In the past four years, 107 executive and senior architects, engineers, contractors, and trades have experienced the ECA-FMI Canadian Leadership Institute at Kananaskis.

The CLI is a totally unique experience, featuring 4 intensive days of simulations, assessments, and one-on-one coaching. For 20+ years, FMI Corporation has been presenting Leadership Institutes to the American construction market. Now, in partnership with the ECA, that training is available right here in Alberta.

The CLI helps firms develop the executive leadership teams that ‘everyone wants to work with’ – teams who not only understand the technical side of construction, but also how to work with others to set direction, align resources, motivate staff, and encourage collaboration.

Here are a few of the companies putting their key players through the CLI: Aman Builders • CANA High Voltage • Carlson • Chandos • Clark Builders • Deep Foundations • EllisDon • Emcee • Fillmore • GS Holdings • Icom Refrigeration • Jen-Col • Ledcor • ONE Properties • PCL • Scorpio Masonry • Thermo Design Insulation • Vital Engineering



Participants come out of the CLI re-energized, re-engaged, and confident about their path forward as leaders.

"Very insightful. This program will open your eyes to what may be holding you back from being even more effective. It gave me the tools to approach my challenges and weak areas from a different point of view.” — Terry Bateman, Operations Manager, Clark Builders

“You will learn deeply about yourself. Why you do the things you do. I enjoyed seeing and experiencing the 'developing leaders one at a time.'” — Cory Jodoin, President, Jen-Col 

When you participate in the CLI, you will discover how to leverage your leadership abilities for maximum effectiveness. You can expect experiential learning, lively discussions, powerful assessments in a feedback-rich environment, an action plan and follow-up.

“The one on one feedback and assessments were extremely valuable in helping me understand myself. This will definitely help me relate and manage my staff more effectively.” — Mark Lindquist, President, Emcee Construction and Management Ltd. 

“The program questions what is holding you back from becoming a great leader. It shows you what to do to be a great leader.” — Adam Pressacco, Operations Controller, Ledcor

Why Should I Attend the Canadian Leadership Institute?

The Leadership Institute provides benefits on both an individual and an organizational level. As a leader of your company, you will:

  • Learn how to reach your peak potential as a leader
  • Gain a deep understanding of your leadership strengths and areas for improvement through formal assessments
  • Clearly understand your leadership effectiveness from coaching and feedback during the program
  • Create a strong action plan to help improve your leadership performance
  • Receive a certificate of completion for continuing education credits

Why should I send the current and future leaders on my team?

  • Reduce the risk in your succession plan by building a deep pipeline of leaders
  • Enhance your ability to execute strategic growth initiatives
  • Increase employee engagement and retention
  • Develop your leaders so they can take on roles with greater responsibility and impact

“Working closely with so many peers was really motivational. Great to see so many of our construction contacts commit to improving their future leaders.” — Ben Aitchison, Senior Project Manager, ONE Properties

“Ideal program for an individual transitioning to a leadership role.” — Doug Haines, Project Executive, Clark Builders

Registration is all-inclusive. Your instruction, materials, accommodation, and meals at the Pomeroy at Kananaskis Village are all covered. If you apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, the cost of the Institute comes down to around $5,000. That’s great value, for what may be the most transformational investment you'll ever make in your business. Click HERE to register!

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant rebates 66% of tuition costs for eligible applicants. As long as you don't have an ownership stake in your company, you're probably eligible. Application for the grant must happen by mid-May. Click HERE for a guide on how to fill out your grant application for the Canadian Leadership Institute.


June 24-27, 2019 at the Pomeroy at Kananaskis

$9800 all-inclusive, reducible to ~$5000 with the Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Email or phone Jessica Kuhnel (780.483.1130) for more information