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Leadership Development Certificate Program

The Leadership Development Certificate program is for anyone looking to formalize learning in this area, whether you are a seasoned leader or new to the role. This program's modular format is designed for the adult part-time learner. You can take a few courses or the entire program in a time frame that fits for you. A different assortment of core and elective modules will be offered three times a year – Fall, Winter and Spring. We recommend you start with the Leadership Overview module.

Once you have completed the required core and elective courses as well as a final assessment you will receive the Camosun College credential – the Certificate in Leadership Development.

Starting Fall 2016, the program is more flexible. Build the Certificate that fits your needs. You will still attend a total of 141 hours of the instruction but now you'll take 66 hours of required core courses (down from 117) and be able to choose 75 hours of elective courses (up from 24) depending on your interests and needs.

Program details including the course schedule for each semester is available at

Core courses (All required, 66 hours)
Leadership Overview 12 Hours
Leadership and Organizational Culture 6 Hours
Managing Workplace Conflict 12 Hours
Personally Effective Leadership 15 Hours
Problem Solving and Decision Making 9 Hours
Workplace Communication 12 Hours
Electives (Choice, 75 hours)
Building Relationships with Indigenous People 9 Hours
Bullying, Abuse of Authority and Human Rights 6 Hours
Coaching Conversations for Leaders (NEW) 9 Hours
Dealing with Difficult Interactions 6 Hours
Effective Teambuilding 12 Hours
Financial Literacy for Leaders 6 Hours
Great Meetings! 6 Hours
Hiring the Best People 6 Hours
Leading Change 9 Hours
Leading for Work Life Balance 6 Hours
Leading the Multigenerational Workforce 6 Hours
Managing Performance 9 Hours
Orientation, Training and Development 9 hours
Project Management 9 Hours
Speaking with Confidence 12 Hours
Speaking with More Confidence 6 Hours
Strategic Planning 12 Hours
Strength Through Diversity 9 Hours

Leadership Development Certificate Program Free Info Session

New students are encouraged to join us for this information session to learn about the program and the new format. Call 250-370-3550 to register. If you are an existing student and have questions, please call 250-370-4565.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Leadership Overview

As the workplace becomes more complex and diverse, the role of the supervisor is ever expanding. The more skills you have, the better equipped you will be to do the job. The Situational Leadership model will be introduced which will explain the various styles of leadership and when they are most appropriately used. Change and diversity, fundamental issues in today's workplace, will also be covered. This course is the foundation for this program and a core requirement for the certificate. It is recommended that learners start with this module.  

Student Testimonial: I thought to myself midway through the first class: "I haven't felt this fired up to learn something in 20 years!"  ~BT

2017S LDCT 500V 001 • May 31 - Jun 7 (3 sessions) • Janet Stark
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $365

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Building Relationships with Indigenous People

As leaders in the workplace, how can you create an environment of acknowledgement and meaningful dialogue to dispel myths and stereotypes? Going beyond recognizing and valuing diversity, this course explores the legislative and social realities of working with Aboriginal people and communities. There are many distinct First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples within British Columbia. In this course, we will explore relationship-building with Aboriginal peoples and communities in British Columbia.


Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Bullying, Abuse of Authority, & Human Rights

The job of supervising/managing is becoming more complex all the time, and managing within a human rights environment can seem a bit intimidating. When you add bullying and abuse of authority to the mix, it can seem overwhelming. What are people's rights, and what constitutes "harassment", bullying, and abuse of authority? What are the responsibilities and liabilities of a supervisor/manager? In this session, you will learn about human rights legislation and how it works, bullying and abuse of authority issues, liability and prevention. You will also discuss fair treatment, freedom of information and privacy, and the supervisor's role.

