Leadership Skills

Our leadership programs are available, not only for organizational leaders and healthcare providers, but to anyone looking to step out with greater courage in their professional and personal life.


Our programs are eligible for:

  • Professional development funding available to UofA support staff through the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). Funding is now open for applications for a course, workshop, seminar or training program that takes place between Jul. 1 and Sept. 30, 2024
  • Alberta Medical Association (AMA) CME reimbursement under Quality Improvement Cost on the Application form.

Dare to Lead™ Course (based on the research of Brené Brown)

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.

Next course: Begins SEPTEMBER 24, 2024 (8 sessions) I 4:30 to 7:00 pm MT I Via Zoom


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Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations® teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), participants will learn how to:

  • Resolve conflict
  • Speak their mind truthfully and tactfully
  • Reach alignment when stakes are high and opinions vary and
  • Navigate the most important interactions at home and work.

Next Course: Begins October 8-29, 2024 (4 sessions) I 1:00 -4:00 pm MT I Via Zoom


If you are interested in forming a cohort, please contact lll@ualberta.ca

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Coaching in Action: Coaching Out of the Box

We offer the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program from Coaching Out of the Box. In this program, you will start on building your coaching skills with practical approaches to coaching, including listening with intent and the art of powerful questions for the purposes of moving to action.

If you are interested in forming a cohort, please contact lll@ualberta.ca

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Cognitive Coaching

The Office of Lifelong Learning offers Cognitive Coaching training for organizations seeking to embed coaching skills into everyday practice. Cognitive Coaching℠ is a highly evidenced, practical, and transformative communication model that supports the growth of others through practical skill-building and personal reflection and development.

 If you are interested in attending a Cognitive Coaching course facilitated by Margie Sills-Maerov, BScOT, MBA, CHE, ACC. (Agency Trainer) , please contact lll@ualberta.ca