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Leading Series

L e a d e r s f r o m Al b e r t a f o r t h e W o r l d

Success in today’s business world requires a strong ability to lead. At all levels, leaders are responsible for building and developing a resultsbased culture designed to advance organizational objectives while simultaneously engaging people. The Leading Series sessions will provide you with a grounded approach to leadership. Through a combination of new experiences, thoughtful reflection, the examination of powerful concepts and the effective

Is this Program for You?

Program Highlights

• You are a mid-level manager (or above) who has some experience leading within your organization.

• Leading From Self – You will learn key insights about your unique leadership style and identify personal development opportunities.

• You are interested in further developing effective leadership skills.

• Leading Others – You will acquire key insights about how to coach and develop others to build an engaged workplace.

Each session within the Leading Series builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous session. While sessions are independent in nature, maximum value can be obtained by taking all four sessions in succession.

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• Leading Organizations – You will gain a theoretical and practical approach to help your team, project or organization define a constructive and results-based culture to achieve maximum results. • Leading Through Conflict – You will better understand your natural conflict style and personal underlying values when in conflict situations.



Do you seek a leadership edge? Is it time to re-examine your leadership skills and approach? The world of leading others, including diverse teams and clients, has become increasingly complex. Clearly understanding your leadership contribution and style is essential. This experiential session will involve a deep level of leadership self-analysis, and will provide you with conceptual knowledge and practical leadership skills through self-discovery. As a result, you will be able to confidently articulate the leadership strengths you bring to your role. You will leave with the tools to develop a customized leadership plan.

It is important to your organization that you attract and retain the best talent possible. People have a choice about where and why they work – even in a tight economy, good people are highly valued. The “command and control” leadership style no longer works with today’s generations, and as a result a new coaching leadership style is required. This experiential session will provide a framework for you to examine current best practices around leading, coaching and engaging others, and will provide key insights about how to coach and develop others for success.

Fall Series, Edmonton: September 26, 2013 Spring Series, Edmonton: March 4, 2014 Spring Series, Calgary: February 4, 2014

Fall Series, Edmonton: October 17, 2013 Spring Series, Edmonton: April 3, 2014 Spring Series, Calgary: February 25, 2014

application of tools, you will take away new insights and practical knowledge in how you approach leadership in your organization. Each one-day session has been designed for a broad range of learners. Whether you are new to a leadership role or looking to refresh your skills, you will learn new approaches and refine your leadership abilities. The sessions also apply to those who do not have direct reports but who need to influence others.


Facilitator Biography

Do you envision a culture where people thrive and bottom lines are met? But in reality your well-developed change efforts seem to fall on deaf ears? Despite your best strategies, do you find that change is slow and progress seems stifled? In this session, you will be introduced to best practice culture research that illuminates a new path and identifies a missing link in leadership development. Fall Series, Edmonton: November 14, 2013 Spring Series, Edmonton: May 1, 2014 Spring Series, Calgary: March 20, 2014 MODULE 4: LEADING THROUGH CONFLICT While it is an inevitable aspect of leadership, many people avoid conflict. Sometimes this is a healthy choice, but at other times avoidance only prolongs the issue or concern, or it forces issues underground. Learn your natural conflict resolution style and how to celebrate your positive approaches. Learn how to modify and mitigate those methods that are not working for you. You will complete a personal inventory to help you understand your natural conflict style and your underlying values when in conflict situations. Fall Series, Edmonton: November 26, 2013 Spring Series, Edmonton: May 29, 2014 Spring Series, Calgary: April 17, 2014

Laurie Hillis, M.A., PCC Laurie Hillis, M.A. is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alberta and President of a Calgary-based leadership consulting and coaching firm. Specializing in all areas of leadership development, Laurie has a particular passion in the areas of: organizational culture, executive coaching, change leadership, emotional intelligence, team effectiveness and succession challenges related to building a viable, diverse and engaged workplace for the future. With a well-earned reputation as an interactive facilitator and coach, Laurie blends her practical, workplace experience with academic quests, bringing with her an ability to create a dynamic, positive learning environment. She has consulted for organizations in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors. Laurie herself is a passionate lifelong learner, having earned her Master of Arts in Leadership at Royal Roads University. She is also certified in many practical inventories, and practices as an executive coach. Prior to establishing her consulting firm in 1992, Laurie was a partner in a sales-driven insurance brokerage organization, consulting to Fortune 500 companies across North America.

Program Details


Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Edmonton – University of Alberta, Enterprise Square Calgary – University of Alberta, Calgary Centre Full Program Fee: $2,795 CAD (plus GST) Individual Session Fee: $725 CAD (plus GST)

Online: By phone: (780) 492-5832 By fax: (780) 492-1432

ALBERTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Executive Education Executive Education is one of the four pillars of the Alberta School of Business. As the School’s professional development provider, we serve clients across all industries and in the public sector. With over 30 programs offered and serving over 5000 participants per year, we continue to work toward becoming the premier executive education source in Canada. As Alberta’s premier broker of intellectual capital, we focus on providing education solutions that enable today’s business leaders in government, publicly traded companies, and privately held organizations to lead change and increase organizational performance. EDMONTON


2-006 Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 Phone: (780) 492-5832 Toll free: 1-866-492-7676 Fax: (780) 492-1432 Email:

University of Alberta, Calgary Centre 120, 333 – 5 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 3B6 Phone: (403) 718-6380 Fax: (403) 718-6376 Email: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this material, program dates, content, and instructors are subject to change. Please note, a T2202A form or official tax receipt will not be issued for programs and/or modules. Please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency website for further information

Mar 2013

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