Ivey Academy and CPA Ontario: Certificate In Leadership

Enhance your leadership

Change is a constant and organizations are continually evolving to keep up with the world around them, relying on leaders who can adapt and find opportunities through disruption.

​Leading through change is no easy task. Therefore, in partnership with the Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School, we have developed a suite of professional development courses specifically tailored for CPAs to accelerate key leadership skills.

Select the path that’s best for you: take courses individually, take three courses to gain a Certificate in Leadership or take five courses of your choice and complete a capstone exercise to gain a Master Certificate in Leadership. Combine course material from a range of cutting-edge business topics – from diversity to analytics – and find practical ways to add new value for your organization.

Learning designed for you

These individual courses and certificates are for CPAs and financial professionals who want to grow within their careers and progress into advanced leadership roles. ​As a leader, you are interested in sharpening your people, team and organizational leadership skills to inspire teams and drive performance.

By selecting from a range of courses focused on critical leadership challenges, you’ll learn to shape an organizational vision and manage change through disruption.

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What do I earn?


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Upon completion of a course

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Certificate in Leadership

Upon completion of three courses

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Master Certificate in Leadership

Upon completion of five courses and a capstone exercise

Certificate in Leadership course offerings

Learn more about our full selection of upcoming partnership courses with Ivey Business School and sign up to receive notifications about course dates as they are announced.

Have questions or want to learn more please reach out to Zijie Li, Learning Solutions Specialist.


​Aziz Garuba Jr., MBA, CFE, CPA, CMA, CA(SA), RBC Capital Markets

“People management, driving change and other soft skills will become even more important in the future of finance. The roles that CPAs are playing go beyond the numbers these days: you’re involved in strategy, transformation and finding ways to leverage technology. As a CPA, the more tools you have in your arsenal, the more relevant and versatile you are in your career and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to enhance my skillset.”

Margarita de Guzman, CPA, CA, CISA, MAcc, BComm, Associate Vice President, TD

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​“My goal is to elevate my leadership skills and elevate my career. This program was a great fit and gave me so much to take back into my role. It was so beneficial to learn with other CPAs, especially in different industries and at different points in their career journeys. The virtual classroom helped us connect and build community in a way that has deeply changed how I think about my professional development going forwards.”​

Certificate in Leadership

Each completed course awards a digital badge to signify your accomplishment. You can share these badges across social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks and email signatures to highlight your enhanced skillset and expertise.

After completing three programs of your choice, you will receive a Certificate in Leadership. This powerful credential signifies your diverse leadership skillset and ability to manage through disruption.

Master Certificate in Leadership

After completing five programs of your choice and a capstone exercise you will receive a Master Certificate in Leadership.

This advanced credential recognizes your ongoing commitment to personal leadership development and deep understanding across a range of critical modern business challenges.​

Group rates are available if three or more employees register for the same course. For more information, contact [email protected]

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