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Certificates of Completion

Connect with a different kind of learning program. This professional certificate program delivers a comprehensive, subject-focused program in a 2.5-day, conference-style format with academic grounding, guest speakers, and application. You will gain foundational knowledge and apply it through case studies and practice exercises alongside talks from numerous leaders in the private and public sectors.

Programs

Professionals like yourself need the latest knowledge, practical examples and tools in order to advance your organization. We understand that you don’t have weeks or month at a time to dedicate to each subject matter, but need to advance your knowledge.

Our certificate courses have been designed by program leads who are industry specialists. 

Upcoming Courses for technical professionals

Professionals like yourself need the latest knowledge, practical examples and tools in order to advance your organization. We understand that you don’t have weeks or month at a time to dedicate to each subject matter, but need to advance your knowledge.

With that in mind – the professional certificate program aims to deliver a comprehensive, subject-focused program in 3 days with academic grounding, guest speakers, and application. You will take part in practical exercises and hear from numerous leaders in the private and public sectors.

We currently offer programs focused on sustainability, advanced manufacturing and industry operations leadership and management. Explore our course content under each below.

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Sustainability Course (Virtual Classroom)

Program for Carbon Mitigation 2020Climate change strategies are an integral part of every organization and as professionals addressing the changing landscape of regulatory frameworks, stakeholder pressures, and economic drivers. This course will highlight the legislation landscape, provide practical case studies of successful transitions and technological examples, help you identify carbon mitigation practices that would fit your organization, and practical carbon mitigation prioritization tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity.

What will I learn:

This course will highlight the legislation landscape, provide practical case studies of successful transitions and technological examples, help you identify carbon mitigation practices that would fit your organization, and practical carbon mitigation prioritization tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity.

Join the upcoming Carbon Mitigation course in a virtual classroom format on September 16-18, 2020

Register  

Regular cost - $2,000.00 CAD  + HST
Partner organization/Association cost - $1500.00 CAD  + HST
NGen member cost - $750.00 CAD  + HST

A practical approach (beyond the class)

Within 3 days you will be exposed to the information that will allow you to take the next steps in prioritizing carbon mitigation activities for your organization. Although comprehensive, 3 days is not sufficient to cover all aspects of such a vast topic - as such, an online platform is available to all course participants to access before, during, and after the course completion with case studies, leadership examples, additional learning resources from other institutions, and practical tools that can be used within your organization.

Discover tools and resources:

Learn more on the learning hub

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Lead:

Greg Zilberbrant P. Eng, M. EPP, PhD (cand.), M. CSCE 
e: zilberg@mcmaster.ca

Join all three Sustainability courses or one course only

Participants can complete individual courses based on their professional interest and will earn a Certificate for each unique course in Circular EconomyCarbon Mitigation, and/or Leading Transition.

Participants registering for all three courses will receive a discounted rate upon registration.

Sustainability Course (Virtual Classroom)

Course Flyer [PDF Download]The circular economy is an emerging approach to product design, manufacturing process, and environmental management. This course will teach you the foundational circular economy principles, help you identify circular economy practices that would fit your organization, practical case studies of successful transitions, and practical circular economy tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity.

What will I learn:

This course will teach you the foundational circular economy principles, help you identify circular economy practices that would fit your organization, investigate practical case studies of successful transitions to different circular economy models, and practical circular economy tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity

Join the upcoming Carbon Mitigation course in a virtual classroom format on October 21-23, 2020

Register  

Regular cost - $2,000.00 CAD + HST
Partner organization/Association cost - $1500.00 CAD  + HST
NGen member cost - $750.00 CAD  + HST

A practical approach (beyond the class)

Within 3 days you will be exposed to the information that will allow you to take the next steps in identifying circular economy opportunities for your organization. Although comprehensive, 3 days is not sufficient to cover all aspects of such a vast topic - as such, an online platform is available to all course participants to access before, during, and after the course completion with case studies, leadership examples, additional learning resources from other institutions, and practical tools that can be used within your organization.

