Executive Education

Leadership Essentials Certificate

This 3-day course is part of the 12-day Management Essentials Program. While the course is designed to be independent in nature, please consider whether maximum value can be obtained by taking it as part of a broader program.

Program Overview

This 3-day Leadership Essentials Certificate covers the landscape of:

  • Leading Self
  • Leading Others
  • Leading through Conflict with Emotional Intelligence

Learning Outcomes

  • Refine your leadership approach to accommodate today’s ever-changing requirements
  • Learn about your leadership style, career successes and challenges through the lens of the Harrison suite of tools, gaining clarity on: your Greatest Strengths, your Unique Traits, and your Engagement and Motivational drivers;
  • Maximize 12 essential Leadership Paradoxes, (i.e., leveraging Frankness AND Diplomacy) understanding which of these paradoxes are your strengths and where paradox imbalances cause you stress;
  • Practically apply Polarity Thinking to develop a Leadership Polarity action plan to execute after the program;
  • Hone your coaching skills for varying team contexts – coaching for skills, performance and development;
  • Know when and how to situationally flex your leadership and coaching style to engage, empower and develop others;
  • Identify your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) strengths and growth areas in four key domains:
    (1) Knowing Oneself, (2) Relationship Leadership, (3) Self-Motivation and Self-Management,
    (4) Social Awareness and Service Orientation;
  • Integrate EQ learnings into a practical toolkit to manage conflict, triggers and working with challenging situations;
  • Build an actionable leadership plan for post-program success.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mid-level to senior managers
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs

Instructor

Laurie Hillis

Laurie Hillis has been teaching with University of Alberta's Executive Education for a number of years. Specializing in all areas of leadership development, she 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 is an accomplished writer on the topics of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence and has consulted to organizations in the public sector, private enterprise, and not-for-profit.