Welcome to Leadership Saskatoon

Take your leadership skills to the next level!

One of our city’s best kept secrets, Leadership Saskatoon has been providing high-level programming to develop and support leaders since 2001. Leadership Saskatoon’s flagship program is a 10-month community leadership development program which offers a dynamic and challenging opportunity to learn more about oneself and about leadership in the context of Saskatoon’s vibrant and diverse community. This program is designed for individuals in the public, not-for-profit and business sectors.

Leadership Saskatoon is the ultimate “non-course” – it is an intensive, comprehensive "masters series" in leadership that allows you to grow and develop new concepts and unlearn old habits.

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As a participant you will receive:

  • Over 96 hours of instruction delivered by a team of highly skilled professional facilitators and coaches using a variety of learning styles.
  • A one-on-one connection to a community leader who will serve as your mentor during the program.
  • The opportunity to join a "learning team" and apply your learning to explore a community issue you are passionate about.
  • Essential and transferable leadership skills to use at the individual, organizational and community level.
  • A certificate of participation from Leadership Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan.

More than 400 people have participated in our program over its 17-year history. A rich assortment of volunteers help to deliver and support our program, as committee members, facilitators, coaches and mentors. Generous sponsors and donors sustain us. Together we are building a better Saskatoon.

Funding Available!

The Government of Saskatchewan offers grants to support leadership training. The CanSask Job Grant is intended to assist employers from the private or not-for-profit sectors and will fund up to 2/3 of the training costs associated with eligible training programs.

For more information please visit the CanSask website.

Leadership Saskatoon Announces Jason Aebig as Recipient of 2017 Alumni Award

Jason Aebig

Don Ravis was the first Board Chair of Leadership Saskatoon. He and others from the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, the Saskatoon Community Foundation and the University of Saskatchewan created a leadership program that has had over 400 graduates since 2001. The Don Ravis – Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award is awarded to a member of the alumni who has evolved as a community leader while embracing Leadership Saskatoon’s values and knowledge and consistently applied them within their career.

On Monday, June 5, Leadership Saskatoon presented the inaugural Don Ravis – Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award to Jason Aebig. Leadership Saskatoon is formally celebrating one of its alumni who has embraced the concept of community leadership and has practiced it since he graduated from Leadership Saskatoon’s first class in 2001. Jason’s vast and continued community involvement speaks volumes about his character and commitment to community leadership which aligns with the deep values of Leadership Saskatoon making him a very deserving winner.

In presenting the award, Giselle Howard, Board Chairperson said “excellence in community leadership is something worth celebrating and the contributions of our alumni to this community have helped make Saskatoon one of the best places to live and work”.

This year 32 participants from the private, public and not for profit sectors graduated from Leadership Saskatoon. Howard states: “participants from a wide range of backgrounds, experience and organizations participate in Leadership Saskatoon. We like to think that our program inspires its participants to embrace the importance of community leadership and to apply the principles in every aspect of their lives”.

Jason Aebig is a Partner at Creative Fire in Saskatoon. He has served as a volunteer with numerous organizations and boards, including Family Service Saskatoon, Broadway Theatre, Albert Community Centre, and Leadership Saskatoon. He has served as a member of the University's Board of Governors, University Senate, and President of the U of S Alumni Association. He was the first elected President & Chair of Remai Modern, overseeing the completion of the gallery's final plan and design of the $21 million capital campaign. He is a former Chair of Saskatoon's United Way where he worked on advancing Saskatchewan's 2-1-1 initiative and the implementation of United Way’s new community investment model. Jason is currently serving a two-year term as a Director on of the Great Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Board.

2017 Cherry Insurance-Leadership Saskatoon Community Leadership Award

Namarta Kochar We are pleased to announce this year’s recipient is Namarta Kochar, Program Manager for Leadership Annual Giving at the University of Saskatchewan.

Learn more about Namarta.


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