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Certificate in
Leadership in Organizations

Organizational leadership and management skills are critical to success in business, in the voluntary sector, community services, and any profession where you must achieve results through others. The Certificate in Leadership in Organizations will help you develop the ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute towards the effectiveness and success of your organization. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be able to apply leadership knowledge and skills to any job, in any sector.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U, including Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status with relevant work experience.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CMHR 405   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour
CMHR 640   Human Resources:  Leadership

Electives (select four)

CMHR 505   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour II
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change
CMHR 700   Human Resources:  Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Organizational Behaviour
CMHR 721   Human Resources:  Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
CMHR 741   Human Resources:  Managing Interpersonal Dynamics and Teams
CMHR 841   Human Resources:  Organization Theory and Design
CMHR 850   Human Resources:  Coaching, Facilitation and Internal Consulting

Note to registered certificate program students
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Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CMHR 405   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour
CMHR 505   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour II
CMHR 640   Human Resources:  Leadership
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change