Leadership Essentials

for Managers

Move from DOING to LEADING

Making the transition from individual contributor to leader demands a new set of skills


Leadership Essentials for Managers is uniquely designed to equip the new managers with the following leadership skills.

  • Learn how to increase your leadership influence

  • Understand the power of emotional intelligence to lead others

  • Discover your unique leadership approach through the Birkman Method®

  • Learn how to use coaching to transform any conversation

  • Manage healthy conflict in order to increase staff commitment

  • Delegate properly and hold others accountable

  • Communicate up, down and across the organization effectively

  • Learn how to manage your time effectively

Each participant will receive a 1:1 performance feedback session from a certified executive coach as part of the training. This session has been proven to significantly enhance the learning of the participant.

Employers have received the Canada-Alberta Job Grant for this training program. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy.

Contact us or view the Canada-Alberta Job Grant website for more information.

Program Summary


Training is delivered over three full day classroom sessions (24 instructional hours). Each session is two-four weeks apart. The 1:1 performance coaching session is scheduled during the program.

CREDENTIAL: Certificate (non-credit). Assessment for course completion is based on full attendance for all sessions, in class participation, and creation of Action Plan.

CAPACITY: Minimum of 10 participants for private training.


Session One

Module 1 - Leadership for Managers

Module 2 - Emotional Intelligence

Session Two

Module 3 - Workplace Culture

Module 4 - Coaching Skills for Leaders

Session Three

Module 5 - Evaluating and Supporting Staff

Module 6 - Conflict Management, Delegation, and Accountability

Module 7 - Meetings and Time Management

Performance Feedback Session

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The START sessions were very informative, insightful, and most of all, practical to everyday situations I face. Ian has a unique ability to keep his audience fully engaged which is both rare and refreshing.
— John Blair, QC Coordinator, LafargeHolcim
Ian was understood our culture and how we operate as a team. It felt like the training was customized just for us. Brilliant!
— Michelle Dickenson, Store Manager, Canadian Tire



Ian Whitfield

BComm, C.E.C

Ian is a Certified Executive Coach through RoyalRoads University and an Advanced Certified Consultant in the Birkman Method®. He received an Administrative and Commercial Studies Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Ian is also a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

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