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About The Niagara Institute

The Niagara Institute, established in 1971, is the leadership development division of The Conference Board of Canada. It is one of the most trusted providers of high-impact, high-quality leadership development solutions. Our team of experienced leadership and organizational development professionals work with clients to build strong leaders and successful organizations through customized development programs, advisory services, coaching, public programs, distance learning, and webinars.

Our mission is to build stronger leaders and organizations for a better future.

Helping Leaders Grow

The Niagara Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance the quality of leadership. Niagara Institute’s programs are highly concentrated, engaging and student-focused, attracting leaders from across Canada and around the world.

Effective leaders are people who understand themselves and their relationships with others. The Niagara Institute helps leaders learn how to change their own lives and go on to change the lives of their organizations and their communities. We believe that leadership is found in all organizations, in different situations, and at all organizational levels. At the individual level, leadership makes people more competent and effective; at the organizational level, leadership enables organizations to become more vigorous and competitive.

Invest in Leadership

Here, at the Niagara Institute, we know that it pays to invest in leadership, in all its forms. The Niagara Institute’s products and services reflect our commitment to improving leadership capabilities that bring direction and momentum to individuals, groups, and organizations. We believe that there is not a single “best” leadership style that fits every leader or organization, so in addition to public programs, the Niagara Institute offers customized leadership development, tailored to the specific needs of an organization, as well as Certified Executive Coaching services.

The Niagara Institute products and services are relevant, highly experiential and practical, and based on comprehensive research. They are designed to help leaders identify, understand, and address the issues of our time. Our facilitators are engaging professional adult educators and our program learning model is highly effective. Together, these elements form a winning combination.

When you think of leadership, think of the Niagara Institute. We are the place where leaders come to grow.

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Leadership Development Map

To see our full range of leadership programs and coaching options, please access our Niagara Leadership Development Map (PDF).

Public Programs

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Comprehensive and focused leadership programs that build the critical skills of successful leaders.

Custom Programs

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Create a focused team development experience with greater synergy.

Executive Coaching

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Explore new leadership perspectives with a focused one-on-one or team management.