14 Instructional Hours

Transformational and Charismatic Leadership

Lead with authenticity, integrity and inspiration

About the program

Transformational and charismatic leadership behaviours are essential if leaders are to thrive in a time of ever-increasing change and relentless competition. This program helps participants understand the behaviours involved in transformational and charismatic leadership, and to know how to use these behaviours to enhance their leadership presence.

A proven structure

Our program design is strongly supported by research showing that we are not born leaders. Transformational and charismatic leadership can be taught.

On the first of this interactive program, you will develop an understanding of the values and behaviours involved in transformational charismatic leadership.

On the second day, you will be introduced to the verbal and non-verbal behaviours inherent in charismatic leadership. You will work in groups to refine nuanced ways of conveying the tenets of charismatic leadership. You will have the opportunity to practice your charismatic leadership, and receive a written feedback report with constructive feedback.

You will leave the program understanding that the very best of leadership is not about being inspirational all the time with all your employees. Instead, the very best of leadership is about moments; creating opportunities to help those around you want to excel, and want to move themselves, their peers and their organization forward.

Most importantly, you will leave knowing what are the smallest things you can do through your leadership that will have a major impact on those around you.

Who should attend

This program promotes the development of leaders, senior managers, client-facing professionals and others who want to develop the transformational and charismatic leadership behaviors that will enable them to influence, motivate and inspire those around them to move forward, and help their organizations thrive.

This program is designated an approved recertification program by the HRPA.

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Personal Benefits

The concepts and tools taught in the program will greatly enhance your leadership skills

  • Understand what constitutes transformational and charismatic leadership
  • Appreciate the small changes to your leadership that will have the biggest long-term impact
  • Learn to create a unique leadership identity
  • Exchange ideas and experiences with Queen's faculty and fellow participants
  • Build better relationships within and outside your organization
  • Return to work with proven tools to achieve lasting change in the way teams work together

Organizational benefits

Enhancing your leadership skills will have a significant impact across your organization

  • Help your people to achieve “beyond expectations” (both theirs and your own)
  • Help the people you work with perform at their peak
  • Create a climate of trust and respect
  • Encourage mutual support and open communication
  • Develop a high-performance culture in your organization
  • Build high-performance expectations into everyday management practices

Program content

The program is based on knowledge gained from decades of leadership research and practice, and uses the educational power of multiple teaching tools, including class discussions, exchange of ideas and perspectives with faculty and fellow participants, observational learning, group work, role-play simulation and constructive feedback.

Program curriculum:

DAY 1 - TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Understand and apply the principles of transformational leadership:

  • Understand the differences between the very best and worst of leadership
  • Learn the four basics of transformational leadership:
    • Ethical
    • Inspirational
    • Developmental and forward-looking
    • Relational
  • Understand how this applies to your own leadership
  • Learn how to use your understanding of transformational leadership to understand why some leaders do so well, while others don't
  • Enhance your learning through group discussions with a diverse group of peers

DAY 2 - CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP

Understand and apply the principles of charismatic leadership.

  • Understand that each one of us can enact charismatic leadership behaviours
  • Learn about the 9 verbal and 3 non-verbal charismatic leadership behaviours
  • Understand that the best of charismatic leadership is not about doing all 12 behaviours all the time-the best of leadership is all about moments
  • Group-based practice
  • Present a charismatic leadership speech with your team
  • Receive constructive feedback of your presentation from trained independent raters

Session Leaders

Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, and being at the forefront of leadership research.

Julian is the author of The Science of Leadership: Lessons From Research for Organizational Leaders, which was published by Oxford University Press (New York) in January, 2014. His research interests focus on the nature and development of transformational leadership and employee well-being, and he is also the author of well over 200 research articles and book chapters, and the author or editor of several books, including Employment, Stress and Family Functioning (1990, Wiley & Sons); The Union and Its Members: A Psychological Approach (1992, Oxford University Press); Changing Employment Relations: Behavioral and Social Perspectives (1995, American Psychological Association); Young Workers (1999, American Psychological Association); and The Psychology of Workplace Safety (2004, American Psychological Association). He is also co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Violence (2006, SAGE Publications), and senior editor of both the Handbook of Work Stress (2005), Handbook of Organizational Behaviour (2008), all published by SAGE, The Psychology of Green Organizations (2015) and Work and Sleep: Research Insights for the Workplace (2016), both published by Oxford University Press).

Julian was formerly the editor of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, served as the chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Workplace Violence in 2001-2, and was the chairperson of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety to the Ontario Minister of Labour from 1989-1991.

Julian is a Fellow for the Royal Society of Canada, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Psychological Association. Julian was the recipient in 2016 of the Distinguished Contributions to Industrial and Organizational Psychology by the C-SIOP Division of the Canadian Psychological Association.

MacLean's magazine named Julian as one of Queen's University's most popular professors in 1996. Julian received the National Post's "Leaders in Business Education" award in 2001 and Queen's University's Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision in 2008.

Julian received his Ph.D in 1979 from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he subsequently taught in the Psychology Department. He joined Queen's University in 1984, initially teaching in the Department of Psychology. Julian moved to the School of Business in 1994; and served as the Associate Dean with responsibility for the Ph.D, M.Sc and Research programs in the School of Business from 1997-2011.

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Upcoming Sessions

    Remote Learning

  • Oct 22 to Oct 23
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$1,650 CAD (plus applicable taxes)
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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    200 Front Street West, Suite 3020
  • Mar 4 to Mar 5

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$3,300 CAD (plus applicable taxes)
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