Personal Foundations of Successful Leadership

In the complex context of today’s global work environment and marketplace, leadership demands high levels of personal mastery far beyond what was required of earlier generations.

In this course, we provide an integrated holistic approach to the personal and interpersonal work required for individual, group and organizational effectiveness. The goal of this course is to help you identify the underlying causes of behaviour that blocks successful leadership performance and to understand how the way in which you behave and relate to yourself and others is crucial to your effectiveness.

You’ll engage in a rich journey of self-exploration that will enable you to access your full potential by increasing self-awareness and self-determination. Through the application of neuroscience, brief presentations, experiential activities, group discussion, and skills practice, you’ll leave the program with a deeper understanding of yourself and others, and with a leadership development plan you can put to use immediately.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: $1,655
Can be applied to:
Executive Leadership Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWed, Sep 4, 2024
  • Wed, Sep 4 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Sep 11 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Sep 18 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Sep 25 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Oct 2 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Oct 9 (self-paced all week)
InstructorIndy Batth
Seats Available19

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Identify and address habitual thinking, behaviour patterns and potential weak points
  • Recognize hard-wired patterns and rigid thinking, and shift from reactivity to responsiveness
  • Strengthen self-regard and self-compassion for self and others
  • Identify the elements that increase self-esteem and productivity in yourself and others
  • Develop the capacity to choose how to respond in difficult circumstances
  • Develop resiliency and practices that support leadership growth
  • Apply new insights and skills to support your own growth as a leader and to develop others’ effectiveness, including giving and receiving feedback

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 6–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Plan for advance reading
  • Expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group assignments

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments 
  • Participation in online discussions

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.