Leadership Essentials

Prepare to lead in a complex world

Recent events around the world have shown the pressing need for leaders who can navigate the uncertainty and complexity of our times. Designed for new or aspiring leaders, the Leadership Essentials certificate program and individual courses will help you develop the critical social and emotional intelligence required to build collaborative relationships, manage change and create an equitable and inclusive organizational culture.

  • Earn your certificate in as little as one year
  • Flexible online learning
  • Learn from experts in the leadership field
  • Connect with a professional network of peers who work in diverse contexts


10 weeks / course

Flexible schedule

$849 / course

Take our courses one at a time to suit your work schedule.

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January 2022

19 Essentials for Leading the Self ESS415 ESS415-ON1221

April 2022

13 Essentials for Leading Teams and Relationships ESS425 ESS425-ON1221

September 2022

28 Essentials for Leading in Organizations ESS435 ESS435-ON1227

Part-Time Certificate Program


4 courses

Flexible schedule

Finish in one year


In our Leadership Essentials Certificate program, you’ll learn to:

  • Transform your understanding of leadership and your role as a leader
  • Create highly productive, aligned and focused teams through collaborative, trusting relationships and skillful communication
  • Apply a systems-thinking lens to support effective leadership in dynamic, complex and uncertain environments
  • Develop a healthy, ethical and inclusive workplace culture
  • Apply a socially just, decolonizing and critical-thinking approach to leadership

Is this program for you?

Our program is for new or aspiring leaders in the private, public or social-profit sector who, regardless of title or position, want to develop the skills and mindsets necessary to lead in changing times.

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