MONTREAL, Feb 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, arrived in Montreal yesterday for a private two-day working visit to promote the importance of investing in the development of emerging leaders in today's turbulent business world.
As President of Emerging Leaders Dialogues Canada (ELD Canada), a not for profit, focused on providing in field leadership development programs for emerging leaders, Her Royal Highness is actively involved in a number of initiatives in this area.
HRH The Princess Royal's visit began with a dinner hosted by CEO of Power Corp, Paul Desmariais Jr. to highlight the work of Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Canada (ELD), the Canadian arm of The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences, which have been running worldwide since 1956.
The last ELD Canada dialogue, The Canadian Caribbean Emerging Leaders Dialogue was held in 2011 and brought together 120 emerging leaders from Canada and the Caribbean in government, the private sector, labor and the not for profit sector.
Mr. Desmarais Jr. thanked Her Royal Highness, for her commitment to fostering international leadership development through the Emerging Leaders' Dialogues.
ELD Canada's mission is to provide emerging leaders with the critical skills sets that they need in order to lead into the next few decades. Participants are immersed in "in-field" leadership development activities in both Canada and the Caribbean – these activities test their ability to think globally and act locally, work in a diverse team environment and push their professional boundaries to facilitate change.
"These are challenging times for all leaders and one of the keys to meeting these challenges is to strengthen the skill sets of those leaders coming up next. The ability to be innovative and fluid according to changes in the marketplace both macro and micro is critical," commented Mr. Desmarais Jr. "ELD Canada's goal is for these future leaders to emerge from their experience with a stronger sense of interconnectedness that will enrich their lives, and also benefit their organizations and their communities".
He added that the ELD programs also provide a unique opportunity for Canada's emerging leaders to showcase Canadian values, ethical leadership styles and good governance for future leaders from other countries where Canada has trade, business and social ties.
The next ELD dialogue, The Canada-Caribbean Emerging Leaders' Dialogue, will take place in October 2015. For more information please visit: www.CCELD.org
SOURCE ELD Canada
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