Advanced Leadership Transformation

Advanced Skills for Building and Sustaining High Performance Organizations



Group of people looking at a presentation facilitated by Glenn Sommerville Program Overview


HPL's Advanced Leadership Transformation is a comprehensive practical leadership development program providing leaders with a core success factor; the skills to lead and develop a high performance organization sustained through the habits of a highly effective leader.


Participant leaders receive one-one coaching support from an experienced leader/coach during and after the program skill development sessions to continue and guide them through developing their skills and forming essential leader habits. 


Cohort enrolment is limited to ensure the most effective coach to participant leader interaction.


The proven methodology from learning consortiums of leveraging a leader peer community provides additional support, learning, and sharing of best practices among program leaders.


Upon successfully completing the program and executing their implementation plan, participant leaders will have the skills and habits to take their organizations to a high level of sustained performance to compete and win.












Leadership Focus


Skills and habits are developed on three core elements:


  1. How to be effective leaders
  2. Developing and sustaining a culture of trust, respect, & high performance
  3. Building aligned systems


Graphic restating the above focuses of the program.








"Scott and Glenn provided extraordinary real-world experience and effective tools to enable me to drive change and implement large-scale programs in my organization.  The coaching calls and peer sessions provided excellent opportunities to share best practices, experiences, and ideas.  This course and the relationships created have been a phenomenal tool to ensure I am communicating and driving the company forward in these rapidly changing times."


David Rath,


Northern Digital Inc.

David Rath


"I see my time in the program as critical in my continued development as a leader.  Through Scott and Glenn's coaching and being surrounded by peers with a unique mix of experience, I was able to develop, practice, and grow my leadership skills in a way I had not imagined I could!"

Darcy L'Heureux,


Crystal Fountains


Darcy L'Heureux









High Performance Road Map


3 high-impact modules of skill and habit development


Advanced Leadership Transformation is a comprehensive leadership development program designed to equip a leader with the necessary skills and habits to be highly effective and lead a high performing organization.  The program is delivered in three high-impact individual modules of three-month duration each.   There is no pre-requisite; a leader may join or rejoin at the beginning of any semester. 


Spring Semester "Leading Change". Fall Semester "Leading on Purpose". Winter Semester "High Performance Systems".



Each module focuses on a specific theme, building leader competence and confidence within and beyond each module.  The sessions contain powerful tools and techniques that all leaders require and can immediately apply in their demanding days to help them become deliberate, in-control, and more effective leaders.  Content includes the core elements leaders tell us they need most and desire to enhance their skills.  The sessions are not academic management theory, but rather very practical and proven methodologies to combat and assist with the high demands placed on all business leaders today.




Expected outcomes:Graphic explaining the different course topics: Change Management, Culture and future state, High Performance Leadership, The Human System, Organizational Systems Thinking, Build and Sustain High Performance.


  • Leader habits through skill development
  • Practical application in the workplace
  • Tools to create a road map to improvement
  • Fundamentals of effective management systems
    • Organizational Systems Thinking
  • Leading on purpose
  • Creating and sustaining a high performance culture
  • Higher leader self-awareness & confidence















Note:  Advanced Leadership Transformation was previously titled Effective Leader Program


Abraham Roza


"The program walks you through all the key elements to be a leader.  Glenn and Scott’s knowledge and experience provide real life examples to make the content relevant.  Their coaching calls and gemba walks provide instant and valuable feedback. 

I recommend this program to new and growing leaders."



            Abraham Roza,

        Director of Operations,

             Baylis Medical


Chris Prosser


"As a leader for a small non-profit organization, I often find myself wearing the hat of ship's captain, crew, and cook.  This program gave me the perfect modern and unique skills and techniques needed to manage my operations better, keep running my organization, and support my team from the top.  In addition, the program provided insightful tools to engage my team and bring them with me on our way to change the organization for the better."       



Chris Prosser,

Executive Director,

The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region


           Nick Anghel 

  "The program prepared me for the next steps in my career by providing the skills and confidence I needed.  I found the tips and tricks shared in each session to be easy to implement, very effective, and fit well with my leadership style.  The program's coaching and peer to peer components are unique and allow for real time feedback on existing issues; thus, the gained skills can be immediately applied.  Highly recommended for any senior leader looking to take the next step in self-development."



            Nick Anghel,

      Sr Director of Operations, 

  Life Sciences, ATS Automation


Mihir Wagh


"This program helped me connect the dots between different organizational systems and brought to light real life examples around the interactions between systems.  Working with peers across diverse industries gave excellent perspectives on real-life challenges and solutions around implementing some of the tools learnt over the course of the program."




Mihir Wagh

Vice President - Operations

Aristocrat Technologies Inc.



