Leadership Development Programs

One Leadership Development Program to Connect ALL Levels of Leaders

Connections Leadership Journey is an 8-module comprehensive approach to leadership development. This program focuses on the role of an authentic leader in connecting with team members through intentional communication, coaching, employee development, change and conflict management.

Certificate Program
Custom Program for Organizations | Open Enrolment Program for Individuals
Classroom & Live Virtual
Facilitated by Subject Matter Experts
Flexible Design & Delivery

Journey Objectives


Explore the elements of Authentic leadership to build a strong, trust-based culture.

Employ DiSC® assessments to gain insights about your talents in the workplace, and learn how to flex and adapt to meet the needs of team members.

Understand how listening is instrumental in coaching and building trust. Explore how the pillars of engagement create a thriving culture.


Balance results-driven leadership with relationships to build a high performing team using personal assessments for team effectiveness and The Five Behaviors.


Learn how to give clear, specific instructions, follow up with feedback and engage in a collaborative approach to employee development.


Create a coaching mindset by employing practical coaching tools and processes to unleash the potential of each employee.


Improve self-awareness using an Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict assessment to gain insights about what triggers you and to learn how to curb destructive behaviors so conflict becomes productive.


Communicate change initiatives supported by a thriving culture that supports and inspires employees through the transition.

Module Overview

EDGE on Authentic Leadership

EDGE on Authentic Leadership is designed to guide leaders through a series of stages that provide the leadership sweet spot of self-awareness, trust, challenges, and balance. Explore the foundational elements of practicing authentic leadership through a transformational process of growth and development that translates to effective leadership that builds high performing teams and strengthens cultures.

DiSC® Catalyst - Everyday Connections

A vital skill for leaders is to ensure team members’ talents are utilized to their full potential. Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™
helps create a workplace culture that drives organizations forward. Learners develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others with a personalized assessment and single-access platform they can call on throughout their journey.

Optional – Agile EQ on Catalyst for learners who have experienced Workplace on Catalyst.

An emotionally intelligent workforce is vital in supporting a thriving culture.  Agile EQ helps leaders read the emotional and interpersonal needs of a situation and respond accordingly.  Explore effective ways to approach workplace interactions, navigate outside your comfort zone, and learn about customized strategies for building agility.

Listening to Inspire Engagement

Amid a turbulent business landscape, leaders are instrumental in creating an environment where employees are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. By examining the pillars of engagement, this program takes a fresh look at employee engagement by focusing energies into transforming behaviors in the workplace. Leaders who listen are able to create trustworthy relationships where employees feel heard and understood.

Unleash the Power of Teamwork

It takes great leadership to build great teams. Teambuilding requires a continual process of building on team members’ strengths, clarifying roles and responsibilities, setting goals, communicating, building trust, developing processes, and managing disagreements. Practical tools are shared for leaders to evaluate how their team is functioning, and develop strategies to course correct. Keep the team connected, whether they are working from home or in the office. Set clear intentions in your meeting agenda to balance time for results-driven focus with relationship-driven focus.

Maximizing Performance & Development

A majority of your day as a leader is spent either getting things done or sending requests to have other people get things done. To set the employee up for success you need to be skilled at giving crystal-clear instruction, so the employee understands, acts, and gets it right the first time. One of the pillars of employee engagement is employees knowing what their roles and responsibilities are. Using a collaborative approach engage employees in their own development by providing a practical tool for employees to share their level of expertise in their area of responsibility and aligning this with what they need from you as a leader.

EASE of Coaching

Developing quality talent from within is the secret sauce for leaders to retain engaged employees and stay competitive. Leaders build relationships of trust when they support employees to be all they can be. Coaching from everyday feedback, to one-on-one scheduled meetings for support & career development to positive discipline are integral to the fabric of a learning culture. Leaders who are directly involved in coaching benefit from using practical coaching tools and processes to unleash the potential of each employee. When leaders coach employees, they become confident and motivated, which leads to higher performance, productivity, and employee engagement.

Sparking Empathy with Productive Conflict

Workplace conflict is inevitable. Using a personalized assessment, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps learners improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps leaders curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships.

Navigating Change in a Thriving Culture

Leaders of all levels in an organization are involved in managing change. As a leader responsible for leading change you need to gauge your openness to change as your employees will be more likely to adapt to changes you support. Consider a proven model to use to guide yourself and employees through the internal transition that follows external change. Using a staged approach to communicating and managing change you can be prepared to set clear milestones and monitor progress towards achieving a successful change initiative. To support change initiatives a thriving culture is examined and created to ensure your personal and organization pillars and values are evident in actions and words.

