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Explore our leadership programs

No matter where you're headed, our diverse leadership programs can help you see above and beyond the bottom line. Increase your aptitude for great leadership, and drive your organization forward.

Achieving a Leadership Presence®

Delivered in partnership with The Humphrey Group Inc., this program brings out the performer that lives within us all. Build an inspirational leadership presence that holds the room. Act the leadership part with passion, energy and compelling self-assurance. 

Adaptive Collaboration

Exploit the unique abilities of the Adaptive Leadership framework to create collaborations capable of generating flexible, innovative solutions to disruptive change. Build strong, resilient relationships and deploy practical tools for fostering consensus and cooperation. 

The Art and Practice of Adaptive Leadership

This program explores Adaptive Leadership, a ground-breaking capacity building and leadership coaching approach developed at Harvard University. Adapt effectively to disruption. Activate the potential in people. Practice collaborative methods for driving systemic change.

Coaching and Mentoring

In this action-packed workshop, you will learn critical coaching and mentoring skills for driving improved performance. Develop competencies and confidence in your team members. Promote a “can-do” attitude for getting the job done well. 

Digital Transformation ONLINE

Cultivate an innovative organizational culture where digital transformation can thrive. Define your current vs. future state and pitch your vision while balancing resistance and influence. Build a digital maturity model that identifies gaps and drives you forward.

Governing with Intention™

Delivered in partnership with Watson Inc., this program addresses specific governance challenges facing directors and managers. Navigate the line between governance and management. Elevate your contribution at the board table, and design your board’s culture.

Leadership Resilience

Leadership resilience represents one of the keys to a healthy organization. Learn to build resilience on individual, team and organizational levels. Explore ways to protect your energy, support the agility of your teams, and promote organizational sustainability.

Leading Data-Driven Performance ONLINE

Examine how data influences your value proposition. Create a data acquisition plan that aligns with business goals and facilitates decision making. Implement an agile performance strategy that demystifies big data and delivers actionable results. 

Leading High Performance Teams

Organizations continue to shed traditional hierarchies in favour of empowered work teams. This workshop is designed to equip leaders with the hands-on tools they need to build high-performance teams that are engaged, purposeful, inspired and customer-centric.

Leading in a Unionized Workplace

Designed with a managerial focus, this program will help you lead appropriately and confidently within a unionized setting. Learn constructive ways to deal with grievances and disciplinary action. Reduce reactance through honest two-way communication.

Leading with Authenticity

Investigate the key approaches of authentic leaders, and ways to apply them to your role as a workplace decision maker. Cultivate the mindset and skills needed to be seen as an inspiring leader. Engage people in a way that motivates them to go above and beyond.

Leading with Energy

Great leaders face chronic demands on their energy throughout the day, every day. Learn methods for increasing your energy capacity, and manage your personal energy for effective leadership action. Recover from stress and recharge your batteries for a fresh start. 

Meeting The Leadership Challenge

This powerful program in residence is designed to develop the organization’s internal leadership talent pipeline. Define your personal leadership strengths and leverage them for success. Become the senior business leader you were meant to be.

Mindful Leadership

Discover mindfulness as a means for growing your capacity as a centered leader. Build mindfulness skills to improve your personal effectiveness and well-being, the engagement and satisfaction of your team, and organizational results.

Shifting Organizational Culture

This program identifies the cultural factors that make companies fully capable of executing strategy. Explore effective leverage points for maintaining your culture’s strengths and nudging it forward. Advance the organizational vision while creating a great place to work.

Lead every time you speak

Associate Dean Bruce Wiesner offers insights that will encourage you to question what leadership is, how to change your approach to learning, and how you can become more inquisitive in order to lead change.

The changing world of Executive Education

"I have attended various leadership programs over the last 15 years, and this was one of the best. The practicality of the tools are excellent and will be directly applicable to my role. I thoroughly enjoyed the method of teaching and would highly recommend this program to others!” 

Chris Back
Director of Industry and Labour Services, WorkSafeBC

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