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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

Connections Leadership Journey

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.

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 behaviours so conflict becomes productive.

Communicate change initiatives supported by a character 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.


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 on transforming behaviours 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. Team Building 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 align 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 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 behaviours. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps leaders curb destructive behaviours 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 character culture is examined and created to ensure your personal and organizational 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 by Patrick Lencioni

Building a Character Culture 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.

CONNECTIONS LEADERSHIP JOURNEY™, THE LEARNING EDGE™, the CONNECTIONS LEADERSHIP JOURNEY™ certification badge, and The Learning Edge Logo are trademarks of The Learning Edge Inc., used under licence.

"I, along with my management team, just completed the CONNECTIONS LEADERSHIP JOURNEY training and thoroughly enjoyed the program from start to finish. Even after 28 years as an entrepreneur, the program took me to the next level in thinking about managing the team at my business establishment. It provided a focus on my leadership strengths and weaknesses and gave me insight into today’s business environment. The material was presented by a passionate, well-experienced and caring presenter, Edwina Bateman. I would highly recommend this fantastic training and facilitator."
- Brenda Lawlor, Owner, The Guv’nor