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Effective Leadership

Key competencies for leadership challenges


Organizations demand a high degree of agility, relationship building, and integrity from their leaders. In this powerful seminar, you will take a close look at key leadership challenges you currently face with the goal of gaining a toolkit for successful leadership.

The focus of this program is developing the vital leadership competencies needed to foster a resilient culture of collaboration within your organization, where employees can thrive at their best. Your leadership toolkit will include strategies that will enhance your ability to foster collaboration, communication, motivation, engagement, resilience, and inclusion in within your team.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Develop a broad view of the organization that supports employee engagement
  • Build a leadership toolkit to increase resilience
  • Create the right culture to support your strategy
  • Practice key skills to stimulate motivation and recognition in employees
  • Define the difference between leadership and management
  • Leverage your leadership by building and maintaining strong relationships with your team
  • Identify your own leadership vision and strengths
  • Foster psychological safety within your team
  • Build trusting relationships
  • Foster connection and belonging by leveraging vulnerability, empathy, and listening skills
  • Adopt a flexible mindset to change your opinions and adapt your leadership
  • Contribute to your team members’ growth through feedback and coaching
  • Use co-development as a tool to elevate your leadership

This program is designed for current leaders at all levels as well as aspiring leaders. It is ideal for those striving for strategic results and seeking to engage the people around them and align them to become leaders. The content applies to all types of organizations from small businesses to multinationals.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, course materials, results-oriented exercises, meal service (continental breakfast, lunch and breaks)*, and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute. To successfully complete the course and receive your certificate of completion, you will need to attend all sessions and complete the pre-work for each session.

*Meal service is included for in-person programs only.

Topics covered in this course

  • Current trends – the evolving role and mindset of leaders
  • Define what exemplary leadership means to you and others
  • Overview of the competencies needed for effective leadership
  • Self-evaluate your style and gain personal insight as a leader
  • Build on that self-evaluation to leverage your strengths as a leader
  • Crafting of your leadership purpose and vision
  • Foster a safe and trusting environment conducive to teamwork and collaboration
  • Foster connection, belonging and collaboration by leveraging vulnerability, empathy, and listening skills
  • Inspire and motivate your team by nurturing their growth through effective feedback and coaching
  • Adopt a growth mindset to increase your resilience as a leader and the resilience of your team
  • Leverage humility to be flexible in your thinking and thus adapt to current challenges
  • Co-development as a collaborative tool to solve leadership challenges
  • Interactive learning exercise: Applying co-development at work


Course Leaders

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Tatiana Lamoureux Gauvin


Tatiana Lamoureux Gauvin

Tatiana Lamoureux Gauvin teaches in the Organizational Behavior area of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. She focuses on critical HR Management issues including diversity, cross-cultural management, workforce planning, and talent acquisition. Tatiana is also a seasoned executive education designer, instructor, and coach, helping people grow and change in organizations throughout Canada. Before joining McGill, she was a Human Resources Advisor in the Employment Staffing and Recruitment sector. She is a graduate of McGill University (Psychology & Management), with a master’s from HEC Montreal (Organizational Development), and is currently completing a graduate program at Université Laval (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).