Elevated Leadership

Elevated Leadership is a five-month leadership development experience created by the nonprofit sector for the nonprofit sector. Applications are now open for Fall 2024-2025 Elevated Leadership. 

There is no one way to be a leader. Leadership is about discovering your strengths and leveraging them to make the greatest impact, no matter where you on your journey. Leadership is about learning to pivot and grow so that you can continue moving towards a meaningful personal vision. It’s inspiring the strengths in others to push forward a collective vision and mission. Leadership is filled with ups and downs, successes and challenges, wins and losses. At its best, the leadership journey is an endeavor that deeply personal 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.

What is Elevated Leadership?

Elevated Leadership is a five-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 strategies for leadership of self, organization, and community 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 five full days of in-person learning delivered over five months. Individual and group activities 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 the  Elevated Leadership Outline.

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. Anchor your development in a well-rounded inquiry of how to become a stronger, more flexible leader.

Better understand leadership in the context of team and organization. Develop strategies to deal with team dysfunction and develop an impactful team. Learn to draw on individual and group strengths to develop a thriving workplace culture.

Tackle the practical challenges of leadership with your peers. Explore the continuum of working beyond your organization and how to engage different stakeholders. Strategize how to be intentional about your influence.

Learn and apply a systems thinking approach to a current challenge. Learn to adapt when it all goes awry. Consolidate your individual and group efforts into tangible, transferable results beyond this offering.



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 2024-2025 is a $3,995 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 $1,320 if approved.

Notes: This grant covers eligible travel and accommodation costs and offers interim reimbursement to support your participation.  

More details at https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx. The Elevated Leadership Outline contains specific information 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

Information Session

An information session for Elevated Leadership was held on May 21, 2024. Watch the recording (36 minutes.)


We welcome you to apply for Elevated Leadership! Please fill out the application form and we will be in touch about next steps.



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

Download Elevated Leadership Outline