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Community Services Management Professional Certificate

Community Services Management Professional Certificate

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Program Details

School:  Part-time Learning Start Date:  Fall 2020
Program Code:  17399  Delivery Online
Credential:  Centennial College Certificate  Email: communitystudies.pt@centennialcollege.ca
Program Length:  5 Courses (Total of 210 hours)  Telephone: 416-289-5000 ext. 8072

Hands-on leadership training in the community services sector

Take charge of your career, strengthen your leadership skills to take your organization or ideal career path to the next level.

This leadership program was developed by an experienced leader in the community services industry with the goal of helping those working in the community services sector become unstuck in their career. The program uses practical approaches and adult learning principles to facilitate applied workplace strategies.

Program Overview

If you are currently in the community services field and are thinking about what is next for your career, the Community Services Management program may be right for you. This hands-on leadership training will provide you with the skills you need to become an effective leader in the community services sector. With opportunities to network and learn from the expertise of a community services leader you will build your skills, confidence, and ability to navigate leadership positions within your community. Complete this online program in only eight months and be on your way to becoming a leader in the sector!

Who should take this program:

Professionals in the community services field that want a more fulfilling career. The program accepts both emerging and experienced professionals looking to strengthen leadership skills. Those who take this program are:

  • Working in the community services sector and are feeling stuck in their career
  • Seeking new opportunities that will help provide strategies to become an effective leader
  • Trying to increase opportunities for a community services organization
  • Needing to “level up” current skills to effectively help community members
  • In the process of becoming a leader in a community services organization
  • Choosing to learn how to become a more resourceful leader


This program is for individuals who have prior experience or education within the community services field.

Program Highlights

  • Develop your skills in strengthening community services organization including understanding inclusive leadership strategies, managing crisis and change, accessing and managing funding and thriving in uncertain times
  • Become a problem solver in the areas of program operations and meeting community needs
  • Gain knowledge on how to promote and create a safe and mentally healthy workplace in uncertain times
  • Add new skills and expertise to your resume and LinkedIn
  • Take your career to another level

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will be equip with skills in leadership, program coordination or management.

Professional Certificate:

After taking all five courses in the program you will earn a Centennial College Community Services Management certificate that you can add to your portfolio and leverage with employers.


If you are currently working with a community services organization you may benefit from accessing the Canada-Ontario Job Grant. This grant provides organizations with a plan to invest in training for employees.

Register for the Program

Meet Jodi Tingling

Program Coordinator/Faculty


Jodi has been a faculty at Centennial College since 2015 teaching and conducting field placement supervision in the social services program. She is a multifaceted professional with experience and expertise in career management, training and development, curriculum design, program management, team building, mental health, marketing and personal branding. With more than 10 years of experience, she has worked for various non-profits, charities, international organizations and post-secondary institutions developing programming, curriculum, and workshops for organizations to meet their employee’s unique needs.

Jodi developed the curriculum for the Community Services Management program from her own experience of feeling stuck in her career path in the community services sector. She noticed there was a lack of practical programming for those in the community sector who want to transition into a leadership position. She is passionate about helping individuals succeed in their career and has her own business helping professionals navigate their careers and manage workplace stress.

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