Leader Foundations Leadership Academy

Attention New Leaders

We appreciate your feedback on what would help you build the skills you need to engage your staff, delegate work and effectively start and guide a team.

Leaders in transition face a steep learning curve with high expectations and often receive insufficient support to be successful in their new role. In fact, research has shown that nearly 50% of leader transitions fail.

A leader in a new role must quickly adapt to new processes, perspectives, and expectations. There is also an expectation for them to ramp up their skills fast and build new key relationships. Leaders often struggle in any one or more of these areas.

These struggles create risks that can have immense impacts on the business as they can reduce productivity, performance, and engagement of the incoming leader and out further into the organization.

Potential risks are created at every level of the organization and profitability, productivity and morale can be negatively affected.

If struggles are not addressed there will continue to be risks to the business such as interruption of business and service, financial cost increases, revenue loss, staffing challenges, and work relationship difficulties.

The outcome of not addressing these struggles, impact not only the transitioning leader, but their direct reports, partners, other internal as well as external stakeholders including customers.

The Leader Foundations Leadership Academy is a customized program specifically created to support new leaders build a solid foundation to succeed in their new roles. This interactive, practical learning and implementation program will get leaders up to speed fast. They will identify skills they need to develop or strengthen to level up and increase their effectiveness.

In this program, participants will:

  • identify and understand the most important elements of their work to help them make decisions on how best to optimize their role
  • increase their skills to have higher quality and more productive conversations that increase trust
  • increase their skills to communicate more simply and powerfully
  • learn the skills to execute project plans and tasks more effectively
  • learn the skills to resolve unproductive conflict and
  • identify what professional skills gap exist and take action to address any gaps

This six-month training program includes:

  • One orientation and kickoff group webinar (1 hour)
  • Managing Myself workshop (1 hour)
  • Six monthly half-day workshops (4 hours each)
  • Six monthly implementation sessions topic (90 minutes each)
  • Individual skill building, practical learning and implementation sessions (5 hours)
  • Accountability team sessions (monthly) (1 hour)
  • Assignments pre- and post half-day modules
  • Knowledge checks after each half-day module
  • participant manual consisting of assessments, quizzes, worksheets, tips, and tools in PDF format
  • Development of an individual action plan for learning and building knowledge, skills, and abilities

Total hours: 46 hours plus additional hours to complete the assignments.

The Program Structure:

Orientation and Kickoff Introductory Session: get a clear understanding of the program overview including expectations for assessment and completion

Module 1 – Success in  New Role: identify and understand the most important elements of  your work to help you make decisions on how best to optimize your role

Module 2 – Conversational Intelligence: knowing how to have healthier conversations to connect better, strengthen relationships, increase trust and mutual success

Module 3 – Communicate Simply and Powerfully: understanding your communication styles to better communicate with others

Module 4 – Executing Effectively: learn the skills to execute project plans and tasks more effectively

Module 5 –  Resolving Unproductive Conflict:  learn the skills to resolve unproductive conflict

Module 6 – Closing the Gap and Taking Action: knowing what professional skills gap exists and take action to address the gap

How Learning Will be Assessed
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion participants must:

  • complete a knowledge check after each workshop
  • complete all assignments and
  • provide an individual action plan within two weeks of the final workshop.

Program Delivery:

The program will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

Course Materials
Participants will receive a PDF version of the Participant Workbook including content, assessments, quizzes, tips, and tools. Links to Google forms will also be provided.

Knowledge check
After each half-day workshop, participants will answer an online knowledge checks.

Please contact Marielle for new dates.

  • Orientation Session
  • Managing Myself workshop
  • Module 1
  • Module 1 Implementation
  • Module 2
  • Module 2 Implementation
  • Module 3
  • Module 3 Implementation
  • Module 4
  • Module 4 Implementation
  • Module 5
  • Module 5 Implementation
  • Module 6
  • Module 6 Implementation

All individual Skill Building and Learning sessions run concurrently.

The cost of the program is $10,000 plus $500 GST/per participant.

The costs include: all workshops, individual skill building and learning sessions, and training materials.

  • Training material: $500
  • Tuition fees – workshops and individual skill building sessions: $9500

For more information, prices or to book a workshop for your organization please contact us.

Grants and Training Funding

Your organization may be eligible for funding through:

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost. Employers can make multiple grant applications to a maximum of $100,000 per fiscal year, and up to $10,000 per individual trainee.

The Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Program. Employers can make multiple applications to a maximum of $5,000 for the duration of the program.

Please note: Due to high program demand, applications are being prioritized and processed approximately two weeks prior to the start date of training. Applications submitted less than 10 business days prior to the start date of training may not be approved.

What my clients are saying…

“Marielle is a wonderful mentor and coach. She is kind and compassionate. She is able to motivate and uses wonderful techniques to engage her audience. She has worked with our management team on three separate programs over the past year. The growth in our managers has been exponential. We can see the things they have learned seep into every aspect of their work and interactions with others. I highly recommend Marielle as a professional and competent trainer of people and teams. We are grateful for the expertise she provided to our key employees.”
Janet McRoberts, Janet Southam Consulting Inc.  

About Coach Marielle

Marielle Gauthier, owner of Redworks Communications and Coaching, works with leaders of small to medium-sized organizations to make improvements in individual and team performance and achieve business goals in an efficient and effective manner.

She provides strategic consulting, training, coaching and facilitation in the areas of leader development, employee engagement, career success, effective communication, relationship building, customer service, effective execution, stress management, time management and retirement lifestyle planning.

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