Professional Development Certificate Programs

Below you will find information on our multi-week Online Certificate Programs. You may also be interested in our:

Project Leadership Certificate

Delivered over a 13-week period, Waterloo's Certificate in Project Leadership was developed with the demands of today’s real world in mind.  It combines project leadership and project management content into one, robust and comprehensive program. 

All instruction is delivered completely online and includes a live seminar once a week with Peter Carr, the instructor. This video session is recorded and accessible at any time. Course grading is based on individual participation in weekly group activities. There are no prerequsites to enroll, but you must be prepared to commit 10-12 hours per week and participate regularly.

It's designed for:

  • professionals from different functional areas
  • individual contributors and front line manager
  • those wishing to change careers or enhance job prospects

Graduates of the Certificate in Project Leadership program benefit from not only the necessary process-oriented knowledge as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), but also the all-important softer skills and knowledge required to manage the many human and organizational issues that can contribute to overall project failure or success. The Sixth Edition of the PBMOK will be used for the upcoming start dates for this certificate.

Upcoming Start Date(s):

  • September 24, 2018

$2,900 Cdn plus applicable taxes

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca before the Project Leadership start date to receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be given on or after the course start date.

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Social Media for Business Performance Certificate

Social Media for Business Performance Certificate is a fully online, 10 week program that will give you the knowledge and skills needed to exploit social media tools to improve the performance of your organization. It will do this by first outlining the areas where emphasis is currently focused to improve business performance and then explaining how social media might be applied to these areas. It is taught by University of Waterloo professor, Peter Carr.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to Enterprise Social Media
  • Employee Involvement
  • Customer Engagement
  • Product Development and Design
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Social Media Metrics
  • Marketing
  • Future Development
  • Whole Enterprise Social Media

It is held completely online and includes a live seminar once a week with the instructor, which is recorded and accessible at any time. Course grading is based on individual participation in weekly activities. There are no prerequsites to enroll, but you must be prepared to commit 10-12 hours per week and participate regularly.

"Whether you know a little or nothing at all about social media, if you're responsible for managing this function, or want to know how it works, this class will help. You'll engage with others who bring a variety of skills and experience, and learn through both traditional and new channels. After eight weeks that will challenge you, you'll know where social media fits into your business and communication priorities, and feel confident when dealing with agencies or suppliers. Social media matters to business, and this class allows you to learn by doing. I highly recommend it!"

Kate Neff - VP, Member Services and Marketing, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union

Upcoming Start Date(s):

  • October 1, 2018

$1,490 Cdn.plus applicable taxes

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca before the Social Media for Business Performance start date to receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be given on or after the course start date.

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