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The Leadership Privilege open program is designed to facilitate culture change by working with leaders to understand their impact:

  • the importance of building and communicating a clear vision so that everyone's energy is aligned;
  • recognizing that it's it's not what you say, it's how you say it, and that delivery needs to equal intention;
  • and how a healthy, positive culture can only come about when systems and leadership work together to empower employees so they can each feel valued and included for their unique talents and perspectives.

Program Structure

The program is run over a 3-month period across 3 x 1-day facilitated sessions, with SRQ emotional intelligence-based self and 360 assessment, personal development plan building, and cohort-based action learning. Success is measured through personal assessment before and after the program to ascertain positive change against the learning outcomes and the assessment scales.  The program meets the requirements of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Program Overview

The Leadership Privilege program is a deep dive into what it means to be an emotionally intelligent leader – a leader who shows up with impeccability and emotional intelligence, as well as with the strategic thinking capability and accountability to achieve organizational success with and through his / her team.

Being a powerful leader who others respect and want to follow requires a special set of skills around communication and influence. As soon as we are in a leadership role, we have the power to make or break somebody's day with just a word, a look, or our tone of voice, or even damage their career through our unconscious bias or lack of coaching ability. People are watching how we show up, how we treat them and others, and how we create a safe environment for people to thrive in. Leadership comes with great responsibility, requiring intelligence, compassion and accountability.

Through the Leadership Privilege program you will:

1. Explore your Leadership Impact through:

  • emotional intelligence-based assessments to discover your leadership trust factor and relational patterns
  • understanding the Power Paradox of leadership and its connection to psychological safety
  • reviewing the links between blame, trust, empowerment, culture, and being consistently respectful

2. Discover how to best grow your talent:

  • explore best practice around performance management and succession planning
  • recognize your unconscious biases so that your people assessments are based on an objective perspective
  • practice techniques for emotionally intelligent communication so that you remain balanced, compassionate, and emotionally robust in a range of leadership conversations

3. Recognize what it means to be a High Performing Leader

  • learn how to respect your own unique leadership capabilities so that you can step into your leadership power with passion and ownership to truly engage and influence those you lead
  • bring emotionally intelligent concepts and approaches into your negotiation, influencing and collaboration practice so that others are encouraged to input into the process
  • take shared ownership around the culture change the organization is seeking


Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for mid to senior level leaders who care about the impact they have on others and who are seeking to be the best leader they can be.

Program Schedule and Pricing

The next program will commence in May 2019 and will be held in Edmonton, Alberta .

Workshop dates: Tuesday May 7, Tuesday June 4, and Tuesday July 9.

Program cost: $1,997 + GST per person.

To Register

To find out more about the program or to register, please contact us via our contact form here, or call us at 1-780-916-1428.


Non-judgment of self and others has always been the central message of my work as an Emotional Intelligence thought leader, coach and facilitator. Latterly my work has brought me to the corporate HR arena where I have worked to put dignity and care at the heart of people strategy. This requires a holistic approach to cultural change by aligning transformational leadership competencies, inclusive practices and people development strategies with non-judgmental people systems.

While studying to become a certified professional diversity coach, I mapped out a model for building diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces, by aligning the principles and language of ED&I with my core messaging around equality, non-judgment, dignity, care and ‘the leadership privilege’.

The principle concepts of this model are that:

1. Workplace cultures that deeply value, respect and leverage how people are different, truly reap the benefits of diversity – the sponsor of this aspect is the Executive team;

2. People strategy and systems built on the principle of dignity lead to fairness and equity – the sponsor of this aspect is HR;

3. Teams that care about each other and that respect each member’s uniqueness, build a sense of belonging which leads to inclusion – the sponsor of this aspect is the team’s leader.

My three-sided model – the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion pyramid – provides a visual of how the three aspects need to be happening concurrently.

For example, a workplace will not be truly equitable and inclusive if leaders are developed so that they build inclusive teams, yet they have to work with judgmental performance and talent management processes that ‘rate’ employees or put them in boxes based on bias.






The Diversity and Equity sides of the three-sided Equity, Diversity & Inclusion pyramid.










 © Amanda Knight 2020










The Inclusion and Diversity sides of the three-sided Equity, Diversity & Inclusion pyramid.









 © Amanda Knight 2020




To discover how to use this model in your organization, please contact Amanda to find out about her Diversity & Inclusion online program, or to discuss a customized approach designed specifically for the needs of your workplace.