We have recently partnered with the Level 8 Leadership Institute to bring to our clients their Value-based Partnership Program, designed to empower Leadership & Management with the skills to develop, maintain & dissolve partnerships - effectively and with greater ease


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                                                                                              

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

  • Chief and Council Members
  • Board of Directors 
  • Industry/Government Relations
  • 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, equiping you with the tools to create transformational and sustainable alliances for your community/organization
Participants learn how to plan, build & maintain value-based partnerships with Industry & Other Governments; where necessary, to dissolve partnerships with greater ease and less stress. Our program is designed to empower leaders 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. 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.
  • 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 

The Canada Job Grant (CJG) funds up to 2/3rds of training costs (for a max. of $10,000/employee)
For information on Eligibility, Application & Project Assessment Criteria, click here