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betterLEADER – Witz Education

betterLEADER is our flagship program, a 2.5-month intensive designed by Witz Education for those who lead and aspire to lead. You’ll spend 5 days in our leadership pressure cooker, delving into human behavior theory and practice.


You can’t choose who you lead, but your teammates can choose whose leadership they’ll embrace. In the betterLEADER program, you’ll learn and take your turn with tools that’ll allow you to engage with a diverse array of personalities:

  • Using clear communication and understanding;
  • Listening for emotional cues;
  • Building rapport;
  • And navigating situations of heightened emotion, positive or negative, from conflict to success.


Day 1 – Learning About Self & How Others Perceive You

  • Who are you?
  • What are the benefits and disadvantages of your communication style?
  • The foundation of the interactive process – rules for effective communication
  • Constructing what to say –how, when, where and why
  • Objectives – zeroing in on the outcomes you want
  • Don’t get hooked! Avoiding communication traps
  • Approaches that work for a variety of personalities

Day 2 – Human Interaction

  • Be a human among humans
  • 360 view of your communication style, including your blind spots
  • Create an inspiring new possibility for yourself and your business against the backdrop of real organizational challenges
  • Stop manufacturing meaning: what is said vs what is meant
  • Feedback they can swallow, and a healthy dose of motivation, recognition and reward
  • Shaping and influencing focused outcomes
  • A fresh, solution-based approach to recurring problems
  • The power of strategy – facing challenging like a champ
  • Transitioning from strategy to competent application
  • Put theory to practice – real plays

Day 3 – The Art & Science of Emotional Management

  • Using empathy to demonstrate understanding
  • Managing your reactions to avoid unfavourable outcomes
  • Incorporating templates for responding effectively to emotions
  • Building confidence, enthusiasm and motivation in others
  • Build emotional bridges – reach within yourself to effectively reach others
  • Put theory to practice – real plays

Day 4 – Advancing Outcomes Through Assertiveness

  • Get what you want in relationships
  • Implement step-by-step approaches to assertiveness
  • Understanding the differences between aggressive and assertive behaviour
  • Remove the anxiety from challenging interactions
  • Walking the fine line between leadership and management
  • Identify practical approaches to engage your teams
  • How to respond effectively to the range of reactions you may face
  • Understanding new approaches to conflict management
  • What you risk reveals what you value
  • Put theory to practice – real plays

Day 5 – Lead On

  • Are you still awake? Intention and retention
  • Design your leadership future
  • Level up from manager to mentor
  • Communication approaches for coaching, mentoring, delegating and problem solving
  • Discover the power of NEXT! and learn to view breakdowns as the source of breakthroughs
  • Transform your relationships with your colleagues and your clients, selling possibility instead of product
  • Put theory to practice – real plays
  • Fresh, solution-based approaches to recurring problems
  • Find your sea legs in an ocean of constant change
  • Lead a team you – and they – are happy to be on

betterLEADER relies on “getting to work” not just during sessions but also between them in order to make the most effective use of the tools. You’ll be supported by one of our talented facilitators with custom coaching sessions to keep the work alive as you practice the skills you have learned.

Start practicing leadership


betterLEADER Application

  • About You:

    Please write one paragraph answers to the below questions.


Investments Advisor, BMO


CBO, H&R Reit


R&D, Giraffe Foods


Project Manager, Smith + Andersen

Witz Education attracts leaders at from every career stage, level and path. Challenge and be challenged in this community of excellence. You’ll build lifelong relationships and – upon your graduation – earn a place among our betterALUMNI. betterALUMNI access a global social network of leaders, a tool library, and can top up their learning anytime with our complimentary smartSESSIONS.

Our Students Say…

By simply opening myself up to new ways of thinking, I began to see others and myself in a much clearer light. The tools I am now equipped with continue to help me navigate my way through critical situations, and have given me increased confidence in my abilities as a senior administrator. Many of my relationships (both at home and work) have also greatly improved since taking this course.

Erin O’Hearn

H&R Reit

My organization has used Witz extensively over the years. I was a little hesitant at first about whether this course would, in fact, make a difference. I can unequivocally say it has been a game changer in how I can better assess and deal with issues with not just work colleagues, but friends and family too. Greg and his team are world class and have a unique way of connecting with you during the course. I opted to hire Greg as my personal coach after the course to ensure I maximized this new learned behaviour, and it has worked. For me, that ultimate payoff comes from my team, who have commented on the changes they have observed, all for the better, in our daily interactions. I highly recommend this course for anyone, at any level.

Matthew Diamond, EVP

Mosaic Sales Solutions

10 weeks, part-time program

4 30-minute coaching sessions

5 course days

25,000students from 15countries

Our betterALUMNI enrich the organizations they’re a part of.

Our Alumni

betterHUMAN Starts October 22nd, 2020 – January 21st, 2021

betterLEADER Day 1 & 2 – Nov. 4/5 Day 3 & 4 – Nov. 18 & 19 Day 5 – Dec. 9th, 2020

betterEXECUTIVE Day 1 & 2 – Oct. 7/8 Day 3 & 4 – Oct. 28/29 Day 5 – Nov. 25th, 2020


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