Leadership Days

Targeted for the busy professional in mind, our Core Program brings together individuals from all sectors and geographical areas of our community for a part-time 10-month experiential leadership development program. Through a series of focused and connected workshops (10 weekdays & 3 weekend days) and project work, participants learn more about their own leadership styles and identify the skills areas they wish to hone.

Ignite your leadership potential by learning about these key topics (and more!)

- Arts, culture & Innovation (in business and in the community)

- Understanding Social Profit governance

- Coaching and Mentoring

- Community engagement

- Engaging Diversity

- Managing growth

- Poverty and homelessness

- Emotional Intelligence

- Understanding and Leading Change

- Leading and participating in teams

- Managing Conflict

- Planning and Project Management

- Systems Theory

- Relationship Building/Networking

- Personal leadership awareness

It’s important that Core Program participants are dedicated to their learning journey, so we ask that participants commit to attending all sessions, including the opening and closing workshops. Before applying, we ask that you verify that you are able to attend each session. As the Leadership Days are scheduled during the week, it’s imperative that your employer supports your application and will allow you the time away from your workplace to attend.


Note: Unless otherwise indicated, Leadership Days run 8:30am - 4:30pm
Dates are subject to change, and additional days may be added to the curriculum as we roll out the enhanced project work.

Program Orientation

Thursday, August 15th (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

2-Day Opening Leadership Workshop

Friday, September 13th and Saturday September 14th  (9:00am Friday to 5:00pm Saturday)

Note: This workshop is held away from Waterloo Region and is an overnight retreat

Leadership Day 1  

Thursday, October 17th

Leadership Day 2  

Thursday, November 21st

Leadership Day 3

Thursday, December 19th

Leadership Day 4

Thursday, January 16th

Leadership Day 5

Thursday, February 20th

Leadership Day 6

Thursday, March 26th

Leadership Day 7

Thursday, April 23rd

Leadership Day 8

Thursday, May 21st

1-Day Closing Leadership Workshop

Thursday, June 11th (8:00am - 5:00pm with dinner to follow)


Wednesday, June 17th

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Other Events

In addition to the above workshop dates, participants are asked to attend the following Leadership Waterloo Region events.