Effective Leader Program

Program Overview

HPL's Effective Leader Program 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 the development of their skills and the formation of 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 is also 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. Developing and sustaining a culture of trust, respect, & high performance
  3. Building aligned systems

"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

3 high-impact modules of skill and habit development

The Effective Leader Program is a comprehensive leadership development program that has been designed to equip a leader with the necessary skills and habits to be highly effective and lead a high performing organization.  The program is offered in three high-impact individual modules of three-month duration each.   It is recommended to adhere to the ordered module sequence, however due to variable personal and business demands, there is no pre-requisite and a leader may join, or rejoin, at the beginning of any semester.  As demand dictates, additional modules will be added within the semesters to provide additional scheduling options and full program completion.

Each module is based around a focused theme, building leader competence and confidence both within and beyond each module.  The sessions contain powerful tools and techniques that all leaders require and can immediately apply in the course of their demanding days to help them become deliberate, in-control, and more effective leaders.  Content is focused on the core elements leaders tell us they need 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 leaders in business today.

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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"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."

            Abraham Roza,

        Director of Operations,

         DMS, Baylis Medical

What 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 mangement 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 excecllent"

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:

6 skill & habit development sessions

7 one hour coaching sessions

2 on-site coaching go & see 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 - In progress - registration closed

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

Fall 2020 Semester - Module 1 - "Leading Through Change"

October 2020 - December 2020 - Registration Now Open!

Session 1:  6 October 2020

Session 2:  3 November 2020

Peer Community:  8 December 2020

Winter 2021 Semester - Module 2 - "Leading on Purpose" 

January 2021 - March 2021 Registration Now Open!

Session 3:  19 January 2021

Session 4:  9 February 2021

Peer Community:  9 March 2021

Spring 2021 Semester - Module 3 - "High Performance Systems"

April 2021 - June 2021 -  Registration Now Open!

Session 5:   6 April  2021

Session 6:  4 May 2021

Peer Community:  8 June 2021

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


$3,200/module for HPS Consortium Members

          $3,500/module for non HPS Consortium Members

           * 5% discount for registration and payment of pull program - 3 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.