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Leadership Development

Leadership is the activity of leading, communicating with and inspiring people and teams to achieve organizational goals.

Develop strong leadership skills in strategic thinking, action planning, communication and active listening, emotional intelligence, interpersonal effectiveness, team leadership, problem solving, decision making and leading change. Our courses are designed for those who want to become a leader, are transitioning into a new leadership role, or want to build their skills and strengths as an effective leader.

This lean, focused program delivers a flexible, interactive, performance-based approach to leadership development. Through the use of self-assessments, guided learning activities and real world practice, students develop their leadership and management skills at multiple levels. Use practical tools, strategies and best practices as you gain confidence in managing the challenges of leadership. Learn from experienced, successful leaders with valuable knowledge across a range of industries. Explore leadership and culture as two sides of the same coin, including the leader’s role in building high employee engagement and high-performance cultures.


  • Online delivery
  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Develop your personal and professional skills
  • Earn a recognized credential
  • This program is eligible towards Blue Seal Certification.

Program Format

  • 4 required courses (60 hours)
  • Can be completed in 4 months or up to 3 years

This program is offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University.

Required courses

  • XLEA 10005 – Effective Leadership
    • Explore what it means to be an effective leader. Through various self-assessment tools, reflective exercises, guided learning activities and discussions, you gain self-awareness of your personal leadership values, style and strengths. Using real-world application and dialogue, examine successful leadership principles, practices, skills, characteristics and behaviours for the 21st Century.
  • XLEA 10016 – Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Leaders
    • Learn how to communicate clearly, authentically and persuasively to build trust, rapport, respect and understanding. Be introduced to techniques and best practices to develop and improve relationships with peers, teams, managers, customers and stakeholders.
  • XLEA 10004 – Leading and Influencing Others
    • Discover the best practices, strategies and tools for leading, developing and influencing others. Learn how great leaders lead and motivate high performance, listen and involve others in the decision-making process, facilitate consensual decision making and foster a culture of collaboration and cooperation.
  • XLEA 10002 – Leaders, Culture, and Change
    • Explore leadership and culture as two sides of the same coin by examining the leader’s role in building high engagement and performance cultures. Discover specific strategies and techniques for managing change, including appreciative inquiry, strategic planning and employee engagement. Learn how exemplary leaders use the power of shared vision and instill hope for a better future.

Course Schedule

Subject CodeCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateCourse HoursCourse Fee
(Plus GST)
XLEA 10005Not offered this term
XLEA 10016Not offered this term
XLEA 10004Not offered this term
XLEA 10002Not offered this term