Broadening Opportunity Through Leadership Diversity (b.o.l.d.)

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Schulich Executive Learning Centre


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Who should attend

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

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

About the course

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 enaables 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
  • 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

Active Integration, Sustainability, Accountability

  • Intentional, structured employer-sponsor talent dialogue to catalyze integration of insights, ideas and new practices that can support organizational needs, priorities and transformative actions
  • Long-term tracking of B.O.L.D. leaders through compilation of data and consultations, to measure progress, outcomes, and impact related to a new paradigm of leadership diversity and inclusion

Unique Curriculum Design

  • Combines the best from Canada’s leading university, human capital and diversity specialists
  • Features the “Straight Talk With The CEO“ series, case studies, action learning, simulations, and industry/community/arts leaders
  • Utilizes non-traditional learning formats and techniques from the arts, business and culture to stimulate greater awareness and enhanced team dynamics

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

Why 8 Months

  • Embed diversity and inclusion with greater impact into your organization
  • Establish consistent, rigorous attention to and application of new leadership skills set
  • Break down silos and build new collaborations
  • Transform knowledge into applied intelligence
  • Real-time experiential learning – test what works and what doesn’t

Program Schedule

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

Course content details

Effective Communications – Across Cultures & Beyond Borders

Full-day leadership coaching module

  • Command conversations and present compelling business cases using unique tools
  • Break through communication barriers and build consensus across race, cultures and gender differences in leading change

Peer Group Coaching Session

  • Morning
  • Peer Group Coaching Session, Morning

Strategic Influence & Negotiation - Across Diverse Teams

Full-day leadership coaching module

  • Leverage critical thinking and skills that help flex leadership styles to excel in managing diverse business teams and sustaining inclusive and culturally competent workplaces
  • Hone strategies and gain tools to heighten influence, collaboration and shared accountability that align to organizational priorities

Peer Group Coaching Session

Peer Group Session, Morning

Personal Leadership Brand Management and Mastery

Full-day leadership coaching module

  • Power up your diverse leadership value proposition and unique individual brand with a razor-sharp vision and assertive personal action plan
  • Expand influential relationships and diverse professional networks that connect you to a supply chain of resources and supports to boost organizational perspectives and outcomes.

Peer Group Coaching Session

Peer Group Coaching Session, Morning

One-on-One Coaching

Three, individual coaching sessions, held from September to November


Alan Middleton

Biography Executive director, Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) and professor of marketing in the Schulich School of Business at York University. BSc (London, UK); MBA & PhD (Schulich) After a stellar 25-year career as a marketing practitioner with Esso Petroleum, UOP Inc. then risi...

Mark Bowden

Mark is a leader in both European and North American training, with a solid track record of lecturing regularly at the UK's top universities including Oxford and Cambridge, and academies, including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). A highly distinguished and internationally awarded perfor...

Jennifer Lynn

Biography Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Advantage International Director/Coach/Facilitator A seasoned communications strategist and facilitator, credentialed executive and leadership coach, and diversity and inclusion specialist, Jennifer works with executives, senior teams and business un...

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