VGH: An Introduction to The Leadership Challenge (new)

Presented by: 
Bruna Martinuzzi
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Vancouver General Hospital
Paetzold Multipurpose Room
Focus Area: Leadership in the Workplace

Program Summary

If you're interested in becoming a better leader, one of the most effective ways may be through an observable set of behaviors that good leaders exhibits day-in-and day-out. This session is based on the award-winning book The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. For the past 30 years, Kouzes and Posner have gathered and analyzed data on "ordinary men and women when they were at their leadership best." Their current data base includes over 1.3 million respondents. This extensive research has revealed that good leaders use five leadership practices consistently:

  • Challenging the Process
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Enabling Others to Act
  • Modeling the Way
  • Encouraging the Heart

This session will give an overview of the five leadership practices and focus on “Challenging the Process” specifically.


This session is best suited for members who enjoy a fast pace and will be satisfied with an introduction and overview on this topic. This session is designed for senior leaders of work teams as well as aspiring leaders. Leadership is everyone's business. Work teams may comprise a project team or direct staff reports. Not sure if this session is right for you? Contact

What You Will Learn:

  • Get an overview of a classic leadership model that works and creates a high degree of alignment
  • Gain a basic understanding of 30 behaviours that build a high level of trust with direct reports and colleagues
  • Focus on “Challenging the Process”

How You Will Learn:

  • Mini lectures
  • Pair learning
  • Group work

About Your Facilitator

Bruna Martinuzzi is the President of Clarion Enterprises Ltd., a consulting company specializing in leadership, emotional intelligence and presentation skills training and development.  In addition to the U.S. and Canada, she has conducted extensive training in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Some of her clients include Microsoft, TELUS, and Saputo. Her training sessions are fast paced, information-packed, and incredibly practical.  Her style has been labeled as warm, inspiring, and engaging.

Bruna lectures at several universities including the Simon Fraser University MBA PDP program. She has also taught management development programs for corporate clients of SFU Learning Strategies Group. Bruna speaks at numerous events, such as the TELUS Leadership Forums, and the International Microsoft ExPo Leadership.

Bruna speaks six languages and holds a Bachelor of Arts (1982) and a Master of Arts (1986) from the University of British Columbia.  She is the recipient of several awards, including the Izaak Killam Pre-doctoral Fellowship for three years in a row, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Award, and the BC Workplace Excellence Award for Unusual Innovation. She has numerous emotional intelligence certifications, including: Emotional Competency Inventory from the Hay Group in Boston, EQ-i 2.0 Certification from Oka in Fairfax, Learning in Action Technologies in Seattle, and Advanced Trainer EQ Certification from Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network in San Francisco.   

Bruna is the author of Presenting with Credibility: Practical Tools and Techniques for Effective Presentations (2012) and The Leader as a Mensch: Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Follow (2009.)  She is also a business columnist for American Express Business.

What AAPS members have said about your facilitator

“The instructor was clear and practical. She gave very useful tips and provided clear illustrations of her points. She was able to demonstrate simple and easily achievable methods of improving presentation technique and organization.”

“Bruna had a wonderful and calming presence and I found her presentation style to be incredibly effective.”

"Bruna is an amazing coach. I would like to participate in more of her presentations."

Event Details

An Introduction to The Leadership Challenge
Facilitated by Bruna Martinuzzi
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time: 11:00am–1:00pm
Vancouver General Hospital Site
Building: Jim Pattison Pavilion
Address: 899 West 12th Avenue (Vancouver General Hospital)

Room: Paetzold Multipurpose Room (JPPN 1888 MPR)


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