Executive Education

Leading Within Organizations

This one-day session is a part of our 4-day Leading Series program. While this session is independent in nature, maximum value can be obtained by taking the full program.

 Start Date   Duration   Location   Investment
 Nov 20, 2017   1 day  Edmonton  $750 +GST
 Mar 21, 2018  1 day  Calgary  $750 +GST
 Apr 25, 2018   1 day  Edmonton   $750 +GST
Fees include all program materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Situational Leadership is an insightful framework to understand as a leader when to empower others, when to delegate and who’s ready for the next opportunity. Of course, how you perceive your team or organizational culture also plays out in this decision-making. In this session you’ll be introduced to two helpful leadership frameworks to ensure you are exercising your best options.

You will be introduced to Canadian best practice research that illuminates a path, a “missing link” in leadership development and everyday practices, that help leaders see powerful, alternative ways to lead both themselves and their businesses.

You will be provided with a theory and practice to help your team, project or organization define a constructive and results-based culture. In addition you will be provided with practical tools and techniques to lead change at an individual and team level.

Program Highlights 

  • Identify what leadership styles help to develop the appropriate organizational culture to inspire people;
  • Complete a cultural diagnosis of your organization, team or business unit;
  • Understand linkages between customer satisfaction, employee retention and change readiness and culture;
  • Learn ways to change in your team, project or organization through courageous strategies and conversations;
  • Engage buy-in and support from key stakeholders by support the human dimensions of change; and
  • Explore Canadian best practice research on the impact of culture and organizational success.


Laurie Hillis has been teaching with Executive Education at the University of Alberta for a number of years. Laurie Hillis is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alberta and President of a Calgary-based leadership consulting and coaching firm. Specializing in all areas of leadership development, Laurie 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.