Management Development Programs: Impacts of Same-Gender and Mixed Models

  • Atlanta Sloane-Seale The University of Manitoba


This paper compares the career progress of women who took a same-gender or mixed-gender, post-secondary Management Development Certificate program. It includes the challenges they faced and the strategies they used to advance into, and through, management. Survey methodology and documents (i.e., formal course evaluations, informal feedback from respondents, and instructors) were used to collect data for the study. Analysis indicated that completion of a same-gender program appeared to be associated with greater gains into higher levels of management, higher income, and greater critical awareness of gendered organizational structures.