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Leadership Development Series (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1258
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This program will enhance leadership skills and develop new skills to help meet career and organizational objectives. The program will provide a solid foundation for those looking to enter leadership positions, and for those currently in front-line or mid-level management positions. The program will build on existing skills and experience and apply those skills to workplace situations. Content includes communications, ethics, performance management, change management, team building, planning, and project management.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students 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:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Related Resources

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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 Information
Course Code Course Title Status
MGMT1300 Leading Responsibly
Description: Sustainability in business is often related to profitability. Organizations need to incorporate practices that include a more holistic approach to their responsibilities to their communities and the environment. Corporate Social Responsibility and triple bottom line accounting are two such measures by which organizations are assessing their business and business practices for sustainability and success.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1330 Communication
Description: Communication skills are essential to all aspects of life but specifically this course will address business communications. With the various technology tools available and communication mechanisms today it is important to know what is available and what mechanism should be used to communicate which message. Managing the various communication channels today requires time management and effective informal and formal communication skills. This course will cover the communication styles, mechanisms, presentation skills as well as facilitating meetings, social marketing and ways to improve all communications.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1340 Employment Law for Leadership Development
Description: Today's workplace is highly regulated from the commencement of the employment relationship through to its termination. An examination of both statutory law and common law will be undertaken in both federal and provincial jurisdictions. Students will review employment standards, health and safety, labour relations, pay equity and human rights legislation as it applies to management and unionized employees and leaders.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1350 Project Management
Description: Leadership today involves all aspects of an organization and multiple skills, duties and responsibilities. This course is 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. This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. You will learn how the elements of Project Management Body of Knowledge are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. This will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects and project teams.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1360 Human Relations
Description: This course will provide leaders with the appropriate skills and knowledge to be able to effectively recruit personnel, train them, and manage their performance 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.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1370 Creative and Critical Thinking
Description: Today more than ever, leaders need to be critical and creative thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational, strategic and societal situations. This course will build on the knowledge and skills covered in the previous courses. Students will learn how to think creatively and critically in order to apply those skills to their role in the organization, and their professional and personal life. These skills will assist the student with analyzing information in order to respond to a wide variety of work and personal situations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT1380 Leading Teams
Description: This course will examine the leader's role in the development and success of teams in the workplace. Leaders will learn the differences between a group and a team, analyze various types of teams including Self Directed Work Teams, and understand how performance coaching and evaluation can positively impact team effectiveness.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1390 Performance Management
Description: Leaders and managers need to know and demonstrate techniques for managing employee performance in order to increase productivity and organizational effectiveness. This course will focus on performance analysis, counseling, coaching, constructive feedback, conflict resolution, performance management systems and overall strategies for performance management.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT1400 Managing Change
Description: Today's leaders are often called upon to implement and support the change process. Additionally, they need to be able to identify and respond to internal and external factors that will determine when and what type of change is required. Environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change plans are all essential to developing and managing change plans to the benefit of the organization. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be discussed in the context of best practices related to change management.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT1410 Finance
Description: Leaders in profit oriented organization need to understand the cost of doing business. Financial statements are used to explain how money is used in a business and can be interpreted to predict an organization's success. The ethical, efficient and effective use of financial statements and ratios calculations for bench marking, measuring past performance, forecasting and budget preparation can ensure investments or withdrawals within an organization will produce a healthy return or mitigate decline in other areas. Knowing the processes for assessing ROI, creating a comprehensive flexible budget and calculating variances are critical in any organization in order to make effective decisions and attaining sustainability
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
MGMT1300 Leading Responsibly
online equivalent: MGMT1990
    Brantford
MGMT1330 Communications
online equivalent: same course code
Doon    
MGMT1340 Employment Law
online equivalent: same course code
Doon    
MGMT1350 Project Management
online equivalent: same course code
  Doon  
MGMT1360 Human Relations
online equivalent: HRM1380
Guelph    
MGMT1370 Creative & Critical Thinking
online equivalent: MGMT1950
Brantford Doon  
MGMT1380 Leading Teams
online equivalent: MGMT1980
    Guelph
MGMT1390 Performance Management
online equivalent: MGMT1960
Doon
MGMT1400 Managing Change
online equivalent: MGMT1995
  Guelph  
MGMT1410 Finance
online equivalent: FIN1070
  Doon  

This schedule is for planning purposes only and is subject to change.

Disclaimer

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.

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Program Contact

Melissa Humphries, mhumphries@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3764

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