Certificate/Online Learning

OCASA’s Certificate in Ontario College Leadership & Administration

The framing of the projects and expectations worked incredibly well for me. I also valued and appreciated the efforts, follow-up and feedback received from the instructor. Her knowledge base and expertise was very helpful. (recent summer student in the Strategic Planning course 2017)

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January 26 - February 26: Strategic Planning in Ontario Colleges

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Instructor: Dominique Giguère, B.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.

Fees: $449 per course. OCASA member rate $349.

Online Program Overview
  • These online courses are valuable for aspiring or new managers, those new to the Ontario college system, as well as seasoned administrators looking to refresh their knowledge base, tackle new challenges and enhance their professional networks.
  • Instructors provided timely, responsive guidance, catered to your questions, posts and learning needs.  
  • All courses are designed specifically for college administrators in Ontario, and are instructed by those with experience in the college and content expertise.
  • Take one as you need it, or four to complete the certificate. Design it to suit your needs taking the courses you need most.
  • Designed to allow flexibility in customizing your completion - 24/7 access, responsive instructors, extended time to complete your final assignment.
  • Courses vary in time commitments, ranging from 4-10 hours/week for three weeks, with 1-3 weeks to complete the final assignment.
  • Fees: $449 per course. OCASA member rate $349.
  • Three one-week modules with additional 1-3 weeks to complete your final assignment.
  • Discussion boards, reading, final assignment for a pass/fail.
  • Certification Courses previously taken from OCASA (prior to 2016) will receive full credit towards this certificate.
  • Successful completion of four (4) courses earns the Certification in Ontario College Leadership & Administration.

"Thanks Kristi for all your feedback and thanks for the course. I learned a lot.
..we were asked to submit some more information on our SMA last week and I was asked to be involved so the knowledge definitely helped! (Spring 2017 participants)

Upcoming Courses:
November 3 - December 4 
Understanding the Ontario College System
Kristi Harrison, Hons. B.Ed, M. Ed, Ed D. Candidate (2017) 
January 26 - February 26  
Strategic Planning
Dominique Giguère, B.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.
Courses in Development:
  • Leading through Change
  • Managing in a Unionized Environment
The following are foundational 8 courses.

The certificate will not be limited to this list as special topics are introduced from time to time, fully eligible to complete the certificate.

Mission Culture and Governance in HE    
Organizational Communication
Conflict Resolution – Moving beyond to achieve your goals   Building Leadership Capacity
The Role of the Student and Student Needs    Strategic and Business Planning
Technological Implications Adapting to ICT* in the Digital Academy
*ICT: Internet & Communications Technology   
Innovation in Administration