As part of The Banff Centre’s four-day Leading by Design program, the group was tasked to look at how Rocky Mountain Soap Company can share their toxin-free story with existing customers and first time store visitors. Just that morning the group was frantically testing ideas in the Banff Avenue shop; I catch them for a quick interview as they take a brief moment to breathe prior to the pitch.
Browsing: Leadership Development
What will it mean to lead, in any capacity, in the next 35 years? We posed this question to participants of the first of three Lougheed Leadership Network sessions at The Banff Centre as we begin to explore and identify challenges, requirements and opportunities that will help shape the future of leadership and leadership development.
At the age of 14, a note came to Kaaren addressed from Banff, Alberta. Unlike the others, this letter was written specifically for her. While taking part in a 6-week Leadership Development program at The Banff Centre, her father shared how the courses were making a real difference in helping shape his outlook on leadership; not only how it applied to his work, but also to his community and family.
As part of a three-day Innovation and Communications Residency, put on by Leadership Development at The Banff Centre, the duo were joined by two other organizations and a creative entrepreneur, with facilitation and guest faculty sessions from Banff Centre artists scheduled around periods of focused work. The Innovation and Communications Residency supports teams and organizations in communicating a new idea and strategically identifying and leveraging the resources necessary to move it forward.
“Look at the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. In the story it left a smile and disappeared. Maybe certain things can exist without the particle, without the cat in this case. The notion of the smile comes back to dichotomous thinking. There is more than one science, more than one way to look at things.”
I could feel electric energy vibrating through my body the entire time that I was surrounded by the mountains. The beauty of the landscape and the refreshing quality of the air set the stage perfectly for a coming together of the minds. I have always been awed by the power of the circle and that is how we began our time together.