Leadership Certification

The Briercrest Leadership Certification 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 another organization, Briercrest Seminary will work with students to create personalized curriculum to ensure graduate-level course standards are met. Pairing this external training with four flexible courses from the MA Leadership & Management program, we are able to provide a leadership certification in one of these seven areas:

  • Governance
  • Self-Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Communication

(see below for details on each of these areas)

This 15 credit hour certification benefits those who choose to transfer into the MALM program as well as existing Briercrest Seminary graduates who may find this certification valuable in their area of expertise.

Leadership Certification Learning Outcomes:

  • Receive personal and spiritual development through biblically-based leadership training
  • Participate in high engagement learning and classes that give attention to HOW YOU LIVE leadership
  • Receive an accredited certification that can be used toward seminary graduate-level programs
  • Receive specialized leadership training for professional development or credit, in conjunction with an outside certification agency of your choice
  • Expand your career and ministry opportunities by adding specialized leadership training to your field of expertise in both the church and marketplace
  • Be inspired as a leader to equip the church and engage the world

 

General

  • Credit Hours: 15
  • Coordinator: 
    Paul Magnus
    Paul Magnus PhD
    Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Management


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.

My experience at Briercrest Seminary changed me as a person and therefore equipped me to serve others in more beneficial ways. This is a result of the character shaping, and the abundance of knowledge and Christ-centred learning I experienced.
Mary-Lynne Eggink