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Workshop-style class discusses effective leadership.

Applied Management Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

Build critical leadership skills with these interactive, workshop-style courses designed for current or aspiring supervisors and managers. You need a minimum of 12 courses and 144 hours to complete this program. Some courses are recognized by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for the Gold Seal. The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board recognizes this program for a Blue Seal designation.

Ideal for aspiring, new and current supervisors or managers, this program will improve your management acumen through practical, skill-oriented business courses. Available through interactive workshop-style classes as well as online courses, our industry-leading instructors will challenge and build your core business, leadership and management skills.

You will gain specific business skill sets through courses like Conflict Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Labour Relations, Performance Management and more. This program is relevant to all industries in both the public and private sectors - and with over 50 courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to your specific needs and interests.

Convenient scheduling allows you to achieve certification within a year or less, or if you'd prefer, you have the option to work towards your certification over a longer period.

Learn from Industry Experts

SAIT's instructors are specialists with accomplished careers. Our instructors share their valuable first-hand experience with you in small classes where you'll get individualized attention.

"The instructor was great, he gave fantastic examples and the small class size enhanced our learning." Marguerite Sellick, Management Student

"Theory followed by example = excellent" Rubab Sikandar, Management Student

Laddering and Transferability

Courses can be used toward earning your Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal Certificate) from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board

Admission and Completion

It's a simple process to get started. There are no entrance requirements for this program and you can register for courses at any time by clicking on a course name in the table at the end of this page. You have up to five years to complete the program.

Be sure to have your SAIT student ID number. Need to get your ID number? Call Student Services at 1.877.284.7248.

Once you have registered for at least one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to Student Services.

Business Management Course Selection

Courses for this program are available through our Corporate Training department as one or two day seminars. Numerous courses are also available through Distance Education (online).

Our courses can be taken in any order that suits you and are scheduled throughout the year. Take only the courses that meet your professional and career needs, or complete a minimum of 12 courses (144 hours) to receive your certificate of achievement.

Online registration closes about one week before the course start date. You can register up to one business day before the start date by calling 403.284.7248 or 1.877.284.7248. Courses do fill up, so it is recommended you register early.

Twelve courses are required (minimum). More than twelve courses may be needed to meet the 144-hour requirement. Choose from the following list:

Accounting and Finance for Non-Accountants ACCT-208 Classroom or Online
Assertiveness for Personal and Business Success PERS-139 Classroom
Basic Business Law BLAW-203 Classroom
Being a Safety Leader SAFE-246 Classroom
Business Process Management: An Overview MNGT-203 Classroom
Business Writing for Results WRIT-208 Classroom or Online
Creating Engaged Motivated Employees SUPV-218 Classroom or Online
Communicating Effectively COMM-218 Classroom or Online
Conducting Effective Meetings PERS-122 Classroom or Online
Conflict Management MGMT-217 Classroom or Online
Customer Relations MGMT-218 Classroom or Online
Diversity in the Workplace HREL-208 Classroom
Effective Delegation MGMT-160 Classroom
Emotional Intelligence HREL-211 Classroom
Ethics in Action ETHI-203 Classroom
Influence Matters LDSH-242 Classroom or Online
Innovative Leaders MGMT-261 Classroom
Leaders as Coaches LDSH-206 Classroom or Online
Leadership Skills LDSH-208 Classroom or Online
Mentoring LDSH-151 Classroom or Online
Marketing for Managers MKTG-218 Classroom
Mental Toughness – Take Positive Action PERS-141 Classroom
Negotiation Skills MGMT-208 Classroom
Performance Management MGMT-228 Classroom or Online
Presentation Skills PRES-208 Classroom
Problem Solving and Decision Making MGMT-236 Classroom or Online
Professionalism in Action ORGB-111 Classroom
Project Management Basics PROJ-150 Classroom
Project Risk Management RSMG-102 Classroom
Strategic Planning LDSH-240 Classroom
Supervisory Skills SUPV-208 Classroom or Online
Team Building ORGB-228 Classroom or Online
Time Management and Organizational Skills PERS-121 Classroom or Online
Understanding Change ORGB-218 Classroom or Online
What Generation Gap? LDSH-229 Classroom
Workplace Bullying MMGT-203 Classroom

Student Success

  • We find that there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved.
  • Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.
  • You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.


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