2017S LDCT 522V 001 • May 26 (1 session) • Carter Macdonald
  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $175

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Coaching Conversations for Leaders

Coaching in the work place means bringing out the best in your staff.  Create an environment where others feel empowered and where responsibility, knowledge, creativity and commitment will be encouraged.  Through discussion, observation and practice you will apply specific coaching principles during this course.  These principles and practices will enable you to lead your staff to success. <br><br>  "Whenever I sign up for a course I ask myself if it's worth the time & cost or whether reading a book on the topic would be just as good. This was definitely worth taking the course." (DT)

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Dealing with Difficult Interactions

Most of the people we deal with are reasonable and we have the skills to help them on a day to day basis. However, sometimes we encounter angry, abusive and sometimes potentially violent people who challenge our abilities and leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed. This workshop is designed to give you important tools to help minimize the number of difficult situations you encounter, understand how to manage a situation that is escalating, and deal most effectively with hostile and angry people.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Effective Teambuilding

A group of people working together in the same office or on the same project does not necessarily function well as a team. Creating an effective team takes work. Using the strengths of each person, you will learn how to build an effective, productive team that is committed to reaching a common goal.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Financial Literacy for Leaders

Financial literacy is an essential principle of business acumen. As an emerging or existing leader, it is essential that you have the financial knowledge, can ask all the right financial questions and speak the financial language required in a leadership position. This course will provide you with the basic information you need to become an informed user of financial information and how to communicate that information with others.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Great Meetings!

A well run meeting saves time, money and engages the participants. Come and find out what you can do so people leave your meeting saying, “What a great meeting!” Topics include: pre-planning, agendas, facilitation, managing differences and decisions, and action planning.

2017S LDCT 507V 001 • Jun 2 (1 session) • Randy Kennett
  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $175

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Hiring the Best People

Your organization's financial health depends on finding and keeping good employees. Hiring well is only part of the job. You have to keep your employees happy and productive. This workshop reveals what the best managed organizations do in the early stages to find and keep good people.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Leadership and Organizational Culture

What is the culture of the organization? Although there are a variety of definitions, there is general agreement that culture is an important factor affecting behaviour, performance results and the effectiveness of change. You will explore the concept of organizational culture, how it is created, developed and managed. Using a diagnostic instrument, you will identify the shared values and beliefs in your organization and focus on the implications of that cultural perspective for your leadership role.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Leading Change

This overview will introduce you to models for understanding change. You will explore the stages of the change process and focus on the human dynamics of change including resistance. The purpose is to provide a framework for understanding, to develop strategies for applying this to your workplace, and to enable you to successfully take a leadership role in meeting the challenge of change.<br>
"Anyone going through a company or even a life change should take this course. It is incredibly insightful and helpful." JK

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Leading for Work Life Balance

Work life balance is jeopardized in our world of immediate action and requirements to be available 24/7. Is that realistic? Is that wise? Is that a reality of leadership? Can you be a leader and live a work life balance? In this course you will explore what work life balance looks like in today's world and how to develop an appropriate balance for you at this stage of your life and career. Concepts of productivity, flow, positivity and approach to work will be explored as they relate to work life balance.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Leading the Multigenerational Workforce

With changing workforces, multiple career moves and delayed retirements, today’s leaders face many challenges in meeting the needs of their employees.  In this course you will gain an understanding of the values and characteristics of the multigenerational workforce which provides insights into their motivations, priorities and expectations. You will learn how to use these insights to become an effective leader in your organization.  In order to retain your best employees and keep the organization effective, it is important to foster a workplace culture where everyone achieves their full potential.

2017S LDCT 529V 001 • May 27 (1 session) • Melissa Mclean
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $175

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Managing Performance

The ability to manage performance is based on regular feedback and an open and free exchange of information between the parties. Through this course you will be able to create an understanding of what needs to be accomplished so employees can work with clarity. You will learn how to effectively communicate expectations to staff, how to support them to fulfill the expectations and how they will be evaluated on those expectations. Within a highly experiential environment you will put theory into practice in the classroom. You will be given an opportunity to analyze problems, plan strategies and experience conversations to help you overcome challenges and manage successfully.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Managing Workplace Conflict

Conflict is normal and inevitable. Even though our associations with conflict may often be negative, working to resolve these differences is often a constructive growth experience – both for the organization and the individual.  This introductory workshop explores concepts and skills that help people prevent, manage or work through conflict in a way that minimizes destructive conflict dynamics and maximizes mutual benefits.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Orientation, Training and Development

Orientation is not a one-time event.  Together we will explore ways to develop effective orientation programs, assess and determine training needs, situate training and development within an organization’s strategic direction, and measure training results.  

