Certificate in Practical Leadership

A position of authority requires skills in leadership and management.

Management is about doing things right. It requires planning and is often concrete, as opposed to abstract. It relies on rules, is process based, measurement laden and about control. Leadership on the other hand is about doing the right things, based on one’s knowledge and character. It requires courage to take action, regardless of popularity, or certainty of outcome. Leadership is not a static role and is often abstract. It requires exerting the right kinds of influence to get people to follow. For, without followers you are not a leader. Influencing humans is different than managing things, yet many in authority treat their followers as things, resulting in poor performance or outright failure. Learning managing skills is important and necessary, but learning the nuances, limitations, appropriateness and effectiveness, of when, where, how and why to use those skills when dealing with people, will give a higher probability of success.

This is the purview of leadership.

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes with different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and talents, but they do share common attributes. These attributes can be learned and developed. It however, demands humility, openness and the will to evolve and self-assess. It requires an understanding of human nature including; the dynamics of personalities, motivators, personal values, culture, and the power of bias and beliefs.

The Certificate in Practical Leadership will give participants an opportunity to better self-assess and develop the attributes needed to be a successful leader. A leader that people will be willing to follow.

Certificate Requirements

Seminars can be taken individually or complete three to receive your Certificate in Practical Leadership.

Certificate - 3 Seminars


Certificate in Practical Leadership Printable Information Sheet

Fee: $2,295
Facilitators: Michael Kennedy, BSc, CAE, MEd,
Location: Online


Required Seminar

Participants must complete the required Leadership 2.0 seminar plus two elective seminars.

Leadership 2.0 - maximize your potential as an effective leader

  • (ONLINE - 3 half days)
    February 7 - 9, 2022


Elective Seminars (choose 2)

Developing Effective Facilitation Skills - tools to lead groups in effective discussions & problem-solving

  • (ONLINE - 3 half days)
    June 27 - 29, 2022

Facing Common Leadership Challenges - explore strategies to respond to the most common challenges leaders face 

  • (ONLINE - 3 half days)
    December 20 - 22, 2021
    March 2 - 4, 2022

Maximizing Employee Effectiveness - tools to identify, assess and address individual & group behaviour

  • (ONLINE - 3 half days)
    January 24 - 26, 2022
    May 16 - 18, 2022

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