Professional Leadership Certificate

The Professional Leadership Certificate will provide you with increased awareness and understanding of leadership and will enable you to become a more effective, evolved leader.
You will explore the philosophies of a well-rounded leader from a career and personal perspective.

Specialize in Career Development or Personal Development to customize your Certificate to your career direction. Professional Leadership Certificate courses can also be taken as individual professional development seminars to brush up on your know-how or adding new skills to your professional repertoire.

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This program has been approved for 98 CPHR CPD hours for courses in the Professional Leadership Certificate. Each approved course is eligible for 14 CPD hours.

  • Seminars to complete: 5 core + 2 elective
  • Number of hours: 7 courses X 14 hours = 98 hours
  • Achievement: Professional Leadership Certificate
  • Course Fee: Each course is $695+GST
    Each certificate course is being offered in a blended format using Zoom and CCE Community. You will be required to commit to a total of 14 hours of learning including: pre-work, after class work with your group, and on your own.
Employer demand for leadership skills has doubled in Saskatchewan over the last three years (EMSI data, 2021).


Funding Opportunities

Our non-credit programs may qualify for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant, Canada Training Credit, Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) and the URAA Alumni Professional Development Award.


Register online using the link in the Date field. Choose how you learn! Remote and face-to-face options available.

Type Name Remote Face-to-Face
Required Principles of Effective Leadership Winter 2023 Winter 2023
Required Coaching and Mentoring Employees Winter 2023 Oct 13-14
Required Creating Effective Work Groups Oct 5-7 Nov 3-4
Required Interpersonal Communication Oct 31-Nov 2 Nov 24-25
Required Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Oct 17-19 Nov 9-10
Elective Courses (2 are required)
Elective Developing a Personal Leadership Plan Winter 2023 Winter 2023
Elective Authentic Leadership Winter 2023 Winter 2023
Elective Leading and Motivating Employees Nov 14-16 Dec 8-9
Elective Leading in a Diverse Environment Nov 30-Dec 2 Winter 2023
Elective Leading Change Winter 2023 Winter 2023
Elective Transformational Leadership Winter 2023 Nov 28-29

Course Descriptions

Principles of Effective Leadership


You will learn the skills and processes needed to increase leadership effectiveness. You will explore topics such as motivation, leadership style, implementing change, setting and achieving standards and corrective discipline.

Coaching and Mentoring Employees


You will learn how coaching employees, as part of an overall leadership strategy, encourages a supportive and collaborative approach toward high performance, that is more effective than directing or controlling. You will learn the difference between coaching and mentoring, learn a model and principles for effective coaching, and practice putting theory into action through applied activities that account for differences in employees' personality types, work styles, generational differences, cultural diversity and work situations.

Interpersonal Communication


In this course you will learn about the role of the supervisor and the appropriate leadership techniques for obtaining cooperation and commitment through the use of effective communication. You will examine communication at its core and develop a practical road map for communicating effectively and efficiently through any conversation and in any situation.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


You will examine why conflict arises in the workplace, discuss the importance of resolution mechanisms and learn practical tips for managing conflict. You will also learn constructive routes to communication and agreement, consider your own method of dealing with conflict and practice options for communicating more effectively.

Creating Effective Work Groups


This course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills required for building and maintaining effective work groups/teams. The concept of team and its application to organizational success will be discussed. An examination of inter-relationship between the work to be a accomplished and the people who deliver the work in order to insure organizational effectiveness will be processed. The stages groups go through and role of the leader in each of those roles will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to assess their leadership competencies and plan for their development. Finally, participants will be able to experience using general consensus while going through the core steps of the team development process in creating vision, mission statements, and values.

Leading in a Diverse Environment


Learn about the various dimensions of diversity in the workplace including your own role in managing diversity through the legislative lens. You will gain a deeper understanding of the various skills needed to address the opportunities and challenges associated with diverse work environments. By the end of the course, you will comprehend and confidently apply the skills required to promote and develop an inclusive environment.

Transformational Leadership


You will learn how transformational leaders focus on 'transforming' others to enhance the motivation, morale and performance of their employees. You will explore how the leader's personality, traits and ability are used to institute change through vision and goals.

Leading Change


You will learn the series of phases that a successful change process must go through. You will learn how to get the organization's attention for this needed change, create a vision of what would happen if the change is achieved and identify others with the skills, attitudes and reputations you need for buy-in.

Leading and Motivating Employees


This course provides participants with core tools and techniques in leading and motivating today's employees in order that they can be effective individually and collectively. Concepts such as the role of the leader in establishing trust relationships, assessing leadership style, establishing personal leadership mission statements, processing various motivational theories and their application to the workplace will all be discussed and processed in this course.

Authentic Leadership


The overall purpose of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity to understand and improve themselves personally and professionally, in order that they may become more authentic as individuals and leaders, and achieve greater results. The course is self reflective throughout. The following areas will be introduced and processed: what's going on in organizations today; what is leadership; what is authenticity; assessing your four intelligences; clarifying your values; creating a leadership vision statement; how to be credible; establishing your code of ethics as a leader; the importance of influencing others; leadership and power; principled leadership competency assessment; and transferring learning back home.

Developing a Personal Leadership Plan


The final piece to personal leadership development and to understand the purpose of your own leadership style is to create the Personal Leadership Development Plan. This plan will help guide you throughout your professional and personal life.

The Details: What you need to know

  • Attedance Requirements
  • Completion Letters
  • Completion Policy - Professional Certificates and Microcredentials
  • Professional Certificate Requests
  • Withdrawal

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