CANS Executive Certificate in Construction Leadership

Presented in Partnership with Dalhousie University

Program Highlights:
  • Program Start Date: October 14, 2022
  • Program Duration: 15 weeks

This program is designed for experienced construction professionals working at the executive management and c-suite levels.

Interested? Don’t delay — registration is open for a limited time! Your deadline to apply for this program is September 13, 2022.

Program Overview:

CANS has partnered with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management to deliver a world-class leadership development training program, right here in Nova Scotia. This program will help organizations become more productive and efficient, developing their capacity and the capabilities of their people.

The Executive Certificate in Construction Leadership is a cohort-based experience consisting of 15 courses. The program is intended to enable high-potential candidates from CANS member organizations to develop critical leadership and sector-specific behaviours, attitudes, skills and competencies in order to increase productivity, innovation and competitiveness.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and demonstrate leadership in regards to self-awareness, engagement, complexity and innovation
  • Effectively lead teams within, across and external to the organization
  • Lead responsibility and demonstrate values-based learning
  • Demonstrate complexity and systems thinking through strategic analysis, problem identification and program solving capacity.
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions that meet the complex demands of the industry
  • Create and assess their own and others’ leadership development
  • Partner with others to increase organizational and leadership capacity overall.
Program Schedule:
  1. Reception and Introductions – October 13
  2. Introduction to Leadership in Construction – October 14
  3. Self-Management / Self-Awareness / EQ / Self-Leadership – October 28
  4. Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility – November 4
  5. Teams and Relationship Management – November 5
  6. Conflict Resolution – November 25
  7.  Leading, Managing and Understanding “Others” – November 26
  8. Mastering Negotiation – December 10
  9. Systems, Complexity Thinking and Risk Management – January 13
  10. Financial Management Fundamentals – January 14
  11. Leading Change – January 27
  12. Innovation in Construction – January 28
  13. Strategic Thinking – February 24
  14. Strategic HR Management – February 25
  15. Cross-Generational Communication – March 24
  16. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility in Construction – March 25
  17. Presentation of Certificates and Celebration – March 25

Registration for this program is NOW OPEN! For more information, including details on how to register, please contact CANS Education team.

To learn more contact:

Tracy Gates
Manager, Education & Training Development
Construction Association of Nova Scotia