Lea Trotman

Lea Trotman

Manager, Consulting Services (Organizational Renewal | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)

Lea Trotman is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant and strategist with experience helping organizations in Canada implement change successfully. She specializes in designing, creating and implementing strategies and programs that ensure sustainable diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression amongst people, cultures, communities and business functions within organizations. She achieves this by aligning people and behaviours to support the necessary business transformations and focuses on strategic change management, implementation, and leadership alignment.

​In her short career, Lea has accumulated a wealth of experiences and has developed many successful projects and programs, enabling structural change. She currently holds the role of Manager within MNP’s consulting practice. She has previously held a role at Deloitte Canada and Corus Entertainment, focusing on and leading DEI, where she developed, led, and supported various initiatives, trainings, program development and strategic planning, all while approaching her work from a human-centred perspective with a strong focus on results.

Lea holds a Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Global Development and Indigenous Studies, bringing a critical equity and inclusion lens to topics of economics, politics, and culture. She also is an active member and speaker in her communities and an advocate for community led initiatives, holding various roles and positions.

​Overall, Lea strives to be continuously curious and engage with social, informative, and sustainable change, in hopes to create a better future for all.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Workshop: Why Situational Leadership is Critical

Presented by MNP

So much is written about leadership that makes it sound like an intrinsic personal attribute—like something you can learn, practice and get better at over time. There may be some truth to that, but leaders of rapidly growing organizations may need to take those hard-won skills and think about putting them to use in very distinct ways, DRIVEN BY THE SITUATION THEY ARE IN. We will talk about three kinds of situations (of course there may be more) that call for very different leadership approaches:

  • Where getting the strategy right before taking action is paramount—and why relying on experience and tools just won’t cut it.
  • When recognizing that you don’t need to be heavy handed — where people share a common goal and are reasonably skilled.
  • When failure is not an option – what needs to be done.

In this session we will:

  • Discuss some of the basic principles of good leadership;
  • Walk through some examples of how taking different approaches to leadership can pay off;
  • Talk about how to take stock of the situations you find your organization in – so that you can adopt a leadership approach that is likely to be most successful.