For aspiring and new academic leaders

Elevating Women in Leadership is an award-winning leadership program designed exclusively for women to reflect, connect, and make choices about their impact. We combine world-class development with contemporary gender diversity research resulting in the acquisition of the skills needed for success in the context of female leadership.  

This offering of the program has been specifically tailored to recognize and reflect the unique challenges facing leaders within academic faculties, departments, and research centres.

We are also happy to have Bonnie Patterson share her career journey and wisdom as a part of this session. Bonnie was the first woman Dean of Business in Canada, the first woman President of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) (1995-1998), the first woman President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University (1998-2009), and the first woman to Chair the Board of Universities Canada (then the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada).

Participants will have the opportunity to explore new ways to extend their influence, gain confidence, and be heard in a supportive environment. They will walk away with insight into their performance as well as a leadership vision, plan, and the mindset to achieve their goals.

Participants will learn to:

  • Reflect on their mindset and beliefs
  • Define a personal vision
  • Lead into the future
  • Develop resilience and boundaries
  • Influence up
  • Project confidence and presence
  • Speak with a point of view
  • Increase their sphere of influence
  • Deliver the strategic “No”
  • Connect with a community of strong supporters

Who will benefit:

  • Aspiring, emerging, and new academic leaders who identify as women. 

Workshop Dates:

June 2nd & 3rd, 2020 | 1894 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS

Program Cost:

Early Bird price/participant - $1,895 (available until April 30th, 2020)

Regular price/participant - $2,050

Reserve Your Seat


For more information, contact Angela Mitton at or 902.421.1723.

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Are you an aspiring, emerging, or new leader not in an academic role? Learn more about our Elevating Women in Leadership Program for non-academic leaders. 

Elevating Women in Leadership was developed by our partners at LHH Knightsbridge, Canada’s leading human capital company, internationally recognized as one of the world's best leadership training providers.




  • Catherine J. Woodman

    Catherine Woodman, Elevating Women in Leadership facilitator and KBRS Associate, is a well-respected leader with a track record of achieving results by building teams, creating and communicating vision, forging strategic partnerships, and meeting critical challenges through transformational change. She understands the challenges facing female leaders and brings her own experiences forward in a safe, supportive forum.

Keynote Commentator:  

  • Bonnie Patterson

    Bonnie Patterson is the former President of Trent University and the Council of Ontario Universities. She brings hands-on experience as a senior academic leader and advisor along with a unique perspective of the challenges facing academic leaders today.


Not an academic leader? Learn more about our Elevating Women in Leadership Program for non-academics.

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Anna Stuart
Anna Stuart , MBA, FCPA, FCMA, FCMC
Managing Partner
Jennifer Berry
Jennifer Berry
Consulting Practice Leader