Broadening Opportunity Through Leadership Diversity (B.O.L.D.) & Inclusion

The award-winning B.O.L.D. Coaching Program equips high performing culturally diverse executives, senior leaders and managers, internationally trained professionals, Indigenous Peoples, and those leading diverse teams with powerful insights, tools and strategies to skillfully advance their careers to the next level, while firmly grounding their value in the organization’s bottom line.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Get “Straight Talk With CEOs and Thought Leaders”

  • Optimize the complexities and opportunities of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Gain greater Credibility, Confidence and Connections for real-time impact

  • Accelerate leadership capabilities, capacity and critical thinkingcritical thinking and valuable diverse peer relationships and networks

  • Elevate individual, team and organizational growth, innovation and effectiveness

    • “I continue to draw on B.O.L.D. experiences and learning, in particular, when tackling transformative change initiatives. Additionally, the B.O.L.D. Alumni Council has continued to be a valuable resource of peer sharing and thought leadership.”

      B.TossanDirector, Canadian Regional Engineering Centre, General Motors of Canada
    • “My organization will benefit from having leaders that better understand how to frame their diversity message as well as influence stakeholders internally, as we forge ahead in this important journey. I also have learned more about myself – from unconscious biases to authenticity – which will help me influence those around me in creating an engaging workforce.”

      A. Lam Regional Vice President, Royal Bank
    • “The B.O.L.D. program enabled me to approach challenges and solve problems in new ways and learn how my unique assets and abilities strengthen my organization.”

      M. Moshinsky - B.O.L.D.Associate Negotiator, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Government of Ontario
    • “I learned how to build upon my professional assets and authentic self and best bring this value back to the workplace. The intentional diversity of the B.O.L.D. group was a unique and positive aspect of the context and process.”

      L. Salsberg - B.O.L.D.Director, Regional Planning, Metrolinx
    • “The one-on-one professional coaching and the connection between the peers makes the B.O.L.D. program superior to traditional learning sessions.”

      C. Duong - B.O.L.D.Senior Director of Finance – Healthcare, Sodexo Canada

About This Program

  • Award-winning Professional Certificate Program for Diverse Leaders

    Leadership diversity and inclusion in today’s economy is a key success factor that no organization can afford to ignore.

    Benefits of B.O.L.D.

    B.O.L.D. is strategically designed to elevate personal effectiveness as a leader, to encompass and embrace change, agility and resilience, in a diverse new post-Covid world and V.U.C.A. environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity)

    • Deep learning and sharing among a peer cohort with a shared experience of the unique issues facing diverse leaders and teams
    • Optimum engagement, dialogue and activities in exploring and understanding common and unique leadership, diversity and inclusion priorities and challenges in the private, public and non-profit sectors
    • Dynamic introspection, reflection and experiential outcomes through Certified Executive and Leadership Coaching

    Accountability & Sustainability

    • Intentional, structured employer-sponsor talent dialogue to catalyze integration of insights, ideas and new practices that can support organizational needs, priorities and transformative actions
    • Tracking of B.O.L.D. leaders through compilation of data and consultations, to measure progress and impact related to a new inclusive paradigm of leadership diversity
    • Professional certified coaching post-program follow-up and support

    Unique Curriculum Design

    • Features the “Straight Talk With The CEO/Thought Leader“ series
    • Utilizes non-traditional learning formats and techniques from the arts, business and culture to to stimulate greater awareness, inclusion and enhanced diverse team dynamics
    • Combines the best from Canada’s leading university, human capital and equity, diversity and inclusion specialists

    B.O.L.D. Participants Gain

    • GREATER CREDIBILITY – Leadership Skills Coaching Modules
      • Inclusive Leadership Resurgence & Effective Communications – Across Cultures and Beyond Borders
      • Strategic Influence & Collaborative Negotiation – Across Diverse Teams
      • Personal Leadership Brand Management and Mastery
    • GREATER CONFIDENCE – Individual Leadership Coaching
      • Elevate decision-making acumen as you work through issues and opportunities faced by your team, your employer-sponsor, internal and external stakeholders
      • Expand circles of influence and innovation for continuous learning, growth and superior business results
      • Gain balance and clarity in all aspects of your life that support your career success
    • GREATER CONNECTIONS – Peer Group Coaching
      • Leverage the diversity of knowledge, perspectives and experiences of peers from other industries and sectors
      • Strengthen strategies to embed leadership diversity and inclusion into your daily practices and enhance the organization’s cultural dexterity
      • Secure and sustain strong relationships that boost performance

    The Ideal Leaders to Attend

    High-potential, high performing leaders of diverse cultural backgrounds and those leading diverse teams:

    • On a career trajectory to the progressively senior positions
    • Committed to professional and organizational development
    • Capacity to be an advocate and catalyst for change
    • A track record of achievement in effectively managing teams or initiatives

    Value Proposition

    • Accelerate senior management capabilities and capacity
    • Embed diversity and inclusion with greater impact into your organization
    • Establish consistent, rigorous application of optimized leadership skills set and strategic mapping
    • Break down silos and build new collaborations
    • Change mindsets and transform knowledge into applied intelligence for measurable return on investment
    • Real-time experiential learning – test and measure what works and what doesn’t

    Your Organization Gains

    • Greater alignment between your talent strategy and business and succession-planning priorities
    • Heightened innovation, perspectives and creative decision-making skills from an enhanced pool of diverse leadership talent
    • More effective leaders confident in optimizing the complexities and opportunities of diversity and inclusion
    • Credible reinforcement of a workplace that values, utilizes and integrates diversity and inclusion as a critical driver of innovation, organizational change and success

    Organizations with above-average diversity in their management teams – with the right enabling factors in place – perform better and report significantly greater return. (2018 BCG)

    While 71% of organizations aspire to have an inclusive culture, only 12% meet that goal. (2017 Deloitte)

    Executive leadership paths for BIPOC, women and all marginalized talent must be rooted in critical strategy  and systems, that are backed by diverse champions and sponsors, significant resources, accountable metrics, and seats at the table.

    Workplaces will no longer be a site of “containment” but a place where people meet, learn and share. Leaders will need to  have the capacity to lead a diverse, global and virtual workforce and have the flexibility to work across the blurred boundaries between  competitors, partners, customers, consumers and the general public. (Deloitte-Future of Work)

    Program Schedule – 2022

    • Six half-day leadership coaching modules
    • Three peer-group facilitated coaching sessions
    • Three one-on-one coaching sessions

Course Content Details

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