Our public registration programs, courses and workshops

At Padraig we offer leadership programs, courses and workshops for individual leaders and for groups of leaders (ie. register online for a public program when we offer it on a scheduled date). This page provides information about and links to our publicly offered leadership programs.

We also offer all of our programs, courses and workshops privately in-house (in-person or virtually) for your organization — we schedule the time that is convenient for you and it is only participants you’ve chosen who are in the class or workshop.  For information on having Padraig run a program, class or workshop in-house, either virtually or in-person, at your organization, click here.

Coach-led Leadership Peer Programs

The Network coach led leadership peer program

The Network – Coach-led leadership peer program

The Network is our leadership development foundational program. You’ll join a peer group of up to 15 other leaders and aspiring leaders who want to solidify their leadership knowledge and skills.  The group is led by one of our certified executive coaches.

Your peer group will meet once per month over the course of a year. Some months are a 9o minute group coaching session where we dive into a particular coaching challenge or topic — using breakout rooms, group conversations and learning from each other to hone your leadership skills.  In four of the monthly sessions we will dive deep into one of Padraig’s leadership courses — you’ll learn how to adapt your leadership style to those you’re leading, how to handle conflict, how to work on a leadership team and build a team under you and how to bring emotional intelligence to your leadership.

Each participant also gets a one-to-one confidential coaching session and access to our online leadership library.

Earn a Certificate in Leadership Foundations

Each Padraig leadership course taken as part of The Network earns a digital leadership badge and completing The Network earns you the Certificate in Leadership Foundations described below.

We launch new cohorts 2-3 times per year (January, April and September).

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The Partnership coach led leadership peer program

The Partnership – Coach-led leadership peer program

The Partnership is our high-impact, small group peer program for experienced leaders.

Peer groups consist of 4-6 leaders from industries and sectors throughout Canada and the US, who want to dig deeper, solve challenges and open up opportunities like they’ve never seen before.

The program runs for one year with monthly group coaching sessions (2 hours).  In these sessions you will work with your executive coach and your peers to explore particular leaderhsip topics and challenges chosen by your group.  You’ll meet monthly on Zoom and help each other learn and grow while your executive coach guides the group to bigger understanding and better options.

Each participant also gets 4 sessions of one-to-one coaching and access to our online leadership library.

We launch new cohorts 2-3 times per year (January, April and September).

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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Leadership Foundations

Earn a Certificate in Leadership Foundations

Padraig offers a Certificate in Leadership Foundations.  The certificate is earned upon completion of the four courses listed below — Flexible Leadership, Teamwork Fundamentals, Productive Conflict and Agile Leadership. Each course is designed to give you key knowledge and skills in leadership.

For generations leadership has been “learned on the job,” with functional experts promoted into roles that demanded entirely different skill sets.  Our Leadership Foundations certificate program avoids that problem by giving newer leaders and those aspiring to leadership roles the knowledge and skill they need to succeed and to enjoy leading others.

The individual course descriptions and links are provided below.  Note: Participating in The Network Peer Program (listed above) also provides all four courses and the Certificate.

Leadership Courses

Teamwork course using Five Dysfunctions of a Team personal profile

Teamwork Fundamentals

You are likely a part of several teams in the workplace — project teams, the leadership team, the “Production” or “Marketing,” “Sales” or “Admin” team, etc. If you’re a manager, or will be soon — you’re part of a leadership team and leading another team.

How do you and your peers work as a cohesive team, rather than silently in competition with each other, while also leading the team who report to you?

This course helps you become a better teammate, whether a project team or a leadership team, and gives you the foundations to lead a team, by integrating the model from Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, into your work teams.

In the course you will assesses your own approach to teamwork, gain personalized insights on how you can more effectively work with others, and master critical behaviors and interpersonal skills needed to work effectively in a team.

This course empowers you to consider your approach to teamwork, shape new, more productive behaviors to increase productivity, and bring the language needed for good teamwork to the teams you are on and the teams you lead. It will completely redefine what it means to work together to build a culture of teamwork.

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flexible leadership course using DiSC Management profile

Flexible Leadership (aka DiSC Management)

So many managers and leaders are disappointed when they get promoted to the role.  They used to love their work and now, instead of doing that work, they spend their day managing others and solving problems for others. That doesn’t have to be the case.  Most of the time, it’s because you weren’t given good training to prepare you for the management role. Once you’ve learned how to figure out the people you’re managing and manage them in the way they best respond to, work can become good again.

Flexible leadership means moving from a one size fits all (“this is my leadership style”) approach to providing direction, motivation, and development in a way that aligns with each individual. The happiest, most successful, most confident managers and leaders notice the needs of their employees and flex their leadership style accordingly. That may seem daunting, but these are important skills that you will develop with this course.

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How to have productive conflict

Productive Conflict

Workplace conflict is inevitable.  It may not be visible but you’ve no-doubt experienced it.  It might be a feeling you have with a colleague, or some tension with a peer or someone whose role you have to interface with.  Perhaps you feel like someone has conflict with you but they’re not acknowledging it and you don’t know how to raise it — and it’s becoming a problem.

This program helps you improve self-awareness around conflict behaviours (your own, and others’) and learn how to deal with it. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, you’ll learn to curb destructive behaviours so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships.

This workshop helps you effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict. By focusing on self-awareness of destructive thoughts and behaviours, you’ll develop more productive responses.

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Agile leaderhsip course using the DiSC Agile EQ Profile

Agile Leadership

Do you find you react or respond on instinct a lot of the time? For example, when a challenge arises or a problem erupts, when an employee comes to you with this type of issue or that type of issue do you tend to react the same way each time.  Do some things “push your buttons?” Do others take the energy right out of you?

Emotional Intelligence refers to how effectively and efficiently you can adapt to a social or emotional situation to solve the problem at hand—because an approach that works well in one situation won’t always work in the next. But sometimes we reach for the same responses out of habit, even when the situation is begging us to rethink our approach. This type of reaction leaves you resistant and unprepared to solve the dynamic and diverse challenges that come your way.

Agile leaders use emotional intelligence to adapt how they respond to situations they are facing. You’ll learn how to do that in this workshop. This workshop teaches you to read the emotional and interpersonal needs of a situation and respond accordingly. You will discover an agile approach to workplace interactions and learn to navigate outside your comfort zone, empowering you to meet the demands of any situation. And you’ll learn the leadership skills to support and grow a thriving agile culture.

We recommend Agile Leadership as your starting point for building stronger emotional intelligence as a leader.  The next level is available in our Emotionally Intelligent Leader program.

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