Certificate in Leadership Development (CLD)

Workplace Leadership Course (7 days)

Winter 2024 Course (in person*)
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (or 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Tuesdays, (February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19)

Contact mail@qnet.ca to enquire about joining the course virtually by zoom.

The seven day CLD / Workplace Leadership Course equips you to be a more effective leader.

This program is different than any other leadership course. The content is not the usual content. Almost every topic has learning that is unique to this program. Come ready for new ideas that may challenge your conceptions of leadership.

The approach is different, too. At this no-nonsense course, participation is always welcome, but never required. You will experience an informal atmosphere where leadership is discussed in a practical way that relates to the real world. You can sit back and take it in, or ask questions or comment as much as you want.

This course is for any person in a leadership role at any level in any organization, or a person anticipating going into a leadership role. Attendees range from CEO’s and Presidents to front line supervisors in the public and private sectors.

One thing that is certain – you will come out with a greater understanding of how to lead others. That is guaranteed.

Prepare yourself to lead successfully with the QNET Certificate in Leadership Development!

What Participants say

There are two things we hear over and over from participants:
     1. This course is different, and
     2. It is the best they have ever taken.

Read for yourself what they say here.

This course will teach you:

  • Why leadership works.
  • What leadership really is.
  • What qualifies you to be a leader.
  • Myths regarding motivation, and what the truth is.
  • How authority works, how (and how not) to use it.
  • The 4 causes of performance problems, and how to identify them.
  • The difference between performance and results.
  • When (and when not to) discipline.
  • To stop expecting HR to do your job.
  • How chain of command works, and how it doesn’t.
  • How to build teams.
  • How leaders should communicate.
  • How to develop your employees using sense and meaning.

Course Overview – This course covers the critical subjects of:

A Leader’s Job –  The Job Qualifications – Management and Leadership – Addressing Performance – Performance and Well-Being – The Working Leader – The Peter Principle – Authority – Responsibility – Accountability – Leadership Styles – Decision Making – Input  and Control – Delegation – Chain of Command – Unity of Command – When the Job Doesn’t Get Done – Analysing Performance Problems – Motivation – Goals – Performance and Results – Rules and Procedures – Correcting Misconduct – Encouraging Initiative – Character – Pride – Self-Interest – Courage – Loyalty – Ethics – Teamwork – Advocacy – Conflict Resolution

The Process –  Confirmation – Components – Speaking vs. Writing – Asking Questions – Groups – Presentations


Developing Capability – Training vs. Evaluation – The Role of Evaluation – Sense and Meaning – Exercise – Primacy and Recency – Subdivision – Sequencing – Aspects of Performance – Explaining – Demonstrating – Assisting – Giving Feedback – Teaching Thinking and Judgement – Teaching Acceptance of Responsibility

Full participation and attendance is required to receive course certificate and credit.


Linton Sellen
Training Plus

Linton Sellen of Training Plus is an experienced manager, trainer and trainer of supervisors. He has won awards for his leadership, presentation skills and training ability. He received his post secondary education from the Faculties of Management and Law at the University of Manitoba. After receiving his Call to the Bar, he joined Canada’s Air Force. He earned his pilot wings, the highest instructional category available, and his commission as an officer. He was put in charge of the training and evaluation of Air Force supervisors and instructors. He also acquired years of first-hand practical experience as a manager, coach, and leader. For the last 15 years, Linton has conducted training of managers and supervisors and provided leadership consultation to businesses and other organizations. Specializing in leadership, he developed the Workplace Leadership Course to address the issues faced by the leader in the modern workplace.


  • QNET Members: $2799.00 + GST  QNET member list
  • Event Partners (see list below): $3199.00 + GST
  • Non-Members: $3199.00 + GST Join QNET

Please review event Terms & Conditions

Cancellations (by the attendee) must be received in writing no later than 21 business days prior to the session. After that date, the full registration fee will apply. Substitutions are accepted at any time. Invoices will be sent for non-attendance.

Funding provided by The Manitoba government.

Course Credits

  • Eligible for credit in the CAM:OE (Certificate in Applied Management: Organizational Effectiveness) in partnership with the University of Manitoba, Continuing Education.



Certificate in Leadership Development (CLD)

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7 day course
Tuesdays, (Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19)
660-175 Hargrave St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Member: $2,799.00 (+GST)
Event Partner: $3,199.00 (+GST) see list below
Non-Member: $3,199.00 (+GST)

Training content and knowledge and delivery are exceptional. I’ve been to many management training seminars and this one is the best by far…. It was all very well done!

By far the best course I have ever attended.

I recommend this workshop to EVERYONE.

If I only took one day it was worth the price of the whole course.

I have to tell you that our course was life changing for me.

Aside from trying to apply everything I’ve learnt because I feel it all has value and practical application, I plan on telling all my colleagues in leadership roles they should attend the course. I highly recommend it!

This course has/is going to make me a better person/boss at work and just generally in life.

A totally new look at how to be an effective leader. Fantastic. I thought the totally useless workbook is a great idea. My book is now packed full.

I feel that everyone in an organization regardless of role would benefit from this workshop. I wish I had experienced this training 20+ years ago!

Linton Sellen knows how to communicate and knows how to teach! The concepts he related to us were illustrated with real-life examples, which aided understanding and recollection of those concepts. Class was never boring. Linton kept the energy level high in the class and I don’t ever recall my mind drifting.

Linton presented the ideas in logical order, critiqued other theories, and challenged us to weigh in. It was not only leadership, I felt it was also confidence training.