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March 30, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Management and Leadership Certificate

Certificate Overview

Many professionals find themselves in leadership positions in their organizations with little or no management experience. This certificate is designed to provide a detailed overview of the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful, effective leader in any organization. Anyone wishing to prepare themselves for a leadership position will also find this certificate beneficial.

Four required workshops and two electives ensure participants gain a range of knowledge, with an emphasis on continuous learning, adaptation and creativity in problem solving and service development.

You do not have to be working toward the Management and Leadership certificate to take any of these courses.

Certificate Requirements

Required courses:

Fundamentals of Management
Resource Management and Development
Human Resource Management
Program Development and Project Management

Plus a minimum of TWO elective courses:

Managing Organizational Change
Program Evaluation
Clinical Supervision
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Course Descriptions and Dates

You do not have to be working toward the Management and Leadership certificate to take any of these courses.

Required Courses

Fundamentals of Management (18 hours) -- January 14, 15 and 16, 2015

Human Resource Management (18 hours) --November 12, 13 and 14, 2014

Program Development and Project Management (18 hours) --April 22, 23 and 24, 2015

Resource Management and Development (18 hours) -- May 6, 7 and 8, 2015


Clinical Supervision (12 hours) -- June 11 and 12, 2015

Managing Organizational Change (12 hours) -- September 16 and 17, 2014

Program Evaluation (12 hours) -- October 16 and 17, 2014

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (12 hours) -- November 24 and 25, 2014


The cost to complete the Management and Leadership certificate is $2,060. Click here to see if you are eligible for any of our discounts.

Three-day workshops: $375 *
Two-day workshops: $275

* The registration fee for the three-day Fundamentals of Management workshop is $385. The additional $10 covers the cost of a textbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete this certificate?
You can complete this certificate in as little as one year or take up to seven years.

Are any of these workshops available online?
Not as this time.

Where are you located?
The Faculty of Social Work is at 120 Duke Street West in Kitchener.