144.00 Hours Required
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Leadership is exclusively for students admitted to the Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional and Leadership Studies. The Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Leadership is offered face-to-face on the Dalhousie campus, with four required courses totaling 144 hours of learning. This certificate provides students with foundational skills in HR Leadership, including coaching employees to get the best possible results, leveraging employee and media communications to maintain meaningful relationships, effectively resolving conflict in the workplace, and leading the change management process with confidence. With an emphasis on groupwork and presentations, students will develop the crucial leadership skills of collaboration and effective communication.  

What You Will Learn

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Leadership can help you: 

  • build positive relationships with others;
  • listen more effectively so that you can influence the performance equation;
  • build organizational cultures that are based on continuous improvement;
  • grow as an effective leader;
  • examine theories of negotiation and negotiation styles;
  • enhance your negotiation skills;
  • effectively resolve conflict;
  • critically evaluate communications, ideas, perspectives, information and data;
  • approach challenges and problems analytically and systematically;
  • use data effectively in your problem-solving and decision-making;
  • select solutions to current problems through an objective solution evaluation process appropriate to the context;
  • manage ambiguity and uncertainty in your decision-making and problem-solving;
  • identify and implement effective change management strategies.

Who Should Take This Certificate?

This certificate is limited to approved Dalhousie Post-Graduate Diploma students.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate consists of four required courses:


The certificate runs in September, January and April. Each course is 4 weeks long and requires a minimum of 36 hours of learning engagement. You should expect to spend a minimum of 9 hours per week engaged in learning the course material; many participants choose to spend more than the minimum of 9 hours per week in order to dig into the material and assessments more deeply. Courses will be held face-to-face on the Dalhousie campus.  All four courses must be completed with a grade of 70% or higher to earn the Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Leadership.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Additional Details


Minimum Required

144 Hour(s)

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