Leadership Skills

Certificate of Achievement
Leadership Skills

Program Overview

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.

Accreditation

All six Leadership Skills courses are accredited by the Canadian Construction Association toward the Gold Seal designation.

Employers

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.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies by course

For more information, contact Karla Elliott at 306-659-4638 or leadershipskills@saskpolytech.ca


Length: 180 hours

Locations

  • Online/Distance

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

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.

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

Admissions

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.



ACCUPLACER©

Not applicable

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

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

For more information, contact Karla Elliott at 306-659-4638 or leadershipskills@saskpolytech.ca.

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
LEAD 115
Leadership Principles
2
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You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of leadership. You will learn what leadership is and what it takes to become a successful leader. You will examine different types of leaders, the ways that they are effective, and consider situations where one leadership style may be better than another.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 115CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
LEAD 116
Coaching and Teambuilding for Leaders
2
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You will examine what a team is and how to become part of a functioning team and even a high performing team at times.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 116CE, SFCP 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
MGMT 115
Management Principles
2
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You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of management. You will learn what management is and what it takes to become a successful manager. You will examine different types of managers, the ways that they are effective, and consider situations where one management style may be better than another.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 115CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
MGMT 116
Business Management
2
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You will focus on business structure and financial management. You will focus on ownership types, financing, and liabilities of a business. You will identify the financial and business structures that will enable success in the workplace.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 116CE, SFCP 606
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
MGMT 189
Managerial Skills
2
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You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of management. You will focus on team building, leadership, and management principles. You will identify essential and employability skills that will enable success in the workplace.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 189CE, SFCP 607
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery
SUPR 115
Supervisory Skills
2
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You will examine the fundamentals of supervision. It will cover the role of a supervisor, managing change, communication, working with groups and other supervisory skills.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): SUPR 115CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group

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 links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.


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.

Additional Information

Have a question? Email flexible.learning@saskpolytech.ca.

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