This is a competency-based program. It is delivered in a mentored workplace context as part of our Centre for On-Demand Education (CODE).
Our Transforming Leadership programs allow you, as a learner, to develop and display the practical, intellectual, social and technical skills necessary to lead in almost any situation. We develop the whole person emotionally, socially and spiritually and equip you with the skills, knowledge and character to lead with integrity.
You are placed in a working environment and supported by mentors who guide you through a tailored set of outcomes designed to demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of leadership.
The system requires that each student have a mentor team focused specifically on the student’s development of outcome proficiency. Such teams will comprise of an academic mentor, a contextual mentor, and a proctor or learning assistant. The contextual mentor can be recruited by the student and the contextual organization but must be approved by Providence. While the contextual mentor does not have to be employed or directly connected to the contextual agency, it is important to have the input and approval of that organization, affirming that this mentor can represent their interests. The fundamental goal of the mentors will be to encourage, guide, and assess the student in their journey toward proficiency. For more details, refer to the blue accordion titled “Mentor Requirements” below.
Each student is placed in a context to work and learn in. The contextual obligations are supporting the student’s learning experience and providing opportunities to develop their leadership skills on the job. They would also allow the mentor assigned to the student time during their work to meet with the student and assess their progress.
This program is uniquely positioned to be accessible and affordable. Tuition is charged through a subscription rate. The student pays a flat monthly fee for the duration of their studies. This allows you to move at your own pace and only pay for the time you are in the program. If, for reasons outside of your control, you require a break in your studies, you can apply for a pause on your payment plan.
Diploma | Undergraduate-Level
- Self-Paced; On-Demand
- Average 24-months completion
Master Degree | Graduate-Level
- Self-Paced; On-Demand
- Average 48-months completion
PROGRAM OUTCOMES & INDICATORS
Below is a shortlist of outcomes which indicate the scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities students should possess when they graduate. A full list of outcomes and indicators are detailed in a comprehensive assessment plan that you can download HERE.
- Spiritual Formation
- Critical Thinking
- Conflict and Crisis Resolution
- Interpersonal Skills
- Effective Communication Skills
- Leadership and Change
- Management and Finance
THE FUNDAMENTAL GOAL OF MENTORS will be to encourage, guide, and assess the student in their journey toward proficiency.
The contextual mentor will need a wealth of specific workplace experience to guide the student’s learning so that they can direct and evaluate the student. The expectation is that they will have regular opportunities to see the student in their work environment to make real-time assessments.
The academic mentor will maintain the rigour needed to keep to the academic standards required by Providence. While knowing their subject well, they will be able to be a generalist for the student’s educational purposes.
There is no hierarchy in the mentor team. They work together, coming to a consensus on each outcome assessment. Each brings a different skill set and assessment point of view on the student. Those different perspectives work together to hold the student to the expectations of each outcome. The student’s learning needs to demonstrate both the capacity to comprehend the subject thoroughly and to live it out capably.
The proctor is assigned to the student and mentor team by Providence. They will be experts on the curriculum and will support the team on questions around that. Also, they will be a support to encourage both the student and the mentor team to keep a timely pace of learning.
We are inviting businesses and faith-based organizations to partner with us to develop on-site, mentored and customized training for your employees or ministry leaders. For more details, and to connect with our Director of the Centre for On-Demand Education (CODE), please send your email here.
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