Afi U. program

Executive Leadership

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60 hours spread out over 12 months

including 14 group coaching sessions

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$ 5,880

How to take a step back so you can drive your organization forward

Having been a manager for several years, are you tempted to explore new leadership approaches and perhaps even adopt a different management strategy to act as a high-level executive manager?

According to DDI’s 2023 Global Leadership Forecast, a worrying pattern is emerging in the quality of leadership around the world. Data from 1,827 human resources experts and 13,695 managers in more than 50 countries and 24 industries was analyzed in the study. Only 40% of executives stated that their company had high-quality leaders at the right level. This is the sharpest decline in leadership quality in a decade.

Our program will strengthen your ability to adopt a progressive executive management mindset. We bring you up-to-the-minute insights into best practices and winning strategies inspired by leading international schools.

You will enjoy a unique opportunity to step back and reassess your leadership style, optimize your management tools and discover practical new approaches thanks to an innovative training framework. You will be working with peers from a wide range of industries, which will foster rewarding discussion and experience sharing.

This stimulating learning environment will help you embrace and master the roles of leader, manager and coach. It will open up exciting new prospects for your career.

Be ready to ...

  • Consolidate your executive mindset and presence

  • Rethink your leadership and management approach

  • Improve in your roles as leader, manager and coach

  • Manage a complex organizational system

  • Work with your teams to advance toward a clear vision

... and drive immediate value for your organization

  • Stimulate innovation and support growth

  • Foster a culture of adaptability to change

  • Establish a clear vision for working toward a common goal

  • Enhance the organization’s credibility

  • Elevate each employee’s talent

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with Afi U.

Intensive learning experiences designed for professionals seeking rapid advancement in a specific field. Immerse yourself in interactive, in-depth learning sessions led by field experts. Leave with practical, adaptable skills ready for immediate implementation in your workplace.

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Learning activities

  • 3 workshop talks (with guest speakers): intro, mid-course and wrap-up
  • 14 90-minute group coaching sessions over 1 year
  • 1 360° feedback
  • 1 psychometric assessment
  • 3 individual coaching sessions
  • Individual projects and action plan
  • Preparatory reading and assignments

Science and technology

  • Knowledge reinforcement
  • Practical challenges and action plan follow-up
  • B12 platform to support learning transfer
  • Microsoft environment enabling collaboration

The community

  • Mixed cohorts from diverse backgrounds
  • Workgroups with peers in similar roles and functions
  • Preferred access to the Circles by Afi U.

Study plan

Session 1

Introduction to the program (housekeeping and expectations)

Session 2

The model executive leader: The three roles and their essentials

Session 3

A clear, understood direction and a solid communication and performance management system

Session 4

Tight management of priorities

Session 5

Clear delegation of roles, responsibilities and authority, and clear delegation of mandates

Session 6

Positive, constructive feedback that is timely and precise

Session 7

Progress report on the implementation of best practices

Session 8

Listening and questioning to learn, understand and develop, and constructive dialogue

Session 9

Stimulating development plans

Session 10

Energizing coaching sessions

Session 11

A spirit of team collaboration and cooperation, and team engagement and motivation

Session 12

The signature: A leader’s personal identity (values, talents and branding)

Session 13

Review of what was learned, and action plan for the next 3 months

Session 14

Review and action plan follow-up

Program Lead

Marie-Hélène Demers

An ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) for business coaching and a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Marie-Hélène bases her practice on cross-disciplinary and systemic DNA that fosters alignment between business, technology and people. With more than 30 years of extensive experience in business transformation as a coach and entrepreneur, she has the ability to inspire cooperation and development by teams and organizations. She is passionate about creating a humane, supportive and prosperous world and aims to reinvent leadership and team development to create a welcoming, stimulating workplace.

Invited contributors and experts

Marie-Pier St-Hilaire
Nathalie Gosselin
Élise Nobileau Forget
Sylvie-Anne Leroux
Jacques Caron