Program Description

Organizations need strong leaders with current and relevant skills in order to help their business flourish, and the Graduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Leadership is intended to continue to develop those competencies and capacities. Since the demand for leadership skill development in the current organizational landscape is significantly higher than just a few years ago, this specialization is well-timed to meet the needs of the marketplace.  

The courses you will take in this program will focus on two distinct but connected areas: Emotional Intelligence (EI), and exercising leadership in a global setting. These courses will provide an understanding of the diverse international boundaries and the impact of leading teams internationally toward organizational performance and productivity, as well as developing skills that increase capacity that stands up to the unpredictability of intense and rapid change in the world economy.

Find out more about the core focus of the Leadership Specialization in this video hosted by the program's intellectual lead Caroline Rekar Munro:

Who it’s for

Experienced managers who are looking for insight into their own leadership competencies, as well as developing the skills to help others strive for better leadership will find this specialization attractive. Human resource practitioners who are seeking a stronger understanding of the dynamic and changing global workforce will also see value in Emotional Intelligence competency development for both domestic and international settings.

MBA specialization

You may choose to complete the Graduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Leadership as a specialization in Royal Roads MBA program. The 9 credits earned in this program can be applied towards the MBA program. 

For more information about the program or how to apply, contact one of our enrolment advisors by email, or call 1.877.778.6227. If you are an international student, please contact our international enrolment team.