Certificate/Online Learning

OCASA’s Certificate in Ontario College Leadership & Administration

"Being aware of the assignments at the beginning made it easier to schedule time accordingly. There was an appropriate amount of time given to complete the reading/assignments. The SMA assignment provided me with an opportunity to familiarize myself with the document as well as the process around it's development which I don't think I would've otherwise explored in such detail." (Understanding the Ontario College System Fall 2017 Participant)

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Next course
Date TBD: Leadership Through Change

Instructor: Lori Nemeth

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

Online Program Overview 
In this course, you will explore fundamental and advanced aspects of leading through change in your college. In week one, we begin with an exploration of theories and frameworks for leading change. We discuss a continuum of change initiatives from low to high complexity and anticipate the challenges along the continuum.  In weeks two and three we add examinations of human factors, college culture, and leadership factors to deepen the learning. Weekly live and online discussions provide opportunity to learn from each others’ experiences.  Activities to apply the learning are practical and varied.   The final assignment involves designing a process for change leadership of an initiative at your college.
Past 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
  • Financial Management
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