Banking on leadership development

BMO and Maple Leaf Foods get serious about finding and developing leaders
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/17/2005

Though many organizations claim leadership development is a priority, few could honestly claim they are as committed to doing something about it as BMO and Maple Leaf Foods.

Both companies have dedicated considerable resources — both financial and human — to making sure they are finding and developing the leaders needed for the organization to thrive in the future.

That commitment to leadership development was one of the factors attracting Audrey Wubbenhorst to BMO in 2001. After earning a master’s degree in communications from Toronto’s York University and spending a year with a small consulting firm, Wubbenhorst applied for a job in BMO’s HR group.