Enroll in our 2021 Leadership Development Program for Non-Profits

Lead with Confidence & Clarity

Laridae and The United Way of Peterborough and District are excited to offer the Leadership Development Program again in 2021.

The extension of this successful program provides a renewed opportunity to build leadership capacity in the non-profit sector, especially within the Peterborough community.

How are we partnering? As Laridae’s training services have continued to grow and evolve, we have refined our Leadership Development Program for Non-Profits. Working with United Way Peterborough, we have created an opportunity for a scholarship program that enables small organizations in the Peterborough region to join at a reduced price.

You can learn more about the program and who it is for on the Leadership Development Program description page.

“The intentional time to connect to other leaders and discuss these topics was important. We rarely have those opportunities so I very much valued that connection.”

– Christian Harvey, Executive Director, One City Peterborough

Program Logistics


Each interactive, live online “classroom” module will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the last Wednesday of the month. Coffeehouse discussion sessions take place in between the classroom sessions, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

Classroom Session 1: Governance 101Jan 27, 20211:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Discussion SessionFeb 10, 202112:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Classroom Session 2: Strategic ClarityFeb 24, 20211:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Discussion SessionMar 10, 202112:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Classroom Session 3: Risk Management & Business ContinuityMar 31, 20211:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Discussion SessionApr 14, 202112:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Classroom Session 4: Leading through ChangeApr 28, 20211:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Discussion SessionMay 12, 202112:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Classroom Session 5: Storytelling for Non-ProfitsMay 26, 20211:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Discussion SessionJun 9, 202112:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Classroom Session 6: Succession PlanningJun 30, 20211:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Discussion SessionJul 14, 202112:00 pm to 1:00 pm

What does this training program cost?

The cost is for the full program is $2,495 + HST per participant. Scholarships are available to smaller non-profits in the Peterborough region, see below for details.

Can I Register For Individual Modules?

Yes, but there is a cap of 25 participants per module and priority will be given to participants who are registering for the full program. Participants who register for individual modules will be notified if there is space available in their requested module(s) after the registration period has closed. The registration fee for individual modules is $495 + HST per module.

Registration Deadlines

  • The deadline for registering with a scholarship application is December 15, 2020
  • The deadline for registering for the full program — without scholarship or single modules — is January 15, 2021

“I think Laridae did a great job virtually and I don’t feel that we missed out at all.”

– Karen Wilson, Executive Director, Employment Planning & Counselling Peterborough

United Way Peterborough Scholarship Opportunity

If you are a small non-profit organization in the City or County of Peterborough, you may be eligible for a unique scholarship toward your registration fees for the program.


The United Way Peterborough is accepting applications and will be awarding scholarships to those who fit the following criteria:

  • Operate out of the City or County of Peterborough
  • Total annual operating revenue is less than $10 million
  • As a result of the training, will be able to better build community capacity

There are a limited number of scholarships available, so be sure to submit your registration interest in the program, which includes the scholarship application. Scholarships are only available for registrants of the full program.

Scholarship Value

Eligible Organization Size Amount Contributed by Scholarship Remaining Cost of Program
Between $5 million and $10 million50% of Cost$1247.50 + HST
Under $5 million75% of Cost$623.75 + HST

How do I apply?

The registration form includes the option to submit your application for a scholarship. You will receive email confirmation of receiving your registration and application shortly after.

Apply for your scholarship by December 15, 2020. All successful scholarship recipients will be informed by January 8, 2021

“The tools and resources I received are directly applicable, useful, and produce tangible results in my work.”

– Dawn McColl, Assistant Executive Director, VCCS Employment Services

Registration Form