Leadership Certificate


Earn your Leadership Certification for Alberta’s New Professional Standards

Take your personal leadership journey and realize your passion for education.

Comprising two noncredit courses, the Certificate program is your opportunity to get informed, get real about yourself, get going as a school leader — and get the accreditation required to become a Principal in Alberta. The cost per course is $650.

Advance your knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of students. Forge personal and professional connections that will enrich your personal and professional life. Benefit from Ambrose University’s expertise in preparing passionate educators through a program intentionally designed to give you:

  • the flexibility to choose how and when to complete the program’s two courses, in the way that works best for you
  • courses that can be completed simultaneously or in sequence
  • blended face-to-face and online delivery methods

Inspire. Mentor. Coach. Follow your path to leadership...

Sherry Martens, PhD, MA, BEd

Associate Dean of Education
Associate Professor of Education

John Picard, BA, MEd

Sessional Faculty, Education

Summer Express Track 2020

ELQS 001 & ELQS 002 


EQLS 001 offered May 11 - June 12, 2020 FULL
EQLS 002 offered June 15 - July 17, 2020 FULL

Missed the Spring Course? Please consider registering for Fall/Winter.


Begin to develop your personal vision of leadership through guided inquiry, case studies and journalling. Reflect and question your personal beliefs about leadership through a focus on research and best practices about transformative leadership, interwoven with personal reflection and narrative.

Fall 2020

September 19 - December 5, 2020
Synchronous/Zoom first class Saturday, September 19, 2020 – online December 5, 2020.


Consolidate theory, your personal beliefs and contextual knowledge by focusing on instructional leadership, managing school operations, vision building and fostering effective relationships for a flourishing school culture. You will curate a personal leadership portfolio that showcases your ongoing grown as a leader.

Winter 2021

Blended Online Classes online- January 16-April 17, 2021 (This last class is online) 


Residence rooms are available for students needing accommodation while on campus for spring and summer courses. 

Nightly rental rates are $60/single occupancy and $90/double occupancy, and include bedding, towels, parking and wifi. 

Rooms are in our Residence halls, and are grouped into suites (bathroom may be shared with 1-2 other persons, depending on occupancy levels). 

To book a room, please contact specialevents@ambrose.edu with your arrival and departure dates.


Get more information here Register Today

Staff and Faculty

Name Position Location Email Phone
Kathy Crawford Education Field Experience Coordinator and Lecturer Kathryn Crawford, EdD (Cand.), MEd, BEd Assistant Professor of Education RE 148 kcrawford@ambrose.edu -
sherry martens ambrose dean of education Sherry Martens, PhD, MA, BEd Associate Dean of Education
Assistant Professor of Education
RE 134 sherry.martens@ambrose.edu -
Craig Harding Sessional Instructor Ambrose Education Craig Harding, PhD Sessional Faculty - Education - jcharding@shaw.ca -
Josh Hill, PhD (Cand.), MEd, BEd, BA Lecturer - josh.hill@ambrose.edu -
John Picard Ambrose Education Sessional Faculty John Picard, BA, MEd Sessional Faculty - Education - picard.consult@gmail.com -
Crystal Pelletier, BEd, MEd Sessional - Education - crystal.pelletier@ambrose.edu -
Professor of Practical Theology, Arch Wong Arch Wong, PhD, DMin, STM, MDiv, BA (Honours) Professor of Practical Theology
Cross-Appointment, School of Education
Associate Director, Flourishing Congregations Institute
L2081 awong@ambrose.edu -
Jeff Hall Ambrose Sessional Instructor Jeff Hall Sessional Instructor
University Consultant
- jeff.hall@ambrose.edu -
Heather Provencher Director of Field Experience Heather Provencher, BEd, BMus, MOrff-Music, MEd Director of Field Experience - heather.provencher@ambrose.edu -
Marlene Nelson, MA, BEd Sessional - Education - marlene.nelson@ambrose.edu -