Our President and Principal, Sam Shogren, has been selected by LEAD Canada to join the LEAD network and undertake the training required to become a LEAD Fellow. LEAD, short for Leadership for Environment and Development, searches worldwide for outstanding people, developing their leadership potential through innovative training programs and working with them to mobilize others to make a real difference to the future of this planet.
LEAD Canada is a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to furthering the goals of environmental, social and economic sustainability through training, projects and networking. Created in 1994, LEAD Canada joined the global network set up by LEAD International, which was originally funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. One of 13 member programs, LEAD Canada is comprised of about 90 of the 1800 LEAD Fellows living and working around the world.
The LEAD network, which was built over many years through its leadership training program, is made up of professionals from many backgrounds, including scientists, medical doctors, environmentalists, engineers, lawyers, economists, journalists, business and cultural specialists.
LEAD offices across the world deliver training programs that challenge traditional notions of leadership with progressive participatory techniques. Using LEAD’s experiential learning approach, our participants learn through multi-stakeholder dialogue, systems thinking, and inclusive cross-cultural processes.
Internationally LEAD Member Programs operate in Brazil, Canada, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, Francophone Africa, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Southern Africa. These is currently no program in the United States.