Certified Corporate Professional LeaderManagers (CCPL-M)

The Certified Corporate Professional Leader for Managers (CCPL-M) Designation gives you the key to be a great manager and provides a growth path to become a great leader, mentor and coach.  It provides skills and understanding for the role and prepares one for future growth and understanding of what it takes to be an executive level employee.

Prove your knowledge. Further your profession. Earn your Designation.

A manager has the responsibility of leading and guiding his employees on a daily basis. A big part of his assignment is to maintain order in the workplace and ensure the business runs smoothly. A good manager is an asset. Strong leadership characteristics and personality traits help promote an environment where employees are happy and productivity soars.

Every business needs a great leader who knows how to manage the business and shows others how to lead by example.  This kind of leader comes in every shape and size with a variety of skills and knowledge that is invaluable to your organization and its people.  How you lead and manage people influences the success of your business and your ability to move it forward.

The CCPL-M program is designed to target core competencies, some of which are listed below. Think Business Training has put together a series of workshops and online classes to help you reach these competencies with confidence.

Three Ways to Earn Your Designation

On-Line Learning (OLL)

We have designed a program for on-line learning that is a standardized curriculum designed from our workshops and is equivalent to 12 days of training. Once you have completed the program, you apply for your designation exam.

Classroom Workshops

This option allows you flexibility in the workshops that you choose to attend.  While you are required to attend two 3-day workshops you can choose from a variety of workshops to complete the additional 6 days based on the skills you need to develop. Workshops are held at our training facility in Halifax NS, and typically run from 9:00 – 4:30.

Blended Learning

We have found that some people like a little of both.  They value the learning that happens in the classroom with a facilitator and other participants, but can’t dedicate the time away from their office to complete their designation.  Blended learning allows for both classroom and OLL.

CCPL-M Designation
  • Leadership skills  
  • Communication skills        
  • Setting priorities and managing time   
  • Making the transition to supervisor
  • Responsibilities to management, team, and self 
  • Creating an effective workplace environment
  • Delegation
  • Difficult employees and situations
  • Conducting performance reviews
  • What 5 things should be in an orientation program
  • You will gain an understanding of different types of team players and identify your own style     
  • Effective Recruitment and Selection
  • Coaching for Performance 
  • Accepting feedback
  • Understand your style and the style of those around you
  • Giving feedback

These core competencies can be taken through our workshops or now via our online learning platform. Visit our website for a complete course list and to enroll for workshops or online.

The Certified Corporate Professional Leader designations signify your commitment to ongoing professional education and training for career growth. Our designations, introduced in 2002 and supported by the ISO 9001 standards, belong to PBBA Atlantic Inc.  All our courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU).

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Required Courses

We have identified 2 courses that will help get you started on earning your designation.  

The Professional Supervisor/Manager (Mandatory 3–Day Workshop or 3 1-Day Workshops)

This workshop develops the key competencies required for supervisors and managers in any organization. It is for individuals currently working in managerial positions who wish to improve their ability to adapt to the change of pace in their responsibilities, and who want to gain fresh insights into the nature of their work role.
Detailed course outline here

Managing Employee Performance (Mandatory 3–Day Workshop or 3 1-Day Workshops)

As a manager, you begin managing an employee’s performance from day one. A good orientation with clear expectations, appropriate training and the coaching that is part of follow-up, the performance conversations, and the more formal performance review; these are all part of managing employee performance.
Detailed course outline here

The remaining 6 days are electives that you choose based on the competencies that you need to develop.

Application and Exam For Designation

Request the Application for the Certified Corporate Professional Leader  (CCPL) Designation.

Submit the completed Application with supporting references and documentation as outlined in the Application, and $159.00 Designation Exam fee. Once your application has been approved, you’ll receive your exam by mail, fax or email as requested.

Your Designation Exam, customized to your training history will be sent to you, to be completed within 3 months (open-book). Return your completed exam to Think Business Training for evaluation.

You need to achieve a 75% passing mark on your CCPL Designation Exam to achieve your Designation.

Upon passing, a copy of your graded exam, your accreditation certificate and re-certification guide will be sent to you within 3 weeks.

The Certified Corporate Professional Leader designation is a Canada-wide designation that signifies your commitment to ongoing professional education and training for career growth.