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Building Leadership Essentials (BLE)

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Building Leadership Essentials helps you develop into a more versatile and capable leader. This highly interactive program both supports and challenges you as you gain insights and learn new skills.

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Building Leadership Essentials Facts 

Ideal for Leaders of
Self Team Department Division Organization 

First-line to middle managers and individual professionals who are leaders (whether or not they have direct reports) 

Powerful Learning Outcomes

  • Insight into your own leadership style and its impact on others
  • Proven strategies that will help you to meet leadership challenges as they arise
  • Knowledge of tools and processes that will improve your leadership ability
  • Personalized action-based organizational and individual goals
  • Renewed confidence in your leadership skills

Personalized Applied Learning

  • Comprehensive assessments giving a detailed perspective on your leadership preferences and style, including 360-degree feedback on your leadership impact
  • Exercises and small group simulations that provide experiential learning and application
  • Small group session with a Niagara Institute executive coach to synthesize learning, identify personal development goals, and develop your action plan

Program Dates

Fee: $5,195*

Date   Location  
November 20–22, 2018 Vantage Venues, Toronto, Ontario 
March 26–28, 2019The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario 
May 7–9, 2019 Vantage Venues, Toronto, Ontario  

*Includes some meals and refreshments. Does not include accommodation. Fees are subject to HST. 



For all programs held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, accommodation is secured on your behalf at a preferred rate upon registration. For more information, please email

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Please note: Dates and locations are subject to change.

Complement Your Experience With One-on-One Post-Program Coaching

Maximize the benefits of your development experience by arranging for post-program coaching with your Niagara Coach.

Contact us to find out how to include this option with your program attendance.


Multiple Attendees

This program is ideal for group training. Maximize the benefits of this learning and increase the return on your training investment by sending multiple people from your organization.

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Your Company Could be Eligible to Have 2/3 of Your Program Fee Paid by the Canada Job Grant

  • Have you recently had a change in your position?
  • Are you up for a promotion or have recently been promoted?
  • Are you a new hire?

Call 1-800-663-7305 or e-mail us for the Canada Job Grant contact.

Our Alumni Speak

“This was an amazing experience and I feel I have a whole new way of leading and doing my job.”

Renee Vermeulen, Deputy Registrar Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Vancouver)

“Great work! I enjoyed this course immensely.”

Brenda Sgaggi, Manager, Marketing Big Rock Brewery (Calgary)

“Excellent course. Really beneficial and an eye opener.”

Erdembayer Sukhee, Superintendent, Logistics, J.S. Redpath Limited

“I found this course very interesting and valuable and was fully engaged from start to finish.”

Timothy Johnson, Research Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources