Leader as Coach: for Non-Profits

Calgary - Fall 2019 - Registration Open

Edmonton - Spring 2020

Lethbridge - Spring 2020

Be the leader you want (and need) to BE

Explore who you are as a leader, develop your coach-approach to drive performance, and discover the exponential capacity inclusive leadership creates. Ideal for Directors and Managers, this three-day program will offer a powerful combination of in-class learning, as well as one-on-one coaching to allow for deeper leadership exploration on an individual level.

This program is for you if you...

  • care passionately about what you do and want to make a difference - for your community and your team.

  • feel constantly pressured by lack of time, resources and energy to do what needs to get done.

  • are faced with staff or teams that care about the cause, but need to develop critical skills.

  • want to inspire your team with your vision, yet feel depleted by the overwhelming demands in a challenging non-profit climate.

  • desire to lead your organization in a way that creates huge impact and affects positive change.

DATES: October 24, November 14, December 5 (Thursdays)

TIME: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (each day)

LOCATION: TBD (central Calgary)

Program includes:

  • 3 days of interactive, hands-on in-class learning

  • 3 one-on-one coaching sessions with a Professional Certified Coach

  • Completion and debrief of the EQi2.0 Emotional Intelligence instrument

  • Certificate of Completion in "Leader as Coach (for Non-Profits)"

As a cohort, we will come together to discover, discuss, and create solutions to challenges you as a leader of a non-profit are facing. Through learning who you are as a leader, building skills using a coach-approach, and engaging as an inclusive leader, you will drive the performance of your team and the success of your organization.

To maximize applied learning, in-class sessions have been scheduled over six weeks to allow a chance to exercise the skills you are gaining in real time. You will also have one-on-one coaching sessions embedded throughout the program to support you in pushing your skills to the next level. 

Each learning cohort will be limited to a maximum of 14 participants. 



*Priced for accessibility for non-profit organizations. Total cost is $1800 + GST, payable to the program provider. However, this program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding (covering 2/3 of the cost), reducing the employer amount to only $600. 

Grant applications must be submitted and approved prior to program start date and take at least 30 days for processing. Full details on the grant program can be found on Canada-Alberta Job Grant website.

For participants applying from a location at least 100 km outside Edmonton or Calgary, you may be eligible for additional funding for travel expenses. Full details are available in Appendix A of the Applicant Guide.


1. Submit your online program registration using one of the links below

2. After submitting your program registration, you will receive detailed program information that you can use to submit your Canada-Alberta Job Grant application form online (minimum 30 days prior to program start)

4.After the Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding has been approved, an invoice for the program will be issued.

If you are considering the program, then it is for you - jump in with both feet.
— Arwen Caines, Society for the Treatment of Autism
Even someone with years of leadership experience and training will take something away from this course. The specific way Melissa approaches the training will have everyone digging deeper within themselves to grow and stretch their leadership capabilities...You will become the type of leader those around you and you, yourself, need.
— Cara Polujan, Pacekids Programs
Professional, thoughtful, creative and comprehensive. Appreciative of the many ways participants were encouraged to invest in their own reflective process.
— Sarah, Catholic Family Service
Melissa has put together insightful content and uses her skills as a facilitator to create a highly valuable learning opportunity. It’s worth the investment of your time.
— Brian, Momentum
This program will give you tangible leadership skills, thoughts, & direction to take into your workplace, and an opportunity to connect with other leaders in the non-profit sector.
— Carrie McManus, Sagesse
Balance between cohort work and individual coaching sessions was excellent. The ability to discuss, reflect, and then dive deep with Melissa was incredibly beneficial.
— Meaghan Patterson, Alberta Museums Association
Prepare for an insightful journey into self and emerge with focus & intention. The experience has been transformative!
— Cheryl Bujold, Dragonfly Centre
If you are looking to bring your team together through coaching and leadership skills - look no further. You will feel inspired to go beyond where you were before.
— Erin Mulcair, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
The format of the cohort and peer to peer coaching is invaluable. It brings inspiration, support and real-world discussion and application.
— Carmen, Brooks Early Learning Academy

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