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Call for Applications: Leadership & Sustainable Development - Cohort 17

Professional Development Program

Submitted by: LEAD Canada

Categories: Sustainability, Careers

Posted: Aug 16, 2012 – 11:04 AM EST


ORMSTOWN, Q.C., Aug. 16 /CSRwire/ - LEAD Canada, the Canadian affiliate of Leadership for Environment and Development International, is now accepting registrations for its renewed professional development program for people interested in leadership training within the challenging sphere of sustainable development. The first session for Cohort 17 will commence in late October 2012 with the choice of an eastern Canadian session in the Ottawa-Gatineau region or a western Canadian session in late January 2012 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The renewed program now includes an online component and greater flexibility in the face-to-face sessions to better accommodate the busy schedule of professionals and reduce travel costs. The program also includes a 'challenge' component to help link leadership skills to real sustainability situations.

LEAD Canada is a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to furthering the goals of environmental, social and economic sustainability through training, projects and networking. Established in 1994, LEAD Canada joined the global network set up by LEAD International, now celebrating its 20th year as an innovator and leader in training with regard to sustainable development.

This professional development program is a unique opportunity. LEAD training is available to professionals from any sector and participants will be selected to reflect our cross-sectoral and cross-cultural approach.  Applicants who are accepted into the program will begin a learning journey that culminates in becoming a LEAD Fellow, at which point they will join the network of over 2,400 LEAD colleagues in over 90 countries, worldwide. 

Over the course of the entire training program, participants will enhance their knowledge and understanding about how to tackle the challenges inherent in sustainable development while honing skills to be able to think differently, communicate effectively and engage with the aim of mutual gain (‘win-win’ scenarios). Participants will acquire a set of tools that can be applied with regard to sustainability issues in public, business, government, NGO and academic settings.

Please see details and application form on the LEAD Canada website, www.leadcanada.net.

If you have any questions you can email secretariat@leadcanada.net or call 1-866-532-3539, ext. 705

Deadline for applications is Friday, August 31st, 2012.

What you need to know

Full details at www.leadcanada.net

(download the PDF brochure “LEAD Professional Development Program C17”)

LEAD offers leadership for sustainable development, emphasizing:

  •   Cross-sectoral engagement – business, academia, government, and NGOs together
  • Cross-cultural communication – interact with peers from different backgrounds and perspectives
  • International experience – sustainability is a global issue, ‘we’re all in this together’

Join 2,400 Fellows around the globe to inspire leadership for a sustainable world


Please fill out the online application form at www.leadcanada.net

Fees & Payment Information

A. Domestic Program - $3,000 plus applicable sales tax.

Fees cover the following components of the 22-day LEAD learning journey:

  • Two 3.5 day Canadian Leadership Challenge sessions (face-to-face) including accommodation, meals, materials, site visits & local travel
  • E-Learning courses on the LEAD learning platform, including support and guidance between sessions
  • Membership to the LEAD online social network and learning resources site

The fees do not cover travel to and from your residence to the location of the face-to face sessions, and associated travel costs such as travel insurance and visas.


  • A $250 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance
  • the balance is due in two installments 30 days prior to each domestic session
  • by cheque or major credit card

B. International Experience – A minimum 3.5 day international session. The cost of the international experience will vary depending on the Member Program chosen; in most cases, however, it will be similar to the Canadian domestic sessions. Payment and arrangements for participation will be made through LEAD Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Hugh Maynard Program Manager
Phone: 866.532.3539 Ext. 705
Fax: 866-532-3539


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