Elevated Leadership

Applications are now closed for Fall 2023 - Winter 2024 Elevated Leadership. We hope to offer Elevated Leadership again in the future and will post updates here. 

Leadership is a pursuit, not a program. It's an ongoing journey that encompasses multiple experiences, activities, and learnings. Filled with ups and downs, successes and challenges, the leadership journey is an endeavour that, at its best, is both individual and shared.  

Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.  -- Peter Drucker

Elevated Leadership requires intention and action at both the personal and corporate levels. It requires attention to the self as leader, to the organizations we serve, and to our community.

Elevated Leadership Information Sessions

Information sessions were held on August 2, 2023 (watch recording) and September 13, 2023 (watch recording.)


What to Expect

Elevated Leadership is a six-month leadership development experience created by the nonprofit sector for the nonprofit sector. If you are a mid to senior-level leader, this is an opportunity to evolve practical skills and knowledge to bring your best to the leadership of self, organization, and community. You will learn what and why, but you will also learn how.

To find our more, watch this brief Elevated Leadership introductory video.


In this program you will:

  • Learn about your unique attributes and how to embody your strengths as a leader.
  • Learn from experts in the sector who have been where you are.
  • Innovate, collaborate, and practice in real-time with a community of learners about issues most relevant to you.
  • Reflect on, process, and apply new self, organization, and community strategies in a supportive environment.
  • Delve into your most pressing leadership challenges with others who understand your unique role.
  • Develop connection and collaboration within your cohort, building relationships rooted in trust.
  • Craft a personal leadership plan that will support your development beyond this experience.
  • Have a memorable experience that recognizes and responds to your needs, your organization's needs and the needs of our sector.


How it Works

Through a balance of theory and practical tools, peer engagement, and the expertise of facilitators and guest speakers, you will learn leadership skills and techniques that are immediately applicable. 

This experience consists of six full days of in-person learning delivered over six months with a follow-up session for reflection and integration. Individual and group activities leading up to and in-between modules will strengthen learning outcomes and relationships within the community of learners. This experience utilizes a cohort model, providing rich opportunities to foster connection, collaboration, and peer relationships that will serve as an ongoing resource for you and other participants.

Who it's For

Leaders are found in all facets of an organization. You may be a CEO, executive director, or a mid to senior-level member of a leadership team. If you're looking to inspire a group of people towards a vision and mission, Elevated Leadership is for you.

Join us if you are:

  • In a position of decision making
  • Supported by supervisor or board to participate
  • Able to attend in-person in Calgary
  • Committed to bringing an attitude of collaboration and openness to a team-based environment
  • Committed to full participation in all events


Module Highlights

Here are some of the outcome highlights of each Elevated Leadership module. For more detail, see Elevated Leadership Offering Details.


Begin to unpack leadership in the context of self, organization, and community. Meet your cohort of peers and immerse yourself in a collaborative learning experience that includes developing a personal leadership plan that will guide you on your journey.

Partake in a personal assessment and learn how to leverage your strengths as a leader. Get acquainted with your unique attributes and communication style. Anchor your leadership approach in a values-based perspective.

Better understand leadership as a team practice. Learn to leverage strengths and develop an impactful team. Unpack the way power manifests in your organization. Learn how to create a sustainable organizational and team culture.

Get clear on how to create a sustainable organization. Sharpen strategic planning and change navigation. Promote inclusivity and belonging in the workplace. Strengthen collaboration with external stakeholders.

Develop an understanding of how multiple stakeholders must mobilize to enact systems change through an experiential learning opportunity that explores the Vulnerable Youth Employment System. Learn practical tools to approach systems needs as a community of leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Process and integrate new learnings in a way that promotes personal and career sustainability. Consolidate your individual and group efforts into tangible, transferable results beyond the program. Learn how to navigate when it all goes awry.

Reconvene as a community of leaders to unpack your experiences and strengthen transference of learnings. Come together to discuss your wins and wobbles and how to keep doing impactful work.




Mike is President and CEO of IntegralOrg and has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years. He excels at inspiring nonprofit teams and leaders to tackle complex organizational issues in sustainable ways. Mike’s passion is helping folks understand the ever-evolving ecosystem and adapt by building personal and organizational capacity. From navigating change, to strengthening network development, Mike has worked with diverse stakeholders to lead programs and systems in a way that reflects the changing needs of the nonprofit sector.


Leslie has more than 25 years of experience as CEO of diverse organizations. She understands firsthand the complex and unprecedented challenges facing leaders in the nonprofit sector today. For more than a decade, Leslie has worked with nonprofit leaders and organizations to strengthen capacity and develop strategic direction. She has mentored leaders to support their development journeys and is passionate about personal and organizational growth. Leslie is currently consulting in the nonprofit sector as the Principle of Leslie Tamagi Leadership Solutions.



Elevated Leadership is a $2,995 investment.

This opportunity is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Your organization can apply for the grant to subsidize two-thirds of the cost. This would bring your organization's investment to $1,000 if approved.

Note: There is an option for interim reimbursement from the Canada-Alberta Job Grant with final reimbursement once completion documents are submitted. 

More details at https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx. Check here for specific information about Elevated Leadership that is required to apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Elevated Leadership participants who complete the program will receive a certificate.

ROI for Organizations

Participants will emerge from Elevated Leadership as stronger, more flexible leaders who can enrich their organizations as they:

  • Inspire others toward a shared vision and mission 
  • Create a thriving workplace culture
  • Nurture impactful teams
  • Navigate change in the organization and in the sector
  • Create strong relationships with stakeholders


If you have any questions about the program, the application form, or if we can be of assistance in any way, please contact the Leadership Development Coordinator, Sandeep Malhi, 587-323-4529 or email leadership@integralorg.ca


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