Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Onsite Leadership Workshops

"Dan's passion for building stronger teams shows in his energetic delivery and depth of knowledge. He has successfully boiled down years of experience and research into practical and absorbable tools that are great to have in everyone's toolkit.”

–Tara Boucher. Director, Human Resources. Crescent Point Energy Corp

Great leadership is the key to attracting, motivating and retaining the most talented people. This is why a good development program should be among your most important competitive advantages. I offer both offsite and in-house 1/2 day workshops covering all the most essential leadership topics.

I use the guided discovery method, including lecture, small group discussion and role plays, to ensure everyone enjoys their time and learns in the most effective way. Occasionally we have some fun with a brief movie clip to help underscore a good or poor leadership practice.

I lead each workshop personally, so participants will be learning with someone who has deep leadership experience (see bio.) Each workshop is the product of a life-long passion for building dedicated high performance teams. I teach the same highly practical skills that delivered results for me.

"Dan Gaynor has presented Leadership workshops for our management team the past two years. Our managers rated him as the best presenter we've had. We have not seen our team as engaged as they are during these workshops. We would recommend Dan as a leadership resource for any growing company!”

–Tamara Russell, Human Resources Manager, Scott Land & Lease

Onsite workshops have been the staple of my work since 2003. Workshops are delivered at the location of your choice and there is no limit to the group size.


On-site Workshops: $3,500 plus GST for up to 15 people, $200 plus GST for each additional person over 16. A 20% discount is available for multiple workshops in a single year. Call about a discounted fee for community and charitable organizations.

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Workshops can be taken singularly or combined to build a comprehensive development program. They make a great addition to team retreats. Are you giving the members of your leadership team the opportunities they need to fully develop their talents? Even a single half day can equip them with powerful new skills. Call or write me to learn more.

Workshops Catalogue (PDF)


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The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"We have the privilege of working with Dan as he is helping our Board of Directors gain a better insight into making organizational changes to the Calgary Real Estate Board. Our directors found his breadth of experience and knowledge to be very helpful. He has a direct, common sense approach that is easily understood and that gives our group a higher level of understanding as to what we need to do in moving our organization to a higher level of governance. Dan's practical approach in dealing with our issues has helped us assimilate the changes we need to incorporate. He is a very credible management consultant whose passion for his work gives his message more clarity and impact. Dan continues to work with the Calgary Real Estate Board directors and senior management team as we continue pursuing our goal of best practices in good governance."
– Ron Esch, CEO, Calgary Real Estate Board