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Leadership Development Certificate Series

Is This You?

Leadership is rooted in knowing your field well. With these courses you can build on your expertise to become a dynamic, creative manager who knows how to get the best performance out of their team. This certificate could boost your resume for management positions or make you a better leader in your current position.

Career Prospects

  • Team or project lead
  • Department management
  • Project management
  • Change management and re-organization
  • Organizational (HR) management
  • Product/service development

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Leadership Development Certificate Series

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Mandatory Courses

Communication - Leadership Development (BUSN160)

Gain skills in business communications. Explore today's modern technology tools and communication mechanisms in deciding the right vehicle to deliver the message. Gain the time management and formal and informal communication skills to manage various communication channels. Explore communication styles, mechanisms and presentation skills, facilitating meetings, social marketing and ways to improve all communications.

Employment Law - Leadership Development (MGMT160)

Gain an understanding of the regulations that govern employment from start to termination. We examine statutory and common in both federal and provincial jurisdictions and review employment standards, health and safety, labour relations, pay equity and human rights legislation as it applies to management as well as unionized employees and leaders.

Finance - Leadership Development (BUSN163)

Leaders in any organization need to understand the cost of doing business. Financial documents are used to explain how money is used in a business and can be interpreted to predict an organization's success. The ethical and effective use of financial statements and ratio calculations for forecasting and budget preparation can ensure investments or withdrawals within an organization will produce a healthy return or mitigate decline in other areas. Knowing the processes for assessing ROI, creating a budget and anticipating variances are critical in any organization in order to make effective decisions.

Human Relations-Leadership Development (BUSN162)

Gain the appropriate skills and knowledge to be able to effectively recruit personnel, train them, and manage their performance in a professional manner. Leaders will use their knowledge of the concepts of statutory and common law to conduct interviews, handle performance problems, counsel and discipline as required, plan and direct training needs assessments, methods and program delivery.

Leading Responsibly - Leadership Development (BUSN164)

Sustainability in business is often related to profitability. Organizations now need to incorporate practices that include a more holistic approach to the responsibility corporations have to their communities and the environment. Leaders need to assess the impact of the business in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measures such as Corporate Social Responsibility and triple-bottom line accounting.

Leading Teams - Leadership Development (BUSN165)

This course will examine the leader's role in the development and success of teams in the workplace. Leaders will learn the differences between a group and a team, analyze various types of teams including Self Directed Work Teams, and explain how coaching and mentoring skills assist team effectiveness.

Managing Change - Leadership Development (BUSN166)

Today's leaders are often called upon to implement and support the change process. They need to be able to identify and respond to internal and external factors that will determine when and what type of change initiatives are required. Environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change are all essential to developing and managing change to the benefit of the organization. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be covered in the context of best practices.

Performance Management-Leadership Development (MGMT210)

Focus on performance analysis, counselling, constructive feedback, conflict resolution, performance management systems and overall strategies for performance management.

Project Management-Leadership Development (MGMT209)

Leaders need multiple skills to fulfill a spectrum of duties and responsibilities. Gain the practical knowledge from a leadership perspective to start and complete a project successfully and manage your project teams. We explore how the elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization.

Creative and Critical Thinking - Leadership Development (BUSN153)

These skills are valued in every company and organization. Practise creative thinking and reasoning techniques and apply these skills to help analyze and respond appropriately to a wide variety of personal and work situations, including strategic planning, decision-making and problem solving.

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