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Council for Learning and Leadership Development

The Council for Learning and Leadership Development (CLLD) provides a network for experienced practitioners of learning, leadership, and organization development to engage with peers and renowned thought leaders, share emerging theory and organizational practices, and create real-time solutions.

Our purpose is to enhance the strategic and competitive position of member organizations through a combination of meetings, research, and access to custom information services. We provide evidence-based research, networking, and collaborative learning opportunities that are a strategic resource for Canada’s learning and leadership development executives.

Key Objectives

  • Provide a forum for learning and leadership development professionals to connect with peers from a wide variety of sectors and geographic areas.
  • Encourage learning by providing networking opportunities through engaging and interactive closed-door sessions with speakers of national and international calibre.
  • Facilitate discussions and debates that advance knowledge and collective thinking, identify new opportunities or initiatives, and share knowledge of innovative practices that bring value to organizations.
  • Ensure meeting themes and speakers are relevant and of value by engaging the member-based Advisory Committee.


“Our contemporary context requires modern municipal corporations that can constantly evolve to respond to dynamic change. At the City of Edmonton, we believe that this means we must continue to develop into a learning organization. Membership in the Council for Learning and Leadership Development helps us stay abreast of new research and practices and offers us pragmatic tools, insight from inspiring thought leaders, and access to a broad network of peer practitioners. These resources help us design and implement organizational development strategies that ensure we provide valuable and relevant services to the citizens of Edmonton.”

—John Wilson, Corporate Culture Strategist, City of Edmonton, and CLLD Advisory Committee Member

What's New

Next Meeting

May 30-31, 2018 in Calgary, AB
Theme: Leading Mentally Healthy Workplaces