Business and Leadership
Continuing & Professional Education

Advanced Certificate
in Leadership

Part-time, online/in-class blended study tailored for:

  • supervisors
  • managers
  • executives

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.


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

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go
Earn an Advanced Certificate
in Leadership

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now

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6 courses needed to graduate with this UAlberta Advanced Certificate.

You can register for a course without applying angd enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Advanced 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.

To enrol in this pro­gram, as well as to reg­is­ter for any of its cours­es, you must have pre­vi­ous­ly com­plet­ed at least one cre­den­tialed pro­gram (cer­tifi­cate, diplo­ma, or degree) from a rec­og­nized post-sec­ondary institution.

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

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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
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
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

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

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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