98.00 Hours Required

The Certificate for Emerging Leaders program can help leaders of all levels of experience deal with the constant changes in today's fast-paced workplace. The focus is on building skills in the areas of building relationships, coaching, communication, personal effectiveness, and professional skills.

The flexibility of this certificate makes it ideal for aspiring, new or established leaders. Students are encouraged to build their own certificates by carefully selecting seminars that not only meet the requirements of the program, but at the same time meet their own career needs.

Students are required to take 98 hours of seminars, and must choose a minimum of one seminar from each of five topic areas.

Topic Areas

  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Professional Skills

On completion of the required hours, students submit a Learning Journal Summary — a written summary of knowledge and skills learned through the program.

Students can take seminars first and enrol in the certificate later, applying at that time for credit for those seminars that you have completed and which meet the certificate requirements. However as certificate requirements are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission as early as possible, thereby locking in the certificate requirements and ensuring your receive credit for all of your seminars. Certificate requirements must be completed within five years of the start date of your first seminar.

Seminars are typically offered over one, two, or three full days from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the main or downtown campuses.

All Continuing Education certificates have been developed with part-time learners in mind. The Certificate for Emerging Leaders is a 98-hour program. Students choose a minimum of one seminar from each of the five topic areas.

Students who choose at least one seminar per session can complete this certificate in two and a half years.

Students have three months upon completion of their last seminar to submit their Learning Journal Summary to fulfill the final requirement for the program.

Plan your certificate...

You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. Once you are admitted, you can be confident that you have locked in the requirements leading to your graduation.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted to the program. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.

A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.

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Note: Effective December 23, 2014, Advanced Standing will no longer apply to the Certificate for Emerging Leaders.

Up to 70 hours of credit may be transferred toward certificates in: Professional Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Relations Management, or Security Management.

This includes 40 hours to replace the course, Human Behaviour in Organizations, and up to 30 hours toward the electives requirement.

To graduate, a student must satisfy all certificate requirements including:

  • Successfully complete program requirements.
  • Attain a "CR" in all seminars used to meet program requirements.
  • Attain minimum instruction hours to meet program requirements.
  • Successfully complete the Learning Journal Summary

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation are fulfilled in a timely fashion. To assist students in this, student services and information specialists are available to meet with students to review their status and determine outstanding requirements.

Questions can be directed to advisors in person, by phone or email.

Continuing Education Administrative Offices
Phone: 403-220-2988 or 1-866-220-4992
Email: business.conted@ucalgary.ca

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