Intentional Focus: Leadership Development for the Workplace

This intensive group program accelerates learning and adoption of essential skills and behaviours which increase focus, productivity, ability to handle stress, engagement, collaboration, resiliency, and adaptability. 


Focus and productivity strategies, along with communication, problem solving, and collaboration skills, have been shown to be ultimately more important in determining success among similarly trained colleagues than academic knowledge or technical skills. Without these crucial skills, we are unable to fully leverage our education and our organization’s resources, resulting in reduced productivity, increased costs, reduced innovation, poor execution, and increased conflict and stress-related issues.



The Program

boardroom womanParticipants attend one full-day group session every month for seven months, and work individually between sessions. The sessions focus on sustainable productivity, effective communication and conflict management skills, collaboration, innovative problem solving, increased workplace engagement and developing resiliency. The program is designed to incorporate immediate use of the skills in the workplace, with reflective follow-up activities, an individual challenge which incorporates new learning, and action plans identifying steps to achieving goals and reinforcing effective new strategies.



Our Process

Research in education and brain-based learning theory indicates that experiential education is the most effective method for accelerating behavioural change and skill development. When we learn through experience, inquiry, critical thinking and interaction, our insight is more likely to lead to perspective shifts that change the way we interact in the workplace. Participants in winding path inc. programs are given challenges requiring them to find more effective ways of doing things, to identify barriers to success, and create goal-oriented action plans.


Program Outcomes

  • increased resiliency and persistence in the face of change and uncertainty
  • improved ability to lead and manage others
  • increased productivity
  • improved collaboration and problem solving skills
  • reduced workplace conflict
  • improved attitude and motivation to become part of solution-finding in the workplace
  • increased engagement, self-motivation, and sense of personal responsibility
  • improved communication skills
  • improved ability to manage distractions and procrastination
  • improved ability to manage stress


For more information about outcomes: Program Learning Objectives



The INTENTIONAL FOCUS program runs from November to May, and we are accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 program. The dates of the full-day (8:45am – 4:00pm) sessions are:

  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Monday, December 10, 2018 (storm December 17)
  • Monday, January 14, 2019 (storm January 21)
  • Monday, February 11, 2019 (storm February 13)
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2019 (storm date TBD)

Participation in all sessions of the program is required for maximum program benefit.


Program Cost

Registration Fees for this 6-month program are $1695 plus hst and include light morning and afternoon snacks and all materials. Limited enrollment.


Funding Support

If you are an owner or manager of a private-sector business, you may be eligible for up to $500 of cost-sharing funding to offset the program cost. You can find more information HERE.

Employers recognize the work-related value of  INTENTIONAL FOCUS and often financially support their employees to attend. You may find it useful to include this INTENTIONAL FOCUS Program Brochure in your funding request to your employer.