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The Logistics Institute

The Leadership Program

The Leadership Program

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An intensive six-day program designed for senior supply chain, logistics and international trade practitioners. The in-residence setting allows for interactive, facilitated sessions that focus on the issues and challenges that affect a company’s strategic decision-making process. The Program is a peer-to-peer experience, where participants talk to and work with peers to reach a common goal. The goal is to become a leader who proudly earns the P.Log designation.

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Program Overview


THE CONTEXT:    Supply Chain Logistics in the new VUCA reality.

THE FOCUS:         YOU. A leader who wears many hats.

This revised program has been exclusively designed to focus on the skills and capabilities needed to succeed amid the new landscape of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity [VUCA] created by the pandemic. 

Guiding you through the strategic issues faced by logistics and supply chain professionals today, this program pushes you outside your comfort zone and challenges you to think outside the box. The goal is to become a certified P.Log: a leader who is equipped to drive innovative strategies to deal with problems creatively and proactively, to be a catalyst for a culture of change, and have the competitive edge to create and sustain value.

Program Agenda

  • Leadership. Where leaders talk to leaders about issues they face in their current role. Tap into shared insights and the collective wisdom of your peers.
  • Transformation. What keeps you awake at night? How do you handle it?
  • Global Business. Delivering value, handling complexity, analyzing risk, facing risk. How do you sustain successful relations among diverse players and along complex global supply chains?
  • Recognition. The P.Log: being a leader, career mobility and your commitment to lifelong learning.

Program Format

  • In-person facilitated program held over 5 days
  • May 29 – June 2, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day
  • Each day consists of facilitated sessions, group activities, case studies, interactive discussions.
  • Pre-work assignments will be provided three weeks prior to program start.
  • To preserve the focus and intensity of the experience, the number of seats in this program are restricted.


  • Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Registration deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Program fees must be submitted in full to guarantee a seat. Payment can be split into two installments (contact our team).
  • An official tax receipt will be issued for income tax purposes, as allowed by the CRA.

Program fee includes all program materials, lunch and refreshments through the day, parking on location. Program fee does not include accommodation, travel, breakfast or dinner.

Program Outline

This program is more than an offer of information, benchmarking or best practices. The in-person setting allows for facilitated interactive sessions that provide insights into today’s business challenges, and generate discussions that are a catalyst for professionals seeking a new level of organizational leadership. As a participant, you will be challenged by sessions that examine the complexity of business and interpersonal relationships while building on the foundation of your own experience and insight.

Program content is divided into 3 key themes, each of which is subdivided into several topics.

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SCL fundamentals - service, delivering value, organization, process, network design

SCL complexity - strategic, operational and network complexities, VUCA

Competitive advantage - external forces and competitive rivalry, internal capabilities and resources, differentiation, value chain analysis, and VUCA response

Competition - market dynamics, disruption, the amazon effect, randomess of demand


Corporate perspective - value chain models, value chain analysis tool, systems thinking

Customer perspective - value creation, attributes of value, value analysis tool- pentastar model

Market perspective - operational excellence, product leadership, customer intimacy

Service perspective - customer variability, reduction strategies vs accommodation strategies

Global business impact - system and process complexities, managing trade relationships, processes and operations


Leading in context - decisions, personal responsibility, creating value, planning for/building success

Capacity to lead - The changing paradigm, 3 pillars: power, influence and action, ethics and professionalism (credibility, competence, credentials)

Leading the organization - Talent attributes in the SCL context, competency alignment, leadership models and response

P.Log.™ Designation

By successfully completing this program, you will earn the P.Log Designation. Earning the P.Log designation entails the successful completion of a certification program designed to meet the certification requirements set by the Professional Review Board of the Logistics Institute. All program content is developed and owned by The Logistics Institute, wholly or in partnership with industry experts.

P.Log professionals are members of the Logistics Institute. The P.Log designation is owned and maintained by the Logistics Community of Interest under the stewardship of the Logistics Institute. The P.Log designation is a registered trademark of the Logistics Institute, and each individual earning the designation must renew it on an annual basis for continued use of the designation.

The annual professional year runs from November 1 – October 31.

Annual Professional Fee $495.00