Leadership Development Series - 949

Mohawk College Certificate
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Program Length ~ 12 - 32 months (8 courses required for completion)
Workload 5 to 10 hours per week, per course
Cost ~ $310 per course
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process No application required; view the Admission & Registration tab for details.

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Develop and enhance your management skills, and broaden your 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. Discover proven techniques for managing employees and learn to communicate effectively.  Gain skills in performance management, managing change, team building, employment law, project management and more!

View courses available this term under Program of Studies.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business

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.

Financial Assistance information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current 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, Media, Creative Arts and Business

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

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: Understand the cost of doing business. Learn to use financial documents to explain how money is used in a business how to predict an organization's success, produce a healthy return or mitigate decline. Learn the processes for assessing ROI, creating a budget and anticipating variances in order to make effective decisions.
Credits: 2
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 mentoring 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 readiness 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 and direct 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 statutory law 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
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Learning Outcomes

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

Career Opportunities

Existing and aspiring managers in a range of industries.