Certificate in Effective Leadership for Senior Managers

The Certifi­cate in Effective Leadership for Senior Managers aims to discover, shape, and consolidate personal leadership identity of industry professionals who are accountable for tactical and strategic challenges involving people, processes, and structures. Moreover, the Certi­ficate offers modern and evidence-based strategies and tools to enhance leadership effectiveness towards other relevant stakeholders.

Online Modules and Learning Outcomes

Module 1 • Leadership Styles

  • Debunking leadership myths
  • Applicable models of leadership competencies
  • Assessing personal leadership styles
  • Contextual analysis of organizational constraints

Module 2 • The Psychology of Leadership

  • Influence & Persuasion for leaders
  • Communication & effective feedback
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Creating and managing positive psychological contracts

Module 3  Building Effective Teams

  • Roles, responsibilities and accountability
  • Team dynamics and relationship management
  • Conflict mediation
  • Collaboration, cooperation and co-creation

Module 4  Change Leadership

  • Evidence-based change management & change leadership
  • Effective frameworks for leading change
  • Identifying and mapping human performance (Hiper & Hipos)
  • Building and sustaining a high-performance culture

Format and Dates

An orientation session plus 2 half-day sessions per month over 4 months, online.
(Toronto time, EST)

Dates: TBD

Certificate Fee

Individual registrations - $2,500 + HST / participant. Group registrations of 2 or more - $2,300 + HST / participant.

Who Should Apply?

Senior Managers interested in understanding their own leadership style, how to foster a positive culture, and looking to consolidate knowledge about organizational and people-side change.

Please note: The program team reserves the right to review resumes of interested candidates to ensure they have sufficient experience and can contribute successfully to classroom discussions.


Meet the Instructor 

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Rafael Chiuzi is an experienced Organizational Behaviour Consultant with a strong, demonstrated capacity to leverage human capital for the benefit of organizations and people alike. In his ten plus years of innovative practice in North & South America, Europe and the Middle East, he has been able to overcome widespread organizational challenges, and successfully implement lasting and meaningful change. Rafael is also a published author and Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto Mississauga where he teaches organizational behavior and correlated courses.

Past Participant Spotlight

We all have misconceptions about what it means to be a leader. Vulnerable by these misconceptions, when we stumble, we can jeopardize our careers and inflict staggering costs on the organization. This program arms you with effective tools and strategies to enhance your leadership effectiveness and generate valuable results for yourself, your team and the organization. Professor Chiuzi’s knowledge and his ability to engage participants in meaningful and raw discussions is commendable. Attending this program was a self-discovery journey from the beginning to the very end. It will have a lifetime impact on me, both professionally and personally. Managers at all levels can derive tremendous value from this program.

Azeem Yazdani
Assistant Director, Budgets and Academic Initiatives
The University of Toronto, Mississauga


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