Course Description

This course has been paused until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact execed@dal.ca. 

This course involves 6 learner hours inclusive of 2 live sessions over 2 weeks. Live sessions will be recorded for those who have time conflicts.

Self-awareness and self-management are the foundation of successful leaders. This course focuses on four core elements of self-management – emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, thinking strategies and reflective practices. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their skill levels in each of these areas; practical skills to use when they return to the workplace, and a self-management plan to take forward.

This is an ideal course for professionals who want to understand the importance of self-awareness as it relates to leadership and for those interested in effectively self-managing their ability to deal with emotions, conflict, communication and thinking.

This course may be applied to the Executive Certificate in Leadership Program, a six-course fully online program. This certificate includes this Introduction to Leadership course along with five other courses, including: 

Course Outline

The course is fully online. The module will include live streaming lectures that are recorded for later viewing to accommodate participant schedules. The timing of live sessions is often in the evening on weekdays as that is when the greatest number of people are available. The instructor will poll the participants to set the weekday and time that is most convenient for the greatest number. The instructor may also host live drop-in sessions on weekdays. 

What You Will Learn

Learning outcomes

  • Develop and refine the practice of mindfulness, feedback and reflection
  • Understand one's preferred style of conflict management
  • Identify ways to apply conflict resolution skills creatively and effectively
  • Apply an Emotional Intelligence framework that will make one a more successful leader
  • Identify key strategic thinking styles and develop the capacity to use multiple thinking strategies
  • Assess individual ability to lead responsibly
  • Create a self-management profile


To enrol in the Executive Certificate in Leadership, please add all six (6) required courses to your shopping cart.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

  • Executive Certificate in Leadership: Required Courses

Payment Options – Individual Course Registrations:

  1. 1. Payment in full of $708 (which includes deposit/materials fee)
  2. 2. Payment is due at time of registration unless 3rd Party funded
  3. 3. All course materials are included in your tuition and are housed on the Brightspace Learning Management System. You will receive a follow-up email with details on accessing the Brightspace platform.

Participants in this course are eligible for a T2202 tax receipt. In order to receive a tax receipt, you must put your Social Insurance Number into the profile section of your student account. If you do not add your Social Insurance Number, you will not receive a tax receipt. T2202 tax receipts will be available for you to download from your account at the end of February of the following calendar year.

For further information on Registration, Withdrawal and Course cancellations, Transfers and Refunds please refer to Dalhousie Executive Education Policies and Procedures


English language requirements: University-level English language proficiency required in writing, speaking and reading comprehension. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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