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Upcoming Events

2019-2020 Alumni Workshop Series

The Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Committee is pleased to present its 2019-20 Diving Deeper - Growing in Leadership Workshop Series which will focus on adaptive leadership. Adaptive leadership is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations to adapt to changing environments and effectively respond to recurring problems.

Join us for the third & final workshop this series Navigating Change on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (1:00pm—4:30pm) with Shannon Floer from Fahey Floer Consulting Group and Abdur Rehman Ahmad from the SK Intercultural Association. This session will include a panel of community leaders who will share their stories on creating organizational cultures based on trust, transparency and support for people to perform at their best.

  • Location: Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, 601b 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK
  • Cost: Leadership Saskatoon Alumni $80; General Public $100
  • PLEASE NOTE: Registrations are transferable but non-refundable. To attend with an alumni ticket you must be a graduate of Leadership Saskatoon.

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What’s Up Next?

March 2020 - Application forms for our next 10-month Leadership Saskatoon Cohort (September 2020 start) will be available on our website in March 2020.

March 18, 2020 – Free Sandbox Lunch & Learn: Strengths in the Workplace – Natasha Just, Just + Well

May 13, 2020 – EXTENDED Sandbox Lunch & Learn: Focus on What Matters Most: Prioritizing in a Complex Work Environment, Nilesh Kavia, EVP Strategy Execution & Operations, Affinity Credit Union.

June 11, 2020 - Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Social. Details to come.

Registration info for the above events will be provided via our newsletter closer to the event dates.

To be notified of upcoming lunch & learns or short duration professional development opportunities please join our mailing list. Email us at: info@leadershipsaskatoon.com

Ready to Take Your Leadership to the Next Level?

Explore Our 10-Month Leadership Program

One of our city’s best kept secrets, Leadership Saskatoon has been providing high-level programming to develop and support leaders in our community for over 19 years. Leadership Saskatoon’s flagship program is a 10-month leadership development program designed for established and emerging leaders in the not for profit, public and business sectors.

Leadership Saskatoon is an intensive, comprehensive "masters series" in leadership that allows you to grow and develop new concepts and unlearn old habits.

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.
  • Instruction in Systems Thinking, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI 360), Giving & Receiving Feedback, Conflict Resolution, Emotional & Social Intelligence, Diversity, Change Management and more.
  • 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.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application intake for our 2019-2020 Leadership Saskatoon Program (10-month) is now closed. The next application intake for this program will open in March 2020 (for September 2020 program start).

Miss the application deadline but still want to work on your leadership skills?

To be notified of upcoming lunch & learns or short duration professional development opportunities please join our mailing list. Email us at: info@leadershipsaskatoon.com

Founding Partners

Don Ravis-Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award

Don Ravis served as the first Board Chair of Leadership Saskatoon and played an important role in the initiation and development of the program in 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 has consistently applied them within the community.

Bill Brooks - 2019 Recipient

Bill Brookes

Dr. Bill Brooks is a space scientist with a special interest in technology, creativity, and leadership and a passion for helping organizations and individuals create a better future. Over the past 40 years, Bill has led a multitude of projects and diverse teams in the aerospace and mining industry, the education sector, with private sector businesses and in our community.

A graduate from the Class of 2003, Bill exemplifies Leadership Saskatoon’s values of citizen engagement, collaboration and lifelong learning. After his participation in the program, Bill was inspired to expand his leadership activities and has served on numerous Boards including the SaskInteractive Media Association, the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Saskatoon Opera and Leadership Saskatoon. During his time with the Chamber he also served on the SABEX Committee and was Chair of the Future Opportunities Committee.

Bill has been recognized by Industry Canada for his contributions in the promotion of science and technology with a Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion. He has also been recognized by the Saskatoon Preschool Foundation as an Educator of Distinction, and as the Member & Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

Bill has been a deeply committed volunteer with Leadership Saskatoon since his graduation from the program. He has served as a Board Member (twice!), Committee Member (Program, Alumni & Awards Committees) and continues to contribute as a mentor and a program facilitator.

Through eclecthink International, Bill and his partner continue their work developing the creative, innovative and leadership capabilities of individuals, groups and organizations. Bill has contributed to diverse groups such as the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Biosciences, Business and Professional Women, City of Saskatoon, Canadian Space Agency and many non-for-profit businesses with corporate planning and other workshops, seminars and specialized programs.

Bill believes that due to the rapid change being experienced in our communities, life-long leadership training and development, expanding inclusion and diversity and increasing citizen engagement is critical to the success of not only Saskatoon but Canada as a whole. We are pleased to honour Bill with the 2019 Don Ravis-Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award.


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