Practicing Leadership

Leaders across all sectors face an unprecedented scale of interconnected crises. They are being called upon to respond, to act, to step up in extraordinary ways, and steer the transition to a sustainable, equitable economy.

What they are experiencing is that sustainability transitions are hard. Messy. Complex. It is one thing to understand climate science and raise ambitions with bold targets. It’s quite another to mobilize diverse groups with competing interests, in equitable and inclusive ways.

New ways of doing and thinking are needed to lead teams through the individual, collective, and systems level challenges associated with transition.

Reaching the peak, 3D virtual environment, Merchandise, Social activism

If conventional leadership models are no longer fit for purpose, what new models need to emerge?

Breakthrough Leadership
for Transition

For leaders who are looking for new approaches and solutions in leadership development, Breakthrough Leadership for Transition fills the gap.

In a collaborative and inclusive process, our team works with you to discern the leadership challenges you are facing, and identify your most pressing challenges and questions. Together we grow your capacity and co-design a process to address them. It’s a facilitated and collaborative journey to help you navigate and create opportunity, innovation, and impact in your specific complex and rapidly changing situation.

This is not another expert-driven training program. Your Breakthrough Leadership experience offers capacity building in action, learning by doing. The process is designed to generate essential insights and experiment with different leadership mindsets and practices.

What is Behind the Approach?

Research supports the need and the impact of an experiential approach to Transition Leadership. Learn more about the design of Breakthrough Leadership for Transition and its foundation in action learning, appreciative inquiry, and adaptive leadership theory.

Attendees at Transition Leadership workshop

What Leadership Questions Are You Exploring?

The Breakthrough Leadership for Transition process has helped leaders from across a range of sectors explore future pathways, address implications for strategy, and enhance their existing training efforts to further impact. They have reported benefits like improved team cohesion and collective sense-making. The customized process means determining measurements that have specific value to your leadership challenge.

Breakthrough Leadership for Transition Advisory Council

Thanks to the business leaders who are advising on the development of the Breakthrough Leadership for Transition program:

Kate Chisholme, Capital Power

John Dillon, Business Council of Canada

Frances Edmonds, HP Canada

Justine Hendricks, Export Development Canada

Stephen Koch, Canadian Electricity Association

Robert Larocque, Canadian Fuels Association

Skye McConnell, Shell Canada 

Matt McCulloch, Exergy Solutions Inc.

Stephanie Rozak, Suncor Energy Foundation

Like many organizations, the pandemic has disrupted our ways of working at Capital Power. We felt we needed more than employee surveys to address key culture and leadership questions and partnered with the Breakthrough Leadership for Transition team at ASI to convene a dialogue with senior leaders. With its focus on structured facilitation and peer to peer learning, the process allowed for new ideas to emerge, opportunities for action, relationship building and reconnecting so needed during these uncertain times.

Jacquie Pylypiuk

SVP, People, Culture and Technology, Capital Power

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