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Leadership

Seneca College Certificate

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Overview

Developed for leaders from the supervisor to director level, this program will help students improve their leadership knowledge, skill and ability. Students will learn various leadership concepts, theories, and styles to improve organizational performance. Students will also learn self-management skills required to model adaptive leadership principals and integrate them into personal and professional practice. Within this program, students will address contemporary situations in communications, change management, and performance, and develop strategies for personal and professional development. Students will learn about planning and decision-making strategies that will draw on effective leadership skills from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have OSSD with Grade XII English (or equivalent) as well as a good command of the English language.


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Curriculum

Certificate Requirements

Core Courses (5)

LED600
Adaptive Leadership In Action
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This is a hands-on course that takes current real world business situations and applies the concepts of adaptive leadership in order to improve individual, team and organizational performance. This course utilizes lectures, hands-on workshops, extensive classroom discussions, guest speakers and interactive student participation as real-world, day-to-day leadership situations are explored in detail.




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LED610
Leadership - Going from Good to Great
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This course employs the latest concepts and research in the area of enhanced performance. This course applies the concepts in a hands-on interactive manner in order to demonstrate ways to overcome obstacles that may impact growth, personal improvement and overall self-management. Participants will learn how to develop and implement detailed personal success strategies to achieve both personal and professional goals.




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LED620
Strategy and Decision-Making for Leaders
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This course is designed to develop the student's strategic planning, tactical planning and decision-making competencies in order to become more effective leaders. It is ideally suited for students who are currently in leadership roles with some management experience, or those who have a strong desire to be in future leadership roles. Competency at a minimum of grade 12 English is required to be successful. This highly interactive course uses: experiential learning activities; group case studies and analysis; scenario-based problem solving activities; interactive lectures; hands on role plays, extensive classroom discussions; the creation and use of a personal leadership development plan (supported by coaching, mentoring and reflective journaling); and the preparation and presentation of a discussion paper on leadership. Through these various activities, the students will explore effective leadership skills from both a theoretical and practical perspective in order to apply them effectively in their personal and professional lives.




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LED630
Managing Change for Leaders
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This course explores both current concepts of change management and the strategies for successfully implementing change within an organization. The course considers change and the psychology of change from impacts on the organization, on the individuals, on the teams and on management. The primary objective is to develop workable strategies that offer the greatest opportunity for successful change implementation.




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COM470
Interpersonal Communication
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course introduces necessary underlying concepts in understanding interpersonal communication. It encourages students to examine their own self-concepts, self-esteem and perception processes while learning about how these can interfere with the development of positive relationships. Students will learn the basic skills and competencies required for effective interpersonal relationships. They examine the ways in which relationships are initiated and maintained, and how they sometimes deteriorate. Finally students learn of the challenges involved in interpersonal communications.




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Electives (Select 1)

HRM742
Business Management & Organizational Behaviour
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

This course is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment, organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for better and more effective leadership. This course provides a better understanding of this process.




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LED640
Teamwork and Coaching
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Teams have become the fundamental building blocks of organizational structure. This course will examine the skills and abilities needed to lead a team-based organization. Leading in a team environment requires competencies, tools and techniques that focus on group dynamics rather than solely on individual performance. Learn how to mobilize participation, build consensus, and enable individuals to maximize their team's ability to achieve results.




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Program Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Apply the concepts of adaptive leadership in order to improve individual, team and organizational performance.
  2. Develop self-management skills towards improving performance in the personal, professional, business, and entrepreneurial world.
  3. Apply change management strategies to successfully implement and manage change within an organization.
  4. Apply strategic planning principles and decision-making strategies to implement and achieve business and personal objectives.
  5. Communicate business-related information persuasively and accurately in oral, written and presentation formats.
  6. Develop strategies for personal and professional development that enhance work performance and maximize career opportunities.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

Testimonials

"The Leadership Certificate Program was a valuable experience. I learned concepts which I could easily relate to my workplace, as well as to personal life. I gained a great deal of confidence in myself and my abilities. I would highly recommend this series of courses to anyone who feels they want to make a change in their life but is not sure where to begin." RH

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Program Contacts

Belinda Becker
Program Assistant
Belinda.Becker@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22797


Emiliano Introcaso
Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x24043