Leadership Development Series - 949

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Program Length ~ 12 - 32 months (click for annual course schedule)
Cost ~350 per course, text fees are included
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students can register without applying

Advance your career by developing/enhancing your management skills and broad business knowledge in this professional program designed for leaders. Provides current and future leaders with skills to meet both career and organizational objectives. Gain solid theoretical and practical knowledge to improve decision making and problem solving skills. Performance management, managing change, team building, employment law, project management and other management-related skills are covered in this program.

  • Develop and enhance management skills.
  • Broaden business knowledge.
  • Discover proven techniques for managing employees.
  • Communicate effectively in leadership roles.
Program Contact
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  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

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Continuing Education at Mohawk

Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the certificate. For further information on our Continuing Education programs click here. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another click here.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013Lynda, and many other technological resources.

Financial Information

With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks

Student Services

Peer Tutoring:

Students can access up to three hours of FREE peer tutoring per week of additional academic support, from a student who has successfully completed the course. For more information, click here.


Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors, Accessibility Support Officers, and Learning Skills Advisor/Adaptive Technologist work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. For more information, click here.

Library Resources:

Find out about library computers available and how to borrow laptops and Chromebooks. For more information, click here.

How to Register:

Click on the Program of Studies page to view all courses and to register online for the available courses this term or for more registration information click here.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

This entire Program of Studies has 8 courses and courses require approximately 5-10 hours of work per week. A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future. For more information on our annual course offering schedule, please view this link.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Today more than ever, leaders need to be creative and critical thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational, strategic and societal situations or environments. Learn how to apply creative and critical thinking skills to roles in the organization, and professional and personal situations.
Credits: 2
Course description: Develop essential skills in business communications. Learn which communication mechanism is best used to communicate which message. Gain the time management and effective informal and formal communication skills needed to manage the various communication channels. Covers communication styles, mechanisms, presentation skills, facilitating meetings, social marketing and ways to improve all communications.
Credits: 2
Course description:
Course description: Leaders and managers need to know and demonstrate techniques for managing employee performance in order to increase productivity and organizational effectiveness. Focus on performance analysis, counselling, coaching, constructive feedback, conflict resolution, performance management systems and overall strategies for performance management.
Credits: 2
Equivalents: MGMTCMA03
Course description: Examine the leader's role in the development and success of teams in the workplace. Learn the differences between a group and a team, analyze various types of teams including Self Directed Work Teams, and explain how coaching and mentoing skills assist team effectiveness.
Credits: 2
Course description: Today's leaders are often called upon to implement and support the change process. Learn 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 rediness and risk assessment will also be covered in the context of best practices.
Credits: 2
Equivalents: MGMTCMA03 or QUAL10018

Select 2 from the next 4 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Provides leaders with appropriate skills and knowledge to be able to effectively recruit, train and manage personnel 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 an ddirect training needs assessments, methods and program delivery.
Credits: 2
Course description: Today's workplace is highly regulated from the commencement of the employment relationship through to its termination. Examine both statutorylaw and common law in both federal and provincial jurisdictions. Review employment standards, health and safety, labour relations, pay equity and human rights legislation as it applies to management and unionized employees and leaders.
Credits: 2
Course description: Sustainability in business is often related to profitability. Learn to incorporate practises that include a more holistic approach to the responsibility corporations have to their communities and the environment. Assess the impact of a business in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measures such as Corporate Social Responsibility and triple-bottom line accounting.
Credits: 2
Course description: Designed to meet the needs of leaders in any organization who may be new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. Provides the practical knowledge needed to start and complete a project successfully. Learn how the elements of the Project Management BOdy of Knowledge are applied during each project phase and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. Discover how to establish priorities and effectively manage your projects and project teams.
Credits: 2

Develop strategies to manage employee performance utilizing communication, coaching and leadership skills.

Occupational Categories: Existing and aspiring managers in a range of industries.

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