Program Materials

Leader’s Guidebook

  • Module Guidebooks
  • Journey Notebook
  • Journey Markers

Personalized Assessments

  • Everything DiSC® Workplace (or Agile EQ) on CatalystTM
  • Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict
  • The Five BehaviorsTM Personal Development

Optional Books

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, written by Patrick Lencioni
  • Leadership by Engagement, written by Kathleen Redmond


Available for in-house facilitators and consists of Everything DiSC® Train the Trainer and Connections Leadership Journey Certification. A pilot program may be scheduled for up to 20 participants.

Recent Testimonials

Here are a few of our recent testimonials for the Connections Leadership Journey. Visit our testimonials page here for a full list!

Ola Fasuba, Weyburn Credit Union

“Completing the Connections Leadership Journey (CLJ) marks the second program that I have been opportune to go through with The Learning Edge. I am grateful for the learning and the growth that I underwent — I am already witnessing the effects of it within myself. I highly recommend the CLJ as it takes you through a total experience where you start by learning and connecting with yourself, then your team, your organization, and beyond. With CLJ, you are certain to take away lessons and connections with likeminded professionals that will last for years to come!”

Alex Roettger, Weyburn Credit Union

“The Learning Edge has intentionally and thoughtfully curated the remarkable program that is, Open-Enrolment Connections Leadership Journey. I am so grateful for the opportunity to embark on this journey and all the knowledge I have gained. This journey has allowed me to connect with myself and those surrounding me in ways I wouldn’t have been able to do before. This is a high impact program with endless amounts of actionable, thought-provoking, and inspirational content. I would encourage anyone to use this as the next courageous step in their own leadership journey.”

Donna Bailey, Board Member, Canadian Credit Union Association

“Connections Leadership Journey is exactly that, a way to consider and learn about the key elements that any leader needs to excel at, and to add insights to their personal leadership journey. ”

Tammy Priddle, President & CEO, Deer Lake Regional Airport Authority

“Connections Leadership Journey allowed me to reflect on how I show up as a leader, how I can inspire and support my team and organization to be the best it can be. The Learning Edge team demonstrated professionalism and an incredible level of knowledge and skill. I would recommend this program for leaders who are at any stage of their career.”

Evi Uzuhai, Senior HR Generalist, Westoba Credit Union

“  It is my pleasure to strongly recommend the Connections Leadership Journey. The structure and planning of the entire program is very good. The support and lessons taught is super helpful for new and aspiring leaders.”

Jennifer Isaak, Member Service Representative Supervisor, Weyburn Credit Union

“I would highly recommend the Connections Leadership Journey through the Learning Edge. Denise and her team of facilitators are knowledgeable, approachable, professional, kind, open, and honest. Through their leadership they demonstrate what is taught throughout the course. Whether you are a seasoned leader or new to leadership, whether in a formal or informal leadership role, there is lots to be learned from this course. This course has helped me learn about what it takes to be an authentic leader who inspires engagement, unleashes the power of teamwork, maximizes performance and development, and how to be a coach who knows how to have productive conflict and build a character culture. It was worth every penny and every minute and I’m a better person, mom and leader because of the Learning Edge. Thanks Denise and team! ”

John R. Field, Broken Arrow Coaching & Consulting

“An excellent, comprehensive leadership program. It is very well laid out, practical, and easily implementable. The material is presented by passionate, well-experienced, and caring presenters. You will not be disappointed! It is worth every moment of your investment.”

Marliss Meckling, Senior Manager of Member Experience, Weyburn Credit Union

“It was a great way to make connections and learn how to not only be a more effective leader, but person.”

Dorothy Downs, Executive Director of Forest City Film Festival & Forest City Youth Film Festival

“This program took me to the next level in thinking about managing the quickly growing team at the film festival. It helped me to learn about leadership skills and tools that I didn’t know about. I think that whatever level your leadership skills are at, there is a lot that can be learned in the Connections Leadership Journey. ”

Lucinda Smolinski, Human Resource Manager, Fast Genetics

“This training session was enlightening. It not only helped me in my professional life, but gave me skills that I can use in my personal life. ”

Cameron Chapman, General Manager, SSR Mining-Seabee

“This Connections leadership program was professional, effective, fun and designed for all Front Line Supervisors.”

Program Options

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The Learning Edge Facilitation
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