Executive | Intensive Value-based Partnership Program

Format: Blended (Virtual, Instructor-Led, Online)
Duration: 4 months
Tuition: $ 6,225.00 + TAX (Add a 2nd participant for $ 1,925.00 + TAX)
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Target Audience
To participate effectively in the VBP program, you need to be in a leadership capacity within an active organization; at least one internal or external partnership or strategic relationship is required

Our ideal participants typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Mayor/Chief and Council Members
  • Board of Directors 
  • Economic Development Officers
  • Development Corporation Managers
  • Senior/Program Managers
  • Partnership Leaders, Chairs, Coordinators 

Workshop Description
This hands-on program teaches smart, effective value-based partnering skills to leaders who want to increase the value of their partnerships, while increasing their value as a partner
Participants learn how to plan, build, maintain and dissolve value-based partnerships with greater ease and less stress, all in an applied learning environment; our program is designed to empower leaders in all sectors to create alliances that move them from the transactional to the transformational

Instructional Approach
This 4-month program, through intensive in-person training, virtual workshops and network webinars, explores the key principles of a Value-Based Partnership; it strenghtens your ability to build and develop strategic partnerships, while freeing up and redistributing critical resources. Included in the program:

  • Complimentary training webinars for your highest valued partners
  • Tools and resources to walk you through each phase of the program
  • A virtual community to foster ongoing learning and exchanges (LinkedIn), and
  • A limited licence authorizing ongoing use of the VBP-EI Audit Tools, within your organization

Course Requirements

  1.  Internet and audio connection (speaking and listening—no web-cam required)
  2. Cisco WebEx capabilities (test your connection here: http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html)

Course Organization
The program format includes:

  • Kick-off training session (virtual);
  • 2-days of in-person intensive training (Toronto) 
  • Four virtual 90-min meetings, with consultation feedback 


  • Registration: Program is scheduled once per year .You must register for a course no later than 30 days prior to the course start date. (If under 7 days prior to the course start date, call 888-289-0711 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Transfer Policy:Course participants may transfer to a future session. If you request a transfer before the registration deadline there is a non-refundable CAD 600 fee.
  • Taxes: Extra

The term “partnership” can apply to many of the business relationships you have, including but not limited to:

  • Council/Board of Directors 
  • Federal/Provincial Government(s)/Agencies - Departments
  • Municipal Government(s)/Agencies - Departments
  • Private Sector Companies
  • Funders
  • Internal Development Corporations
  • Internal Departments