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Growth Through People

Designed to provide practical training and best practices for fueling people-led growth from the world’s leading People Operations experts. Specifically curated for your company’s people leaders, founders, HR professionals and CEOs.




5-6 hours weekly




Synchronous Online


4 weeks



Unlock your leadership potential with the "Growth Through People" executive development program

Unlock your leadership potential with the "Growth Through People" executive development program

Leading People

- Helping leaders get the most out of their teams

- High impact leadership

Diversity, Inclusion and Change

- Diversity as a growth strategy

- Building diverse leadership teams

Finding, Managing and Engaging Talent

- Attracting and hiring talent

- Managing team performance and development 

Values and Accountability

- Core values for high employee engagement
- Build and scale leadership accountability

Receive Personal Mentorship

Companies that complete the course will receive 1:1 mentoring with Lazaridis ScaleUp’s world-class experts. Participants will be matched to program speakers/facilitators based on their company’s goals and objectives and will receive advice on seizing growth opportunities and overcoming obstacles.

Our experts network includes a diverse group of seasoned entrepreneurs and executives with experience at the world’s most successful companies. These experts have all worked with our ScaleUp companies, which have raised over $2B in 5 years – so rest assured, you’re in good hands.

Best of all, this mentorship is valued at over $1,000!


Develop People Operations Skills and Incorporate Best Practices 

Growth Through People helps people leaders develop skills and incorporate best practices into daily people operations activities, including recruiting and hiring, employee engagement and retention, employee learning and development, employee growth and productivity, diversity and inclusion, compensation and internal communications.

Learn from experts who have led people operations at companies like ecobee, Eventbrite, Google, OMERS, EY, Twitter, Yelp and more.

Program Structure

Growth Through People provides a multi-dimensional learning experience for fast-growing companies. We combine best practices and frameworks with real-world examples to assist participants in kickstarting new initiatives, optimizing existing processes and fueling people-led growth.


Expert-led sessions with world-class people operations experts

Speakers provide proven best practices developed at the world’s top companies to consistently lead their industries in employee engagement, career development and job satisfaction. Learn how people operations can impact and improve financial performance and growth.


Facilitated peer groups

Peer discussion groups based on weekly speaking topics are facilitated by an experienced people operations mentor. Acting as an informal advisory board, these small groups of participants provide feedback and ideas on approaches to challenges and opportunities they are facing at their own companies.


World-class mentorship

Upon completion of Growth Through People, each company is partnered with one of our world-class mentors to help you navigate your most difficult challenges related to people operations. 

Program Structure

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Meet Our Experts

Participant Testimonials

“The discussion was very inspiring and made me really assess what type of leader I want to be and what type of leaders our company has.”

- Lesley M.

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