Our Faculty + Founder

Dale Botting

GAPLD Founder, President, and CEO

My Parallel Career in the Leadership Arena

  • Board Chairman – The Botting Group of Companies
  • CEO MacLaren Plansearch Sask. Ltd.
  • Associate Deputy Minister – Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Executive Director/VP – Canadian Federation of   Independent Business (CFIB)
  • CEO – SARC & SARCAN Recycling
  • CEO – Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority Inc.
  • CEO – Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership
  • Deputy Minister – Ministry of Enterprise & Innovation
  • CEO – Enterprise Saskatchewan & Innovation Sask.
  • Senior VP – Canada School of Energy & Environment
  • CFO – Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT) 
  • Acting CEO – Prairie Diagnostic Services Ltd. 


“Based on my 45 + years in Leadership, I have been wanting to

(a) improve how we  Learn to Lead, and 

(b) professionalize the  Leadership Development industry.

Individuals and organizations that invest in leadership education, training, and development should get what they paid for.”

  • Est. April 1, 2010
  • 100 + Clients across Canada/USA)
  • Management Consulting, Training, Coaching, Mentoring, & Strategic Advising
  • Diverse Client Mix of Large Corporate, SME’s, University, Research, Non-Profit Human Services, Environmental & Cultural Organizations, plus First Nations & their many Investment/Social Development Corps
  • Purchased PBCA Canada (2015) &  Sold It Back to Members (2018)
  • Founded GAPLD in 2020-21.

Other GAPLD Faculty and Staff

Nadine Schueller, Professional Registrar and Director of Administrative Services

Bill Turpin, Faculty Member, Positive Psychology and Self-Leadership Development

Rose Botting, Office Manager

Madison Yurach Pikaluk, Communication and Marketing Specialist

As a first step in becoming a Professional in Leadership, send us a note

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.