What other participant leaders are saying about the program:


"The explanation of the process was great, along with the real life experience brings clarity to the process."


"Loved the content.  Learned a lot.  Lots of tools to use."


"The topics were extremely relevant to my role in my org."


"Change management plan can be utilized right away."


"Helped give me tools to construct mental models for the team."


"Group discussion allows for ideas to be shared and for feedback."


"Good content for systems thinking."


"I feel this will help me to continue to build my leadership skills."


"100% applicable to my current needs of change management."


"Change curve and SBI were in line with what we are going through."


"The format for the project was excellent."



Leadership Transformation


Leadership transformation is a term that refers to the process of changing one's approach to leadership to better align with the needs of the organization and its people. It involves adopting new practices and behaviours that empower individuals and teams to achieve their goals more effectively. In today's rapidly evolving business environment, leadership transformation is a critical component of success, as it enables organizations to adapt to changing conditions and stay ahead of the competition.


The concept of leadership transformation encompasses a range of different practices and strategies. At its core, however, it involves a shift away from traditional, top-down leadership models toward more collaborative, participatory approaches. This means creating a culture of trust, transparency, and open communication, in which everyone feels empowered to contribute their unique skills and insights.


An important aspect of leadership transformation is the need to prioritize employee development and growth. Leaders who invest in their teams and foster a culture of continuous learning are better equipped to navigate the challenges of the modern business world. By providing opportunities for skill-building and professional development, leaders can empower their teams to take on new challenges and adapt to changing circumstances.


To achieve a successful leadership transformation, it's important to take a strategic, long-term approach. This involves identifying areas for improvement and developing a roadmap for change. It also requires buy-in from all levels of the organization, as everyone has a role to play in creating a culture of transformation.


Some key steps that organizations can take to facilitate leadership transformation include:


  1. Foster a culture of continuous learning: Encourage employees to seek out new learning opportunities and provide resources and support for skill-building and professional development.
  2. Embrace new technologies: Invest in tools and platforms that can help streamline workflows, enhance communication, and leverage data for better decision-making.
  3. Empower employees: Create a culture of trust and transparency in which everyone feels empowered to contribute their ideas and insights.
  4. Lead by example: Demonstrate the behaviours and practices that you want to see in your organization and hold yourself accountable for driving change.
  5. Communicate openly: Foster open and transparent communication across all levels of the company and encourage feedback and collaboration.


Leadership transformation is a critical process that can help organizations adapt and thrive in today's rapidly evolving business environment. By prioritizing employee development, embracing new technologies, and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation, leaders can create a more agile and resilient organization that is better equipped to achieve its goals.




Accelerate Growth


What sets this program apart from others is the one-one coaching that each participant leader receives throughout the program.  Our coaches are industry and business professionals with many years of hands-on experience in executive level positions within operations and supply chain.  They will be there every step of the way to assist and support the participant leaders develop and hone their skills and habits.  Each cohort has limited enrollment to ensure the most effective coach to participant leader interaction.  Participant leaders will obtain access to the coaches throughout the program through:



12 skill & habit development sessions


9 one hour coaching sessions


3 Peer Community group sessions




Scott Smith                               Glenn Sommerville

                                                                                            Scott Smith                                                Glenn Sommerville











Dates and Fees



Spring 2023 Semester - Module 1  - "Leading Through Change"

April 2023 - June 2023 - Registration Closed


Session 1A Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application: 11 April 2023

Session 1B Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application: 25 April 2023

Session 2A Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application: 9 May 2023

Session 2B Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application:  23 May 2023

Peer Community Group:  6 June 2023


All sessions are 12:30PM - 5:00PM EST



Fall Semester Schedule to be posted mid-summer 2023.




Dedicated client in-house custom programs are also available upon request.




3 Module Comprehensive senior Leader Development Program: 3 Peer Community Groups, 9 Executive Coaching Calls, 12 Skill Concepts and Practical Habit Application Sessions,


LoLocation cation:

All Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application sessions are live virtual.

         The Peer Community Group sessions are in-person at a

         venue within the extended western side of Greater Toronto    

         Area (GTA) (i.e./Mississauga, Milton, Kitchener/Waterloo)


PeopleParticipant Profile:

Senior level or experienced leaders/professionals

          High potential leaders



$3,150/module for HPS Consortium Members

          $3,450/module for non-HPS Consortium Members


           * 5% discount for registration and payment of the entire program -

             Three semesters

We develop leaders' skills and habits to achieve

High Performance Cultures.


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Transformational leaders are a critical component to engaging and motivating our humans. Through deliberate practice, we develop the skills of leaders and create alignment between them, the management system and your organization’s culture.