As a leader’s influence expands, so does their need to sharpen decision-making, conflict resolution and relationship skills. Via robust, experiential learning frameworks, you’ll refine your unique strategic leadership style and strengthen your ability to innovate and influence across your department or organization.


This course uses deep practice in case work and peer group coaching to broaden perspectives and get incisive feedback. You walk away with coping methods to work around your potential derailers and practices that bolster your key strengths.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Deepen self-awareness, recognize personal derailers and gain coping tactics
  • Meet challenges through strengthened relationship skills
  • Influence and implement strategies to achieve organizational goals
  • Build and articulate a shared purpose


Most suitable for

  • Head of department or senior leader with around 3 - 5 years of managerial experience
  • Strong contributors who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential
  • Specialists and advisors with growing strategic influence


How it works

This is a comprehensive 7-month strategic leader development program.  You engage in a flow of activities designed to toggle between learning and immediate application. You participate in 8 live online sessions with real world cases, collaborative exchange, and meaningful feedback, focusing on your personal leadership challenges and how to extend your skill set to strategic, system-wide issues.


Time investment

Expect to dedicate about 1-3 hours per week to your strategic leadership development over the course of 7 months. Total course hours: 53.



Pre-work and preparation

Friday, May 6, 2022                                                                 9:30-10:30 US ET       

Live one-hour peer group start meeting                                On Zoom

Pre-work and preparation, 2-3 hours                         Self-scheduled


7 Online, live facilitated sessions, Thursdays                       9:30-12:30 US ET

May 12, June 2, June 23, 2022                                                On Zoom

[Summer intersession/break, July-August 2022]

Sept 8, Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 10, 2022                                    9:30-12:30 US ET                                                                                            On Zoom


Between facilitated sessions and over summer break       Self-scheduled

Practice and application, including with peer group

Summer intersession includes a 1-hour coaching session




Course requirements

Highest benefit goes to people who have engaged in previous leadership development through courses, mentorship and/or reflection on experience.



Maximum 12.  Super-Small.

Meaningful leadership learning works with a Goldilocks approach. We create group size that is just right—to enrich personal attention, group collaboration and feedback


Financial investment             $3,875

Includes two leadership profiles on thinking style and emotional intelligence


The Highline Practice Open Courses Cancellation or Change of Enrollment Policy

The Highline Practice cancellation policy applies to all cancellations, transfers and
postponements of participation received 30 days or less prior to the commencement of the

All cancellations of participation (including substitutions/transfers/postponements) must be
confirmed in writing via email to 

In a situation where you wish to cancel or change your enrolment, the following cancellation
fee shall apply:

  • Before 30 days prior to the commencement of the course you will receive a full

refund minus 10% administration fee

  • 30 days prior to the commencement of the course 25% of course fee

  • 29 - 8 days prior to the commencement of the course 50% of course fee

  • 7 days or less prior to the commencement of the course 100% of course fee

Leading with Strategic Impact