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About The Niagara Institute

The Niagara Institute was founded in 1971 as a private, not-for-profit foundation to develop the quality of leadership in all sectors of Canadian society. From its inception, the Niagara Institute has provided the opportunity for individuals and groups to explore differing points of view, examine the crucial elements of leadership, and share their experiences and best practices in leading and organizational life.

As the Niagara Institute grew in size and scope, so did the nature of our programs. By the late 1980s a selection of public programs examined various aspects of leadership. In 1988 we began a relationship with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and continue a strong relationship with them. Over the years our partnerships have grown into a large network of experts and providers of high quality leadership development products and services.

As a division of the Conference Board of Canada, the Niagara Institute sets itself apart from other Canadian organizations by being part of a much larger, research-oriented organization whose work and resources support our program content and delivery. Our own research, coupled with that of our parent company, enriches and informs our programs by providing insights on current leadership needs and challenges.

Today, the Niagara Institute is one of the most experienced developers of practical leadership skills in Canada. We offer both Public and Custom programming as well as Executive Coaching to clients in cities and towns across North America at all levels of government, not-for-profit organizations, and private sector businesses.

Our Mission

Dedicated to building stronger leaders and organizations for a better future

Our Vision

The provider of choice for high quality leadership solutions

Our Values

Integrity, Trustworthiness, Respect, Excellence, Transparency

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.