Creating Positive Change

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Program Information

Creating Positive Change, Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute


A complex and continuously changing world requires our teams, organizations, and communities to respond to emerging challenges by coming up with new ways of doing things. This means we need people to commit fully, innovate at all levels, and continuously integrate efforts so the group can adapt quickly as a whole. As leaders, we’re called to foster these conditions so new, collective intelligence can flourish, enabling groups to out-think, out-create and out-perform even the most talented individual players. 

In this program, along with other leaders, you’ll explore, practice and apply a set of interrelated mindsets, practices and structures to maximize your chances of success with your initiative.

What does the program offer?

Special program features:

  • Fresh understanding of mindsets, practices & structures that radically increase collaboration in a team, organization or community
  • Real-time experience and practice with these 
  • New knowledge of ways to enact these as a collaborator and create the conditions for them with others
  • Group support to experiment and learn by using these new practices in a specific situation you care about
  • A post-program practice forum to continue to advance your initiative over 30 days of facilitated, web-enabled support and guidance

In this program you will learn to:

  • Draw on best practices from leadership scholarship and the Creative Industries
  • Gain actionable insights into the process of creation and methods for applying 
this learning within your organization or community
  • Apply practices for fostering creative collaboration in the workplace
  • Increase comfort with uncertainty and change

Who should register?

You are committed to creating positive change in your organization or community and you have an idea, project or initiative that you are motivated to advance. Ideally, your initiative aims to impact an organization (i.e. corporate, non-profit or government) or a social system, and its success will hinge on the creative capacity of the people involved.

Presented as part of the Peter Lougheed Leadership Program,
a partnership with the University of Alberta.


What's Included

AccommodationRead MoreClose

All Lougheed Leadership participants are provided private rooms with ensuite washrooms in one of our two onsite hotels, the Professional Development Centre or Lloyd Hall. Room upgrades may be available upon request at an additional cost.

Meal PlanRead MoreClose

All of your meals from the start to the end of your program are included; most of your meals will be at Vistas Dining Room, but there may be some special dining events scheduled as well.  Please also feel free to visit the Maclab BistroLe CaféThree Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, but note that these outlets are not included in your meal plan, and thus will be at additional cost.

Banff Centre AmenitiesRead MoreClose

Enjoy free parking, wifi, and access to the Walter Philips Gallery while you are a guest at The Banff Centre. Our Community Services team is also available to assist you with medical support or event information; see our Events Calendar to learn more about what’s going on at The Banff Centre while you’re onsite.

LibraryRead MoreClose

The Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives are located on the 2nd floor of the Kinnear Centre, and provides access to great books, media, and work space.

Fitness and RecreationRead MoreClose

The Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre is located in the lower floor of the Sally Borden Building, and provides all guests with access to our swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, climbing gym, fitness centre, spin studio, and gymnasium. Massage and physiotherapy appointments may also be booked ahead of time.

Fees & Financial Assistance

$3 900.00
Meals and Accommodation

Additional nights' accommodation are available; please contact us for details.

The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.

Group Savings

Enroll four members of your organization or community in a program and your fifth member will receive a free tuition. Special restrictions may apply.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.

Funding opportunities

Call our toll-free number for more details at 1.888.255.6327

How to Apply

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