Professional, thoughtful, creative and comprehensive. Appreciative of the many ways participants were encouraged to invest in their own reflective process
— Sarah, Catholic Family Service
This program has been very valuable for me and has opened my eyes & mind to new ways of being and leading
— Lori McRitchie, Airdrie Food Bank
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
I would encourage others to challenge themselves and even if you’ve been a leader for some time – there are new strategies to be learned
— Patricia, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
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
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
Melissa is an exceptional coach and facilitator. The material, the content, the experience, the coaching sessions – all were exceptional
— Lori James, Pacekids Programs

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.

DATES: Feb 8, Mar 1, Mar 22 (Thursdays)

TIME: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (each day)

LOCATION: Fort Calgary (705 - 9 Ave SE)

Free parking available

DATES: April 12, May 3, May 24 (Thursdays)

TIME: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (each day)

LOCATION: Ritchie Mill Conference Centre (10171 Sask Dr. NW)

Free parking available

Program supported by:





*Total cost is $1500 + 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 $500. 

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 the Applicant Guide.


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

2. Wait to receive a partially completed Canada-Alberta Job Grant application form that contains necessary program information

3. Complete the remaining sections of the grant application form and send it for processing (minimum 30 days prior to program start)

An invoice will be issued after grant funding is confirmed. 


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.

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 session dates have been scheduled over six weeks to allow participants to exercise the skills they are gaining between sessions. This will be further complimented by one-on-one coaching sessions embedded throughout the program duration to support you in pushing your skills to the next level. 

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