Leadership Development Program (LDP)

Please Note:

We look forward to the day when we will be launching our next cohort of the LDP – ideally united under one roof and checking in on what we LEARNED about ourselves as leaders during the COVID-19 experience.

We identified several options from which we will need to choose in the near future, and we will keep you posted when decisions are finalized:

  • Resume the LDP when operations are back to normal on campus, and face-to-face interactive learning sessions are viable
  • Redesign a hybrid leadership program that would commence with online training, and provide more face-to-face options as the situation evolves
  • Completely redesign the program to be conducted effectively online and to address a larger number of participants

We wish to maintain the integrity of the program, and the strong sense of trust and community that it provides – whatever the format.


About the program

Leadership Development Program

This highly-reputed one-year program is designed to enhance personal, team and organizational leadership. Maximizing the impact of experiential learning, the program is grounded in McGill's 7 Behavioural Competencies and is offered to 2 carefully chosen streams in our McGill community:

  • Supervisors (Individuals who directly supervise staff)
  • Change Agents (Individuals who are responsible to lead change initiatives in their area, through project management, process improvement, change management, training and development, etc. They may not have line authority but certainly need to adopt a strategic perspective, influence people and manage processes)

As graduates testify, through an integrated curriculum comprised of hands-on modules, participants gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead in times of change.

The LDP is a year-long commitment consisting of one to two days per month. 

Please note that all workshops are mandatory.

There is no cost. The program is free of charge to eligible McGill University staff.

After the initial program launch, there are core courses that are common to all participants.   We provide an interactive small group approach (approx. 15 participants) with a mix of participants from both streams to enrich the discussion and learning. Subsequently, there is a set of three courses specific to each of the streams.  These are an obligatory part of the program and are done within one’s own stream.

Program curriculum

Core Workshops

LDP Launch

Emotional Intelligence

Listening & Effective Communication

Managing Conflict

Leading Change

Team Dynamics

Wrap-up Workshop



Change Agents

Managing a Healthy Workplace

Project Management 1

Managing Talent & Planning for Succession

Process Management (LEAN - White Belt)

Coaching for Managers

Facilitation Skills and Group Process

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