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Personally Effective Leadership

The cornerstone of effective leadership is personal mastery. Using 360 feedback, small group exercises and reflective practice, this module is designed to increase self-awareness and personal efficacy. Participants will be given assignments to complete between sessions in order to deepen their learning and build a foundation for on-going leadership development. Given that this module requires previous understanding of leadership principles and the capacity for personal introspection, it is likely that the participants will derive greater benefit if it is taken later in the program.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

As a leader, a large part of your responsibility is anticipating and addressing potential problems. Once identified you need to make important decisions to solve these problems. Your ability to do this well will be enhanced if you understand the risks and the processes involved as well as the impact your decisions have on others. The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of tools and techniques to perform problem and solution identification, to build implementation plans, and to confirm successful results.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Project Management

Project Management is a fundamental skill in today's workplace. You will learn the basics of good project management, planning considerations, and how to create reasonable, manageable project objectives. You will also discuss the importance of keeping your project on track, scheduling and tracking tools such as the PERT and GANTT charts, and a review of the process upon project completion. Also, given that multiple project management is often a reality, you will discuss managing multiple project objectives and priorities simultaneously.

Additional program of interest: Applied Project Management Certificate Program 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Speaking with Confidence

Develop and improve your speaking skills!  Do you wonder how to express your ideas to a group?  Do you wish you could find a way to control those jitters?  Presenting your ideas confidently and effectively enhances your ability to communicate in the workplace. You will see and feel an improvement in your presentation skills and confidence by the end of the course.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Speaking with More Confidence

You enjoyed “Speaking with Confidence” and saw your skill level and confidence improve. Under the coaching of Tracy Scott, your instructor from Speaking with Confidence, you will further develop your presentation skills and personal style. This one-day workshop will provide additional opportunities to; practice your speaking skills, prepare for and manage questions, build confidence, evaluate your skills and create an attainable action plan.  NOTE: This course has been specifically designed as a skills-development opportunity for learners who have previously taken LDCT 509V – Speaking with Confidence.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Strategic Planning

Planning pays off! Learn the basics of the planning process including strategic and tactical/operational planning as well as time management. Today's supervisors must understand the larger organizational planning picture, vision and mission statements. All these will be discussed in terms of their connection with specific goals & objectives.
(This course has been rescheduled. The new dates are June 19, 21 & 24, 2017.)

2017S LDCT 513V 001 • Jun 19 - Jun 24 (3 sessions) Cancelled

Strength Through Diversity

What does diversity mean and why is it so important? What can you do to recognize and value diversity? Ultimately today’s workforce is diverse and leaders play an important role in creating a positive, respectful and inclusive workplace environment. In this course you will learn about the diversity that exists in the workplace and will be introduced to practices that can help you build on and support the strengths and skills of a diverse working group. Select topics of diversity will be discussed including, but not limited to, gender, culture and disability.

  • "This was an astonishingly engaging and well put together course." - LF
2017S LDCT 534V 001 • Jun 15 - Jun 17 (2 sessions) • Mary-Anne Neal
  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $265

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Workplace Communication

Your success in the workplace depends on your ability to communicate effectively. Good leaders are good communicators. This course introduces the critical components of effective communication including non-verbal communication. Through large and small group discussions, paired activities and reflection, ways to improve your interpersonal communication skills will be identified.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Writing Skills for Leaders

Excellent writing skills are vital to leaders for communicating ideas, implementing them effectively, and achieving results. In this course, students will enhance their leadership abilities by learning skills such as how to write actionable communication, write for a variety of purposes and audiences, write clearly and concisely, and implement an effective writing process. Fluency in written and spoken English is recommended.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Leadership Program Assessment

This self-directed module is the final requirement for the Certificate in Leadership Development. You will be given an assignment outline to assist you in the completion of a written submission or a face-to-face presentation that will demonstrate your general knowledge and abilities in the area of Leadership. Once you have completed all the required hours, please contact the Program Coordinator by phone 250-370-4565 or email to be provided with an information package and the materials needed to complete the assessment.

