Certificate in Leadership

Achieving Self and Organisational Mastery

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

As we master our thinking and emotions, we can enhance our ability to lead others, acting as role models and others seek to follow. This KC Academy "Certificate in Leadership" course will help you learn about yourself – how you think, how you perceive the world and how others perceive you, how you communicate and how you can enhance your communication skills - and through that process, you will learn how to influence and lead others more skillfully.

You will also learn about becoming a transformational leader. This entails knowing how people change and how to overcome resistance using a range of organisational development tools.

Course details

Upon completion of this KC Academy Certificate in Leadership course, you will learn to:

  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • More effectively manage your thoughts, beliefs, focus and actions
  • Understand the impact of your values on your actions
  • Build confidence, enthusiasm, persistence, resilience and courage
  • Create vision and goals that drive enthusiasm and commitment
  • Communicate with greater clarity and persuasion
  • More effectively control how you appear to others and, as a consequence, effectively influence desired behaviours in them.
  • Know the stages of change and identify ways to thrive in times of change
  • Unlock your potential to inspire change
  • Use the tools of organisation development to diagnose and change your organisation.

Participants in this KC Academy Certificate in Leadership will receive thorough training on the subjects covered by the instructor using a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Course methodology includes self and employee assessment diagnostics, video presentations, case studies and participative discussions.

Your organisation will benefit from leaders who return with knowledge of controlling their own emotions and behaviour and harnessing positivity towards events and opportunities that will inspire others to engage more fully and improve their performance. In summary, your organisation will benefit from:

  • More effective employees who are in control of their behaviour and work contribution
  • A strengthened employee focus on goal achievement
  • Improved organisational communications
  • Enhanced employee leadership skills
  • Increased levels of motivation
  • Higher levels of productivity

This KC Academy Certificate in Leadership will give participants the confidence, energy and skills to challenge themselves towards higher performance. Specifically, they will develop:

  • A sharper focus on valuable goals
  • Greater self-understanding
  • Increased personal resilience and courage
  • Increased ability to achieve success
  • Improved communication skills
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Greater levels of personal productivity

This 5-day Certificate in Leadership course is valuable for all people who need to manage people and performance - experienced, new or prospective.

It is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Executives
  • Management Trainees
  • Departmental leads
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Team Managers aspiring to become leaders

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
You, the Leader
Self-Mastery, Reality and Responsibility 
  • Taking Charge of Your Mind – Self-messaging for Successful Leadership
  • Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership
  • Understanding the Emotional Loop and Applying the Shadow of the Leader Concept - Being an Inspirational Role Model
  • Gaining Power and Freedom by Taking Responsibility - Challenging Self-limiting Beliefs and Defensive Routines
  • Using Emotion to Drive Action - Harnessing the Power of Enthusiasm
  • Strengthening Your Courage and Developing Your grit and Resilience
DAY 2:
Building the Future
Vision Plus Integrity – Preparing the Foundations for Future Success
  • The Changing Role of the Leader in a VUCA World
  • Creating a Powerful Vision that is Linked to Your Stakeholders
  • Analyzing the Impact of Values on Your Vision and Your Leadership Style
  • Setting BHAGs – Big Hairy Audacious Goals
  • Operating with Personal Integrity
DAY 3:
Working with Different Styles and Models of Leadership 
Leadership – Applying Self Leadership to the Leadership of Others 
  • Understanding the Importance of Emotional Intelligence – Analysing Your Own Levels
  • Moving to a New Model of Empowerment
  • Recognizing 21st Century Leadership Skills
  • Using the Power of ‘Servant Leadership’
  • Investigating Theories of Motivation – Exploring Motivation and Creating a Motivational Climate
DAY 4:
Introducing and Managing Change
Breaking the Mould – Transformational Change through Leadership
  • What if? Challenging the Role of the Organisation / Division
  • Using Techniques to Think Differently about your Team’s Role
How it Feels to go through Change 
  • Learn from Experiences of Positive Change – Personal and External Case Studies
  • Identify the Classic Reactions to Change and How to Respond (or not) to them as a Leader
  • Separate Emotion from Cognition in Change
Key Features of Successful Transformational Change and Models of Change 
  • Understand the Nature of Change by Learning a Range of Change Models
  • How can you use these to proactively understand “What to do now and What will probably happen next” in a Change Process
Communicating For Success – Mastering the Power of Self-Expression
  • Creating Powerful Oral Communication – Learning from the Fields of Sales, Persuasion and NLP
  • Stories for Change - The Structure of a Great Story
  • Utilizing Active Listening Techniques to Value People and Manage Them through Change
Building and Influencing Culture through Organisational Development 
  • Adopting New Techniques to Lead Efficiency Improvements
    • Process Management
    • LEAN
    • Balanced Scorecard
  • Adopting New Techniques to Lead Culture Change
    • Diagnosis
      • Porter’s 5 Forces Model
      • McKinsey 7S Model
      • Culture Assessments – Gallup Q12
      • Introducing 360 Feedback
      •  Intervention
    • Appreciative Enquiry
      • Storytelling
      • Agile Methodology
DAY 5:
Influencing Others for Results and Managing Yourself
Use the Secrets of Influencing To Lead Others
  • The Six Keys to Persuade and Influence
  • Use The PROVE Model to Influence Effectively
  • Use Leadership Power Effectively and Appropriately
Managing Your Levels of Energy and Stress
  • Be Able to Recognise When Your Body and Mind are Becoming Unproductive
  • Practice Short, Sharp Activities to Re-energise Yourself and Your Team
  • Become a Self-management Role Model for Your Team
Developing Your Plan to Take Control and Reinforce Self Leadership Good Practice
  • List Your “Stop, Start and Continue” Resolutions
  • Partner with a “buddy” on the course for mutual reinforcement of agreed changes

Professional certificate & Accreditation

This KC Academy "Certificate in Leadership" course will help you learn about yourself – how you think, how you perceive the world and how others perceive you, how you communicate and how you can enhance your communication skills - and through that process, you will learn how to influence and lead others more skillfully.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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24-28 Jun 2024
Fee: $5,950
08-12 Jul 2024
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Online streaming
22-26 Jul 2024
Fee: $3,950
22-26 Jul 2024
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30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
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Online streaming
04-08 Nov 2024
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04-08 Nov 2024
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New York
02-06 Dec 2024
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30 Dec 2024-03 Jan 2025
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24-28 Feb 2025
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26-30 May 2025
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30 Jun-04 Jul 2025
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28 Jul-01 Aug 2025
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06-10 Oct 2025
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10-14 Nov 2025
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New York
08-12 Dec 2025
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Course customization available

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