The WILL Academy Leadership Program

Education programs designed to provide women in law with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to thrive personally and professionally throughout their career.

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The WILL Academy Leadership Program is a collaborative and transformative program developed to provide women in law with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to thrive personally and professionally throughout their career. This course is designed specifically for women in the law who are poised to undertake or are currently undertaking their first formal leadership position within their organization.
Program participants will leverage the collective insights and experiences of industry experts, facilitators, and other participants in order to:
  • Define and activate a personal leadership vision
  • Discover how to approach business and leadership challenges strategically
  • Learn how to build and lead a more effective and inclusive team
  • Develop communication and collaboration skills
  • Invest in developing their own professional networks
Academy Information
Academy Information

The WILL Academy Leadership Program is a collaborative and transformative Alberta-based, in-person program developed to provide women in the law with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to thrive personally and professionally throughout their career.

This course is designed specifically for women in the law who are poised to undertake or are currently undertaking their first formal leadership position within their organization.

Kyla Sandwith is a lawyer turned legal operations consultant. She is the founder of De Novo Inc. and helps clients streamline their operations for better financial results, and happier lawyers, team members, and clients.

Kyla is also passionate about developing the next generation of professionals and teaches Leadership for Lawyers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Her course approaches leadership as a lifelong journey and focuses on active development of the foundational skills that support good leadership over the long term.

Kyla received her LL.B from the University of Alberta in 2000, and her Masters Degree in Law Firm Management from the George Washington University in 2014. Kyla is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Dr. Nadia Delanoy is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Project Manager at the University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education; she teaches across graduate and bachelor studies. After completing her MBA she started a consulting company in 2006, focusing on change leadership in the areas of IT/ET, strategy development and implementation, as well as professional learning and educational program development.

Nadia plays a key leadership role as President of the Walden Fulbright Board which focuses on national and international advocacy with initiatives that include educational development in Haiti and bilateral supports for veterans across Canada and the United States. Dr. Delanoy’s career straddles education, business, and IT with her research areas spanning big data and social media analytics for agile and innovative business practices, leadership development, assessment, and literacy interventions.

Women* lawyers in leadership or those aspiring for a leadership role *This program is for all cis and trans women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres on the experiences of women.

This is a highly collaborative program where participants share and leverage each other’s knowledge and build a network of support. To achieve full program value for all participants, it is critical to engage fully and attend the full program in person. Due to the often sensitive nature of group discussions, virtual attendance cannot be accommodated. Certificates will only be awarded to those participating fully in the program.

For further information or general inquiries regarding WILL Academy, please email us at info@womeninlawleadership.ca