The Professional Development Institute
Harvard University Global System
Harvard® Planner Group

Hands-on Workshop & Practical Seminar

Advanced Workshop:
Exemplary Team-Leadership Skills II

Focus on Strength Deployment, More Leadership Skills and Career Growth
Applying Harvard University Global System™ Tools

Ottawa-Gatineau Campus (Canada)
September 22-23, 2016

15-minute drive from Ottawa-Centre
An hour flight from LaGuardia, NYC


This intensive 2-day session provides new leadership skills, solid techniques and practical tools to make sound decisions, unleash your potential and accelerate your progress toward greater success. The objective is to fully utilize your potential, to excel as a coach and competent manager for individual and team success, and in the interest of your organization. By applying the newly acquired skills, you will be able to improve your performance, identify new strengths, prepare for the unexpected, gain more professional freedom, and chart your future, using a proven Gestalt approach.

The complete 4.5-day program provides, in an intensive week, the skills that require years of experience by learning management on the job.

Message from the Workshop Leader

“Excellent seminar, very valuable information, highly recommended!”
Jennifer Farrell, Specialist
Business Development, Veritaaq Technology

“This is very worthwhile course. Tangible and concrete examples we can use in any setting. The tools are excellent.”
Michelle Ryan, Team Leader
Heritage Canada

1. Advanced Session on Strength Deployment
  • What are your strengths normal and crisis situations?
  • Psychometric exercise on strength deployment
2. How to Conduct 360° Performance Reviews
  • Two exercises: Sensitive performance reviews
  • How to praise, reward, and share negative feedback
  • Managing nine staff reactions: Current best practices
3. Sharing Resources in a Matrixed Organization
  • Matrixing employees to get results: Four perequisites
  • Exercise: Leading staff reporting to multiple bosses
4. Building on Experience since the First Seminar
  • Participants will discuss experience in teams:
    managing difficult people, team building, conflict
    resolution, motivation, delegation and decision value
5. Practical Lessons from Exemplary Leaders
  • How a front-line manager at Alcan turned diversity
    from a perceived threat into a productivity success story
  • More inspiring women and men
  • How Zero-tolerance of inequity improves teamwork
6. Road Map to Take Full Control of Your Career
  • How to set and validate your mission, vision, and
    a balanced portfolio of goals and priorities
  • Life and career planning: A step-by-step road map
  Prerequisite to Admission

This workshop is exclusively designed for the alumni of PDI's Exemplary Team-Leadership & Management-Skills Workshop I. Other candidates require a written permission from the workshop leader.


A Harvard Fellow in Advanced Leadership educated in the science and practice of negotiation and team leadership at Harvard Business and Law Schools, Concordia University and MIT, Alain Martin is a member of several boards in Canada, the U.S., Japan and Europe. He works frequently behind the scene coaching executives and negotiators. An inventor who held US, Canadian and Japanese patents, Alain is well-known for developing Harvard University Global System™, the most-innovative practical framework and toolkit for strategists, negotiators, project leaders and executive assistants.

Alain Paul Martin, Workshop Leader Alain has advised two prime ministers of Canada (4 years), the UNESCO's Director General, the CEOs of BioKPlus (biotechnology) and both Desjardins Financial Group and its casualty-insurance company (10 years). He held risk- and IT-management positions at Du Pont, Bombardier, Domtar, CBC, Agriculture Canada where he worked with Dr. Brian Morrissey on the incubation of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. He led international capital projects (CIDA, World Bank) and was twice a faculty member at the University of Quebec where he taught negotiation and management of change in the M.Sc. and MGP Project-Management programs. He also worked with Boeing, Bombardier, Cap Gemini, E.ON (wind energy), France Loisirs, GE (USA, Canada and Europe), Textron's Bell Helicopters, Foro de Excelencia (Spain), Sweden's PA-Rådet, Skanska, Boliden AB and governments. He led seminars for AFIPS, IEEE, PMI, operations-research societies (INFORMS, CORS), the Ivy-League's Leadership Summit at Harvard, and Japan's Engineering Advancement Association, METI, APEO and the UN University in Tokyo.

In mining, oil and gas, Alain advises the government on large-scale risks in Canada's North and Arctic since 2014. The year 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of his strategic and project-management collaboration with the senior management and scientists of Teck's Applied Research and Technology Group.

