Leadership and Coaching Development (Part-time studies)

School of Business Certificate of Achievement

This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.

Program Overview

Our unique, strengths-based, blended learning Leadership and Coaching Development program is designed for middle managers and supervisors who want to effectively lead their teams. Our expert instructors will lead you through four sequential modules of online learning and classroom practice. You will identify and build on your personal leadership style, develop your coaching goals, practice new skills in your workplace, and finalize your Leadership Action Plan.

This blended learning program, offered through Continuing Education, consists of 24 hours online and 24 hours in the classroom. Online components are self-paced. Classroom sessions are located at Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Regina Campus.

Module 1: Defining Leadership (online 6 weeks)
Module 2: Leading and Coaching Teams (classroom 2.5 days)
Module 3: Coaching Practice in the Workplace (online 6 weeks)
Module 4: Leadership Toolbox (classroom 1 day)

Through each module, you will gain and become able to apply specific skills.

Defining Leadership (Module 1 - online)

  • identify leadership principles and examine the qualities of leaders, behaviours and styles
  • determine personal leadership strengths using StrengthsFinder Self-Assessment
  • define management and compare management styles
  • discuss differences between managers and leaders and examine the role of supervisors
  • discover Crane's Model of Leadership and Coaching
  • learn the process and importance of goal setting

Leading and Coaching Teams (Module 2 - classroom)

  • learn how to put your natural strengths to work when leading others
  • practice communication essentials and discuss the importance of clear communication and feedback when coaching and leading others
  • learn the reasons for conflict and discover a model for reducing conflict in the workplace
  • understand how to build teams and use teamwork effectively in the workplace
  • practice an introductory coaching scenario

Coaching Practice in the Workplace (Module 3 - online)

  • develop a Personal Action Plan that incorporates identified leadership goals and strengths
  • engage in coaching practice in the workplace with another leadership student:
    • develop a personal coaching goal with a willing partner in your workplace
    • work through a coaching practice scenario with your workplace partner using Crane's model, guided questions, templates and learning to date
    • debrief with your coaching partner to determine whether you obtained the desired results

Leadership in Action (Module 4 - classroom)

  • summarize learning:
    • identify leadership strengths and challenges
    • discuss how to build and lead strong teams
    • review coaching experiences and discuss strategies for success
  • practice handling difficult conversations
  • examine a decision-making model and learn how to make balanced decisions
  • build your Leadership Action Plan for the future

Potential Funding Sources

This program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

Staff working for registered charities in social services or early learning and child care fields may qualify for a tuition grant from the Muttart Foundation. For more information, contact Tara Stang ( or apply online at Muttart Foundation Bursary.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Leadership and Coaching Development (LEAD-010CE)