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Using lessons from Harvard's "Emerging Leaders" program, along with the latest brain science and adaptive principles, learn what you need to excel at leadership when there is no handbook.


More and more in society, organizations, and in business, we are encountering challenging issues that have not arisen before. There is no playbook. So often we are called upon to lead in solving unique problems with few resources and even less time. While many of us think heroes are needed, quite the opposite is true. We can all learn to lead in tackling new problems with maximum impact in unprecedented times.

Expected Outcomes

  • Access the lastest, concrete expert thinking on communication, decision-making and leadership, to apply directly in your own work
  • Assess your own leadership practice
  • Learn how to lead adaptively to maximize your results in the face of novel challenges

WHO: Anyone interested in learning how to lead more effectively in the face of unique challenges in their workplaces, organizations, and communities.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Internet course on Zoom

COST: $99 (#StayAtHome special rate)

If cost is a barrier, just fill out this short scholarship application survey. We want everyone who wants to join to be able to attend.

About the Trainer

A lawyer and social worker by profession, Mike Perry is Executive Director of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team. Mike is a sought-after advisor on leadership and governance having done work with family health teams across Ontario, the Council of Canadians, and Yale University. He has spoken internationally and is an award-winning teacher and communicator. 

Mike has been recognized as Citizen of the Year in his home community for his contributions to ending poverty, increasing local economic development, and championing accessibility, diversity and inclusion. He has appeared in the media, including on The National, The CTV National News, the Toronto Star, and TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paiken. Mike is currently completing his Ph.D. at Trent University and the public leadership program at Harvard.

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The Institute for Change Leaders is a Canadian registered charity that can issue official donation receipts (no. 763310679 RR 0001). ICL is brought to you by the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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