Discover tools and resources:

Learn more on the learning hub

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Lead:

Greg Zilberbrant P. Eng, M. EPP, PhD (cand.), M. CSCE 
e: zilberg@mcmaster.ca

Join all three Sustainability courses or one course only

Participants can complete individual courses based on their professional interest and will earn a Certificate for each unique course in Circular EconomyCarbon Mitigation, and/or Leading Transition.

Participants registering for all three courses will receive a discounted rate upon registration.

Sustainability Course (Virtual Classroom)

Canada’s transition to a circular, climate positive economy depends on courageous leaders from business, government and civil society. New competencies and innovative models of leadership are needed to solve the world’s biggest transition issues – climate change, resource depletion, social and ecological justice, technology and artificial intelligence. You will learn through active assessment of you own leadership and organizational needs mapped against established leadership models to strategize, map, and communicate an effective transitional strategy.

What will I learn:

This course will apply both an organizational development and personal leadership lens to explore the drivers of transition, opportunities to innovate and build competitiveness. Through active assessment, you will map your own leadership and organizational needs against established leadership models to strategize, plan, and communicate an effective transitional strategy.

The next Leading Transition course is planned for March 24-26, 2021, and at this time is planned for a virtual classroom format.

Register  

Regular cost - $2,000.00 CAD  + HST
Partner organization/Association cost - $1500.00 CAD  + HST
NGen member cost - $750.00 CAD  + HST

A practical approach (beyond the class)

Within 3 days you will be exposed to the information that will allow you to take the next steps in identifying circular economy opportunities for your organization. Although comprehensive, 3 days is not sufficient to cover all aspects of such a vast topic - as such, an online platform is available to all course participants to access before, during, and after the course completion with case studies, leadership examples, additional learning resources from other institutions, and practical tools that can be used within your organization.

Discover tools and resources:

Learn more on the learning hub

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Lead:

Greg Zilberbrant P. Eng, M. EPP, PhD (cand.), M. CSCE
e: zilberg@mcmaster.ca

Join all three Sustainability courses or one course only

Participants can complete individual courses based on their professional interest and will earn a Certificate for each unique course in Circular EconomyCarbon Mitigation, and/or Leading Transition.

Participants registering for all three courses will receive a discounted rate upon registration.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 - AMI4, professional certificate program is a different kind of learning program. AMI4 aims to deliver comprehensive, subject-focused courses in a 3-day, conference-style format. Each course is carefully developed and delivered by experts and people from the private and public sector working across various sectors in the AMI4 space.

By gaining foundational knowledge and applying it through case studies and practice exercises alongside talks from numerous leaders in the private and public sectors, participants are expected to take roles in leading and managing the transformation journey required to make their organization more efficient and competitive in the new digital age.

Courses

There are four courses being offered under the AMI4 program. Participants can pick and choose course of interest, or they can take all four. Courses are valued at $2000.00 + HST. Reduced pricing is available for partners and association members.

  • Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Hybrid Engineering
  • Big Data, AI and Cyber-Security
  • Automation

Register

 

Discover tools and resources:

Learn more on the AMI4 learning hub

The Industry Operations Leadership & Management Program

McMaster University in collaboration with The Strong Link have launched The Industry Operations Leadership and Management (IOLM) Professional Certificate Program. The IOLM Program is an adaptable, modular, practical, applied program aimed at managers and supervisors in industry.

An industry-first driven approach will enable candidates to learn directly from leaders in industry as well as academic instructors, to derive relevant, real-world insights and capabilities to drive transition and scale of their own industry business units.

This McMaster University Professional Certificate Program will inform, educate, mentor, and practically assess critical competencies needed to transform, sustain, and scale industry 4.0 operations.

Tailored to Fit Your Needs

The IOLM Program is designed to be flexible and adaptable to meet specific individual & business needs. The Program consists of five Industry-specific certification courses.
 

