Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Leadership

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Courses & Workshops

Required Courses
CACC 520 Accounting for Management. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
This course covers financial and managerial accounting. The course provides an understanding of the various financial statements as well as cost behaviour, cost/volume/profit relationships, budgets, responsibility accounting and relevant costing.
CORG 551 Behaviour in Organizations. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020
The implications for management and the essential concepts of social psychology such as motivation, perception, attitude change and organization. Group and organizational dynamics will be the major emphasis of the course. Classroom discussion and student participation is encouraged.
CPL2 532 Leading Change. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Leading and managing change issues, including the leader as a change agent and the change process itself. Various models of change and change leadership will be reviewed, as well as follower reluctance or resistance to change and strategies that leaders can use to gain follower commitment.
CPL2 533 Developing Leadership Skills. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
This course presents an overview of leadership theories and applications. It provides students with an understanding of why and how leadership skills are critical to organizational success. Students will learn to apply and develop their own leadership skills to work effectively with others in an organizational setting.
CPL2 534 Leading in Diverse and Global Workplaces. (3 credits)
Fall 2019
Exploring leadership within a global and diverse context. A variety of trends that have made managing workforce diversity an essential competency for future leaders are reviewed, as are the emerging skills that managers need to develop to succeed in a global environment.
CPL2 552 Strategic Management. (3 credits)
Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Includes analysis of major forces driving organizations, explores mission development, goal selection, corporate strategy, policy formulation for the benefit of all stakeholders. Discusses situations confronting senior managers in the competitive environment, includes topics such as the identification and evaluation of strategic alternatives, the management of control processes for increased productivity, etc.
CPL2 591 Essentials Coaching Skills. (1 credit)
This course introduces principles and practices of coaching. It includes the CLEAR Coaching Model and fundamental coaching skills. The practical component offers participants the opportunity to learn, apply, and hone coaching skills for effective leadership in an organizational setting. The participants will be provided with specific templates, structures, and guidelines.
"The program was transformational. It helped me use my voice and define my leadership niche. Now, I have the confidence to make things happen for myself. The McGill program inspired me to take action and I’ve never looked back.”
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