Live Virtual Workshops

Certificate Program in Leadership Essentials

Skills for Emerging Leaders

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.
October 11, 2023 - November 29, 2023
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT )
$2,499.00 (regular rate) + tax
Location: Online Virtual
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Certificate Program in Leadership Essentials - Live Virtual - Oct 11 - Nov 29, 2023 - Please note, this program meets every Wednesday starting October 11th. The final date is November 29th.

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Please note, this program meets every Wednesday starting October 11th. The final date is November 29th.

Whether you are an aspiring, new, or experienced manager, it’s important to always look for ways to develop your leadership skills. This program teaches you how to create happier, healthier, more motivated teams where everyone feels supported. In just eight two-hour sessions, you will learn the skills you need to effectively lead your team and your organization toward achieving its mission.

Learn from Someone Who’s Been Where You Are. 

One of our experienced facilitators will teach you core leadership competencies and challenge you to expand on what you learn through group discussions and interactive activities.

Once you've completed the program, you can also schedule up to three coaching sessions with the facilitator.* This is an opportunity to gain valuable insights on how to apply what you’ve learned to your workplace. The facilitator can also help you map out your career or figure out the next steps in your leadership development.

Create Meaningful Connections.

This program is also an opportunity to expand your network. You will have many opportunities to connect with other enthusiastic learners, all committed to growing as leaders.


*These sessions must be used within three months of completing the program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how great leaders think and what they do
  • Assess their own leadership style and articulate their vision of leadership
  • Acquire and apply strategies that create a healthy workplace culture
  • Effectively manage, supervise, and support employees in an effort to optimize their productivity and support their well-being
  • Implement practical skills and strategies that build team cohesion, capacity, and synergy
  • Utilize an adaptable coaching model for assisting employees to address unhealthy habits, develop skills, and resolve conflicts
  • Use varied approaches and strategies for effectively addressing difficult behaviours and navigating challenging conversations they will face in their leadership role
  • Create a personalized plan to support ongoing leadership development

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials

Method of Delivery

Presentation, experiential practice, personal reflection, and goal setting, small group discussions, delivered electronically.

Target Audience

This leadership program is designed for new and emerging leaders, managers, and supervisors, as well as those who want to revisit and build their leadership skills.

Terms & Conditions

View our cancellation policy and other information regarding your live virtual workshop or for your in-person workshop.

Trainer: Mark Schinkel

For over 30 years, Mark Schinkel has served in public education as a Teacher, School Administrator, Executive Superintendent of Human Resource Services, and Senior Superintendent of Student Achievement and Well-Being with the Waterloo Region District School Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, as well as Bachelor of Education and Master of Religion degrees. Mark’s commitment to organizational excellence, building highly effective teams, and leadership development provides a wealth of practical experience in creating the conditions that allow employees to flourish in a safe, inclusive, healthy, purposeful, and productive work environment. He believes that effective leaders leverage and nurture the natural relationship between productivity, organizational goals, healthy work environments, and individual well-being. As an experienced and considerate facilitator, Mark places a high value on creating an engaging, practical, and fun learning experience that is focused on identified participant learning goals and outcomes. Read blogs written by Mark here.

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