Leadership Skills

We offer several leadership development programs: 

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 March 12, 2024 (8 sessions) I 4:30 to 7:00 pm MT I Via Zoom


This program is eligible for Alberta Medical Association (AMA) CME reimbursement under Quality Improvement Cost on the Application form.

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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 surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on their decisions with unity and commitment.

Next session: Begins Wednesday May 1 and continues weekly to May 29, 2024 I 1:00 to 4:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION before March 1, 2024!

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