Leadership and inclusion

The Centennial certificate in leadership and inclusion is a leadership development certificate program designed for managers, leaders, HR, diversity professionals, and individual contributors. It applies diversity and inclusion practices to leadership issues in the workplace. You will gain insights into improved team performance and bring a competitive edge to employee learning.

We developed this program to support individuals who work with diversity professionals. It is valuable for organizations that want to improve team performance, foster innovation and build inclusive leadership.

CCDI found a valued partner in Centennial College to make this experiential e-learning available across Canada.

About the Centennial Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion:

The certificate offers an opportunity to:

  • examine local and global trends in today’s workplaces,
  • understand the impact of diversity and inclusion on organizational culture,
  • develop personal leadership skills,
  • develop change management skills, and
  • identify the successful leadership strategies and practices that promote inclusion.

Time commitment: The Certificate consists of 4 online courses that span 7.5 weeks each. To complete the four courses in the certificate program, participants need to commit a total of 30 weeks.The total student effort will be approximately 30 hours per course or approximately 4 hours per week.

Method of delivery: The courses are delivered entirely online (currently only available in English) via the eCentennial learning portal. Lessons will be delivered through recorded webinars, videos, simulations, readings, and online discussions with facilitators and other students.

Who should register: The program has been designed for busy working people managers and experienced individual contributors who aspire to leadership positions and who are interested in learning how to be inclusive leaders. Learner profiles:

  • team leader, supervisor, or manager;
  • project manager or program manager;
  • experienced individual contributor in any line of business who aspires to management or leadership positions.

This certificate would be relevant to people working in the public, non-profit, or private sector; in any industry, and any size of organization. Because the courses are delivered online, learners can take this certificate from anywhere in the world. However, keep in mind: materials will emphasize Canadian diversity and inclusion issues.

Cost and enrollment details: 

  • Number of courses: 4 courses (30 hrs. per course)
  • Cost per course: $510-530
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 participants
  • Next cohort begins January 8, 2018

Additional information and application:

Virtual open house:

Interested in learning more about the CCLI program before registering? CCDI and Centennial College are proud to host several virtual open house sessions, where you can hear from the course facilitators. These sessions will be open to the public and free of charge.

Virtual open house dates:

To register for a virtual open house – click here.

What students are saying:

“The first part of the course encouraged me to move from ‘thinking’ to ‘doing’ and I am now leading an initiative on my street to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. Not sure I would have had the courage before!”S.M., CCLI-100 Student.

“I have been in leadership positions for over 10 years and the program so far has furthered my understanding of the importance of embracing diversity and adhering to equitable practices. It has provided me with knowledge and skills which I apply in my daily decision making. I look forward to completing this program and acquiring this additional credential.”C.K., Manager of Operations.

“I’m in the current cohort of this course and am really enjoying it. We have a mixture of people from across the country with different levels of expertise which makes for interesting discussions. I would recommend it to anyone interested in this topic.”C.B., HR Manager, Staffing & Recruitment.

“The partnership between CCDI and Centennial College created a rich and interactive Diversity & Inclusion course content that is relevant and unique to the Canadian marketplace. As a leader and change agent, it enriched me personally and also provided me with increased knowledge and awareness to meet today’s diverse business needs.” – J.P., Manager, Talent Acquisition Programs.

“I’ve found this course highly beneficial in expanding my self-awareness while building key leadership skills related to diversity and inclusion. Students benefit from CCDI’s expansive D&I expertise as well as Centennial’s administrative support and user-friendly online platform. Both CCDI and Centennial are highly supportive and responsive to the unique needs of this diverse student group from across the country. I look forward to continuing on in this program and would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion. If you’re looking to learn more about a critically relevant and growing field, you’ve come to the right place.” – R.W., Policy and Program Adviser.

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