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Manager, Leadership Programs - Pickering, ON


Pickering, ON, CA, L1W 3N7

Req ID:  13423

Status: Regular Fulltime

Education Level: 4-year Undergraduate Degree & Adult Learning accreditation/certificate required, Master Degree considered a strong asset.

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes - Local travel as required

Deadline to Apply: June 3, 2020


BE THE GENERATION to lead change

At Ontario Power Generation (OPG), our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. 

BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.



Ontario Power Generation is looking for an experienced and result driven leadership development and learning professional to join our team in the role of Manager, Leadership Programs, based in Pickering, Ontario. 


This leadership role manages a committed team that designs learning, performance-focused solutions and creative strategies to achieve visible and measurable improvements in individual and group performance, development, and/or productivity and business results. Working on a variety of projects, initiatives, and platforms/mediums the Manager, Leadership Programs, supports the execution of business strategies according to required timelines and budgets.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner. 



  • Lead, motivate and develop a team of trainers driving performance and measureable outcomes
  • Provides advice and guidance to team on design challenges, assessment of performance gaps, and recommends solutions on principles, programs, approaches, and mediums
  • Work with stakeholders to measure program activities and their outcomes/effectiveness to provide proactive data and insight to support the business and ensure that changes are being adopted
  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders
  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues with goal of proactive continual improvement
  • Leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives
  • Leads or participates in defining the communication plan designed to positively influence or change behaviour; develops tailored messaging; and identifies appropriate distribution channels.
  • Develops effective project plans to facilitate the building of learning programs and curriculum to close gaps identified.
  • Designs and develops solutions that help advance human performance and drive business impact with a customer focus mindset to ensure linkages to customer experience.
  • Ensures learning solutions are instructionally sound, and developed on time, within scope and budget.
  • Maintains external network to understand the competitive landscape, and keep abreast of industry developments and new technology solutions and trends.
  • Participates in the management of vendor relationships.
  • Will network with industry contacts to gather and identify competitive insights and best practices.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Participates or acts as a lead on multiple internal projects varying in size and complexity.



  • 4-year Undergraduate Degree & Adult Learning accreditation/certificate required
  • Masters Degree in specialized field, considered a strong asset.
  • Change Management Training and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification/designation is an asset. 




We are seeking an experienced talent management professional with the following: 

  • Minimum 10 years of direct management of learning/HR/talent teams, modeling a facilitative style while driving change
  • Minimum 15 years of progressive leadership development experience, effectively driving training and managing business change initiatives
  • Knowledge of accessibility principles / practices and the implications for design and development
  • Deep knowledge and application of adult learning theory, instructional methodologies, technology-enabled design and learning methods
  • Experience in the design and development of training for multiple delivery methods, marketing and promotion techniques considered a strong asset.
  • Strong knowledge of web development processes and familiarity with SAP Success Factors
  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.
  • In-depth experience integrating and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders, experience effectively leading, influencing and motivating a team of direct reporting resources;
  • Experience and knowledgeable of current change management frameworks; including  methodologies, principles, practices
  • Strong business orientation with a commitment to finding ways to deliver added value to the business;
  • Energetic and self-motived individual that takes initiative and has a strong passion and desire to succeed;
  • A quick learner, ability to break down complex technical ideas. Must be able to effectively navigate a complex organizational structure;
  • Candidate should have experience working with a similar size and structured organization to OPG
  • Strong asset to have industry experience in utilities, energy, manufacturing, financial services or public sector. 
  • Experience working within an unionized environment an asset



As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.

At OPG our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  
Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province


If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.


Our promise to you

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business.
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions,
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • We support employment equity and diversity.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T.June 3, 2020.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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