Advanced Leadership Transformation

Advanced Skills for Building and Sustaining High Performance Organizations








Unlock Your Leadership Potential with HPL's Advanced Leadership Transformation Program


The Importance of Leadership Development


Leadership transformation is not merely a professional choice; it's the cornerstone of career success and organizational growth. Effective leadership is what propels individuals from their current roles to senior director and above-level positions. It's the driving force behind high-performance teams and thriving organizations.


In today's world of competitive business, organizations are constantly seeking individuals who possess exceptional leadership skills. Leaders inspire, innovate, and drive change. They create cultures of trust and high performance, setting the tone for the entire organization. Without embracing leadership transformation, companies may struggle to adapt to market changes, make strategic decisions, and achieve their long-term objectives.




Looking to take your career to the next level? Our 2024 Leadership Development Program Schedule is your roadmap to success. Whether you're considering Advanced Leadership Transformation or exploring other opportunities, having the schedule at your fingertips will help you plan ahead and make informed decisions about your leadership journey.


Download our 2024 Leadership
Development Program Schedule!





The Ideal Candidate


We understand your aspirations for career advancement and professional growth. Your dedication to attending leadership development courses and your commitment to stand out as a high-potential candidate are commendable. It's this drive for excellence and your desire to fast-track your career that makes you the perfect candidate for HPL's Advanced Leadership Transformation program.


By investing in your leadership skills and habits, you're not only increasing your chances of securing your dream leadership position but also preparing yourself to excel in it. The program we offer is tailored to individuals like you who are poised for career acceleration.


We recognize your ambition and commitment, and we're here to support you every step of the way.











Advanced Leadership Transformation Program Features


HPL's Advanced Leadership Transformation program stands out in the world of leadership development for several reasons:


  • Personalized Coaching: Unlike many programs, we provide one-on-one coaching support from experienced leaders and coaches. This personalized guidance is available during and after the program to ensure your continuous growth.


  • Peer Learning Community: You won't be on this journey alone. Our program leverages a leader peer community, fostering a collaborative environment where you can share best practices, gain insights, and learn from others who share your goals.


  • Three High-Impact Modules: Our program is structured into three distinct modules, each focusing on a critical aspect of leadership development. This modular approach allows you to build your skills gradually and apply what you learn in your daily work.

  • Proven Methodology: Our content is based on proven methodologies from leading consortiums, ensuring that you receive practical and effective tools that you can apply immediately to address the high demands of today's business landscape.

Our program is designed not only to meet but to exceed your expectations. It's a comprehensive and personalized journey that aligns perfectly with your motivations for career advancement and professional growth.


Join HPL's Advanced Leadership Transformation program and take the first step toward becoming the high-performance leader you aspire to be.








Program Overview


The purpose of our Advanced Leadership Transformation program is clear: to empower you with the skills, knowledge, and habits necessary to become an exceptional leader.


Our program's primary objectives are to enhance your leadership effectiveness, cultivate a culture of trust and high performance, and help you develop systems that align with your vision.




Program Core Elements –Leadership Focus


Skills and habits are developed on three core elements:


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







Looking to take your career to the next level? Our 2024 Development Program Schedule is your roadmap to success. Whether you're considering Advanced Leadership Transformation or exploring other opportunities, having the schedule at your fingertips will help you plan ahead and make informed decisions about your leadership journey.


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1. How to Be a High-Performance Leader

High-performance leadership isn't about just managing tasks; it's about inspiring and guiding a team toward a common vision. Our program will equip you with the essential skills and strategies to become a high-performance leader.


You'll learn how to lead intentionally with the tools you need to lead at scale. You'll discover how to motivate and empower your team, fostering a sense of purpose and commitment.


Through interactive sessions, role-playing, and real-world scenarios, you'll gain a deep understanding of what it means to lead with influence and impact.


2. Developing and Sustaining a Culture of Trust, Respect, & High Performance

Trust and respect are the foundations of a thriving workplace culture. In today's dynamic business environment, fostering these qualities is crucial for success.


Our program will delve into the importance of trust-building and respect within teams. You'll explore strategies to create an inclusive and psychologically safe environment where team members feel valued and supported.


