Executive Education

Develop your leadership potential and transform your organization through innovation

Dalhousie’s Executive Education courses and programs immediately enhance performance by providing high-value skills, capabilities and knowledge to manage complex challenges, meet operational and strategic needs, and enhance competitive advantage.

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Emerging Leaders Strategic Leadership in Health
This 5-course certificate program was developed for individuals who are either new to management and supervision or who are identified as having high leadership potential. Participants will embark on a leadership development journey that builds their knowledge, skills and abilities in the practice of leadership, performance management, leading in complexity, and building collaborative networks and partnerships. 

Required Courses:
Introduction to Leadership: Emerging Leaders
Teams and Relationship Management
Systems and Complexity
Decision-Making and Creative Problem Solving
Collaboration: Building Successful Partnerships and Collaborative Networks in Health Care

Experienced Leaders Strategic Leadership in Health
This 5-course certificate program is custom-designed to build the skills and abilities of mid-career healthcare leaders who are seeking to move into senior positions in their organizations. At this critical juncture in their career trajectories, experienced leaders will gain the opportunity to build on their mastery of general management principles to become more strategic in their decision-making, change leadership, and stakeholder engagement activities. 

Required courses:
Introduction to Leadership: Experienced Leaders
Leading in a Multidimensional Organization
Strategic Decision-Making
Leading Change
Stakeholder Engagement and Networked Leadership

Public Policy and Management
The certificate is designed to build the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to excel in your professional role and advance your career in public administration, the not-for-profit sector, government relations, and more. It includes five required courses that can be taken individually. The cost of the full certificate is: $3,475.

Required Courses: 
Government Structures and Intergovernmental Relations
Public Policy and Strategic Financial Management
Digital Governance
Human Resource Management and Diversity
Public Sector Leadership and Ethics 

Executive Certificate in Leadership
This certificate has been paused until further notice. For more information on other leadership certificates we have available for registration, Please contact execed@dal.ca

Our Executive Certificate in Leadership is designed to build personal leadership skills, learn strategies to grow your company and develop dynamic teams, and how to lead organizational innovation. It includes six required courses that can be taken individually. The cost of the full certificate is: $4,248.

Required Courses:
Introduction to Leadership
Self-Awareness and Self-Management
Teams and Relationship Management 
Collaboration, Complexity and Innovation
Decision-Making and Creative Problem-Solving
Harnessing Innovation

Creativity and Innovation Certificate
This certificate was developed and delivered in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD). It covers the creative process, key components of creativity and innovation, and how to bring creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship together in a collaborative process. The online course is designed for working professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs who work in a wide range of industries, from business to government and not-for-profit. The program length is six-weeks fully online and includes one required course. The cost of the full certificate is: $1,499 + HST.

Please contact execed@dal.ca for more details on how to register. 

Academic Leadership
In this certificate, you will develop skills and capabilities to lead, collaborate and innovate in academia. Become part of a nation-wide community of academic leaders who have the skills and capabilities to emerge as visionary, collaborative and effective leaders in the complex, unique, multidisciplinary world of academia. It includes ten required courses that can be taken individually. The cost of the full certificate is: $4,250.

Visit Executive Education's full listing of courses for this certificate.