NEW! Certificate in Safety Leadership Program - Coming Fall 2017

Helping Safety Practitioners Find Their Voice

Safety practitioners have the technical training and know-how to ensure their companies can operate safely. To be able to be effective in their role they need to also be able to influence the senior management team and build consensus with the entire employee group.

Safety practitioners typically have the technical hard skills but also need to develop their soft skills, leadership skills, and potential, if they are to be successful and help their employers operate safely. The UNB Certificate in Safety Leadership will help participants develop this capacity through the development of specific skills, knowledge, and abilities required to gain influence, build consensus, and successfully create positive change in the organizations where they work.

Benefits of the Program

The Certificate in Safety Leadership Program is 

  • Tailored specifically towards leadership, offering a unique occupational health and safety perspective.
  • Available in a completely online, self-paced learning format that fits your schedule. When you enrol in this Certificate program, you can rest assured that UNB staff will be there to meet your unique needs.

Participants will:

  • Develop an increased leadership capacity to allow for a more dynamic and sustainable organizational involvement
  • Advance leadership skills to enhance performance and influence key strategic goals
Who Should Attend

OHS practitioners and professionals who have completed programs of study specializing in occupational health and safety and OHS management, who want to enhance their leadership skills.


The program includes three courses, each with five online learning modules.

Understanding Your Leadership Potential (Know Yourself)
Recognize and assess your current leadership skills and abilities, then apply your knowledge to enhance existing proficiencies.

Managing People (Know Others)
Enhance your capacity to engage and influence others by developing stronger communication, team building, and leadership skills.

Organizational Leadership
Increase and adapt your understanding of organizational structures and the interaction of various groups in order to gain influence, build consensus, and drive positive change

Fees and Schedule

The program may be taken one course at a time. Students have up to ten weeks to complete each course.
Tuition: $645 per course

More information

Contact the UNB OHS office for more information or to register:

10 MacKay Drive, PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5A3

Tel: 506-453-4694 or Toll-Free 1-888-259-4222
Fax: 506-447-3169