Humber Corporate Education Centre

Leadership Development Series Certificate Program

Certificate of Achievement | LDRSHP_DV_CA

The Leadership Development Series certificate (LDSC) will provide a solid foundation for those looking to enter leadership positions and for those currently in front-line or mid-level management positions. Hundreds have already experienced this training, enhancing their skills to help them stand out as a leader in today's challenging, competitive and dynamic marketplace. A wide range of topics are included, focusing on the essential skills required by managers in their everyday decision-making and problem solving. Topics include communication, ethics, performance management, change management, team building, planning and project management. These courses provide practical assignments to deal with real-life business issues.

Admission Requirements:  There are no prerequisites to this program.  Register and pay for courses individually.

Certificate Criteria:  10 compulsory courses. Each course is 2.0 credits.

LDSC 201 Communication

Communication skills are essential to all aspects of life. This course will specifically address business communications. You will learn what mechanisms are available today and how to use them to communicate your message.

LDSC 202 Employment Law

Today's workplace is highly regulated from the commencement of the employment relationship through to its termination. An examination of both statutory law and common law will be undertaken in both federal and provincial jurisdictions. Students will review employment standards, health and safety, labour relations, pay equity and Human Rights Legislation.

LDSC 203 Human Relations

This course will provide you with the appropriate skills and knowledge to effectively recruit personnel, train them and manage their performance in a professional manner.

LDSC 204 Project Management

This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. You will learn how the elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle..

LDSC 205 Performance Management

This course will focus on performance analysis, counselling, coaching, constructive feedback, conflict resolution, performance management systems and overall strategies for performance management.

LDSC 206 Leading Teams

Teams have become the fundamental building blocks of many organizations today. Leading in a team environment requires competencies, tools and techniques that focus on group dynamics rather than solely on individual performance or contribution. You will be learn the key skills and abilities needed to lead a team-based organization.

LDSC 207 Managing Change

In this course, you will learn environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change - essential to developing and managing change to benefit organizations. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be covered in the context of best practices.

LDSC 208 Finance

Financial documents explain how money is used in a business and can be interpreted to predict an organization's success. You will learn about how the ethical and effective use of financial statements and ratio calculations for forecasting and budget preparation can ensure that investments or withdrawals within an organization will produce a healthy return or mitigate decline in other areas.

LDSC 209 Leading Responsibly

Leaders need to assess the impact of businesses in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measurements such as corporate social responsibility and triple bottom-line accounting.

LDSC 210 Creative & Critical Thinking

Today more than ever, leaders need to be creative and critical thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational, strategic and societal situations or environments. You will learn how to think creatively and critically in order to apply these skills to roles in the organization, and professional and personal situations.

Contact:   or    call 416-675-6622 ext. 4139 or 4159


Humber will discontinue this program at the end of the Spring 2018 semester


Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Course Code Course Name Course Fee Day Course Dates Time Campus Delivery Method Register
LDSC 207 Managing Change $252.60 Sat 21-Apr to 2-Jun
(No class 5-May and 19-May)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm North In Class Cancelled
LDSC 209 Leading Responsibly $252.60 Thu 31-May to 2-Aug 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm North In Class Cancelled
LDSC 201* Communication $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 202* Employment Law $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 203* Human Relations $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 204* Project Management $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 205* Performance Management $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 206* Leading Teams $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 207* Managing Change $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 208* Finance $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 209* Leading Responsibly $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed
LDSC 210* Creative & Critical Thinking $252.60 Tue 15-May to 21-Aug ------ ---- Online Closed

Note:  Schedule subject to change based on demand.

Course Material will be available in electronic format only, available for download from Blackboard three days prior to course start date.


Online Learning:

Online courses are accessible via web browser from anywhere in the world and are well-suited to those who need a more flexible study schedule. For information on system requirements for online courses and other information regarding online learning at Humber, visit the Open Learning website at or call 416.675.5049.    (These online courses are offered through OntarioLearn, a partnership of 24 Ontario community colleges that have pooled their resources to increase your online learning options.   Visit