High performance is a natural outcome of such a culture. You'll learn how to set clear expectations, provide constructive feedback, and motivate your team to achieve their full potential.


3. Building Aligned Systems

High-performance leadership isn't solely about personal skills; it's also about designing and managing systems that support your vision.


Our program will guide you in building systems that align with your leadership goals and organizational objectives. You'll gain insights into how to streamline processes, allocate resources efficiently, and drive operational excellence.


You'll also explore the concept of organizational alignment, ensuring that every aspect of your organization supports the overarching strategy.







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 very practical and proven methodologies to combat and assist with the high demands placed on all business leaders today.




Program Expected OutcomesGraphic 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




Looking to take your career to the next level? Our 2024 Development Program Schedule is your roadmap to success. Whether you're considering Advanced Leadership Transformation or exploring other opportunities, having the schedule at your fingertips will help you plan ahead and make informed decisions about your leadership journey.


Download our 2024 Development Program Schedule!




Featured Testimonials




"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

President, Northern Digital Inc.





"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,

President, Crystal Fountains




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.






Leadership Transformation


Our Advanced Leadership Transformation program is tailored to individuals who are motivated by career advancement and professional growth. It's designed to equip leaders with the skills, habits, and mindset required for success in senior leadership positions.


The program focuses on three core elements: high-performance leadership, fostering a culture of trust and high performance, and building aligned systems. These elements are essential for career aspirations and align with the shifting paradigm of collaborative leadership.


Key Steps to Leadership Transformation


  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.


Furthermore, the program offers one-on-one coaching and peer support, enhancing your growth journey. Successful completion of the program not only enhances your leadership skills but also empowers you to create a high-performance culture within your organization.


Leadership transformation, a central theme of our program, is about adapting to the demands of the modern business environment. It emphasizes inclusive leadership models, employee development, and continuous learning, all of which are pivotal for your career goals.


In essence, our program is a comprehensive and personalized approach to leadership development, perfectly suited to your motivations and aspirations. Joining the program is a step toward becoming a highly high-performance leader and achieving career advancement.




Accelerate Growth


What sets this program apart from others is the one-on-one coaching 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:


  • Skill concepts & habit development modules

  • Work-related practical application

  • 1:1 executive coaching sessions

  • Peer community networking




Scott Smith                               Glenn Sommerville

                                                                                            Scott Smith                                                Glenn Sommerville







HPL's Advanced Leadership Transformation program is a unique and comprehensive offering tailored to individuals who aspire to advance their careers and excel in leadership roles. This program focuses on enhancing leadership skills, fostering a high-performance culture, and building effective systems, all of which are crucial for success in today's competitive business environment.


The program provides personalized coaching and encourages peer learning, creating a supportive and collaborative environment for growth. Completing the program successfully leads to a range of benefits, including enhanced leadership skills, the ability to cultivate a high-performance culture, and expertise in system building and sustainment.


For candidates who have these goals, this program is a career catalyst. It positions them as a standout candidate for senior director-level and above positions and equips them to lead with confidence, drive change, and inspire their teams to excel. Beyond career advancement, the program influences personal growth and leadership confidence, ensuring a lasting positive impact on both your professional and personal life.


Ready to elevate your leadership skills and transform your career? Register now for HPL's Advanced Leadership Transformation program and take the first step towards becoming a highly high-performance leader.





Dates and Fees



Fall 2024 Cohort - Registration Open


Registration closes:  23 October, 2024



Live in-person delivery

All sessions are 9:00 AM - ~5:00PM EST


Includes: daily refreshments and lunch


Peer community reception 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on 26 November, 2024

  •  Guest leader speaker(s)
  •  Peer networking (participant leaders, plus HPL network leaders)
  •  Refreshments/horderves






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:

Within the Kitchener/Waterloo to Milton Ontario area


PeopleParticipant Profile:

Senior level or experienced leaders/professionals

          High potential leaders



$4,600 for HPS Consortium Members

          $4,950 for non-HPS Consortium Members (Standard)


Looking to take your career to the next level? Our 2024 Development Program Schedule is your roadmap to success. Whether you're considering Advanced Leadership Transformation or exploring other opportunities, having the schedule at your fingertips will help you plan ahead and make informed decisions about your leadership journey.


Download our 2024 Development Program Schedule!




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.