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Leadership Victoria is a community-based, voluntary organization committed to developing, supporting and celebrating leadership as a critical part of a vibrant community.

  • Community Leadership Development Program

    Are you seeking a real-life, real-time opportunity to learn leadership practices and put your personal values into action? Leadership Victoria’s flagship Community Leadership Development program is a unique experience that will inspire, challenge and develop your “inner leader”. We bring together people who are passionate about our community, from all sectors of our economy: business, government, and not-for-profit. Through a series of face-to-face Community Learning Days, participants develop leadership competencies that are put to the test in a nine-month Community Action Project which achieves a lasting positive impact. Applications are now open for our 2016-17 class, which begins September 2016. We invite you to explore more!
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    Retreat 2016: A Participant's Thoughts

    The 2016 Leadership Victoria (LV) program retreat went above and beyond expectations. The 2016/2017 Community Leadership Development cohort participated in a weekend full of memorable, and fun, workshops designed to translate personal styles and strengths into increased leadership competencies and a common vision of "the community of our dreams".  The Cowichan Outdoor Education Centre graciously allowed us to use their space and it was a huge hit! One of the participants, Maria, stated that "The Cowichan Education Centre was the perfect scenario for such an amazing learning opportunity. I love the place, the Leadership Victoria program, the Committee/Coaches and Participants!" The creatively designed space allowed the learners and facilitators to comfortably interact and coordinate ideas in a relaxed atmosphere, and let personality strengths develop in the absence of stress. 2016/2017 LV Cohort at the Cowichan Education Centre  Maria has found the Leadership Victoria Program to be a "very exciting and rewarding opportunity in our own community." The retreat was centered around working and learning alongside team members and she found that "the idea of learning with my team members about my community, and developing a project that could be beneficial for our community, is inspiring and deeply satisfying." The retreat provided the opportunity for this year's participants to build trust with one another and with the coaching/facilitating team that will guide their experience through the year. Ultimately, the retreat helped to solidify shared visions about leadership, and opened conversations for what this year's participants will do with their Community Action Projects.  Stay tuned for our Community Learning Days from October 2016 - May 2017. The community learning days will include local guest speakers and workshops that will provide the leadership theory and tools to help build local community action projects. For more information on last year's 2015/2016 community action projects click here.    Maria (center of picnic table) enjoying her time at the retreat and collaborating with Val & Libby's Team (team names are being created and will be announced later this fall).      
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    Why do we include group projects in our program?

    Group projects. Oh yeah. You know what we're talking about. If you've been in formal education in the past 30 years (or more), you know the mixed feelings about group projects. They can be the best of times, they can be the worst of times. At best, they give you a chance to accomplish something greater than you could individually; something that you find proud of, and something that is meaningful. At worst, they force you to get along with and work alongside people you don't like and don't "get", which pushes all kinds of buttons. And those are both really good reasons why Leadership Victoria incorporates team-based Community Action Projects into our Community Leadership Development Program. 
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