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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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    Camosun Leadership Development Partnership

    Leadership Victoria is excited to announce our new partnership with the Camosun Leadership Development Program Graduates from the Community Leadership Development Program at Leadership Victoria can now use their Certificate in Leadership Development towards the Leadership Development Certificate at Camosun College!  Students who complete the Community Leadership Development Program with Leadership Victoria Society are eligible to receive Prior Learning Credit for 66 hours out of 141 hours needed for the certificate program. The Leadership Victoria program must be completed within the 5-year completion time frame of the Camosun Leadership Development Certificate program. Students must supply a copy of the Completion Certificate from Leadership Victoria. The agreement with Camosun College means that alumni of the program from 2015 onwards can augment their leadership learning through the Certificate in Leadership Development. Applications for the Leadership Victoria Community Development Program will open in April 2017 for more information check out the following link Community Leadership Development Program.  Learn more about the Camosun Development Certificate Program please click here.
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    Community Learning Days - Listening to the Community

      On November 18th and 19th, the 2016/2017 cohort engaged in community learning days (CLD’s) allowing them to explore the context in which to build awareness and connections with their community networks through listening and engagement with participatory theories, models and tools. The November CLD’s were held at Saanich Acres which provided a safe and welcoming learning environment. Our participants found that it was a great space to “ up space for dialogue, engage and participate in collective thinking”.   The first day was chalk full of topics and included presentations from two facilitators and two guest speakers. Connect to Active Listening & Fishbowl Dialogue – Cara Jones Importance of dialogue & story sharing, World Café, Open Space Dialogues – Diana Smith The Fishbowl Dialogue participants created a semi-circle around the guest speakers to discuss how sensitives relate to their current groups such as how do they show respect as they engage with others in the community, language or topics that could become troublesome, legalities/requirements of the cohort interacting with their group, other things to build mindfulness. The purpose of the exercise was to bring additional awareness into the cohort about the difference between intent and impact on others in the community. Guests for Fishbowl Dialogue included: Tara Skobel: Youth Programs, from the Quadra Community Centre Elie Kozma: Resettlement Assistance Manger, at the Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria The second day brought individual presentations and collaborative exercises from five facilitators on a variety of topics including: Key Learnings, Prepare Practice and Present – Ben Pires Giving and receiving feedback, Unpack the tools and practice, Prepare Practice and Present – Kimberley Newton Unpack the tools and practice, Prepare Practice and Present – Diana Smith Powerful Presentations, Prepare Practice and Present – Brendan Mather Powerful Presentations, Prepare Practice and Present – Tracy Scott' A HUGE thank-you to all of our wonderful facilitators and guest speakers who were able to join us for the November CLD's. Those who could come spend the day with us found that the topics presented were meaningful and appropriate for the development of the community projects they will develop throughout the program. One of our participants stated that “Being a participant of the Leadership Victoria has been such a wonderful and inspiring experience. I am really proud to be part of the Leadership Victoria Community”. We look forward to our next Community on December 9th & 10th; be sure to check back on our blog for future updates! For more information on our Community Leadership Development Program or to find out if this program is for you click here. 
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