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Leadership Development Program

HR Tech Group is pleased to present a Leadership Development program this Fall, facilitated by Kwela Leadership & Talent Development.  

The purpose and focus of this leadership development program:

  • To provide a substantial development experience to tech leaders.
  • Focus on foundational skills - team leads and managers will benefit the most from this training, as well as directors who do not yet have a great deal of people management experience.


Format: The program will be offered virtually where participants engage with the facilitator and their peers seamlessly and can collaborate in breakout sessions in small groups just as they would if they were in a classroom.

Program Components:

Program Delivery and Key Dates

  • DISC Assessments - pre-launch - early September to mid September
  • Program Launch: October 1, 10am - 12pm (PT) - 2 hr workshop
    • Experiential learning between sessions - self-directed with Kwela's support/guidance
  • Skills Workshop #1: Coaching and Developing People - October 14, 9am - 12pm (PT) 
  • Skills Workshop #2: Leading High Performing Teams - October 28, 9am - 12pm (PT) 
  • Facilitated Peer Coaching Sessions - November 10 - 1 hr
  • Skills Workshop #3: Influencing without Authority - November 26, 9am - 12pm (PT)
    • Mini-feedback survey - online
  • Final Session: December 15, 10am - 11am (PT)

*With an experiential  learning approach there will be an opportunity for additional learning between sessions with your workshop cohort and course instructor.

Workshop  Instructors

Facilitator , Helen Schneiderman, Senior Consultant

Helen has over 20 years’ experience as an Organizational Development and Human Resources professional, working as both a consultant and within industry. Helen’s expertise includes training and facilitation, people and leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, competency development, career development, recognition and onboarding. Prior to joining Kwela, Helen worked for a large charity, leading the learning and development function for the organization. Helen also spent time volunteering internationally, supporting non-profit organizations to build their human resources capacity.

Outside of Kwela, you can find Helen performing stand-up comedy at one of the lower mainland’s comedy clubs. Drawing from her varied life experiences and trips around the globe, Helen is not afraid to share the good, the bad and the ugly, to make people laugh!

Helen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English, she is a Certified Compensation Professional, and is certified in Mental Health First Aid - contact Helen.

Facilitator, Glen Sollors, Partner

Glen is based on Vancouver Island and has over 20 years experience in driving results by working with leaders in developing strategic business opportunities, managing associated change and enabling team success through role modeling, training, coaching and problem solving. His big picture and authentic approach helps leaders uncover possibilities within themselves and others so that they can create powerful teams that trust, perform and act with integrity.  Glen has a range of expertise in self-awareness, change management, business development, strategy design, accountability based leadership and skills training, and is a passionate and engaging facilitator.

Outside of work, Glen loves all things “adventure”, travel, self-awareness and relaxing in the beauty of mother nature on foot or with a paddle. Glen holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in International Business from Ryerson University and is a Certified Adult Educator and Landmark Graduate – contact Glen

Facilitator, Nic Tsangarakis, Principal

Nic’s extensive human resources expertise includes strategic planning, design and delivery of leadership and management development programs, design and implementation of performance management systems, implementing self-directed teams, and facilitating team building sessions.

Nic also has experience in operations management and has implemented total quality management systems and business process re-engineering.  Outside of Kwela, Nic loves playing competitive squash, gardening and lives with Sharon and Toffee the dog.

Nic has an honours degree in Industrial Psychology, and a Masters degree in Operations Management from the University of Cape Town, South Africa – contact Nic

Program Confirmation

Please register with details for each individual that will be attending - name, email and company name - by no later than Wednesday, September 16

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund of workshop fee for cancellations up to two weeks prior to the program start date of October 1.  Hereafter, refund requests will be considered and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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