Each course has a duration of three 6-hour sessions

IOLF 
Industry Operations Leadership Fundamentals

Nov 16, 23, 30,  2020

On the IOLF course, candidates will gain a strong understanding of the anatomy of high-performance teams and industry 4.0 business unit operations.

The course will focus on high-performance leadership, strategic alignment, communication, tactical execution, disruption management, and performance management. Candidates will be able to assess, define, and optimize current leadership and operations approaches.

Learn more on the course webpage

TPE
Tactical Planning & Execution

Jan 11, 18, 25, 2021

The TPE course will enable candidates with the first-hand knowledge needed to develop a high-performance industry team, and the competencies needed to execute efficiently within an industry operation.

The candidates will focus on intent-based leadership, team development, tactical level operations execution, performance & disruption management, and driving continuous improvement. Candidates will be equipped to drive high-performance tactical industry operations.

Course webpage coming soon

IBUO
Industry Business Unit Operations 

Feb 08, 22, Mar 01, 2021

The IBUM course candidates will develop the operational competencies and industry-insights needed to maneuver, sustain, and efficiently execute and industry business unit (IBU).

Candidates will focus on understanding the anatomy of an IBU, supply chain management, the digitization of industry operations, key operational tools, project planning, change management, strategies to scale, as well as threat & disruption management. Candidates will be equipped to undertake and optimize Industry 4.0 Business Unit Operation.

Course webpage coming soon

ALS 
Advanced Leadership Skills

Mar 15, 22, 29, 2021

The ALS course is designed to solidify and elevate the leadership skills needed to develop, deploy, and drive high-performance teams.

Candidates will focus on cultivating a high-performance team culture, performance & change management, coaching & mentorship, conflict management, stakeholder buy in communication skills, and instructional technique. Candidates will be equipped with the skills needed to drive a high-performance industry team culture.

Course webpage coming soon

AOS
Advanced Operations Skills 

Apr 12, 19, 26, 2021

The AOM course will equip candidates with the competencies and strategies needed to scale industry 4.0 operations.

The course will focus on intent-based strategic execution, lean manufacturing techniques, sustainability, advanced project planning techniques, risk & financial management, cyber-security, forecasting & foreplanning, and auditing. Candidates will be able to assess, maneuver, and scale an industry business unit.

Course webpage coming soon

Take all 5 courses or one at a time

  • Each course awards a McMaster University Professional Certificate of Completion for each course under the IOLM Program.
  • Each course can be taken individually, and independently from each other to best train, equip, and develop your leadership team.
  • Members who complete all five certificate courses will be awarded a sixth certificate: The Industry Operations Leadership & Management Professional Certificate.

Program Lead

Ashan Corea

Email the Program Lead for details

 

All programs offer:

  • Focused, 3-day conference style courses
  • Burst sessions of 60-90 minutes per topic
  • Relevant content developed and presented by professionals from both private and public sectors
  • The latest case studies of success and challenges
  • Continuous access to all program content
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with other participants, companies and industries
  • Cost-effective modular approach

Curious? We're approachable

To find out more about McMaster Certificates of Completion offered by the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, contact us.

Email: inquiries.mcc@mcmaster.ca

About

Certificates of Completion programs are designed by industry experts with deep practical knowledge of the subjects.

The Certificate of Completion program operates at McMaster University through the W Booth School of Engineering, Practice and Technology. Located in beautiful west Hamilton, McMaster's main campus is bicycle and pedestrian friendly and easily accessed by municipal (HSR bus service) and GO Transit.

The Certificates of Completion Team

Meet the team working to offer the Certificates of Completion programs.

Florent Lefevre-Schlick
Program Manager
Certificates of Completion & Industrial Training Programs
Greg Zilberbrant
Program Lead
Circular Economy & Carbon Mitigation
Andy Simoneau
Program Lead
Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0
Ashan Corea
Program Lead
Industrial Operations Leadership & Management
coreaa@mcmaster.ca
Nicole Vincentic
Marketing Outreach Coordinator
Certificates of Completion & Industrial Training Programs

Admissions

Participants should have a broad understanding of engineering or science principles at a college or university level.

Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.