Authentic Management 2014

May 14, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Tatamagouche NS


May 14 – May 16, 2014 Wed 1:00 PM – Fri 3:00 PM $640.00
”We cut straight to the heart of the issues impacting our leadership. Shakil showed us how to draw connection between how we interpret and react to the world and how this impacts us as leaders. In three days I feel my capacity to grow as a leader has been so improved.” – 2013 participant 

“I can honestly say I enjoyed everything this program had to offer. I would recommend this to anyone in a management position.” – 2013 participant

“I have learned a lot of management theory, in the past, but never anything so useful in the day to day.” – 2012 participant

“I would recommend this to all managers to attend.” – 2012 participant

“I’ve come out of this program with both the means to address various issues and unexpected positive tools that I think will enhance both my work and home life.” – 2012 program participant

“This will be a life changer.” – 2012 program participant

Often we get promoted to management and directorship positions without a lot of training or support for different aspects of the role. This course is for new and experienced Executive Directors and Senior Managers who wish to be grounded in foundations of what it means to be a good leader. Drawing from the realms of neuroscience, psychology and organizational development, we’ll be exploring the heart of what it means to work effectively with others in this leadership role:

  • Who you are in the management role: what strengths and blindspots do you have?
  • What does authentic and clear communication look like in practice?
  • How can you empower others to take on more leadership and responsibility for the work?
  • How do you build a cohesive team across differences?
  • How do you effectively address conflict in a way that strengthens relationships?
  • How can you build support (and maintain balance!) for yourself when you have responsibility for others?

This session is a synthesis of the Anima Leadership Development process™ offered in different contexts both nationally and internationally. Invest in brushing up on your management skills and treat yourself to this three-day skill-building intensive!

Program Cost: $640 ($470 tuition+$170 meals/accommodations)

Local Price: $546 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program


Shakil Choudhury

Shakil ChoudhuryShakil Choudhury has been building and leading teams for 19 years, both nationally and internationally.  His experience includes running community development projects in Latin America, film crews in Toronto and peace-building projects with communities in conflict in Europe.  He’s the co-founder of Anima Leadership, an award-winning company whose mission is to offer innovative organizational change and training solutions to nurture inclusive, productive workplaces and communities.  
Shakil’s fascination for how the mind works, neuroscience and diversity issues has led to a holistic approach to leadership development, one that integrates emotional intelligence skills with prejudice-reduction strategies and mindfulness training.
His most challenging and fulfilling management experience, however, has been his young daughter teaching him about fatherhood. 

Paula Gallant

Paula GallantPaula Gallant, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, is an adult educator who has developed and facilitated a variety of programs for community-based organizations, provincial and federal government departments, and universities. She has worked on projects throughout Atlantic Canada, as well as nationally and internationally and is able to work in three languages (English, French, and Spanish). Paula has designed and delivered a variety of programs for managers and leaders, and is very excited to be part of this authentic management course at the Centre. She is very interested in approaches to leadership and management that are grounded in equity, respect, shared power, and mutual accountability. She believes that true leadership enables participation.

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