Labour Leadership Team
The Change Agents of Choice for Progressive-Thinking Unions!

YOUnion Leadership


“Great leaders help others to be successful.”

 – Janet Stewart


Everyone, regardless of his or her title or role in an organization, needs to develop his/her personal leadership skills…and everyone needs to be equipped with effective leadership skills so that he/she can Take the LEAD when it is appropriate to do so.


Highly effective Unions are able to harness the skills and talents of their Members – and that includes tapping into their leadership skills.


The Labour Leadership Team will work with you to design a one- or two-day workshop that will help your Members to:

  •  Identify their predominant personal leadership style as well as the associated strengths and challenges;
  •  Understand and be able to apply Situational Leadership according to the circumstances and desired outcomes;
  • Understand the various types of decision-making styles and how and when to apply each;
  •   Identify what motivates Members, Employers and other Partners and apply strategies to design solutions that are mutually beneficial;
  •   Recognize the phases of conflict and how to manage and diffuse each;
  •   Give and receive constructive feedback with peers and others; and
  •   Apply their leadership skills to help drive change and innovative thinking.

During these one- and two-day training workshops, Members will learn key strategies that they will be able to apply to situations in both their personal and their professional lives. These highly participative, learner-centered courses will provide them with the tools and skills to effectively and productively lead Members and drive change.

Some of the Key Topics Covered Include:

  • Situational Leadership: Members will complete a self-assessment tool and identify their natural personal leadership style. They will gain an appreciation of when it is appropriate to use each of the four leadership styles described in this model.
  • Decision-Making: Members will examine the four styles of decision-making that are commonly used in today's workplace, the advantages and challenges associated with each, and when it is appropriate to use them.
  • Leadership Attitudes: Through hands-on activities Members will explore the effect that the attitude of the leader of an initiative or group has on morale and the work produced. 

 "I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your facilitation and training skills. I have participated in countless courses, workshops and training sessions and you are definitely one of the most poised and dynamic presenters out there. It's evident that you practice what you preach!"

-Cindy Clark, City of Ottawa

If you’d like to chat about how a YOUnion Leadershipworkshop could help to develop your Union’s Members, contact Janet – together you can craft a plan for action!


1-877-290-5003 (Toll Free in Canada)


Other Member-development workshops that we offer are:

Leaders of Change

Effective Meetings

Team Communications

Strategic Planning

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