Women in Defence

Peer to Peer Leadership Retreat for women in the defence sector

Build relationships, grow your capacity, become a better leader

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LearnSphere has developed an intimate two-day retreat for women leaders in the defence sector.

With over 25 years helping organizations prosper, LearnSphere has created an experience for you that goes beyond traditional training: Not only will you take part in workshops and hear from inspiring speakers, but you will also receive leadership coaching, and experience meaningful peer-to-peer learning and network building. This will all take place in an intimate and confidential setting, among other women leaders in the sector (maximum 15 people).

Why peer to peer learning?

Building the right peer group can help you move from incremental to exponential growth by:

  • Challenging your assumptions
  • Broadening your perspectives
  • Building your self-awareness and confidence in your leadership skills
  • Learning from others facing similar challenges
  • Establishing a trusted network for accountability and support

This is for you if...

You are a middle manager working in the defence sector supply chain and you want to:

  • Immerse yourself in peer-to-peer professional development.
  • Share career and business experiences in a confidential group environment
  • Connect with other women managers in the sector


Valued at $3,500 per participant for registration, meals, and accommodations, those cost are fully subsidized by the Funders. Each participant can also claim up to a maximum of $500 in eligible incurred travel costs with receipts. Your investment will be the time you commit to fully immerse yourself in this unique opportunity. By applying to participate, you commit to attending ALL sections of retreat, aside from those noted as optional. See the agenda below for further details.

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Deadline to apply to Halifax, Jan 2024 cohort is DECEMBER 6th

Halifax, NS: January 11-12, 2024 – Agenda and Facilitators


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, CA B3J 3J5


Detailed agenda will be released directly to approved attendees in early December.

Day 1 – January 11, 2024

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm – Program and Participant Introductions
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Working Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 4:45pm – Engaging Learning and Sharing
  • 4:45pm – 6:00pm – Break
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Dinner & Fireside Chat
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Social Time (Optional)

Day 2 – January 12, 2024

  • 7:30am – 8:30am – Buffet Breakfast (Optional)
  • 8:30am – 12:00pm – Engaging Learning and Sharing
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch & Fireside Chat
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm – Engaging Learning and Sharing
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Retreat Wrap-Up


Malinda Matchett | Provincial Director (NS)

Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association

Email: malinda.matchett@ac-ada.ca

Phone: 902-448-8682

Amanda Eid | Provincial Director (NL)

Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association

Email: amanda.eid@ac-ada.ca

Phone: (709) 771-9887

Join the waitlist

Sign-up to be notified when new ‘Supply Chain 123: Women in Leadership’ cohorts are announced. 

Please note – this is NOT an application form. If you want to apply to be considered for a current cohort, click on the ‘Apply Here’ button above. 

Questions? Contact Laura Maynard, Senior Project Manager at LearnSphere.

Ques­tions? Con­tact Lau­ra May­nard, Senior Project Man­ag­er at LearnSphere.


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