The City of Edmonton actively invests in its leaders through workforce planning, talent management and succession planning and performance management. Leadership competencies are an integral part of the Leadership Development Program and leaders have the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills. Course content has been designed and expert instructors have been selected to support the leadership development of Director level employees and above.
Leaders may access:
- Business Specific Training
- Executive Coaching
- Leadership Events
- Stretch Assignments
- Online Learning
- Leadership Speakers Series
- Leadership Exchange Forum
Leadership Speakers Series
The aim of the Leadership Speakers Series is to provide a setting for the City’s leaders to share ideas, learn and provide input into the issues facing the organization. These half day sessions are held twice each year and speakers are selected based on a topic of interest to the entire organization. Themes for these sessions are identified through assessing the current priorities of the Senior Management Team and City Council.
Leadership Exchange Forum
The Leadership Exchange Forum is an opportunity for members of the Extended Leadership Team (Directors, Branch Managers and General Managers) to explore leadership themes in the presence of the City Manager. There are 5 forums held each year which are designed to:
- Communicate and promote a shared understanding of the Senior Management Team's priorities
- Allow the City Manager to share his expectations of the Extended Leadership Team
- Allow members of the Extended Leadership Team to share their successes and ideas
Harvard ManageMentor 10
The newest component of the Leadership Development Program is Harvard ManageMentor 10, a web-based learning program for leadership skill development offered by Harvard Business School.
There are 42 modules: each includes tools, interactive scenarios, case studies, personal insights from key business leaders around the world and Harvard Business Review articles.
Module topics relate to our new leadership competencies and are meant to complement personal growth and development as a City leader. Topics include change management, coaching, crisis management, decision making, goal setting, leading and motivating, presentation skills, strategic thinking, team leadership etc.