Applied Organizational Leadership and Development (Part-time)
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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About the ProgramThis part-time program is designed to provide individuals with applied skills to increase their knowledge and ability in leadership and management practices. Students will be exposed to current leadership and management theories as well as practical application to increase individual effectiveness in the workplace. In addition to a greater capacity to accept promotion or increased responsibility, graduates will have developed competencies and self-awareness for the challenges and development required to lead other individuals and/or groups. The program is targeted for candidates from professional working environments across various business and industrial sectors.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program. Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.
- College diploma or degree from an accredited University or College or equivalent.
- Applicants with a minimum of five years relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the submission of a resume.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Previous and/or minimum of two years work experience with leadership responsibilities are an asset.
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Program Related Resources
- Compare and contrast the basic theories and structures of leadership and management.
- Illustrate the application of leadership concepts to support various leadership and management roles.
- Synthesize knowledge and skills of communication methodologies and communication styles across all levels of organizational structures.
- Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in teambuilding and motivation techniques.
- Use effective strategies to implement and/or manage the dynamics of change and culture.
- Integrate leadership responsibilities into strategic organizational planning and business results.
- Examine and apply effective performance evaluation and appraisal techniques.
- Construct a personal plan for development and competency to support practical management and leadership issues.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course Code||Course Title||Status|
|BUS8490||Sustainability Business Plan
Description: In this capstone course students create a professional business plan that meets the highest industry standards and is ready for submission. Students present viable business plans, including marketing and operational plans and a three-year financial plan, to industry specialists in their industry of choice.
|MGMT1500||Leadership Models and Application
Description: This course teaches the theory and practice of leadership in today's organizational structures. Emphasis will be on contemporary models with a focus on communication and understanding interpersonal and organizational dynamics. Concepts learned will be developed through case studies, role-play and experiential discussion.
|MGMT1530||Performance and Competency Management
Description: Competency and performance improvement remain urgent goals of most organizations. In this course, students will learn systematic approaches to improving individual performance in ways that help achieve change. The course will cover successful and unsuccessful methodologies to performance appraisal and management. The student will learn through role-play and case study, the most effective and personally comfortable process to conduct performance evaluations. Several examples of actual performance appraisals are made available in this hands-on course.
|MGMT8270||Change Management and Facilitation
Description: This course examines the role of Human Resources in organizational effectiveness through change management strategies Students will learn about various change management models and how to monitor and report the progress of major change initiatives. As well, students will explore the dynamics of the relationship between the organization's strategy, the objectives of the change initiative and the effectiveness of change on the organization or unit. The student will describe the role the HR professional plays in the planning and managing of organizational change to ensure organizational effectiveness. This course will also provide a practical experience in facilitation.
|MGMT8290||Facilitating Team and Group Dynamics
Description: In this course, the student will discover the steps needed to create and manage effective work teams, including how individual communication and personal style affect performance of others. The student will study how groups differ from teams, and how collective problem-solving and decision-making differ from methods used by individuals.
Description: In this course, students learn leadership skills and examine roles and responsibilities to become tomorrow's sustainable business leaders. Students explore the principles, values and best practices of industry leaders in a wide array of sectors to create sustainable solutions. This course examines the practices of some of the world's most successful local and international business leaders to evaluate their performance against set criteria. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to lead a transformation to a smarter, more successful, and more sustainable enterprise.
Annual Delivery Schedule
|Course Code||Course Title||Fall||Winter||Spring|
|BUS8490||Sustainability Business Plan||X|
|MGMT1500||Leadership Models and Application||X|
|MGMT1530||Performance and Competency Management||X|
|MGMT8270||Change Management and Facilitation||X|
|MGMT8290||Facilitating Team and Group Dynamics||X|
All in-class course offerings are scheduled at the Doon (Kitchener) campus
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.