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Leadership Diploma Description

The Leadership Preparation Diploma Program is designed to introduce concepts and develop skills needed to be a future leader. This program enables students to develop strong decision-making and organizational 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 Program Overview:

  1. Study Component Students complete their Leadership Preparation Diploma coursework and elective courses. Elective course options for the Leadership Preparation Diploma include IELTS preparation, TOEFL preparation, or Academic English. These electives can be chosen upon registration.

During their study component students complete the required coursework for their selected career co-op program. In addition, students complete elective coursework which will help them improve their English language skills and competencies.

  1. Work Component After completing their study component students begin their work component.

During their work term students can work up to the same number of hours they studied during their study component. Students are encouraged to work in a job related to their co-op program. To assist students in their job hunting, LCC offers free job support services to help our co-op students find work.

Click here for more information about our free Career Co-op Orientation and Interview and Resume Consultations.

  1. Post-Work Tutorial Review your strengths and weaknesses as an employee and formulate your future career plans.

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.

Tuition and other fees

For a full breakdown of tuition and other fees please see the main Career Co-op page. 

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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

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