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


Christy Thomas, EdD, MEd, BEd

Assistant Professor of Education

ELQS 001 & ELQS 002 


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 2021

September 18 - December 3, 2021

Synchronous/Zoom first class Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:30-11:00AM All other classes are fully online with optional opportunities to connect synchronously, via Zoom.

Spring, 2022

April 16, 2022-May 20, 2022

Synchronous/Zoom first class Saturday, April 16,  2021 9:30-11:00AM All other classes are fully online with optional opportunities to connect synchronously, via Zoom


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 2022

January 21 - April 1, 2022
Fully online with optional opportunities to connect synchronously, via Zoom.

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Staff and Faculty

Name Position Location Email Phone
sherry martens ambrose dean of education Sherry Martens, PhD Associate Dean of Education
Assistant Professor of Education
RE 134 sherry.martens@ambrose.edu -
Professor of Practical Theology, Arch Wong Arch Wong, PhD Professor of Practical Theology
Cross-Appointment, School of Education
Associate Director, Flourishing Congregations Institute
- awong@ambrose.edu -
Kathy Crawford Education Field Experience Coordinator and Lecturer Kathryn Crawford, EdD Assistant Professor in Education RE 148 kcrawford@ambrose.edu -
Christy Thomas, EdD Assistant Professor in Education RE148 christy.thomas@ambrose.edu -
Craig Harding Sessional Instructor Ambrose Education Craig Harding, PhD Sessional - Education - jcharding@shaw.ca -
Crystal Pelletier, MEd Director of Field Experience RE127 crystal.pelletier@ambrose.edu -
Tammy Dikeman, MALA, BEd Sessional - Education - tammy.dikeman@ambrose.edu -
Mary-Lynn Wardle, MA, BEd, BA Sessional - Education - mary-lynn.wardle@ambrose.edu -
Nadia Verna, MA, BEd Sessional - Education - nadia.verna@ambrose.edu -