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Director, Leadership Development

Toronto, Canada | CPP Investment Board

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    Financial Services
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Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $500 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to reach $3 trillion by 2050. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney. 

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders

  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment

  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility

  • Global career development opportunities

  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

Reporting the Managing Director of Learning & Development, the Director, Leadership Development will work with global internal and external partners and SMEs to identify the needs, design, develop and deliver integrated global leadership programs and solutions.

This role will provide leadership development advise/ consulting to support enterprise and department leadership and high-potential strategies and support individual specific learning paths, working closely with internal and external partners and SMEs to develop and execute on strategic learning solutions that strengthen and advance the leadership skills and capabilities required by the organization to deliver exceptional results and cultural attributes required for the future. 

The incumbent will lead, direct, and deliver a best-in-class development suite of high-potential and leadership programs, required by the organization to deliver exceptional results while demonstrating our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion priorities and expectations while creating a positive employee experience aligned with our Employee Value Proposition (EVP).  

Responsibilities include:

  • Manages, leads, develops, and coaches a team of learning professionals to advance capabilities and sustain a world-class learning experience while supporting and accelerating learning across CPP Investments.

  • Defines and leads the execution of our Leadership Development strategy in partnership with our business partners, EDI, HRBPs and other COEs, to build a culture of growth and development, delivering innovative programs and strategies to engage and advance leadership skills and competencies.

  • Defines and executes a robust needs analysis strategy that supports the design and delivery of programs and establishes measurement tools to track the success, using data to inform future programming and drive our organizational priorities forward.

  • Deploys a structure of learning modality (live and virtual, hybrid) and learning (synchronous and asynchronous, community) modes to incorporate on-the-job, formal and informal experiences, ensuring the suite of learning opportunities remains innovative, bold and agile meeting the emerging business needs and prepares employees for the future. 

  • Provides leadership development consultancy and thought leadership to enhance business performance informed by best practices and emerging trends to continuously improve and optimize design, content, development tools and technologies to align with strategic objectives and future training needs.

  • Creates and manages leadership learning communities, career pathways, sponsorship, programs to develop and support careers and talent.

  • Manages resources, efficient operations, budgets and identifies, negotiates procurement, and manages learning & development/vendors and providers.

  • Champion and advocate learning and leadership development and collaborate with others to support leadership development and a continuous learning culture.


  • Deep experience developing large global scale learning and transformational learning and development programs for a professional/financial services/organization.

  • Has demonstrable expertise in adult learning to drive strategies and innovative solutions to enhance competencies and capabilities.

  • A proven track record of delivering results in the Leadership Development space, driving behavioural change through a collaborative, inclusive style and process.

  • Able to lead and develop others in an ambiguous, constantly changing and fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and develop relationships across all levels of the organization.

  • Strong communication skills both written and oral supporting (presenting, training, consulting, coaching) and influencing sr. leaders.

  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation/influence skills to collaborate with internal team members within and outside of the organization to add value.

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process. 

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.

Mandatory Vaccine Policy

All employees in the Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Mumbai, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo offices will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations to this policy will be made for medical or other protected grounds. Please contact us to discuss any accommodation needs.

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