In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan we wanted to reach out to our stakeholders at this time!
Despite these times of change and uncertainty, Leadership Saskatoon has opened a call for applicants for our 2020-2021 10-month leadership program. Why? We need great leaders and the support of our community networks now more than ever. The current pandemic has strengthened our resolve to continue to build and support community leaders in Saskatoon.
We know that things are rapidly changing as we adapt to this emerging situation as a community. If you’ve been thinking about taking our program for a while, or now find yourself needing some extra tools and support in your leadership role we encourage you to apply.
Leadership Saskatoon has been providing high-level programming to develop and support leaders in our community for 20 years. With the support of the Community Initiatives Fund we have recently redesigned our 10-month leadership program to better reflect the needs of leaders in today’s increasingly complex world.
For highlights on our program redesign please see our program page.
The Leadership Saskatoon Program has been called life-changing by many of our graduates. It's a full immersion into your personal development as a leader, and you won't look at yourself or our community in the same way afterwards.
Leadership can be learned. Our redesigned curriculum focuses on skills you can apply right away. Are you ready for the challenge? Explore the 2020-2021 Program Overview & Dates.
March 18th Sandbox Lunch & Learn - POSTPONED
In discussion with our partners and volunteers we have made the decision to postpone our March 18th Sandbox Lunch & Learn session at this time.
For the remainder of our programming year we will continue to stay informed and will be making decisions about the continuation of events based on the most current information available to us.
We are in ongoing discussions with our board and staff team to determine options for continued program delivery. We also want to encourage you to stay connected with us and each other - we know that a sense of community is going to be especially important at this time. Leadership Saskatoon has a presence on Facebook and LinkedIn - please follow us!
To be notified of upcoming lunch & learns or short duration professional development opportunities please join our mailing list. Email us at: email@example.com
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.
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.