Certificate in Self Leadership


Being an effective leader requires self-awareness and confidence. Leaders must have a clear understanding of themselves and master several key interpersonal skills before they can effectively lead others and their organisation.

The Certificate in Self Leadership taps into this first key level of leadership – the self.

This course will equip learners with the skills needed to lead from within. Participants will learn how to overcome key challenges faced by managers, how to better manage their own emotions and those of others, how to make more effective leadership decisions, and how to influence, negotiate, facilitate effective meetings and present with impact.

Once they have built their own leadership capacity, learners can then go on to complete the Certificates in Team and Business Leadership and translate this foundational knowledge into leading others and shaping their organisation.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the typical demands and challenges that a manager must deal with
  • Understand the leadership behaviours that are critical to success
  • Use their understanding of emotions to perform more effectively
  • Increase their self-awareness, influence and impact
  • Solve leadership problems successfully
  • Think and act more strategically
  • Negotiate effectively, overcome resistance and reach effective agreements
  • Facilitate effective business meetings
  • Present with credibility

Who should enrol?

  • Those aspiring to a career in management
  • Newly appointed managers and leaders
  • More experienced managers looking to improve their performance in their current role and as they plan for the next stage of their career

Program Structure

The ACI Certificate in Self Leadership consists of the following seven online modules:

Module 1. Becoming a Manager and Leader

  • Common management and leadership myths
  • Overcoming common challenges faced by managers
  • How to lead your team in a fair and consistent manner
  • How to self-assess your leadership skills and competencies and further your growth

Module 2. The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

  • Using emotional intelligence to better deal with complicated situations at work
  • Regulating your own emotions
  • Understanding the emotions of others

Module 3. Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Getting to the root cause of problems
  • Evaluating alternatives
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating the chosen solution
  • Thinking strategically and ensuring alignment with organisational goals

Module 4. Influence and Persuasion

  • Navigating political waters in order to influence and persuade
  • Building influence through personal credibility and trustworthiness
  • Developing and presenting a business case
  • Pitching ideas in a convincing, succinct, and confident manner

Module 5. Negotiation

  • Preparing for negotiation
  • Focusing on the issue at hand
  • Developing creative solutions
  • Overcoming challenges in order to facilitate workable agreements
  • Utilizing active listening and non-verbal communication to improve negotiation outcomes

Module 6. Facilitating Effective Meetings

  • Preparing for and facilitating effective meetings
  • Ensuring meeting objectives are reached

Module 7. Presenting With Confidence

  • Planning and building effective presentations
  • Ensuring successful delivery
  • Overcoming public speaking anxiety

The Certificate in Self Leadership can be taken as a standalone course, or can be combined with the Certificates in Team and Business Leadership, to obtain the Diploma in Leadership Essentials.

Course info

  • Duration: 11 Hours
  • Level: Certificate
  • Language: English
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$1,095.00 CAD