far as she provides concrete suggestions for addressing real-world issues. Thank you!”
    Sandra Austin, Leading Teams & Change Management    2016/2017

    "Instructor was very articulate, knowledgeable and informative and was very personal and approachable."
    David Sappleton, Leadership in the Public Sector  2016/2017

    "Overall, a very interesting and highly relevant session; great effort was put into relating the concepts to all of the PS groups represented."
    Paul Hallett, Leadership in the Public Sector  2015/2016

    "I was very engaged in the content & facilitation style. I have had much education and facilitate so very hard to get me into a classroom and I found this course very enjoyable."
    Dawne Chad, Leadership in the Public Sector  2015/2016

  • Professional Management Certificate

    “I really enjoyed this course. It gave me strategies that I can immediately incorporate into my day. Everything suggested is doable. I also like how it challenged your own style and challenges you/ or inspires you to be a great leader. Thanks so much for all the ideas!”
    Anne Kuipers, Fundamentals of Leadership - Spring 2017

     “I feel like I have added a whole new set of skills to my management toolbox. Feeling motivated and inspired! The fascinating thing for me was unveiling some of my own habits that need tweaking to change the game.”
    Carla Sinclair, Fundamentals of Leadership - Spring 2017

    “Diana is an outstanding instructor. She is clear, concise, and was an appropriate amount of humour to keep the class engaged. Her sessions have been the most valuable so far as she provides concrete suggestions for addressing real world issues. Thank you.”
    Sandra Austin, Change Management - Winter 2017

    “Probably one of the most valuable courses I’ve attended at this stage in my career. Materials will definitely be of use in my job. Thank you.”
    Kelly Oxford, Performance Management- Winter 2017

    "The instructor was very informative and provided great real life examples to aide learning."
    Anonymous, Strategic Management  - Fall 2016

  • Not-for-Profit Management

    “Very informative from beginning to end. A lot of information to be reviewed and take in.”
    Karen Number, NFP Strategy & Leadership – Fall 2017

    “Garth’s information, feedback, and resources were helpful and relevant to my work and situation. His presentation style was relaxed and engaging. Thank you.”
    Erica Britton, Staff and Volunteers – Spring 2017

    "Karen is one of the best-rounded speakers on the topics covered that I have ever heard. She had a real life example for everything discussed to make the information stick. I thoroughly enjoyed my day & look forward to applying her insights in my own career."
    Anonymous, NFP Strategy & Leadership – Fall 2015

  • Professional Communication Management

    "Overall a great workshop which gave good insight and knowledge as well as tools to use in critical thinking and problem solving."
    Leigh Rowney, Critical Thinking - Spring 2017

    "Interesting perspective on efficient use of technology in the work place. Shfted my skeptical perspective to a more positive outlook."
    Alzheimer Society Durham, Workplace Innovation - Spring 2016

    "Great information on innovation! Lots of great information & tips. Very knowldgable instructor - would strongly recomment this to others!"
    Kereen Bennett- Martin, Workplace Innovation - Fall 2016

  • Digital & Social Media Marketing

    “Very useful and helpful material. I appreciated that Andrea went out of her way to loop back to everyone’s organization in her examples.”
    Meghan Hardy, Digital Media and Marketing Strategies - Spring 2017

    "There was so much communicated in this class that I am excited to take back to my group and share in the future – and put into practice! Great balance of Leslie speaking + sharing videos and getting us to share out own experiences, ask questions and learn from each other."
    Patricia Pickett, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management Program - Fall 2016

    "MDC has provided this fantastic resource for engaging social media as a “call-to-action” for any organization, business or person. Leslie and Andrea made it clear that we must have a plan for social media and to be committed to it as much as any other part of your role. It is clear that social media cannot be treated as an after thought!"
    Chelsea Wolf, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management Program - Fall 2016

    "Great guidance in regards to what steps to take, as well it is okay to feel overwhelmed. Start small and work your way up. Feeling much more confident going back to my employers with questions and somewhat of a game plan."
    Amanda Brown, Social Media for Business Results – Fall 2015

  • Agricultural Leadership

    "I farm with my wife Tracey, market Fresh goats and some select bucks based on P/T data. There are many parts of our business such as Marketing and Communications that have been enhanced by the UOIT Ag program. This time amongst some competitive colleagues was invaluable and conducive to think about our own business."
    Jim Tindall - Winter 2016


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