Banff Executive Leadership Inc. aspires to
be recognized as one of the top strategic partners for organizations
seeking solutions in Governance and Executive Leadership development.
This includes both public and customized programming, strategic
planning and retreat facilitation, Executive and Board coaching,
keynote speaking, and insightful articles, models and content.
Our organization was established in 2001 by Doug Macnamara,
after he led and built-up The Banff Centre for Management
for over seven years - gaining a reputation as a leading force
in executive and leadership development in Canada and internationally.
Today, we have a team of experienced staff and faculty associates
that have proven themselves with senior level clients in business,
government, not-for-profit, and Indigenous communities.
We have simple, yet demanding criteria for all that work for
1. They must have done the types of jobs of the people
they are working with, and/or be recognized as a global thought-leader
in a particular topic area.
2. They must be an excellent facilitator of executives in
their learning processes.
3. They must have knowledge constructs that are truly applied,
leading-edge, but not fad-based.
We have simple, but equally significant characteristics in
our clients. They are:
(i) committed to actually transforming leadership practices
in themselves, their organizations, their community.
(ii) committed to achieving measurable results/return-on-investment.
(iii) willing and committed to an extended process and approach
that will actually lead to sustained change.
(iv) appreciative of a systems-thinking and global-networked
frame of reference.
The quality and impact of our work is well established. And,
we treat every new client/project as a partnership in achieving
In today's world, these three elements are
required together from our societies' executive cadré.
It is no longer prudent to pursue narrow self-interest or
continuous growth in profitability or size of organization,
without taking a more systemic, indeed global-networked perspective
of your practices and community obligations. This renaissance
in leadership perspective and practice must start at the top,
with both Board members and Executives. However, often our
Board member and executive clients have not been coached or
developed to have all the competencies required for today's
global leadership realities.
This is where Banff Executive Leadership Inc. can help.
provide an opportunity for key individuals from Boards or
executive teams to come to Banff, tune-up specific areas of
leadership practice, network with other executives, be engaged/challenged
by leading thinkers and practitioners, and revitalize their
Often, our public program faculty members will make a rare
Canadian engagement only in our program! This is your chance
to truly learn from some of the best in the world in small
intimate groups of executive learners.
Programs are developed in partnership with
client organizations to bring about a sustained and wide-spread
change in leadership practices/culture across a whole Board
and/or senior executive team and/or community. In most cases
we are engaged in a multi-year, multi-component project.
Facilitation brings Executive Teams and/or
Boards together to clarify common purpose and direction. It
should energize engagement and commitment from everyone -
orchestrating difference of opinion or experience into higher
level thinking and strategy development.
Coaching and now Board
Coaching reflects the reality that
senior executive time is scarce, yet the need for continuous
leadership practice improvement is recognized. We thus work
with individuals of a partnered client's executive team, or
coach whole Boards through a jointly-developed strategy of
performance improvement and assessment.
Today's networked economies, collaborative structures, and
continuous innovation environments mean we simply can't rely
on the same leadership approaches or solutions we used even
5 years ago. Join us in Banff, or bring 'Banff Inside', to
explore, dig deep, and purposefully disturb one another toward
new, more innovative leadership practices.