7 Courses Required

Many social service professionals find themselves in leadership positions in their organizations with little or no management experience. This certificate is designed to provide a detailed overview of the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful, effective leader in any organization. Anyone wishing to prepare themselves for a leadership position will also find this certificate beneficial.

Four required workshops and three electives* ensure participants gain a range of knowledge, with an emphasis on continuous learning, adaptation and creativity in problem solving and service development. 

Required Workshops

  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Human Resource (HR) Management
  • Resource Development
  • Project Management

Electives (choose three* of the following)

  • It's Lonely at the Top: Understanding and Caring for Yourself in Ways that Inspire Wise Leadership
  • Introduction to Clinical Supervision
  • Community Consultation and Needs Assessment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Leadership Coaching: Guiding Conversations Towards Transformation
  • Managing Conflict with Confidence and Compassion
  • Team Development: Awareness and Tactics
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership: Transforming Your Agency into a Trauma-Informed Sanctuary of Care

* If you completed the three-day 0126 Program Development and Project Management workshop prior to 2022, only two elective workshops are required.

You do not have to be working toward the Management and Leadership certificate to take any of these workshops. You can complete this certificate in as little as one year or take up to seven years.

Participation and Attendance

Full attendance and participation are required to complete these workshops. Participants are requested, as much as possible, to have their cameras on. We know there are situations where this is not possible, so please send a message to your instructor or the Professional Development host to let them know that you are unable to turn on your camera. Our workshops are interactive and include breakout rooms, role play, group discussions and other activities. Participation is required.

Delivery Options

The Management and Leadership certificate workshops are available remotely through Zoom.


No application required. Select a workshop then a section to view dates and cost, or to add the workshop to your cart. Complete your registration with payment. 

Contact Information

For more information about this certificate contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-5128

See our website and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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