Criteria & Screening Process For Leaders Who Want To Share Their Hard-earned Knowledge And Experiences

Our Criteria

The Global Alliance for Professional Leadership Development (GAPLD) believes that an ability to build executive leaders – either as a consultant or by running in-house programs – requires more than just a background knowledge of “Leadership Studies”. To properly build executive leaders, we strongly believe that every developer should have matured through their own leadership journey in the trenches and met their own leadership challenges “in the real world”. 

YOUR OWN PERSONAL BACKGROUND IN LEADERSHIP IS A GREAT ASSET, AND AN ESSENTIAL PRE-REQUISITE FOR NOW JOINING OUR PROFESSION

In all cases, applicants for the STANDARD PROGRAM MUST demonstrate the following, MINIMUM level of “real world” Leadership experience as prerequisite for training by GAPLD:

  • A Minimum 10-Years of progressive Leadership/Managerial Experience in either the larger Corporate, Public, Non-Profit, Institutional (Municipal, University, School, Health), First Nations/Tribal, or SME/Private Sectors; AND/OR

  • A Minimum 5-Years’ Experience as owner/operator of an incorporated business, preferably with more than 10 employees.

For Leaders “coming From The Trenches”, That Now Want To Share And Give Back Their Hard-earned Knowledge And Experiences

The STANDARD PROGRAM is for participants joining GAPLD without any pre-certified qualifications from any other professional associations or Affiliated Partners. It is designed for those applicants with little formal education, but with extensive “real world experience” in senior levels of Leadership. 

We also call this “THE 18 – 35 PROGRAM” because it entails a larger total of 18 modules (mostly 2 hours/module) delivered over a cumulative total of 35 training hours (including more time for practice sessions, role plays, and simulations). These added Episodes/Modules will enrich the background theory and practice for such candidates.

As A First Step In Joining Our Profession, 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.