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Strategic and Innovative Leadership Certificate

Program details

Credential
Certificate

Delivery method
Online

Program dates, fees and registration

Spring 2024

May 7 to June 6, 2024

$1700 CAD + HST (early bird; valid until February 28, 2024)

$1950 CAD + HST (regular price; valid until May 15, 2024)

Open

Registration open until May 8, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on January 24, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Fall 2024

October 15 to November 28, 2024

$1750 CAD + HST (early bird; valid until July 12, 2024)

$1950 CAD + HST (regular price; valid until December 31, 2024)

Open

Registration open until October 15, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 15, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Overview

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Continuous Learning's Strategic and Innovative Leadership certificate program equips you with advanced leadership skills essential for success in today's dynamic business world. This program consists of five (5) courses designed to enhance the managerial effectiveness and leadership abilities of today's business professionals.

Learners will be equipped to take on senior leadership roles where strategic thinking and innovation are crucial. Organizations value leaders who can drive and manage change effectively. With skills in fostering workplace innovation, you can become the go-to person for innovative solutions, enhancing your reputation within your industry. 

Learners will recieve a University certificate upon successful completion. This program is eligable towards the Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Leadership and Management.


Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this program to improve your leadership and managerial effectiveness, such as:

  • Professionals and those wishing to enhance their skills tool-box;
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners;
  • New managers and supervisors to learn essential skills;
  • Project managers and team leads;
  • Business leaders who are going through change.

Courses

  • Change Management

    In this course you'll learn to: 

    • Understand the difference between internal management excellence (working with teams and staff) and external management excellence (managing customers/the public);
    • Identify and measure excellence in your line of business; and
    • Establish, roll out and maintain an excellence plan. 

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  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

    In this course you'll learn to: 

    • Understand critical thinking and problem solving and their importance in Industry 4.0;
    • Understand the impact of the digitization of industry and manufacturing (also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0) on organizational effectiveness;
    • Understand typology of problems and the leadership needed for each;
    • Use opportunities and tools that Industry 4.0 provides, such as: Cloud Computing and collaborative decision making; Big Data and Analytics; and Design Thinking and Empathy;
    • Develop a critical thinking and problem solving mindset.
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  • High Impact Communication Skills

    In this course you'll learn to: 

    • Create purpose and act in accordance with your values;
    • Effectively sell your ideas;
    • Manage customer expectations and conflicts;
    • Run effective meetings; and 
    • Clarify work requests and eliminate wasted time and money.
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  • Strategic Management

    In this course you'll learn to: 

    • Understand the progress of leadership and management and what it means today
    • Design your own personalized leadership plan
    • Discover the key competencies of "transformational leadership"
    • Encourage productive leadership and adapt to leadership style

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  • Workplace Innovation

    In this course you'll learn to: 

    • Understand new approaches to work and collaboration both on-premises and at-home, such as: distributed teams, leadership in remote workplaces, security and productivity, and time management;
    • Advocate for and build a better plan for workplace cost savings, including employee retention and overall productivity, especially for organizations that are traditionally slow to change;
    • Establish, roll out and maintain a plan for the ideal modern workplace in public and private sectors.
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Program information

Spring 2024

Strategic Management Part 1 : Tuesday, May 7, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Change Management Part 1: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2 : Thursday, May 16, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
High Impact Communication Skills Part 1: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2 : Thursday, May 30, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Workplace Innovation Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2 : Thursday, June 6, 2024 9 a.m. to noon

Fall 2024

Strategic Management Part 1 : Tuesday, October 15, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2: Thursday, October 17, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Change Management Part 1: Tuesday, October 29, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2 : Thursday, October 31, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Part 1: Tuesday, November 12, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2: Thursday, November 14, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
High Impact Communication Skills Part 1: Tuesday, November 19, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2 : Thursday, November 21, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Workplace Innovation Part 1: Tuesday, November 26, 2024 9 a.m. to noon
Part 2 : Thursday, November 28, 2024 9 a.m. to noon

Spring 2024

Registration fee Registration status

$1700 CAD + HST (early bird; valid until February 28, 2024)

$1950 CAD + HST (regular price; valid until May 15, 2024)

Open

Registration open until May 8, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on January 24, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

NOTE: Individual course fees and registration dates vary. View the relevant course page for more information.

Fall 2024

Registration fee Registration status

$1750 CAD + HST (early bird; valid until July 12, 2024)

$1950 CAD + HST (regular price; valid until December 31, 2024)

Open

Registration open until October 15, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 15, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

NOTE: Individual course fees and registration dates vary. View the relevant course page for more information.

Discounts

The Alumni/Staff Discount applies to registration in this program/course.

If you are alumni or staff, contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca with your Student/Banner ID before registering for details about how to apply this discount.

Online meeting times

This program has online meeting times. This means you must attend the virtual class at the specified date and time (see the Schedule tab).

Google Meet, Zoom or Kaltura Virtual Classroom (through Catalog) will be used for online delivery of this program to support interaction and engagement.

This course may include, but is not limited to:

  • Content presentations and/or videos;
  • Hands-on exercises;
  • Case discussions and simulations;
  • Group and individual work (assignments/quizzes);
  • Concept and topic discussions; and
  • Topic reflections.

This is an open enrolment course.

Those completing ԰AV University Continuous Learning open enrolment offerings (e.g. certificate programs, courses, workshops, microcertifications, etc.) are subject to the policies of ԰AV University and Continuous Learning. ԰AV policies can be found in the . Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing open enrolment offerings are expected to adhere to the General and Open enrolment regulations.


Requirements

While open to all, this course is specifically tailored to provide maximum benefits to both working professionals and individuals in career transition. 

To obtain the University Certificate you must:

  • Register and make full payment for the certificate option;
  • Attend and successfully complete each required course/element (see the course pages listed in the "Required elements" section above); 
  • Actively participate in all components of each course; and
  • Successfully complete any assigned work

Technology requirements

Video conferencing

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer or device with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam*
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

*Webcam is preferred but not required.

Material requirements

There are no additional materials required for this program. 


Funding options

You may be eligible for funding under the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, you can find more information on our website.

Contact our Continuous Learning funding experts to determine your or your organization’s eligibility for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.  We can customize programs specifically for your organizational needs. Contact us for more information.

Program details

Credential
Certificate

Delivery method
Online

Program dates, fees and registration

Spring 2024

May 7 to June 6, 2024

$1700 CAD + HST (early bird; valid until February 28, 2024)

$1950 CAD + HST (regular price; valid until May 15, 2024)

Open

Registration open until May 8, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on January 24, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Fall 2024

October 15 to November 28, 2024

$1750 CAD + HST (early bird; valid until July 12, 2024)

$1950 CAD + HST (regular price; valid until December 31, 2024)

Open

Registration open until October 15, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 15, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Contact information

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905.721.3111

԰AV University, North Oshawa location
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa L1G 0C5 


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