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Leadership Development Series (Certificate)

Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Enhance your skills and stand out as a leader in today's challenging, competitive and dynamic marketplace. This certificate will expose you to leadership concepts and approaches that will enhance your technical, interpersonal and strategic capabilities as a leader.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Apply human resources practices to leadership and management situations in order to make effective decisions, mitigate risk and solve problems
  • Apply organizational planning skills to ensure ethical business decision making and sound operational objectives based on practical budget considerations
  • Manage change initiatives and the resulting cultural impact in order to adapt to issues affecting the organization and the economy
  • Manage employee performance utilizing communication, coaching and leadership skills
  • Communicate effectively in leadership roles and as a team leader or team member
  • Manage projects utilizing project management processes and tools in order to effectively maximize resources
  • Develop strategies for personal and professional development that enhance work performance and maximize career opportunities

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Aspiring supervisors/managers
  • Business owners/managers
  • Co-ordinators
  • Department and plant managers
  • Directors
  • Human Resource personnel
  • Senior support/clerical staff
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location
LDS 1080Communications - LDSMonthly Intake Online
LDS 1080Communications - LDSOnline
LDS 1081Creative & Critical Thinking - LDSOnline
LDS 1082Employment Law for Leadership Development - LDSOnline
LDS 1083Finance - LDSOnline
LDS 1084Human Relations - LDSOnline
LDS 1086Leading Responsibly - LDSOnline
LDS 1085Leading Teams - LDSOnline
LDS 1087Managing Change - LDSOnline
LDS 1088Performance Management - LDSOnline
LDS 1089Project Management - LDSOnline