42.00 Hours Required

Delivery Options: ONLINE

Course Schedule

Success and organizational effectiveness hinges on the usage of influencing within all levels across an organization. Influencing skills are strategies that enable you to gain commitment from others without force or coercion, foster collaboration and acquire specific competencies, behaviours and attitudes necessary to achieve desired results.

Uncover how to investigate a framework for using influence to grow relationships and engage stakeholders. Apply approaches for collaboration and explore systems thinking as a tool for working with change, solving complex problems, and creating individual and team learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify different influence strategies and tactics to gain commitment, foster collaboration and tackle resistance to new ideas
  • Examine a framework for using influence to grow relationships and engage stakeholders in different environments
  • Gain insights into concepts of systems, systems thinking, complexity and their implications for the workplace.
  • Investigate essential components and approaches to collaboration

This certificate is perfect if you:

  • Are interested in identifying different strategies for gaining commitment and fostering collaboration within the workplace
  • Want to gain insight into the concepts of systems, systems thinking, complexity and their implications for the workplace
  • Want to explore different approaches to collaboration and learn how to create a culture of collaboration in your workplace
  • Want to apply these program hours toward the Front Line Leader Certificate

Courses are delivered online, allowing you to complete your program at a pace that fits your needs and schedule.

You should plan on studying and working approximately six hours per week per course.

Online learning is a learning option that caters to busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. It is learning that relies on the Internet for access to learning materials as well as interaction with instructors and fellow learners.

In most online courses, you will work within scheduled start- and end-dates, and assignment timelines. Readings, assignments, and contributions will be required on a weekly basis.

It is strongly recommended that you log into the University's online learning software three to four times per week to keep pace with the class. In most cases, the times you choose to work will be entirely up to you. Some online courses may require you to meet online with your class at specific times.

Before taking your first online course, it is recommended to take the free course, Digital Skills for Learning Online.

All Continuing Education certificates have been developed with part-time learners in mind. Influence Skills Training for Professionals is a 42-hour program.

Students may complete the certificate in as little as one term, but have up to five years from the start date of their first seminar to complete the certificate.

Plan your certificate...

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

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted. 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.

Students will be automatically admitted to the certificate when they register for the course BUS 651 Influencing and Obtaining Results Without Authority.

The approximate cost to complete this certificate is $2,036.

Not applicable to Influence Skills Training for Professionals.

On completion of one certificate, you may wish to pursue studies in another.

On completion of this certificate, all 42 hours of seminar credit can be transferred to the Certificate for Front Line Leaders.

If you wish to pursue another certificate program please complete the Application for Admission for your next certificate, and contact us requesting transfer of the equivalent course credits, or contact a student advisor for assistance at 403-220-2866. You must request the transfer of the equivalent courses credits to apply to your next certificate — this will not happen without your request.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.

View our Graduation page for details.

This certificate program is not eligible for application for a study permit. International students who wish to live and work in Canada should see our International Professional Programs.

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