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Course Description

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This course is the capstone course for students completing the Certificate in Leadership. Based on their prior course work and experience in their leadership placements, students will examine the relationships between leadership theory and practice, assess their effectiveness in a leadership role, and develop a personal plan for further developing their leadership skills.

Note: This course can be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply previously learned leadership theories and concepts to real-life and simulated situations and/or persons
  • Analyze and critically reflect on your own leadership experiences and expectations
  • Develop a leadership action plan to guide your leadership development
  • Understand how leaders use leadership theory and research in their leadership practice

Course Topics

  • Leadership Theory Practice
  • Effective Leadership
  • Leadership Development and Skills

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): (BUS*2010 or HROB*2010) plus 120 hours of placement experience.

Equate(s): BUS*4010, UNIV*4000

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required


Assessment Item Weight
Leadership Action Plan 50%
TED Talk Video Quizzes (5 x 2.5%) 12.5%
Participation (3 x 12.5% each) 37.5%
Total 100%

Note: There is no final exam for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Leadership Certificate Capstone
January 08, 2024 to April 08, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $745.75 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,379.57 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. Posner © 2018 Wiley 3rd edition ISBN Print: 9781119421917 eBook: 9781119422242
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