Leadership Development

Leadership Development Extension Certificate  

Online and Blended (Classroom and Online)

CE Logo - Blue SealStrong leadership skills are crucial to improving individual and organizational performance. Successful organizations develop their leaders at all levels. The Leadership Development Extension Certificate is designed for individuals who aspire to become a leader, are transitioning into a new leadership role, or wish to further build their skills and strengths as a leader.

This program delivers a flexible, interactive, performance-based approach to leadership development. Through the use of self-assessments, guided learning activities and real world practice, participants will develop their leadership skills at four levels: personal, interpersonal, team and organizational. Students will gain exposure to practical tools, strategies and best practices for managing the challenges of becoming a leader. Working interactively with others, students will develop key skills in the areas of strategic thinking, action planning, communication, emotional intelligence, interpersonal effectiveness, team leadership, decision making and leading change.

This program is eligible towards Blue Seal Certification.

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  • Gain knowledge and skills for your new role in a management or leadership position
  • Polish your current leadership skills and acquire a credential
  • Prepare to take on a leadership role in your personal or professional life
  • Complete the 4 required courses (60 hours)
  • Option of online only or blended format (online component plus scheduled classes)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

Textbooks
There are both required and recommended textbooks for each course in the program. Please check requirements following each course description. All textbooks are available for purchase at the BookStore.

Course Materials
Additional mandatory course materials are distributed online via Blackboard. Please bring a print or electronic copy to class.

Course fees include the cost of some self-assessment instruments and reports, including the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator Instrument (MBTI®). 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE

Required Courses
Fall
(Sept.-Dec)
Winter
(Jan.-Apr.)
Spring
(May-Jun.)
Effective Leadership  BL & OL BL  BL
Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Leaders  BL & OL BL  BL
Leading and Influencing Others BL BL+OL  BL
Leaders, Culture and Change BL BL+OL  BL
BL=Blended class (Online component plus scheduled classes) OL=Online (Choose one or the other for each course.) 
The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

Effective Leadership
Explore what it means to be an effective leader. Through various self assessment tools, reflective exercises, guided learning activities and discussions, participants will gain self-awareness of their personal leadership values, style and strengths. Through real-world application and dialogue, we will also examine successful leadership principles, practices, skills, characteristics and behaviours for the 21st Century.

Textbooks (required):
The Leadership Challenge, 5th Ed., and The Leadership Practices Inventory, available at the BookStore. Students taking the course fully online must also purchase Introduction to Type and Leadership.

Subject code: XLEA 10005 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50283
Blended: online &
1 class
May 8-23 &
May 12

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fri.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Leaders
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are among the most important skills a leader can develop. Great leaders communicate clearly, authentically and persuasively to build trust, rapport, respect and understanding. This course introduces techniques and best practices to develop and improve relationships with peers, teams, managers, customers and stakeholders.

Textbooks (required): The Leadership Challenge, 5th Ed., available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XLEA 10016 15 Hours. Fee: $469
 Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30739
Blended: online &
2 classes
March 13-18 &
March 17
March 18

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-12 noon

Fri. &
Sat.
CRN 50352 Blended: online &
2 classes
May 23-27
May 26
May 27

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-12 noon

Fri. &
Sat.

Leading and Influencing Others
Effective leaders set clear goals, communicate vision, foster collaboration, build strong teams and cultivate trusting relationships. In this course, participants will explore the best practices, strategies and tools for leading, developing and influencing others. Key topics include: leading and motivating high performance, listening and involving others in the decision making process, facilitating consensual decision making, and fostering a culture of collaboration and cooperation.

Materials (required):
Disc Classic 2.0 Disc Profile, available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XLEA 10004 15 Hours. Fee: $469 Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30555 Blended: online &
2 classes
April 3-8 &
April 7
April 8

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-noon

Fri. &
Sat.
CRN 50497
Blended: online &
2 classes
June 5-10
June 9
June 10
 
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-noon

Fri. &
Sat.

