Leadership skills training


Business growth and resilience through emotional intelligence

Do you have emerging leaders on your staff who need training to develop the skills that will allow them to become the drivers of transformation and success for your business? Concerned about retaining your best performers because you are not able to offer them the leadership training and development your competitors can? BILD’s Leadership Skills Training, offered with LEEDHR in 2024, was designed with the needs of your business in mind.

In this year-long interactive training series, centred around emotional intelligence, your staff will develop essential leadership skills, such as self-awareness, strategic thinking, decision-making, critical thinking, communication and change management. They will learn how to build and strengthen trust and respect in the workplace and foster change by reflecting on conscious and unconscious bias. Through the skills they learn in the program, your leaders will help make your organization more successful, innovative and resilient.

In this video, your LEEDHR facilitators Angela Payne and Charles Fortier talk about the Leadership Skills Training.

The program will consist of four sessions—taking place Feb. 21, April 17, Sept. 11 and Nov. 6, 2024—each of which will be followed by a practicum on a separate date. 

The fee is $2,397 (HST included) per person, and the registration deadline is December 15. Spots are limited, so register your team members today.

Program Sessions

Session 1: The emotionally intelligent leader

Date: Feb. 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: In person at LEEDHR, 517 Richmond St. E., Toronto
Practicum: March 6, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., virtual  

This foundational session will help participants understand their strengths and areas of opportunity as it relates to their leadership style. Looking at the skills and behaviours that are supercharging or possibly derailing them, participants will focus on understanding how critical leadership competencies link to diversity, equity and inclusion, while learning the importance of emotional intelligence to deepen one’s effective leadership skills.

Session 2: Building trust in the workplace

Date: April 17, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: virtual
Practicum: May 1, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., virtual

Trust is a direct result of creating an inclusive culture where individuals are allowed to develop strong relationships, communicate authentically, and effectively persuade and influence others. In this session, participants will discuss how empathy, relationships (interpersonal) and self-awareness enable them to have influence with the teams they participate in, operate in and manage.

Session 3: Managing conflict and tackling problems — the healthy way

Date: Sept. 11, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: In person at LEEDHR, 517 Richmond St. E., Toronto
Practicum: Sep. 25, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., virtual

Conflict, although common in the workplace and a natural by-product of leading a workforce, can lead to reduced creativity and slower and ineffective decision-making. Learning to tackle problems and manage conflict is crucial. In this session, participants will develop the capacity to recognize conflict while working on the skills required to de-escalate, by using solution-oriented approaches that foster inclusion and innovation.

Session 4: CHANGE – today’s reality

Date: Nov. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: In person at LEEDHR, 517 Richmond St. E., Toronto
Practicum: Nov. 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., virtual

As leaders, we’re guided, even pushed into situations that require us to adapt and change every day. Failure to do so can result in leaders and teams becoming stuck, being too slow to respond and ultimately losing out on potential innovations. This session will guide participants through developing change management skills to build understanding, agility, and clarity, enabling them to embrace and guide change for themselves, their teams and the organization.


Leadership Skills Training Program details and requirements

Leadership Skills Training Program flyer