2017S LDCT 699V 001 • May 1 - Aug 31 (1 session)
  • $150

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General Interest courses listed below may be eligible for elective credit for those enrolled in the Leadership Development Certificate Program. Please contact the School of Business for further information.

Emotional Intelligence meets Office Politics New

In today’s workplace, merit is not enough.  If you’ve been passed-over, out-played, or left-behind, you understand the problem.  This course examines the solution from an ethical perspective.  The principles of emotional intelligence must be made practical before they are meaningful.  We’ll apply the principles of self awareness, self management, social awareness, and relationship management to the age-old reality of politics in the workplace.

2017S LDCT 613G 001 • May 9 - May 30 (4 sessions) Cancelled

Everything DiSC for the Manager New

Everything DiSC® Management teaches you how to bring out the best in your direct reports and your whole team. You will learn how to read the styles of the people who you manage and to adapt your own personality style to both supervise others and work with your own manager more successfully. You will complete an online personality assessment and receive a 26 page management specific personalized report that helps you understand yourself and others, and how to work more effectively through your communication, decision making, and problem solving, in the areas of delegating, directing, motivating, and developing others. As a result, you’ll be able to adapt your style to manage more effectively, with the benefits of greater engagement and team effectiveness.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Increasing Human Effectiveness

Increasing Human Effectiveness is both a personal and professional development course for individuals, leaders, and teams. This inspirational workshop supports participants with breaking through limitations, reaching new heights of effectiveness, and closing the gap between your current level of productivity and your potential. Course topics include: Change, Potential and “Releasing Your Brakes”, Thought Process and “Identification of Blind Spots”, Attitudes, Self Image and Comfort Zones, Values, Goal-Setting, Self-Esteem, and Action Plans. Increasing Human Effectiveness includes valuable resources, tools, and materials, and is proudly presented by Camosun College and Hone Consulting. Students in the Leadership Development Certificate program may qualify for Prior Learning Assessment for this course.  Please email for information.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Managing People in a Unionized Workplace New

How we work together creates the culture of our environment. Effective day-to-day management of people issues in a unionized workplace can be challenging for many supervisors. This course will help you understand your labour relations rights and responsibilities and will develop practical skills to deal with topics such as applying the collective agreement, managing performance and progressive discipline, handling grievances and maintaining good relations with union representatives.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Performing Under Pressure: Developing Mental Toughness New

Whether you are a business or sales professional, a leader of a public or private sector organization, a performing artist or an athlete or coach, performing under pressure is crucial for success. Regardless of the task, pressure can diminish your judgment, attention and ultimately your performance.  The inability to manage pressure is one reason why skilled people fail. Based on recent research from neuroscience, leadership studies and sport psychology, this interactive session will deal with both the physical and mental aspects of pressure and stress.  We will explore the mindset of high performers and present several practical solutions to pressure situations.  You will create a personalized action plan to help you be your best when it matters most. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Proposal Development New

Are you excited about project opportunities but dreading proposals? This short course focuses on how to develop quality, winning proposals by covering response strategies and what it takes for you and your business to stand out. You will have the opportunity to put your skills into practice and your instructor will provide feedback on exercises. Topics include best practices for opportunity qualification, recognizing bid types, developing winning themes and value propositions, effective use of marketing collateral and templates, understanding proposal processes, establishing teams, and proposal tracking and automation.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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Victoria BC V8P 5J2
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