 Leaders, Culture and Change   
Exemplary leaders use the power of shared vision and instill hope for a better future. Explore leadership and culture as two sides of the same coin, including the leader’s role in building high engagement and high performance cultures. Discover specific strategies and techniques for managing change, including appreciative inquiry, strategic planning and employee engagement. Textbooks for this class are listed below. 

Textbooks (required):
The Leadership Challenge, 5th Ed., available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XLEA 10002 15 Hours. Fee: $469  Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30871 Online March 27-April 23    
CRN 30556
Blended: online &
2 classes
April 24-29 &
April 28
April 29

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-noon

Fri. &
Sat.
CRN 50282
Blended: online &
2 classes
June 19-24
June 23
June 24
 
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-noon
 
Fri. &
Sat.

ce_bio_leadership_lillas_hatalaLillas Hatala    MCEd, CHRP, CMC
Lillas Hatala has a graduate degree in Continuing Education, is a Certified Human Resources Professional, Certified Management Consultant, Certified Inspirational Coach, Certified Feminine Power Coach and a member of the International Leadership Association. She has over 25 years' experience as a leading-edge leadership and management development practitioner, facilitator, coach and consultant, working with individuals, teams and organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors on a global basis. 

Lillas is the coauthor of Integrative Leadership (2005), The Integrative Leadership Study Guide (2008), The Business Case for Leadership Development (2008) and numerous published articles. She was the former Faculty Director of Business and Leadership Programs, University of Saskatchewan – a position she passionately served from 1992 to 2007. Her most recent collaborative initiative is Women in Leadership for Life (WILL).

Her current work through her own organization, Integrative Leadership International Ltd., challenges leaders to expand their awareness or consciousness and bring greater levels of awareness and significance to their lives, their teams and to their organizations. Her interest in the integrative or “whole” person has led her to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) with the International Yoga Association, and to study at the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing, Shambala Institute, Center for Timeless Being and Sivananda Organization, among others. 


Lisa Holden Rovers MSc, CPHR, PCCce_img_Lisa_Holden_Rovers

Lisa Holden Rovers founded Workplace Matters in 2005, where she serves as a powerful catalyst for business leaders and career professionals. She has coached and trained hundreds of emerging and veteran leaders to discover their strengths, develop an influential leadership style, and take action to achieve goals.

Lisa has been personally mentored and trained by some of the masters in the personal development industry, most notable of which is internationally recognized leadership authority, John C. Maxwell. Maxwell’s core philosophy, “Everything rises and falls on leadership” is a key message Lisa shares with clients through her coaching, training, facilitation, and speaking engagements.

Individuals and teams who work with Lisa gain clarity on their vision and goals as a leader, develop greater awareness of their leadership strengths, and deepen their understanding of what it takes to help a team succeed.

With over 20 years of supporting leaders through the challenges of motivating, managing, and developing people, Lisa knows the difference good leadership makes.

Lisa’s Professional Credentials include:

  • Master of Science in Education, Capella University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary
  • Human Resources Management Certificate, University of Calgary
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources, Human Resources Institute of Alberta
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Corporate Coach, Corporate Coach U International
  • Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker, John Maxwell Team
  • Authorized Partner, Everything DiSC
  • Authorized Partner and Accredited Facilitator, Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team

MRU Continuing Education - Bio - Change Mgt - LeskowJoanne Leskow
Joanne has been a student and advocate of leadership development, change and corporate culture for two decades. She has provided culture leadership and training to a variety of organizations, most recently at WestJet Airlines, where her contributions were instrumental in their success and attainment of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture and admission to the Corporate Culture Hall of Fame.

With practical business experience, she brings years of design and facilitation expertise into the classroom. In addition to leadership functions with small, medium and large enterprises, Joanne is a successful entrepreneur who understands the practical application of leadership and change principles. She is experienced at both strategic development and tactical program implementation and her learning modules have been distributed nationally.

Joanne is an award-winning speaker, consultant and educator who has inspired and informed Mount Royal University audiences and learners since 2009. She is privileged to work with diverse learners. 

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Contact us

For information about this program:
cebusiness@mtroyal.ca
403.440.6636 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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