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.

Required Courses

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.
Important Note: Mandatory course materials are distributed online via Blackboard. Please bring a print or electronic copy to class.

Subject code: XLEA 10005 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 30550
Blended: online &
1 class
Feb. 21-March 6 &
Feb. 24

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.
Important Note: Mandatory course materials are distributed online via Blackboard. Please bring a print or electronic copy to class.

Subject code: XLEA 10016 15 Hours. Fee: $469
 
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.

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.
Important Note: Mandatory course materials are distributed online via Blackboard. Please bring a print or electronic copy to class.

Subject code: XLEA 10004 15 Hours. Fee: $469  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90183 Blended: online &
2 classes
Nov. 28-Dec. 3 &
Dec. 2
Dec. 3

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

Fri. &
Sat.
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 30872 Online Feb. 6-March 5    

 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.
Important Note: Mandatory course materials are distributed online via Blackboard. Please bring a print or electronic copy to class.

Subject code: XLEA 10002 15 Hours. Fee: $469  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90182 Blended: online &
2 classes
Dec. 5-10 &
Dec. 9
Dec. 10

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

Fri. &
Sat.
CRN 90954 Blended: online &
2 classes
Dec. 12-17 &
Dec. 16
Dec. 17

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

Fri. &
Sat.
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 30871 Online March 27-April 23    
Our instructors are industry experts and aim to teach hands-on, practical principles and strategies to help you succeed! Click here to learn more about our Leadership Development Extension Certificate instructors.

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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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