Leadership Skills

Leadership skills are in demand in every industry and every sector--construction, health, IT, hospitality, public service, business and more. Sask Polytech's online Leadership Skills program gives you the tools you need to become a successful leader in your field.

The program includes six courses--all offered through online distance learning. You'll join a virtual class and share your learning experience with classmates from coast to coast. The program focuses on building practical skills. You'll use real life case studies and interactive content to learn what makes some leaders so effective and what leadership and management styles work best in different situations.

Develop practical skills in coaching and teambuilding. Come up with solutions to specific situations and challenges. Build your understanding of business structure and financial management. Learn the fundamentals of supervision, including effective communication, working with groups and how to manage change. Apply what you learn on the job right now, or use your skills to grow into supervisory, team leadership and management roles.

All six Leadership Skills courses are accredited by the Canadian Construction Association toward the Gold Seal designation.
The Leadership Skills program may qualify for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant, which provides employers with funding to train new or existing employees to meet skill requirements for available jobs. See Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

Career and salary information

Your career

Use the Leadership Skills program to open doors to supervisory and management positions. You'll find leadership opportunities in every industry, from construction to manufacturing, health to hospitality, IT to professional services. Typical job titles vary by industry, but include lead hand, team lead, sales supervisor, shift manager, site manager, operations managers, general manager and more.

Part-time delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.

To register for individual courses, please view the part-time offerings available in the Courses section below.


Admission requirements

  • Grade 10 (with a recommended minimum two years of experience working in an industrial setting)

Note: Students do not apply to the program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate once all courses are completed.


Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

Not applicable


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

Admission method

Not applicable. Students do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate once all courses are completed.

Tuition and fees

**Please note that this program is not eligible for student loans

Courses in this program are taken through part-time studies. View the courses for upcoming availability, fees and registration options.

Required textbook:  Williams, C., Champion, T., & Hall, I. (2024). MGMT, 4th Canadian Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Nelson Education, Ltd.


Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Blue Seal Training

Indigenous Leadership Skills

Additional information

For more information, email us at ConEd@saskpolytech.ca or call 306-659-4418.