Leading with Authenticity

Price: $720.00


When we think of "leadership," it may be tempting to jump directly to the image of a high-powered, and charismatic executive or innovator. And while that may be true in some circumstances, the reality is that there are many different ways to demonstrate leadership. The important thing is to find a style and approach that aligns with the context you find yourself working in, and feels the most right to you. This is known as authentic leadership and, according to the experts, it is a vital component for organizations looking to navigate today's fast changing work landscape.

In this course, we're going to explore some of the foundational elements of practicing authentic leadership: uncovering your core value set, crafting a personal leadership philosophy, building genuine and trusting relationships, embracing empathy, and identifying your unique goals and vision towards becoming the best, and most authentic leader you can be.

Essential Skills For Leaders Info Session

Whether you are new to leadership or want to continue to refine your skills - join PowerED and Ilana Zinyk, course creator, to learn more about this certificate. We'll explain the course structure and learning outcomes and demo our learning environment!

Sept. 28th, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT




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Leading with Authenticity

How It Works

Course Length
2 weeks

8-12 hours per week

Online, On-Demand



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What You'll Learn

  • Understand the role of self-awareness and authenticity in contemporary leadership
  • Identify personal strengths, tendencies, and values and understand how they inform your personal leadership style
  • Articulate the importance of trust, vulnerability, and accountability in leadership
  • Set realistic and achievable goals, articulate your personal vision, and maintain a desirable work/life balance

Featured Leaders

Ilana Zinyk

Ilana Zinyk has a passion for helping leaders be their best. Her work is driven from the perspective that authenticity, trust, and values alignment are critical cornerstones to leadership growth and success. Ilana offers experience as a front-line leader, formal education in the form of an MA in Leadership (Royal Roads University, 2013), as well as a strong consulting background in leadership development, making her both easily relatable and knowledgeable in her field. Ilana thrives on connecting with people, on building relationships, and on helping others succeed.

Who Will Benefit

  • Individuals seeking opportunities to build leadership skills to be ready for the next career opportunity
  • New managers or supervisors looking for a new set of tools and practices to help their teams become successful
  • Organizations motivated to build an engaged, skilled, workforce

Course FAQs

Is this an instructor-led course?

This course is designed to be self-paced with all materials you need for successful completion contained within the learning platform. The course has been designed by subject matter experts and includes interviews with leading experts, aligned to the course outcomes. The course is an immersive experience that includes a mix of content including video introductions and video content, impactful readings, learning checks, and interactive elements – all which can be completed at your own pace.

How much time will I need to spend?

The course is structured to be completed at your own pace within a two-week period. You will be spending approximately 8 - 10 hours of time per week on content. You will have access to the learning environment for 90 days in order to refer back to course material. After 90 days, the course will be closed.

Do I have to be online at a certain time of day?

No, you do not have to be online at a specific time. You complete the coursework at the times and places that fits your schedule. Each course is designed for working professionals who are balancing their work, family and community commitments.

When do I start?

You can start the course as soon as you register! You will automatically be directed to the interactive learning environment.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have 90 days from the time of registration to complete the course. It is recommended to complete the course in two weeks.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds will be issued for courses. Refunds may be considered under exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Please contact powered@athabascau.ca for more information.

Are there tests or quizzes involved?

There will be activities, assignments, and short quizzes within the course to ensure you understand the content. All quizzes are designed to be accessible and easy to complete by engaging in the course content. Within each module, you will have the answers to each evaluation.

What are the computer requirements for this course?

You should have access to a Mac, PC, or tablet with an Internet connection, with Safari, Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox as a browser. Here is a link that outlines browser support:


For virtual sessions:

  • Speakers/headphones
  • Web camera and microphone

Learners that want to use their smart phone to access the courses can also download the D2L Pulse App for free to access the course available on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.d2l.brightspace.student.android&hl=en_CA

Or the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/brightspace-pulse/id1001688546

Does this course have prerequisites?

This course does not have a required prerequisite.

Who do I contact if I need help?

You can contact powered@athabascau.ca for assistance with any questions you may have. We are here to help!

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Price: $720.00