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Advanced Leadership Program

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Advanced Leadership Program in 2023!

Hundreds of leaders have chosen the Advanced Leadership Program for themselves and their teams.

The Advanced Leadership Program supports senior leaders, or soon-to-be senior leaders, who want to improve performance, empower teams, grow organizations, and succeed in the competitive environment in which they operate. This program is proven to build leaders who are more strategic, innovative, motivational, and valued contributors to their organizations on a broader level. 

Participants in the 10th graduating class of the Advanced Leadership Program will:

  • Build critical leadership skills
  • Experience one-on-one executive coaching
  • Improve strategic communication skills
  • Foster committed teams
  • Drive organizational change and success
  • Collaborate with top-notch industry peers and grow your network

The 14-day program is offered in five modules over four months. Each course is delivered by our expert instructors who provide results-oriented, practical content, combined with real-world experiences and learning activities that help solidify participant knowledge and practice. In addition, this program features high-profile business leaders as guest speakers. The learning experience encourages discussion, debate, and networking where participants learn from each other as well as from our leadership experts. 

Program Schedule

Module 1   Leading Self
Module 2Leading Others
Module 3Leading Organizational Strategy
Module 4Leading Beyond the Organization
Module 5Leadership in Action – Program Wrap-up        

In addition to the program modules, each participant is assigned an executive coach which they can avail of throughout the program to help them get the most out of their experience.

The final requirement of the program is the submission and presentation of an Applied Learning Report. The report focuses on the lessons learned in the program and gives the participants the opportunity to share what they have put into practice or are attempting in their real-world environment.  

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Program Benefits

  • Understand your personal leadership style and leverage it to improve your coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Enhance your ability to motivate, engage and inspire others.
  • Learn effective communication and delegation techniques to enhance and expand your networks and relationships both in and out of the organization.
  • Gain the ability to make strategic decisions with more confidence and proficiently adapt to change by understanding the effect of high-impact organizational strategies on growth and productivity.
  • Know how to create committed leadership teams, more efficient performance, less turnover, stronger leaders, and positive outcomes.
  • Understand how to create a vision for the future of your organization and its responsibilities to the community.
  • Develop relationships with and learn from a network of leaders from a variety of organizations and backgrounds.

Recommended Background

  • Current leaders with a minimum of five years of experience as a middle or senior manager.
  • High potential team members you wish to advance within your organization.
  • Senior leaders who would like a refresher in current business acumen.

Graduate Testimonials

"Gardiner Centre has developed a program that truly educates and challenges anyone in a leadership role. The self-enlightenment with regards to my own leadership style was totally unexpected but will be invaluable to me going forward as a leader”. 

- Chris Green, Director of IT and Operations, Prima Information Solutions

“The Advanced Leadership Program at Gardiner Centre provides students with the opportunity to learn from world-class professionals on topics ranging from contract negotiations, corporate social responsibility to emotional intelligence. It not only equips students with the skills required to lead in the workplace but also provides the opportunity for insight into what makes them a unique leader in all aspects of life (professional, volunteer and personal). The world of aviation is constantly changing and the skills learned in the ALP program have assisted me in becoming aware of what is required to be a more knowledgeable and self-aware leader with PAL Airlines.”

-Meaghan Ludlow, Controller, PAL Airlines

The entire program has been a real treat, an opportunity to get to know myself and give me the information I need to move myself and my career forward. I would recommend it to anyone working on their leadership pathway. 

- Anonymous

Customized Team Delivery 

Gardiner Centre can customize a leadership program to address the specific needs of your organization. Programs may be comprised of complete or partial contents of existing leadership programs offered by Gardiner Centre. The modules within the program can be tailored to include real and relevant examples and discussions to help your staff develop solutions for the specific challenges facing your organization. Gardiner Centre also welcomes the exploration of client-specific programming to meet your organization's unique requirements.

Cancellations and Transfers:

  • A full refund will be issued for written cancellations received a minimum of 21 days before the program start date. Written cancellations received after this date will incur an administration charge of $800 +HST.
  • Full program fee will be payable for withdrawal after program start date.
  • If you are unable to attend a module, you may transfer to the next session.

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Gardiner Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000