Effective Leader Program

Program Overview

HPL's Effective Leader Program is a 12 month 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 an 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 the development of their skills the formation of leader habits.  Cohort enrollment is limited to 10-12 to ensure the most effective coach to participant leader interaction.

Following the proven methodology of leaveraged learning consortiums, a leader peer community is utilized to provide additional support, learning and to share best practices amoung program leaders.

Upon successful completion of the program and execution of 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. Building Aligned Systems
  3. Developing and Sustaining a culture of trust, respect, & high performance

"I am excited about the Effective Leader Program and have two of my leaders participating in the Fall 2019 cohort to enhance their skills."

Tony Tavares,

Senior Vice President,


"I see my time in the HPL Effective Leader 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,

Vice President Global Business Development,

Crystal Fountains

High Performance Road Map

6 "in-class" skill and habit development sessions

1 full day session per month in the first 6 months.

Expected outcomes:

  • 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



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                Abraham Roza,

          Director of Operations,

           DMS, Baylis Medical

"The Effective Leader 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."

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 is limited to 10-12 participant leaders to ensure the most effective coach to participant leader interaction.

8 one hour coaching sessions

2 on-site go & see coaching sessions

6 Peer Community group sessions



                                                                                            Scott Smith                                                Glenn Sommerville



Dates and Fees

Fall 2019 Cohort - In progress - registration closed

October 2019 - September 2020

Session 1: 17 Oct 2019

Session 2: 12 Nov 2019

Session 3: 9 Dec 2019

Session 4: 14 Jan 2020

Session 5: 11 Feb 2020

Session 6: 10 Mar 2020

Winter 2020 Cohort - Registration Open - 2 spaces remaining!

January 2020 - December 2020

Session 1:  28 Jan 2020

Session 2:  25 Feb 2020

Session 3:  24 Mar 2020

Session 4:  21 Apr 2020

Session 5:  26 May 2020

Session 6:  23 Jun 2020

Spring 2020 Cohort - Registration Now Open!

April 2020 - March 2021

Session 1:  7 April 2020

Session 2:  5 May 2020

Session 3:  2 June 2020

Session 4:  7 July 2020

Session 5:  18 Aug 2020

Session 6:  15 Sept 2020

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



Granite Ridge Golf Course

          9503 Dublin Line

          Milton, Ont

Participant Profile:

Senior level leaders / professionals

          High potential leaders


$9,800 for HPS Consortium Members

          $10,800 non HPS Consortium Members


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.