Certificate in Applied Leadership

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This 20 day/10 credit certificate will help you develop the confidence, capacity and competence to effectively lead and manage in increasingly complex and dynamic environments.

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Who Should Take This Certificate Program

  • Emerging leaders in the public, private or not-for-profit sector
  • Seasoned managers interested in building new skills and developing fresh perspectives
  • Informal leaders in any setting

Learning Objectives

By the end of this certificate you will be able to:

  • Develop enhanced self-awareness in order to effectively self manage and lead others within the context of constant organizational change.
  • Align personal and organizational values and ethics in order to lead with accountability, integrity and respect.
  • Value and engage diversity to maximize organizational effectiveness.
  • Set personal, team and organization goals and align processes and strategies to achieve results.
  • Foster creative thinking and critical self reflection to enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Create and manage collaborative relationships to engage, influence and motivate individuals, teams and external partners within and across organizational boundaries.
  •  Engage wellness strategies that enhance resiliency in yourself and others.
  • Develop communication skills that establish clarity of intent and create shared meaning and understanding.

Program Format

  • The certificate program is 20 days of training / 10 credits, with 16 days of required courses and 4 days of electives.
  • You can take courses individually or complete a certificate.
  • Learn at your own pace - take courses when they fit your schedule.
  • Full attendance is required.
  • There is an assessment component in each required course, a capstone and a final project.



The Assessment: Certificate in Applied Leadership (LEAD-1559) is an electronic assessment.  See Assessment details here.

Enroll in this assessment when you have completed all required courses and your portfolio is ready to submit for marking; it is recommended that you begin work on your portfolio in LEAD-1100.

You must be enrolled in the CAL certificate program before submitting this assessment. Certificate enrolment forms are found below under the heading Enroll in Program

Required courses include LEAD-1100, LEAD-1101, LEAD-1102, LEAD-1103, LEAD-1504, and CRES-1100 or CRES-1101. In addition to the required courses, 2 elective credits are needed to complete the certificate but are not needed at the time of your assessment submission.

Once you have completed your portfolio, and would like to submit it for assessment, please register and pay for LEAD-1559 Assessment, either online or by calling registration at 604.528.5590. 

When you have successfully registered in LEAD-1559 email your portfolio to: leadership@jibc.ca with "LEAD 1559 Final Assessment" in the subject line and your full name, and contact information in the body of the email. 


  • Certificate enrollment fee is $75.
  • Cost for the program is approximately $4,000 (costs vary based on choice of electives and course locations).

Books and Supplies:
Course manuals are supplied when you attend class, and if purchase of books or other materials is required, you will be advised of the details when you register.

Enrolment Process

The courses and certificate are open to anyone. There are no formal requirements for admission.

Register to a class
To check individual course availability, select one the course codes above and follow the instructions on the course listing. 

Enroll in the program
Apply Online

Justice Institute of BC
Student Services
715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

to Student Services at 604.528.5653


or 1.877.528.5591

Last updated March 8, 2017