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HR Tech Group is excited to be partnering again with Kwela Leadership & Talent Management to offer a Leadership Development Program (LDP) for HR Tech Group members  and leaders within HRTG organizations this Fall. 

The purpose and focus of this leadership development program:

  • To provide a substantial development experience to tech industry leaders.
  • The focus is on foundational skills, so team leads, managers and new leaders would mostly benefit.
  • To maximize participation from across BC and Alberta, the program will be delivered virtually.


*Please register with details for each individual that will be attending - name, email and company name - by no later than Friday, September 24.

*Contact if you have questions.


The LDP includes the following components delivered over four months:

Program Component   |   Outcome   |   Date & Time     |   Method     |    Facilitator

DISC Assessment Build self-awareness Oct 1-14, 2021 Online n/a


  • Program Introduction
  • DISC debrief
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Develop mini-surveys
  • High self-awareness
  • A plan to be more successful

Oct 21, 2021

9:00am - 11:00am

2-hour workshop Helen Schneiderman
Meetings between participants and their managers to align development goals.
  • Alignment on development goal(s)
  • More ideas to succeed 
  • Manager behaviours that set the stage for success
Before the next step Self-directed with Kwela's support/guidance n/a
Skills workshop #1 - Leading Self and Emotional Intelligence
  • Greater self-awareness and exposure to blind spots
  • Increased ability to transform behaviours 
  • Gain emotional control in difficult situations
  • Develop trust through vulnerability
  • Relate to others who think differently

November10, 2021

9:00am - Noon

3-hour workshop Glen Sollors
Facilitated peer coaching sessions with Kwela coach Identify opportunities and challenges and receive advice

November 24, 2021

1:00pm - 2:30pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm

And (if neeeded) November 25, 2021

2:00pm - 3:30pm

90-min sessions Helen Schneiderman
Skills workshop #2 – Leading High Performing Teams
  • Improved levels of trust and ability to resolve conflict
  • Guiding principles that have buy-in and are followed
  • Team meetings best practices
  • Greater levels of accountability and improved team results

December 7, 2021


3-hour workshop Laura Villacrusis
Facilitated peer coaching session
  • Identify opportunities and challenges and receive advice 

January 10, 2022

2:00 - 3:30pm

90-min session Glen Sollors
Skills workshop #3 – Coaching and Developing People
  • Higher levels of engagement and improved retention
  • Feedback, listening and coaching skills
  • Improved performance of staff members
  • Increased opportunities for staff to grow their skills

January 28, 2022

9:00am - Noon

3-hour workshop Helen Scheiderman
Mini-feedback survey
  • Measure progress 
January/ February 2022 Online n/a

Graduation session

  • Receive feedback
  • Share successes
  • Accountability with respect to people doing what they say they will do
  • Celebrate success and learn from each other's stories
  • Develop a plan to overcome remaining challenges and to sustain learning

February 25, 2022

9:00am - 10:30am

90-min workshop Helen Schneiderman


Lockdown started in March 2020, but we continued our L&D initiatives.  Our leaders participated in a 6-month virtual leadership development program with Kwela.  I was a little apprehensive about the level of engagement (with virtual delivery), but the leaders proactively engaged in conversations and found the skill workshops valuable.  In between workshops, peer coaching sessions effectively kept the learning fresh and relevant. The program was successful and we're happy that we did it. 

Emi Hashimoto
Director, People & Culture
SkyBox Labs



Helen Schneiderman, Partner

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.

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.

Facilitator, Laura Villacrusis,  Senior Consultant

Laura has over 25 years of experience working with organizations to support individual and organizational performance.  She has partnered with leaders at all levels to design and facilitate processes in the areas of organization development (OD), leadership development, change and transition, executive coaching, succession planning, talent management, employee engagement, strategic planning, and diversity & inclusion. Her passion is in helping organizations create leadership development and OD strategies and facilitating learning sessions for leaders.  She has worked in various industries including entertainment, health care, technology, finance, utilities, mining, and manufacturing.  

Laura has a Master of Science in Organization Development (Pepperdine University, California), a Bachelor of Science in Economics (University of the Philippines), is a Certified Organizational Coach (University of British Columbia), and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the ICF.

Outside of work, you will find Laura out on the north shore with friends, family, and their dog Peanut.  She loves organizing social events, music, movie nights, books, staying active, and being outdoors with loved ones.  

Program Confirmation

Please register with details for each individual that will be attending - name, email and company name - by no later than Friday, September 24

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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