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Leadership Development Intensive: The Inner Work of Leadership

The Leadership Development Intensive is a highly experiential journey of self-discovery based on Dr. John Scherer’s Five Questions that Change Everything. It will challenge your current way of thinking and help you find your true source of effectiveness and sense of purpose. By building on your strengths and discovering new sources of capability, you will learn how to work with a greater sense of purpose, power, and peace. This program will help you become a powerful, positive force in your organization.

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October 16-19, 2018


Program Costs; $4,300 + HST
Lodging Costs: Rooms are $140 per person per night plus applicable taxes, for 3 nights. Lodging costs are to be paid directly to Calabogie Peaks Resort. You will be given further instructions on how to book your room once Telfer has received your registration for the program.


This is a residential program which will be held off-site at beautiful Calabogie Peaks Resort to allow for an immersive program experience. The program consists of a one-on-one goal-setting conversation with a facilitator prior to the program, a 3.5-day intensive in-class workshop and two group conference calls after the program to help you apply what you have learned and continue your development.

How to Register

Please fill out our online registration form. 

The registration deadline is September 1, 2018.

You will be given further instructions on how to book your room at Calabogie Peaks Resort once Telfer has received your registration for the program.

Our payment & cancellation policy can be found HERE.


Who Should Attend

Executives and seasoned professionals from the private, public and non-profit sectors who recognize that breakthroughs in career success and personal effectiveness are discovered by examining the patterns and drivers of their own leadership behaviours and by developing an awareness of the possibilities that may arise from renewal. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to shift your leadership position from power OVER to power WITH
  • How to LISTEN so people speak their truth
  • How to turn conflict into creative change
  • Alternative options for dealing with difficult people and situations

Program Takeaways

You will leave knowing how to:

  • Unhook from counter-productive reactions and patterns
  • Resolve un-resolvable conflicts with courage and grace
  • Know the difference between problems-to-be-solved and dilemmas-to-be-managed
  • Produce extraordinary results in the face of obstacles and resistance
  • Integrate body, mind, and spirit by making lifestyle changes
  • Turn your work into a powerful vehicle for rich, life-long development
  • Become more present in your communication
  • Be clear and focused on your greater purpose in relation to self, others and life

Instructor Profile(s)

Dr. Ingrid Richter.  Ingrid Richter is an Executive in Residence at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and Partner, Threshold Associates.  Her teaching, action research and consulting work has three major areas of focus:  leadership development, facilitating complex, multi-stakeholder change processes and developing change agents so that they can more effectively engage in high impact, complex change.  Her recent client work focuses on leadership and international capacity development supporting sustainability of social innovation initiatives. She has in-depth experience in provincial and federal governments, including as a Senior Fellow at the Canada School of Public Service as well as senior roles in corrections, policing and public safety.  Ingrid was the co-founder of the Canadian Organization Development Institute and designs and delivers leadership programs for the UN Staff College and the UNHCR.  In her spare time she is an active volunteer at Synapcity, (an Ottawa non-profit focused on developing citizen engagement), loves travel, poetry, cooking and learning to play the ukulele.

Jean Ogilvie
Jean Ogilvie is an Associate of Telfer Centre for Executive Programs, and the founder of Aeshna Project, a company that specializes in developing leaders, teams and organizations.   Jean is a certified coach, a Team Performance Coach at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University and has a private executive coaching practice.  She has designed and facilitated leadership development programs in both the public and private sectors including Canada School for Public Service, Bombardier Aeronautics, Alcan Primary Metals, Alcan International, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Labour Program at HRSDC.  Jean specializes in dynamic and creative ways to support the development of leaders and their direct reports in the context of work.

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Calabogie Peaks Resort
30 Barrett Chute Road
Calabogie, Ontario, K0J 1H0

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