Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Program (Saskatoon, SK)
Apr 24, 2018 to May 22, 2018
Location : K W Nasser Centre (256 - 3rd Avenue South)
Now taking registrations for Spring 2017. See brochure and online registration below.
LDP The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a 5-day highly interactive and experiential program that will teach you the proven leadership practices and skills you need to know to achieve your leadership potential.

Introduction & Background:

The people in your organization who are in leadership positions must know how to bring out the best in everyone. Effective leaders are trustworthy, confident, and encourage employees to grow, take risks, and excel in their positions. As leaders are needed at all levels of the organization, the optimal scenario is to have all of your employees take on a leadership role.

Grounded in five core behaviours that Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner identified as critical for effective leadership in their book The Leadership Challenge, participants learn how to Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

"This course is absolutely empowering in regards to preparing individuals to lead others and themselves." - Jessy Barbas, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

Who Should Attend?

Team Leaders, Supervisors and Managers. Please note: participants are not required to have direct reports.

Program Overview:

What is it that makes our program exceptional?

  • Client Centered Design: LDP was designed through extensive consultation with business and leadership specialists in North America. This program is aligned with today's best leadership knowledge and practices.
  • 360 Degree Leadership Assessment: You will complete a 360 degree leadership competency assessment (Leadership Practices Inventory) to help you identify your leadership strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Learn about your personality type and others through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step II, which describes your personality as a collection of preferences for how you are energized, how you take in information, how you make decisions, and how you choose to relate to the world.
  • Innovative Learning Approach: Based on contemporary principles of interactive and experiential learning, LDP builds knowledge and skills through group participation, practice, self-assessments, reflection, and up-to-date materials.

Module Descriptions:

The LDP consists of five full-day sessions (8:30am to 4:30pm) once a week for five weeks. Attendance is mandatory for all days.

Week 1: Understanding Leadership: Five Key Leadership Practices that Improve Performance

Explore why leadership development is a growth industry and what it means to be an effective leader.  Learn about the five competencies that influence leadership success, as based on the research of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Increase awareness of your leadership strengths and areas for development through 360 feedback and self-assessment activities, and take the first step in developing a leadership development plan.

Week 2: Change Management: Challenging the Process and Inspiring and Shared Vision

Rather than manage change, adopt an approach of leading change. Step out in front and embrace change as an opportunity both professionally and personally.

In this session you will learn to:

  • set context in the workplace through mission, vision and strategy.
  • explore the principles and models of change management.
  • analyze current case studies and examples to develop tools for immediate and future use in managing change.
  • lead by example for measured success.

Participants will realize the importance of a business strategy rooted in a shared vision, and the critical role their leadership plays in managing change to ensure success.

Week 3: Enabling Other to Act: Human Relations in the Workplace

Outstanding leaders know how to bring out the best in individuals and groups. How do we create the conditions in our workplaces that foster collaboration and strengthen people? Why is there so much emphasis on emotional intelligence these days? In this workshop, you’ll explore linkages between leadership and key drivers of organizational climate and business success, including the fundamentals of working with groups. Enabling others to act incorporates aspects of other core leadership practices.

Week 4: Modelling the Way and Encouraging the Heart

Great leaders know how to model the way and encourage the heart by:

  • Understanding and consistently demonstrating their authentic personal brand
  • Understanding and encouraging others’ unique styles and contributions
  • Working together passionately and productively. 

In this session, we will explore finding our voice through our authentic personal brand, walking the talk, recognizing the unique contributions of others, showing appreciation in diverse work environments and celebrating values and victories by fostering inclusively and purpose. Together, modeling the way & encouraging the heart are exemplary leadership practices that build effective relationships and sustain organizations.

Week 5: Leadership in Action: Making the Invisible Visible

This module will summarize the entire Leadership Development Program. We will recap the key elements of the assessment tools you completed, review the five practices that make up the backbone of the program, summarize the core content of each day  within the program, integrate program concepts together, challenge ourselves to apply the program going forward, and discuss next steps.  We will also work in teams to complete an experiential learning simulation that serves as the capstone of the program.  Finally, we will also provide certificates to you to recognize program completion.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key leadership practices and leadership styles
  • Understand the difference between managing and leading
  • Effectively lead through transitional times
  • Understand personal style and personality traits and how they affect working groups

"Powerful. Exciting. Insightful. This is a leadership challenge worth undertaking." - Meka Okochi, SaskEnergy

Instructor Profiles:

Linda McCann, MA, CHRP - Day 1

Has worked as a leadership and team development consultant with Linda McCann Consulting for over 30 years. Linda is committed to contributing to the well being of others by helping them connect deeply to themselves and coaching them in moving through difficult challenges. Linda has most recently been training and teaching in the areas of compassionate communication, adaptive leadership and emotional intelligence.

Jack Huntington, BEd, Post Graduate Diploma, Ed Admin - Day 2

Spent sixteen years in the crown sector of Saskatchewan in a variety of senior positions.  Prior to public service, he was a principal in a large professional engineering firm for twelve years. His work experiences have fostered a dedication to establishing a shared vision, managing change within business processes, and team building through leadership.

Ruth Kinzel, PhD, CHRP - Day 3

A workplace change agent, educator and co-owner of Kinzel Cadrin & Associates, a consulting firm serving a diverse clientele across all sectors. Ruth is a specialist in organizational assessment and development. A scholar-practitioner with over 30 years experience, Ruth's process skills are combined with content expertise in human relations, organizational culture and change, conflict resolution, systems thinking, diversity, leadership and management performance development.

Rachelle Brockman, BComm, MBA - Day 4

Principal of Eureka Experience, is an experienced, award-winning educator, a passionate artist and an enthusiastic entrepreneur. Rachelle is also a Certified Facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study (FOCCUS).

Brent Pederson, MEd, CHRP - Day 5

Senior Client Partner Korn Ferry | Hay Group - Leadership Development in Western Canada. Brent actively consults with over 50 organizations in any given year, presents at numerous conferences annually and has published several articles. Brent works primarily in the areas of leadership development, succession planning, performance management, assessment, and competency development.

 "Leadership development applies to anyone in any position in any company." - Scott Theede, Saskatoon Light & Power

Program Fees

$3,750 plus GST

  • Program fee includes tuition, assessment instructions, handout materials, lunches, a celebration reception and a practical course manual containing proven leadership strategies, techniques and theory
  • Special group discount registration rates are available for multiple attendees from the same organization
  • Participants may withdraw from this course at any time, however, a $500 administration fee will be charged for withdrawing from the course up to 14 days prior to course start date. No refunds will be processed after this time. Participants may avoid the $500 admin fee by transferring fees to another course, free of charge, provided there is space available. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
  • Fees subject to change without notice