Leadership and Coaching Development

Certificate of Achievement
Leadership and Coaching Development

Program Overview

Designed for managers and supervisors, this unique, blended learning Leadership and Coaching program provides leadership strategies to effectively lead individuals and teams. Build your leadership style by learning Crane's coaching model, practicing effective coaching and communication techniques and finalizing your Leadership Action Plan. You will receive coaching to support your leadership journey.

The program combines online modules with weekly video conferencing sessions. Your online learning will be enhanced by regular interactive sessions with your instructor and other participants. You will spend 44 hours online learning (self-paced) and 16 hours in group work.

Your investment includes a copy of The Heart of Coaching by Thomas Crane, the Strengths Finder Self-Assessment Tool, plus an individual coaching session with your instructor. 


Introduction to Leadership and Coaching

  • determine personal leadership strengths using StrengthsFinder Self-Assessment
  • examine Crane's leadership and coaching model
  • learn the importance of goal setting

Identifying and Enhancing Your Leadership Skills

  • build on leadership strengths and learn how to use your strengths when leading others
  • 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
  • using Crane's coaching model, practice an introductory coaching scenario

Coaching Practice

  • demonstrate leadership knowledge and skills through the coaching process
  • engage in peer-to-peer coaching with a classmate
  • practice coaching with a workplace partner

Leading Self, Leading Others

  • review workplace coaching experiences and identify leadership strengths and challenges
  • identify leadership behaviours that build strong teams
  • review models to build highly effective teams
  • learn an approach to decision-making

Leadership in Action

  • apply leadership and coaching knowledge and skills
  • write your personal leadership action plan incorporating your leadership vision and values
  • participate in a one-on-one coaching session with a coach instructor

For more information about this program contact Mary Jesse at jessema@saskpolytech.ca.

Potential Funding Sources

This program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant and will be eligible for the Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.

For those working in registered charities in social services or early learning, the Muttart Foundation may provide a tuition bursary for this course. Apply online or contact t.stang@muttart.org.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

A certificate in Leadership and Coaching Development adds value to both your resume and your workplace. Demonstrated leadership and coaching skill is important to many employers. You may be able to advance in your organization or find new opportunities in coaching and mentorship roles. You can use these new skills in your current role to develop stronger work teams, effectively manage conflict, and increase productivity.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

TBA. For a similar non-credit course, see LEAD 1606 offered March 1 - April 12, 2023.

Length: 15 weeks


  • Live and self-paced online delivery.


Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements.

Admission Method

This program is open access.

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For more information about this program contact Mary Jesse at jessema@saskpolytech.ca.

Tuition and Fees


This program is not eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan student loan program.

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Leadership and Coaching Development
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You will learn leadership and coaching competencies required by today’s managers and supervisors. You will discover your leadership strengths and practice effective coaching techniques, communication, decision-making, and conflict resolution strategies. You will develop your Leadership Action Plan.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 010CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Web Assisted Delivery Group
Total semester credits: 4

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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.

Additional Information

Have a question? Email corporate.training@saskpolytech.ca