Alain was selected as a 2012 Harvard Fellow in Advanced Leadership (ALI) with peers committed to address important issues including the environment, health, education and governance. During his fellowship, Alain honed his expertise in large-scale risks, mentored and delivered leadership seminars to Harvard University’s and other Ivy-League’s students, led the incubation of a complexity-reduction lab. He continues to advice his Harvard peers on strategic leadership.

Alain graduated in Commerce (Quantitative Methods) from Concordia University and is a Harvard Business School’s alumnus in entrepreneurship (OPM, 1997-1999). He fine-tuned his skills in management of change and social psychology at MIT and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He is also certified to teach negotiation in the corporation by Harvard Law School where he was privileged to learn from Robert Mnookin, Lawrence Suskind, Bill Ury, Bruce Patten and the late Roger Fisher.

Recognized by the Project Management Institute for “his outstanding contribution to the state-of-the-art of project management”, Alain was also honored by the Presidents of Harvard University and Harvard Alumni Association for his “Leadership, Vision and Service” to Harvard community. He is the author of the highly appraised book titled “Harnessing the Power of Intelligence” which is part of the unique course materials.

Alain’s pro-bono work focuses on funding and providing advice to advance health, education and poverty reduction. He is a founding sponsor of Roger Fisher House, a conflict-resolution catalyst that is now part of Mercy Corps. He is an Advisory Board Member of both Social Hearts (Japan) and New York’s Open Online Academy for global education in architecture. Inspired by Drs. Jim Kim and Paul Farmer, Alain led the creation of Partners in Health Canada by mobilizing resources to (a) incorporate PIH as a charitable organization; (b) link PIH to strategic allies and philanthropies; (c) host funding events and (d) manufacture and deliver a fuel truck for PIH clinics in Haiti. He led funding projects for the victims of Haiti's earthquake, Japan's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and Hurricane Sandy. He also orchestrated initiatives for CHEO Children’s Hospital, Food Banks, Canada Without Poverty and Harvard’s Global Month of Service.

  Tuition Fees
Regular Govt. Groups of 3
Seminar I (2.5 days, Page 5) $1395 $1045 $1295 each
Adv. Seminar (2 days) $1095 $1345 $  995 each
Complete 4.5-day program $2395 $2345 $2295 each
  Hotel Accommodation for Out-of-Town Participants

For overnight accommodation, several hotels are located within 10 to 20-minute drive including Hilton, Ramada Inn, Westin, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Marriott, Sheraton, Delta, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Lord Elgin Hotel, and Minto Place Suite Hotel. Click here for detailed information about hotels.


How to Register: Please register, online, call us weekdays (9 AM - 4:30 PM EDT) at +1 819-772-7777; toll free in the USA and Canada: 1-800-HARVARD or send a fax and pay in advance by cheque or credit card.

Send your cheque payable to: The Professional Development Institute PDI Inc.
Fees include books, hand-outs, road maps and other course materials of exceptional value (see above), and a daily continental breakfast plus hot and soft drinks during the morning and afternoon pauses, but exclude hotel accommodation (if required).

Cancellation Policy: Participants registering as a group must send substitutes in lieu of cancelling. For other clients, cancellations are accepted if made at least 10 working days prior to the course, and are subject to a $150 service charge per person. Full fees are payable by anyone who fails to attend or cancels less than 10 working days prior to the session. One substitution or transfer to a later course of the same duration is accepted.

  Personal Comfort, Dress Code and Photo Session

The dress code is business casual at your discretion. Trust your judgment. When unsure, err on the side of caution. If overdressed, you can remove a tie or a jacket and roll up your sleeves. Members of the Canadian Forces and the U.S. defense community can, at their discretion, either dress casually or keep the uniform.

You will be reminded the first day to dress the way you feel most comfortable for a photo session the next morning.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a pleasant learning environment including a suitable temperature, we recommend you bring a sweater or a jacket to the classroom as individual comfort zones differ and sudden variations in the weather can temporarily affect air conditioning.

Also please kindly refrain from using strong fragrances during the session in order to accommodate your fellow participants who suffer from asthma.

  How to Display This Workshop on Your Resume  

Participants certified to have successfully completed this professional-development program can include it in their resume providing they list it exactly as indicated below, either in a single contiguous string or multiple lines. The second and third lines, the city and the date of completion are optional. The provider name (PDI) can, alternatively, be in the first line.

      Advanced Workshop: Exemplary Team-Leadership Skills II,
      Focus on Strength Deployment, More Leadership Skills and Career Growth
      Applying Harvard University Global System™ Tools,
      City and date, e.g. New York, June 19-21, 2017
      Led by Alain Paul Martin
      The Professional Development Institute

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