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Tue, Apr 11


Webinar (7.5 CPD Hours)

Learning Circles - Foundations of Leadership

Tuesdays from April 11 – May 16, 2023 @ 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET If you’re an experienced or emerging leader who wants to grow in your leadership skills and accelerate your impact, join a group of leaders for 6 weeks of learning and networking led by two seasoned executives.

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Time & Location

Apr 11, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – May 16, 2023, 12:15 p.m.

Webinar (7.5 CPD Hours)

About the Event

Learning Circles will give you an opportunity to learn and engage with other leaders, facilitated by Doreen Harvey and Marla Konrad, both coaches, facilitators and former C-suite executives.

What’s Included:

  • A 75-minute weekly Zoom gathering over 6 weeks
  • 6 customized modules
  • A focus on practical tools and models you can apply immediately
  • Peer coaching and learning
  • An optional 15-minute group Q&A time with the facilitators immediately after module

Who Should Join:

  • Leaders who want to boost their core leadership skills
  • Aspiring high-potential contributors who want to accelerate their career growth into leadership roles

Module 1: Self-Leadership

Self-leadership and self-awareness are critical elements in leadership development. Understanding who you are, and the characteristics of a strong self-leader will equip you to lead with self-awareness, authenticity and boldness.

Module 2: Building Trust

Trust is the bedrock of strong relationships and a valuable currency for all leaders. Learn how to forge new habits that will help you build trust with your leader, peers, and staff, and identify behaviors you can start putting into practice today.

Module 3: Managing Conflict

Conflict is inevitable, so how can we best manage the conflicts we find ourselves in and work toward best outcomes? Learn a simple and effective conflict management tool and take a brief self-assessment to help you understand your default conflict management style, and how you may need to flex in order to manage different forms of conflict.

Module 4: Adaptive Leadership

In our fast-paced and rapidly changing times, it’s more essential than ever to approach life and work with adaptability. Learn and discuss the essential characteristics of adaptive leaders, and how you can begin to embrace change and lead even more adaptively.

Module 5: Bold Conversations & Challenging Employees

The ability to have an honest yet difficult conversation is critical if you want to lead with integrity and grace. In this module, you’ll learn how to have bold conversations that will increase awareness and help modify behaviour, especially with challenging employees. Take home a useful template to help you prepare well for bold conversations.

Module 6: Deepening Resilience

Some people bounce back quickly after adversity. For others, building resilience is harder. In this time of unprecedented stress, learn why leaders must invest in their own renewal, and learn new tools that will help you build greater resilience.

About the Trainers

Doreen Harvey began her practice as an independent Human Resources Consultant over 20 years ago following her role as VP of HR at Sanyo Canada and senior leadership roles at Nortel Networks. She is passionate about helping leaders engage their people and align their HR strategy to their business strategy, building a culture that motivates. Clients include small to mid-sized enterprises, in various industries, as well as social profit organizations. Doreen holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an HBA from The Ivey School of Business. She is certified in EQ-i/EQ360 (Emotional Intelligence) and is a member of the Strategic Capability Network.

Marla Konrad is a leadership coach and consultant, who draws on years of experience as an executive, and combines this with powerful communications and coaching skills to develop leaders at all levels. She is certified to coach and train with EQ-i/EQ360 (Emotional Intelligence) and the Enneagram and is on the faculty of Schulich’s Executive Education Centre. Prior to launching her own practice, Marla was Vice President of Executive Affairs at World Vision Canada. She is an Accredited Business Communicator and has a BA and MA from Western University.


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