Applied Organizational Leadership and Development

Ontario College Graduate Certificate | Code: 1152

About the program

This 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 information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.
Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.

Admission requirements

  • 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.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • 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.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020