Certificate in Effective Leadership for Senior Managers


Refocus, develop, grow. Become Your Best Leader.

Being a senior leader comes with a unique set of demands and challenges. As a key decision maker in an organization, you are accountable for strategic decisions and transformations involving people, processes, and structures.

This immersive certificate program is specifically designed to address the challenges you are facing at a senior level and help you think, act and influence strategically. The program will build upon your strategic leadership skills to further your growth at a personal and professional level. 

Online Modules & Learning Outcomes

Module 1 A Study in Leadership

This module provides you with a foundation for understanding effective leadership and will equip you with the essential tools you need to excel and further develop in your leadership role.

You will explore applicable models of leadership competencies, assess personality and individual differences, and examine mindset and grit as crucial leadership skills.

Module 2 Communicate to Lead

To be a successful a cross-functional leader means being highly skilled in communicating effectively on various levels.

In this module you will learn strategies to influence others, improve communication skills, and effectively manage expectations. Key topics include: influence & persuasion, communication & feedback, fostering collaboration, and managing expectations.

Module 3  Building Effective Teams

Accountability, team dynamics, conflict mediation, and psychological safety are at the core of every leadership role.

We will investigate and enhance your leadership abilities in these crucial areas. You will learn how to foster strong teams, resolve conflicts, and create a psychologically safe work environment.

Module 4  Change Management in Leadership

This module focuses on change management and in particular change leadership.

You will learn evidence-based approaches for leading change, effective frameworks, mapping human performance, and building and sustaining high-performance cultures.


Who should apply?

Senior Managers, Directors, and Executives. Anyone, who has been in a team or department leading role for several years. *

Format & Dates

  • Fully online
  • 1 orientation session
  • 2 half-day sessions / month

Welcome & Networking Session
October 1, 2024
7:00-8:00 pm

Module 1 • 9 am-12 pm 
Oct 4 & 18, 2024

Module 2 • 9 am-12 pm
Nov 1 & 15, 2024

Module 3 • 9 am-12 pm 
Nov 29 &  Dec 13, 2024

Module 4 • 9 am-12 pm 
Jan 10 & 24, 2025

Certificate Fee

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

Contact Us for an additional early bird discount code (valid until July 31th)!

*Please note:  The program team reserves the right to review applications  to ensure a peer to peer to learning environment for senior individuals.


Meet the Instructor 

Rafael Headshot

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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