Grand Valley - The Era of Character Has Dawned

Date and Time

Starts:11/04/2021 8:00 AM

Ends:11/04/2021 9:00 AM

Registration Closes:11/03/2021 9:00 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.0 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-members; $30 + HST


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Event Sponsor

As we navigate challenging times, a clear requirement has emerged. To deal with constant and significant change organizations must act with integrity and possess a healthy culture.  Those two aspects require leaders of good character. We intuitively know this and talk about good leaders but what does it really mean? Good character means being competent, demonstrating unfailing respect, integrity, compassion and courage.

Kathleen's presentation provides practical, concrete tools, tips and actions that help to build leaders and organizations of good character.



  1. Define leadership character
  2. Describe the importance of good leadership character - individual and organizational
  3. Describe a character culture (pillars, values and behaviours)



8:00 am – Welcome and Introductions

8:05 am – Presentation and Q&A

9:00 am - Event Concludes


Registration Closes

Tuesday November 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm.


Registration Difficulties or Questions

Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Tracey Gallacher  

Learning & Giving Back!  

As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout.  Thank you!


Speaker – Kathleen Redmond

Kathleen Redmond is an award winning certified Executive Coach (International Coaching Federation), MCC (highest) level, leadership trainer and author. She is the founder of the Centre for Character Leadership (1993).   With over 35 years of management experience and a passion for leadership communication, Kathleen works in the heart of industry. Her work has taken her from Istanbul to Honolulu, to factories in the south of United States as well as the oil fields of Alberta.  Her passion is to strengthen engagement and produce results through rich, authentic communication.

Author of five books;

1. Rules of Engagement for Communicating at Work, 5 Strategies for Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Collaboration,

2. Leadership by Engagement, Leading through Authentic Character to Attract, Retain and Energize,

3. Building a Character Culture for Trust and Results in the Workplace

4. Communicating in a Character Culture with Tact, Integrity and Courage

5. Coaching in a Character Culture, Leaders Facilitating Purpose, Potential, And Performance (available January 2018)

Her articles are published in The Globe and Mail, Municipal World, Progressive Dairy and Ontario Restaurant News.  Facilitating training and coaching sessions in English and French, Kathleen has successfully worked with leaders in the following companies (sample); Delta Hotels, Ministry of Colleges and Universities, AIMCo, OMERS, Cara Operations Limited, North American Construction Group, Region of York, Community Living, North Bay and District Health Unit, Towns of Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Parry Sound, George Brown College, Glaxo Smith Kline, National Bank, Right to Play, Southern Ontario Library Service, Richmond Hill Public Library, Aurora Public Library, Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation, Labatt Breweries and Upper Canada Child Care.  

Kathleen facilitates an acclaimed program, COACHing in a Character Culture©, a highly interactive training program which teaches leaders  o coach their direct reports, peers and other stakeholders. Her books, assessments and training programs are well researched and she bridges leadership concepts to ensure practical workplace application with a measurement component.

Kathleen is a Sessional Professor, teaching coaching skills in the MA (Leadership) at the University of Guelph, mentors students in the Ivey Western University MBA program and is a volunteer with the Coaches Forum, supporting Executive Directors of Not-for-Profit organizations. She works with leaders to support their individual objectives as well as ensuring the creation and sustainability of engaged, effective teams.