Leadership Certification

Program Overview

The Briercrest Leadership Certifications offer a new approach to seminary training where students are able to choose from seven Leadership Certification options that will advance their ministry or career opportunities. Along with certified training received from an external organization, this program creates personalized curriculum course work to ensure graduate level academic standards are met. Four additional, flexible courses from the MA Leadership and Management program are required to complete a Leadership Certification. Students have the opportunity to use the accumulated credits toward the Briercrest MA Leadership and Management program.


 

Credit Hours: 15
Coordinator: Paul Magnus
   Requirements  Program Sheet

Requirements

Students will complete one of the following Briercrest Leadership Certification programs of study...

Leadership Certification: Governance
  • LE 845 Governance and Board Development
  • LE 701 Strategic Thinking, Learning and Planning
       OR LE 641 Creative Problem Solving and Polarity Management
  • LE 703 Coaching, Mentoring and Group Facilitation
       OR LE 744 Leadership and Team Development
  • LE 605 Personal and Service Development   
       OR LE 849 Leadership Resilience
  • LE 850 Externally Earned Governance Certification1
 
Leadership Certification: Coaching
  • LE 703 Coaching, Mentoring and Group Facilitation
  • LE 742 Change, Power and Conflict Management
       OR LE 842 Leadership Communication for a Change
  • LE 605 Personal and Service Development
       OR LE 848 Leadership Resilience
  • LE 701 Strategic Thinking, Learning and Planning
       OR LE 641 Creative Problem Solving and Polarity Management
  • LE 850 Externally Earned Coaching Certification1
 
Leadership Certification: Conflict Management
  • LE 742 Change, Power and Conflict Management
  • LE 701 Strategic Thinking, Learning and Planning
       OR LE 641 Creative Problem Solving and Polarity Management
  • LE 601 Organizational Development and Renewal
       OR LE 845 Governance and Board Development
  • LE 703 Coaching, Mentoring and Group Facilitation
       OR LE 744 Leadership and Team Development
  • LE 850 Externally Earned Conflict Management Certification1
 
Leadership Certification: Self-Leadership/Self-Awareness
  • LE 605 Personal and Service Development
  • LE 742 Change, Power and Conflict Management
       OR LE 842 Leadership Communication for a Change
  • LE 848 Leadership Resilience
       OR LE 701 Strategic Thinking, Learning and Planning
  • LE 850 360 Degree Leadership2
  • LE 850 Externally Earned Self-Leadership/Self-Awareness Certification1
 
Leadership Certification: Team Leadership
  • LE 744 Leadership and Team Development
  • LE 601 Organizational Development and Renewal
       OR LE 845 Governance and Board Development
  • LE 641 Creative Problem Solving and Polarity Management
       OR LE 701 Strategic Thinking, Learning and Planning
  • LE 850 Team 360 Degree Process3
       OR LE 605 Personal and Service Development
  • LE 850 Externally Earned Team Leadership Certification1
 
Leadership Certification: Change Management
  • LE 742 Change, Power and Conflict Management
  • LE 845 Governance and Board Development
       OR LE 601 Organizational Development and Renewal
  • LE 701 Strategic Thinking, Learning and Planning
       OR LE 641 Creative Problem Solving and Polarity Management
  • LE 703 Coaching, Mentoring and Group Facilitation
       OR LE 744 Leadership and Team Development
  • LE 850 Externally Earned Change Management Certification1
 
Leadership Certification: Leadership Communication
  • LE 842 Leadership Communication for a Change
  • LE 742 Change, Power and Conflict Management
       OR LE 641 Creative Problem Solving and Polarity Management
  • LE 703 Coaching, Mentoring and Group Facilitation
       OR LE 744 Leadership and Team Development
  • LE 605 Personal and Service Development
       OR LE 848 Leadership Resilience
  • LE 850 Externally Earned Communication Certification1
 

1 In consultation with the Program Coordinator and approved by the Seminary Dean, students will engage in course work complementing the certified training received through an external organization. Students may also request to participate in another LE 850 course that would better resource them in their specific context. Up to two LE 850 courses may be approved in a Leadership Certification.

2 In consultation with the Program Coordinator and approved by the Seminary Dean, students will engage in a Personal 360 Degree Leadership Survey independent study course.

3 In consultation with the Program Coordinator and approved by the Seminary Dean, students will engage in a Team 360 Degree Leadership Survey independent study course.


The classes have provided ways in which to challenge my thinking, and how I communicate what I am learning. I've noticed that I bring a more gracious and thoughtful approach to my sermons and lectures at the church where I am serving.
Nathan Scott