Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation

Where business meets boldness.

Bring your organization into a new era with strategic innovation. In this 5-day program, you’ll discover what it takes to be an innovative leader in business. Identify and capture untapped opportunities with strategic foresight. Consistently contribute new ideas with a playbook of innovation techniques and frameworks for success.

Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation

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Fees: $4,950
Length: 5 days of study
Next Session: October 23, 2023 to
October 27, 2023
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Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation

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Manage Innovation with Strategy

Take this program alongside our Design Thinking 2.0: Certificate in Tools and Techniques with a User-Centered Approach to earn a Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership.

Prized by industries and leaders, innovative thinking is how organizations differentiate themselves and stay relevant in a competitive world. But where does creativity fit in with business strategies and goals? How can leaders ensure they’re breaking the right rules and innovating for success?

Our Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation program gives you the tools to approach traditional business strategies with unique, creative thinking. Boost your strategic leadership skills while finding new ways to create value for your customers and organization. Gain insight and expertise in innovation leadership and create a consistent innovation process for your team.

Our hands-on program will equip you with techniques to find and seize untapped business opportunities and create the ultimate competitive advantage for your organization. You’ll also receive a personal FourSight Breakthrough Thinking Profile to help you communicate more effectively as an innovative, strategic team leader.

This program is designed to help managers and leaders in various positions like strategy, services and coordination across multiple industries, including IT operations, marketing, sales and manufacturing.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Critical Thinking
Design Thinking
Leading Change
Product Innovation
Strategic Planning

4 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This 5-day curriculum is packed with hands-on knowledge and practical training to help leaders hone their innovation with strategic thinking.

Stand Out from the Crowd

A strategic leader is great, but an innovative strategic leader is one of a kind. Set yourself apart and become a leader who champions new ideas.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich ExecEd instructors that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures, and lead their teams to new heights.

Who Will Benefit

Mid-Career Leaders

Managers and leaders in various positions like strategy, services and coordination will gain skills for more senior roles and develop practical techniques to consistently lead and manage innovative projects across multiple industries, including IT operations, marketing, sales and manufacturing.

What Difference Will You Make?

This program certainly disrupted my existing notion of innovation. It isn’t spontaneous, it isn’t a eureka moment. It’s much more deliberate and requires great discipline. I’m confident this program will help bring that discipline to our organization.

- T. Calder VP, Client Strategy, Search Engine People

This program exceeded my expectations. I feel it was a great base to build upon when I return to work.

- L. Ryan Director, Financial Policy and External Reporting, Bank of Canada

Program Overview

  • Define innovation in your organization and put it into practice. Take the FOURSIGHT™ Breakthrough Thinking Profile and discover personal ways to overcome barriers of creative thinking.

  • Strategically lead innovation during organizational challenges and conduct effective risk management. Create a practical plan to identify the type and amount of innovation you want to pursue.

  • Conduct site visits to an innovative company and get a first-hand experience of their culture, space and engagement. Learn design processes and applications of innovation.

  • Explore the four-step innovation process and ways to make innovation happen with stakeholder-influencing strategies.

  • Embrace and cultivate a culture of innovation for your team and organization.

  • Fall 2023 Dates Time
    Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation 10/23/2023 - 10/27/2023 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Winter 2024 Dates Time
    Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation 3/7/2024 - 3/22/2024 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


David S. Weiss,

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Jim Harris,

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Lee-Anne McAlear,

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What You Get

After completing the Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.


Provided upon completing a longer program that may comprise several badges signifying a more extensive skill set.

Pre-Approved HRPA Hours

35 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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