Effective Leader Program

Senior Leader Skills for Building and Sustaining High Performance Organizations


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









"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.


"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,

             Baylis Medical



"As a leader for a small non-profit organization, I often find myself wearing the hat of ship's captain, crew, and cook.  The Effective Leader Program gave me the perfect modern and unique skills and techniques needed to better manage my operations and keep me running my organization and supporting my team from the top.  The ELP 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



  "The Effective Leader Program prepared me for the next steps in my career by providing both 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,

      Director of Engineering, 

  Life Sciences, ATS Automation



"The Effective Leader 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 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:



12 skill & habit development sessions


9 one hour coaching sessions


3 Peer Community group sessions





                                                                                            Scott Smith                                                Glenn Sommerville












Dates and Fees


Spring 2022 Semester - Module 1 - "Leading Through Change"

April 2022 - June 2022 - In progress


Session 1A Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application:  26 April 2022

Session 1B Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application:  10 May 2022

Session 2A Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application:  24 May 2022

Session 2B Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application:  7 June 2022

Peer Community Group:  21 June 2022

Fall 2022 Semester - Module 2  - "Leading on Purpose"

October 2022 - December 2022 - Registration Open!


Session 3A Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application:  4 October 2022

Session 3B Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application: 18 October 2022

Session 4A Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application: 1 November 2022

Session 4B Skill Concepts & Practical Habit Application: 15 November 2022

Peer Community Group:  29 November 2022


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





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















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) (ie/Mississauga, Milton, Kitchener/Waterloo)


Participant Profile:

Senior level 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 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.