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The Leadership Preparation Diploma Program is designed to introduce concepts and develop skills needed to be a future leader. LPD enables students to develop strong decision-making and organisational skills, and to clarify goals and lead a team in achieving them.  Students are required to do independent activities, graded assignments and/or exams for each course; each student will work on individual as well as group projects.


  • LPD 100 – Modern Leadership Styles
  • LPD 101 – Effective Decision Making
  • LPD 102 – Collaboration and Team-Building
  • LPD 103 – Global Communication Styles
  • LPD 104 – Managing Change
  • LPD 105 – Organizational Psychology
  • LPD 106 – Dealing with Difficult People
  • LPD 107 – Mentoring and Training

Career Co-op Option

This program can be taken as a part of a Career Co-op Program.

If you take this program as part of a co-op program, you will take all 24 weeks of the diploma program plus additional elective courses. Upon successful completion of the co-op study component students are eligible to enter the co-op work component.

For more details, please contact a LCC registrar.  

Register – Career Co-op

Diploma Option

If you take the diploma option you can study for 8, 16 or 24 weeks. Students who successfully meet all the requirements for this program will receive a diploma of completion.  

 Register – Diploma Program

Eligibility Requirements

Career Co-op Diploma Program Students must:

  • Be 19+ years old or have evidence of high school graduation.
  • Have proven English proficiency of at least a Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 (upper intermediate).

Before registering for a course you will need to provide proof of English Proficiency. This can be done by providing a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLBPT or CELPIP score or by taking LCC’s English Assessment. 

If you finished an ESL program more than 1 year before registering for a co-op program your English competency will be reevaluated. 

By the start of the Co-op Work Component, students must:

  • Be 19+ years old.
  • Have successfully completed the requirements of the co-op study term.
  • Have a Canadian Study Permit and Co-op Work Permit.
  • Have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Have valid medical insurance coverage.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to articulate leadership goals and preferred styles

  • Have increased ability to make good business decisions

  • Recognize common problems within teams and have strategies for solving them

  • Be effective in communicating up and down a hierarchy

  • Learn strategies for supporting a team through times of change and crises

  • Understand motivational principles, and provide mentoring and training

Course Information


  • The Leadership Preparation Diploma program begins every Monday.


  • Students must achieve success in all 8 topics areas to receive a diploma.
  • Those who take 16 or 24 weeks will receive more in-depth coverage of each topic. Students are required to complete independent activities, graded assignments and/or exams each week.

Students are encouraged to view our English level chart or schedule an assessment test to determine their English level.

Start Date
any Monday
8 weeks
Monday - Friday
9:30AM - 12:00PM
any Monday
16 weeks
Monday - Friday
9:30AM - 12:00PM
any Monday
24 weeks
Monday - Friday
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Any Questions?

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