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.

Executive Education


Public Policy & 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 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.