This module-based leadership training builds leadership capacity through plenary teaching sessions, large and small group collaborations and individual coaching. Pragmatic strategies, direct feedback and collaborative skill building develops skill sets for both existing and emerging leaders.


The goal of the training will be to:

• Strengthen existing leadership

• Enhance future leadership capacity

• Engage young leaders in building organizational excellence

• Strengthen young leader’s skill sets for leadership presence

• Develop and refine public speaking and professional presentation skills

• Develop and enhance innovation in service delivery

• Develop skills that build healthy front-line service teams

• Expand leadership ability to view program through wide lens

• Strengthen fiscal management in lean budget times


7-hours per module ~ 21 hours per Certificate


$900.00 tuition/per participant for each Certificate Level (minimum 8 participants)

LEVEL I: Leadership Fundamentals Certificate $ 900.00

Module 1: Establishing your personal leadership style

Module 2: Responding effectively to resistance

Module 3: Communication, collaboration and connection

LEVEL II: Leadership Presentation Certificate $ 900.00

Module 4: Professional presentation and impact

Module 5: Public speaking and presentation skills

Module 6: Professional networking and presentation

LEVEL III: Leadership Excellence Certificate $ 900.00

Module 7: The wider lens of leadership

Module 8: Initiative and moving forward

Module 9: Coaching for excellence


This comprehensive, 3-level Leadership Effectiveness Course provides each participant with an intensive 63 hours of Leadership development. The course is facilitated by Barbara May, CEO and Founder of Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars.

Barbara May equips leaders to identify and refine their personal leadership style, professional presentation and to build their ability to function effectively to achieve organization goals. She emphasizes an inquiry approach to both internal and external resistance, and challenges leaders to remain open to the ongoing evolution of their leadership style and skill set.

Barbara May has interviewed business owners on Learning & Job News, hosted Access Television’s May We Talk, and facilitated more than 500 Career and Employment Workshops. With more than two decades of work experience behind her in fields as diverse as sport and recreation, education, not-for-profit management, entertainment and government, Barbara May brings a uniquely powerful mix of personal stories, humorous examples, and real-world insight to companies seeking to strengthen their presence and effectiveness.


Partner with Barbara May to identify your team's stumbling blocks, apply for government funding and complete leadership training. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant covers 2/3 of training costs. For more information please visit:

What's the first step?

Call Barbara May. Discuss your team's biggest stumbling block(s) with her. Then bring her in to work with your team.