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Leadership Calgary officially kicked off today with a two-hour informational lunch. After all of the personal introductions were made, it became abundantly clear that we’ve got a group of people assembled for this program that are, for lack of appropriate language, phenomenal. As each and every person outlined what they wanted out of the program and how they’d arrived at the decision to take part, I found myself nodding along in agreement and even smitten with a bit of awe at what an engaged and passionate bunch they are.

To say the least, I’m completely stoked; these are my kind of people..

The eight month program is by all accounts a very unique and tailored lesson in wisdom and adaptive learning (and much more) which I’m only now beginning to understand.  As we progress through the year, I’ll have more to report on the topics we cover and even observations I make whilst working through the course materials but suffice it to say, this will be a very interesting Journey..

To give you just a teaser of what is to come, a segment of our first (err.. second) homework assignment. Watch Home (Maison), a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. (this is a full length film, so make sure you’ve got an hour and a half to spare before you start..) And…  If you have a little extra time, or would like to catch a quick preview of what Home is all about, you can see Mr. Arthus-Bertrand’s TED Talk filmed just prior to the movie launch. (Thanks to Rahim for the early heads-up on this stuff..)

Last thing, please feel free to comment, the old CAVOK didn’t have that functionality, but I welcome your thoughts.. -J