Founded in 2001, our 10-month leadership development program is our flagship program. It takes new, aspiring and experienced leaders from across the public, private, and non-profit sectors and sets them up for success as leaders in our community. The program is based on a blend of theory, peer engagement and experiential or applied learning.
Our 10-month leadership program is designed to help you:
- Know yourself more deeply as a person.
- Discover and develop yourself as a leader.
- Expand your knowledge of how teams function and develop competencies to work effectively within them.
- Adapt to changing environments and lead through change and complexity.
- Deepen your understanding of diversity, inclusion, equity, and reconciliation, and how these concepts apply to strengthening and supporting individuals, groups, and teams.
- Explore different concepts of community, collaboration and collective impact to determine how you can contribute more broadly as a leader.
- Test, practice and apply your leadership skills in your workplace, family, and communities.
- Recognize and discover your unique purpose and talents as a leader.
- Engage in over 93 hours of immersive leadership training delivered by a team of highly skilled facilitators and coaches.
- Learn with a diverse cohort of leaders from across the community and join an alumni network of over 500 graduates.
- Be matched with a community leader who will serve as your mentor during the program.
- Put your leadership learning into practice by participating on a "learning team" to explore a community issue you are passionate about.
- Receive a certificate of participation from Leadership Saskatoon and University of Saskatchewan upon completion on the program.
Leadership can be learned. Our redesigned curriculum focuses on skills you can apply right away. Are you ready for the challenge?
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Curriculum Redesign for 2020-2021
Over the past year our organization engaged in a curriculum review thanks to a grant from the Community Initiatives Fund. We have listened to our alumni and stakeholders, monitored trends in leadership education, and reflected on the best methods to engage and develop our leaders.
What Did We Add?
- More on diversity, inclusion and equity with the goal of helping leaders better define and understand these concepts and the value that they bring in the context of leadership.
- Additional focus on working with and supporting teams including how to improve teamwork and collaboration, leverage the strengths of individuals within a team, and share the leadership load across an organization.
- Extra content on the importance of mindset including the difference between fixed and growth mindset and the concept of learning zones and performance zones.
What Did We Keep?
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI) with an increased focus on leveraging team strengths.
- Leadership Practices 360° Inventory Assessment (LPI 360) with additional opportunity to dive into the five practices of exemplary leadership measured by this instrument.
- Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) with a focus on pairing this tool with key interpersonal skills related to emotional and social intelligence.
- Adaptive Leadership concepts such as mental models, systems thinking tools, and specific skills to improve comfort with ambiguity, experimentation and strategic failure.
- Learning Teams which provide an experiential “learning lab” to practice leadership skills and concepts in real-life through the exploration of a community issue.
- Mentorship from a community leader to help each participant expand their network and broaden their overall understanding of our community.
Interested in How We Define Community?
Leadership Saskatoon recognizes the value and place of all sectors within a community and believes that leadership intersects all sectors.
We offer an opportunity to learn and practice working interdependently by sharing strategies, insights and best-practices used within each sector to strengthen our community toward a healthier, more vibrant city where all citizens and organizations thrive. Learn more.