Continuing & Professional Education

Advanced Leadership

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Designed for pro­fes­sion­als in super­vi­so­ry, mid-lev­el man­age­ment, and emerg­ing lead­er­ship positions.

Busi­ness­es and orga­ni­za­tions rely on strong lead­ers to move them for­ward — out­stand­ing indi­vid­u­als who excel at lead­ing change, mak­ing dif­fi­cult deci­sions, and inspir­ing teams.

The Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Lead­er­ship pro­gram will pro­vide emerg­ing lead­ers with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn, expe­ri­ence, devel­op, and prac­tice new lead­er­ship skills to bring with them to their organizations.

This lead­er­ship train­ing pro­gram is designed for pro­fes­sion­als in super­vi­so­ry, mid-lev­el man­age­ment, and emerg­ing lead­er­ship posi­tions in a wide range of employ­ment sec­tors, includ­ing pri­vate, gov­ern­men­tal, and educational.


The learn­ing con­tent is awe­some and high­ly applic­a­ble to many work scenarios.

Advanced Leadership Certificate student

Net­work­ing was a plus. I have built rela­tion­ships with my pro­fes­sors and many of my classmates.

Advanced Leadership Certificate student

Develop a solid understanding of the ways in which leadership enables organizations to realize their visions, missions, strategies, and goals.

Acquire and practice a varied repertoire of strategies for leading teams, “leading up,” and leading across organizations.

Become an effective leader within your organization as you further develop your capacity to embrace challenges, motivate others, and resolve conflicts.

Builds on your professional experience and prior education

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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

Only interested in taking a course? You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Advanced Leadership courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to obtain the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more cours­es. We are open to stu­dents with a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds. Our expec­ta­tion is that you have a com­mit­ment to learn and achieve your con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion goals.

This program is comprised of three core courses and three electives. Each course is 21 hours in length, for a total of 126 instructional hours. Designed for part-time study, it can generally be completed within one to two years.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to graduate.

Your program requirements

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Apply for Your Credential

To qualify for program completion you are required to submit a request to obtain your credential. For a breakdown of details and how to qualify, visit the program completion page.

The cours­es in this pro­gram are also trans­fer­able to the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment, Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safe­ty, and NACLAA programs.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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