In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan we wanted to reach out to our stakeholders at this time!
The Leadership Saskatoon Program has been called life-changing by many of our graduates. It's a full immersion into your personal development as a leader, and you won't look at yourself or our community in the same way afterwards.
Leadership can be learned. Our redesigned curriculum focuses on skills you can apply right away. Are you ready for the challenge? Explore the 2020-2021 Program Overview & Dates.
As usual, we are taking a small break over the summer months to plan and develop our programming for fall 2020.
To be notified of upcoming lunch & learns or short duration professional development opportunities please join our mailing list. Email us at: email@example.com
Don Ravis served as the first Board Chair of Leadership Saskatoon and played an important role in the initiation and development of the program in 2001. The Don Ravis-Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award is awarded to a member of the alumni who has evolved as a community leader while embracing Leadership Saskatoon's values and knowledge and has consistently applied them within the community.
Dr. Bill Brooks is a space scientist with a special interest in technology, creativity, and leadership and a passion for helping organizations and individuals create a better future. Over the past 40 years, Bill has led a multitude of projects and diverse teams in the aerospace and mining industry, the education sector, with private sector businesses and in our community.
A graduate from the Class of 2003, Bill exemplifies Leadership Saskatoon’s values of citizen engagement, collaboration and lifelong learning. After his participation in the program, Bill was inspired to expand his leadership activities and has served on numerous Boards including the SaskInteractive Media Association, the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Saskatoon Opera and Leadership Saskatoon. During his time with the Chamber he also served on the SABEX Committee and was Chair of the Future Opportunities Committee.
Bill has been recognized by Industry Canada for his contributions in the promotion of science and technology with a Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion. He has also been recognized by the Saskatoon Preschool Foundation as an Educator of Distinction, and as the Member & Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce in 2011.
Bill has been a deeply committed volunteer with Leadership Saskatoon since his graduation from the program. He has served as a Board Member (twice!), Committee Member (Program, Alumni & Awards Committees) and continues to contribute as a mentor and a program facilitator.
Through eclecthink International, Bill and his partner continue their work developing the creative, innovative and leadership capabilities of individuals, groups and organizations. Bill has contributed to diverse groups such as the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Biosciences, Business and Professional Women, City of Saskatoon, Canadian Space Agency and many non-for-profit businesses with corporate planning and other workshops, seminars and specialized programs.
Bill believes that due to the rapid change being experienced in our communities, life-long leadership training and development, expanding inclusion and diversity and increasing citizen engagement is critical to the success of not only Saskatoon but Canada as a whole. We are pleased to honour Bill with the 2019 Don Ravis-Leadership Saskatoon Alumni Award.