5 Courses Required

For leaders or high-potential employees with less than three (3) years of management/supervisory experience.

The Emerging Leaders program was developed for individuals who are either new to management and supervision or who are identified as having high leadership potential. Program participants embark on a leadership development journey that builds their knowledge, skills and abilities in the practice of leadership, performance management, leading in complexity, and building collaborative networks and partnerships. 

Canadian Health Executive (CHE)  Designation: Emerging Leaders Program graduates are approved for advanced standing for four (4) of the Canadian College of Health Leaders' requirements for the CHE designation. Emerging Health Leader graduates who enter the CHE program are additionally required to successfully complete the LEADS 360 Assessment and 90-minute debriefing.

Program includes:

  • Three (3) hours of personal executive leadership coaching
  • Action Learning Project: participants engage in a research project that is related to a current workplace challenge. Working in small teams under the guidance of a Dalhousie faculty mentor, the project deliverables include a research report and presentation to community stakeholders from the client organization and the university.
  • One (1) personal leadership assessment: the EQ (emotional intelligence) with debrief.
  • Individual Education Plan: With guidance from Dalhousie faculty, participants build a professional development roadmap.

Emerging Leaders Courses

  1. Introduction to Leadership and Self-Management
  2. Teams and Relationship Management
  3. Decision-Making and Creative Problem Solving
  4. Systems and Complexity
  5. Collaboration: Building Successful Partnerships and Collaborative Networks in Health Care

What to Expect from Online Learning at Dalhousie

  • Each course is two (2) weeks of fully online learning delivered by Dalhousie instructors.
  • Participants can expect to spend 3-5 hours per week engaged with the course material
  • Courses are delivered via Dalhousie's interactive, experiential online learning platform, Brightspace.
  • Courses are approximately 30 hours in length.
  • All five (5) courses must be fully completed to earn the certificate.

Program Structure

The five-course program is delivered through the flexibility and convenience of Dalhousie’s enriched and engaging online learning platform (BrightSpace). Courses include weekly group activities, live streaming lectures and project work.

Course Materials: all course materials are made available through the BrightSpace learning platform and are included in the course fees.

Certificate Requirements

All five (5) courses must be successfully completed in order to receive the Certificate in Emerging Leaders Strategic Leadership in Health.

Payment Policy

Program Cost: $3,500 for the full certificate (all five courses).  To enrol please add all five (5) required courses to your shopping cart.
Discounts Available:

  • 10% Dalhousie alumni discount

Additional Details


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5 Course(s)

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