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Leading Projects in a Digital Environment: Micro-Credential Program - ONLINE

This 8-week online course equips participants with the key skills, concepts, tools, and techniques required to successfully manage and lead projects, and associated project teams, through an ever-shifting digital landscape. Participants will explore innovative approaches to project leadership and change management and increase their own resilience and adaptability to ever-changing conditions within digital environments.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Emerging managers and leaders require transferable skills that will aid them to lead projects and teams in the future, however uncertain. Increasing organizational complexity and ambiguity requires clear, and people-focused, leadership. Stand-alone projects are no longer viewed as separate to operations, they are connected to organizational outcomes and strategic planning initiatives. This 8-week online micro-credential aims to equip learners with the confidence, creativity, and capability to lead projects, themselves, and teams and enhance their contribution to an organization and strengthening the capability and capacity within it.

Leading Projects in a Digital Environment can be used as a pathway to the Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership. There are also additional pathway options for those who have successfully completed the program and are interested to ladder into a formal credential at Royal Roads University.  

Program Information

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore a practical and proven methodology for leading and managing change within organizations
  • Develop an increased awareness of the dynamics of change leadership
  • Learn how to identify and mitigate risk during organizational change
  • Develop strategies to work with resistance to create buy-in and successfully implement change
  • Increase the awareness of your strengths and opportunities for development in the area of change leadership and change management
  • Obtain relevant, directly-applicable tools, techniques and resources to help you develop and implement your change strategy back in your workplace

Program Delivery:

This 8-week program is delivered online in a blended format using Moodle (Learning Management System) and video-conferencing tools (e.g. Zoom). Participants will attend mandatory, live, Zoom or Collaborate sessions twice per week, and will also complete self-directed activities, assignments and readings throughout each week. See table below for further information about dates and times. 


Program Dates:

Choose from one of the following start dates:

Start Date # 1: 
Program Dates:Live Synchronous Session Times:
January 25 - March 19, 2021Mondays 9am - 11am; Tuesdays 9am - 5pm
Start Date # 2: 
Program Dates:Live Synchronous Session Times:
February 15 - April 9, 2021Mondays 1pm - 3pm; Tuesdays 9am - 5pm

Note: all times listed are in Pacific Time

Program Fees:

This program is fully funded through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training for qualifying applicants. 

Application Information

Program Eligibility:

You are a BC resident and committed to spending up to 12 hours per week learning and actively applying those skills, while working with others in a team setting. Some prior post-secondary education is recommended. 

Enrolment is open to British Columbians who fall into one of the below categories:

  • Those who are unemployed or underemployed
  • Those who are currently employed or underemployed in a sector severely impacted by COVID-19 (retail, tourism, hospitality, etc.)
  • Those who are referred from an employment, government or social service agency, or non-profit organization specializing in employment or skills training
  • Small or medium-sized business owners 
  • Those with financial barriers to education

To participate in the program, participants must also:

  • Have access to a computer with reliable internet connection, speakers and microphone or headset with microphone (additionally, a webcam is strongly preferred);
  • Have Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2007 or later
  • Be a resident of British Columbia
  • Be at least 18 years of age

How to Apply:

To apply, complete the Leading Projects in a Digital Environment - Application Form and submit by email to ExecEd@royalroads.ca.

Applications will be accepted up to February 1, 2021. Late applications may be accepted, space permitting. For more information contact us!

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