Certificate in Leadership Development for Public Safety Communicators

The Certificate in Leadership Development for Public Safety Communicators is made up of 5 courses; 4 required courses plus 1 elective course of the student's choice.

Required courses

Elective courses (choose 1)

  • Leadership Development
  • Financial Management
  • Coaching
  • Project Management for non-Project Managers
  • Strategic Planning


Textbooks or course packs (where applicable) are not included in the registration fee. Information on these will be sent on a course by course basis. It is the students’ responsibility to purchase the required books.

Who can enroll

Any Public Safety Communicator who is interested in expanding their overall knowledge.

Why enroll

The program encourages leadership among all participants who range from new to senior level members.  Each course allows the participant to develop critical thinking and writing skills that help them perform their job more effectively.


All of the courses are delivered entirely online. Each of the three terms: fall, winter and spring run between ten and thirteen weeks. Students access course readings, articles, web links, course schedule and program regulations via the course site.

They will also communicate with their instructor and fellow students, take part in graded discussion forums and submit all written assignments within the course site.

The online environment encourages debate and discussion with other students and is not limited by time differences or geography. It also helps to develop and foster a learning community. Gone is the expense, time commitment and inconvenience of commutes to central physical classrooms. Instructors are selected for their excellence and commitment and not by their proximity to the university. In online education, geography and jurisdiction are transformed from impediments to enhancements. Students consistently rate the online learning experience very highly which likely accounts for the high levels of success enjoyed by the vast majority of students.

Prior learning assessments

Students can apply for credit for prior learning. For credit to be awarded, the course must have comparable curriculum and rigor, been taken from a recognized post-secondary institution and have been completed within the last ten years. A grade of B or equivalent must have been earned. Contact our office for a copy of the ‘Prior Learning Assessment’ form; an assessment fee will apply. To discuss your specific situation please use the ‘Contact Us’ link found on the right hand menu above.