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

  • Why does B.O.L.D. work? This diversity training in the workplace program extends your organizational competitive advantage in developing and retaining a robust pipeline of leadership talent.

    B.O.L.D. acts as a catalyst to enhance the capacity and elevate the impact of diverse leaders. You will experience a high-engagement, dynamic approach to managing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The program design enables the leader’s immediate, on-the-job application and engagement, with the designated employer-sponsor, to support organizational change management. The content focuses on innovation and the integration of the talent learnings and shared experiences to enhance individual, team and organizational dynamics and synergies.

    B.O.L.D. is Distinctive

    Multi-Sector, Multi-Industry, Diversity Integration

    • 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

    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 paradigm of leadership diversity and inclusion
    • 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 stimulate greater awareness and enhanced team dynamics
    • Combines the best from Canada’s leading university, human capital and diversity specialists

    B.O.L.D. Participants Gain 

    • GREATER CREDIBILITY – Leadership Skills Coaching Modules
      • Effective Communications – Across Cultures and Beyond Borders
      • Strategic Influence & 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 attention to and application of optimized leadership skills set and strategic mapping
    • Break down silos and build new collaborations
    • Real-time experiential learning – test and measure what works and what doesn’t

    Program Schedule – 2020

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

    Wednesday, April 15 – 4:30-6:30pm
    Welcome Event

    Thursday, April 16 – 8:30am-4:30pm
    Effective Communications – Across Cultures & Beyond Borders

    Thursday, May 21 – Morning
    Peer Group Coaching Session

    Thursday, June 18 – 8:30am-4:30pm
    Strategic Influence & Negotiation – Across Diverse Teams

    Thursday, July 16 – Morning
    Peer Group Coaching Session

    Thursday, Aug. 20 – 8:30am-4:30pm
    Personal Leadership Brand Management and Mastery

    Thursday, Sept. 17 – Morning
    Peer Group Coaching Session

    September to November
    Three one-on-one coaching sessions

    Thursday, Nov. 5
    Certificate and Celebration Event

    • “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
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