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JIBC Leadership class

Is this program right for you?

Strengthen  your capacity, confidence and competencies to lead with accountability, influence and integrity in today’s complex environment. This is achieved by reflecting on one’s self, relationships and organization.

The program is suitable for emerging leaders in the public, private or not-for-profit sector, seasoned managers interested in building new skills and developing fresh perspectives as well as for informal leaders in any setting.

  • 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.


Program strengths 

 Learners experience a deep exploration of personal strengths and values as they harness their ability to communicate more effectively, build strong teams, and view leadership through a lens of social justice.  


  • Develop enhanced self-awareness to effectively self-manage and lead others within the context of constant organizational change.
  • Align personal and organizational values and ethics 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 resilience in yourself and others.
  • Develop communication skills that establish clarity of intent and create shared meaning and understanding.


Program Requirements

Required courses plus two elective credits, and an assessment demonstrating achievement of the learning outcomes.

These courses are required to complete the certificate and are required before enrollment in the assessment.

Required courses include LEAD-1100, LEAD-1101, LEAD-1102, LEAD-1103, LEAD-1504, and CRES-1100 or CRES-1101.

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

Enrolment in the Assessment occurs once students have completed all required courses and their 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.

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

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

Below is a link to the LEAD-1559 Assessment Webinar 

Click here 


Our online course format combine asynchronous (self-access) segments with synchronous (live instructor-led) sessions to provide students with hands-on, highly experiential learning opportunities. What does this look like for students?

Your course will begin with an Orientation module that allows you to set yourself up for success by introducing the course agenda or schedule, and how to access the course content, discussion boards and virtual classroom. We highly suggest working through this prior to starting the course to ensure that your technology is working and you know what times you need to set aside for your live sessions.

Your course days will be divided up into blocks where you are working through self-access materials like reading articles, watching videos, or doing knowledge-checking activities. Then other times of the day, you will meet live in your virtual classroom with your instructor and fellow classmates. During this time, you will listen to keynotes, participate in discussions and do group work in breakout rooms.

Our online courses are filled with rich content that will keep you occupied for the entire day, so it is best to plan your schedule accordingly! These courses are not a direct replica of our in-person courses, but have been designed and developed to deliver key concepts and provide you with a strong foundation in three critical competencies:

  • Capacity
  • Competence
  • Confidence
JIBC'S Blackboard System Requirements 

Use the BB system check link to ensure your computer system is properly configured for our web courses. It verifies your browser version, settings and display settings on your computer. Click here for more on BB Browser Support. In this class, video conferencing will be used. Learners must have a camera and microphone. For an improved learning experience learners are encouraged to use a headset with mic rather than the computer speakers and internal mic. This course was previously offered in a face-to-face format only.

Program Format

The program is 20 days of training (10.0 credits), comprised of 16 days of required courses and 4 days of electives followed by an assessment.

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the certificate.

To view our courses offerings (online and on campus), please click here.



Tuition for the program is approximately $4,700 (dependent upon choice of electives and course locations).

Additional Fees

Certificate Enrolment Fee $75
Learner Services Fee (price dependent on course locations).

Textbooks & Supplies

Course manuals are supplied when you attend class. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised when you register for the program.


Admission Requirements

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

 Register for a Class

Check course availability by selecting a course on the course page and following the instructions on the listing.

Enroll in the Program

Apply online and submit your completed application form.

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

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at


Q: Do I have to be enrolled in the program or can I take courses individually?
A: Courses and certificates are open to anyone. You can register for the entire program or take courses on an individual basis.


Q: Am I able to complete the entire program online?
A: Many of our required and elective courses are offered online, however the entire program is not currently online. 


Q: I need to miss part of my course. What should I do?
A: If you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances, we recommend submitting an appeal to explaining the reason. If the appeal is approved, participants may then transfer to another class where they will be required to attend the entire course on the new dates to receive credit.

Refunds for Continuing Studies Courses
a)    If a student withdraws 7 calendar days prior to the beginning of the course they receive a 100% refund;
b)    Withdrawal with less than 7 calendar days from the start of the course are not eligible for tuition refund

For more information on refunds and appeals, please click here. 


Q: Is there a time limit to complete a program after registering?
A: We recommend completing programs within two to three years; however we won't penalize students if it takes them longer.


Q: are any courses held on Vancouver Island?
A: We are not currently offering courses on our Victoria campus. 


Q: Do I need to enroll in this program before I'm able to take courses?
A: No. You can take courses individually, as long as you have the applicable prerequisites.


Q: How many days does it take to complete the Certificate in Applied Leadership?
A: The certificate is a total of 20 training days made up of courses that are two or three days long and offered many times throughout the year.


Q: How much does the program cost?
A: The approximate cost of the certificate is $4700.


Q: I'm interested in the Certificate in Applied Leadership program, where should I start?
A: To start, enroll in "LEAD-1100 Lead Yourself First." It's the foundational course and prerequisite for most other classes. Also, check for prerequisites before enrolling in other courses. 


Q: I'm considering enrolling in the Applied Leadership Program or the Leadership and Conflict Resolution Program. Which might be the best fit for me?
A: The good news is you don’t have to decide now. You can take our courses without enrolling in a program. Start with the foundational courses of all our programs: "LEAD-1100 Lead Yourself First" and "CRES-1100/CRES-1101 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution." Once you have taken these courses, you'll have a better understanding of which classes are most beneficial and of interest to you.

These two foundational courses can be used as credit in both the Associate Certificate in Leadership and Conflict Resolution (12 days of training) or the Certificate in Applied Leadership (20 days of training). You can enroll in the certificate program of your choice, at any time.

Many of our learners first take the shorter certificate and then go on to take the full Certificate. 


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