Leadership Development (LDCP)



This program is designed for students who wish to enhance their leadership skills and develop new skills to help meet their career and organizational objectives. The program is aimed at providing a solid foundation for those looking to enter leadership positions and for those currently in front line or midlevel management positions. The program will build on the existing skills and experience of learners and apply those skills to workplace situations. Learners will enhance their skills in a variety of leadership related topics, including organizational planning, managing employee performance through communication, team-building, problem-solving, change management, and coaching.

Delivery Format

Part-time: Internet


Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent mature student status.

This program will be better suited to individuals with at least 3 years of work experience.

How to Apply

Contact Continuing Education at (705) 566-8101, extension 7373 or email: continuing@cambrianinternational.ca

Tuition Fee ( Canadian Students )

Fees are charged per course and will vary accordingly.

Tuition Fee ( International Students )

Fees are charged per course according to current international rates and will vary accordingly.

Books and Supplies

The book list is available on our website at: http://cambrianinternational.ca/lifelong-learning/helpful-information/

Course Descriptions

  • COM0104 – Communications
    Communication skills are essential to all aspects of life but specifically this course will address business communications. With the various technology tools and communication mechanisms, it is important to know what is available and what mechanism should be used to communicate which message. Managing the various communication channels today requires time management and effective informal and formal communication skills. This course will cover the communication styles, mechanisms and presentation skills facilitating meetings, social marketing and ways to improve all communications.
  • LDC1002 – Project Management
    Leadership today involves all aspects of an organization and multiple skills, duties, and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the needs of leaders in any organization who may be new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. Students will learn how the elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge are applied during each phase of a project’s life cycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. This will help establish priorities and effectively manage students’ projects and project teams.
  • LDC1004 – Employment Law for Leadership Development
    This course will provide leaders with the appropriate skills and knowledge to be able to effectively recruit personnel, train them, and manage their performance in a professional manner. Leaders will use their knowledge of the concepts of statutory and common law to conduct interviews, handle performance problems, counsel and discipline as required, plan and direct training needs assessments, methods and program delivery.
  • LDC1005 – Performance Management
    In this course, students will focus on performance analysis, counseling, constructive feedback, conflict resolution, performance management systems, and overall strategies for performance management.
  • LDC1006 – Leading Teams
    This course will examine the leader’s role in the development and success of teams in the workplace.  Leaders will learn the differences between a group and a team, analyze various types of teams including Self Directed Work Teams, and explain how coaching and mentoring skills assist team effectiveness.
  • LDC0100 – Managing Change
    Today’s leaders are often called upon to implement and support the change process. They need to be able to identify and respond to internal and external factors that will determine when and what types of change initiatives are required. Environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change are all essential to developing and managing change to the benefit of the organization. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be covered in the context of best practices.
  • LDC1008 – Finance
    Leaders in any organization need to understand the cost of doing business. Financial documents are used to explain how money is used in a business and can be interpreted to predict an organization’s success. The ethical and effective use of financial statements and ratio calculations for forecasting and budget preparation can ensure investments or withdrawals within an organization will produce a healthy return or mitigate decline in other areas. Knowing the processes for assessing ROI, creating a budget and anticipating variances are critical in any organization in order to make effective decisions.
  • LDC1009 – Leading Responsibility
    Sustainability in business is often related to profitability. Organizations now need to incorporate practices that include a more holistic approach to the responsibility corporations have to their communities and the environment.  Leaders need to assess the impact of the business in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measures such as Corporate Social Responsibility and triple-bottom line accounting.
  • LDC1010 – Creative and Critical Thinking
    Thinking is any mental activity that helps formulate or solve a problem, make a decision, or fulfill a desire to understand. 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. In this course, students will learn how to think creatively and critically and apply those skills to both professional and personal situations. For leaders, fine-tuning your creative and critical thinking skills will  assist you in strategic planning, decision-making and problem solving.
  • LDC0101 Employment Law for Leadership
    Today’s workplace is highly regulated from the commencement of the employment relationship through to its termination. In this course, students will examine 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 as it applies to management and unionized employees and leaders.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian’s programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.