We are a privately-owned Corporation and Brand (under Botting Leadership Inc.) with Global Headquarters in Saskatoon, Canada. GAPLD delivers training and certification to only those select and pre-qualified applicants who are dedicated to the PROFESSION OF BUILDING BETTER LEADERS.
(a) a private sector Training Business,
(b) a subscription-based Networking and Ongoing Learning Program for alumni/graduates, and
(c) a Community of Professional Colleagues with similar values and goals to enhance the quality and processes of Leadership Development.
With 45 + years of CEO-level roles and experience in each of the public, private, and non-profit sectors (leading organizations from 20 – 2,000 employees) our founder – Dale Botting – was increasingly frustrated with the lack of rigor and efficacy coming from past Universities and Consultants engaged in the world-wide “Leadership Industry”. Over $365 Billion is spent annually on “Employee Training and Education”, and specifically, about $50 Billion is spent every year on sending people to “Leadership Education.”
As a first step, GAPLD requires potential candidates to submit a personal Biography and Letter of Application explaining his/her background, leadership experiences, and proof of pre-qualifying credentials from other professional certifications or background university degrees with training in leadership studies.