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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

OUR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CLDP)

We are grateful to our 2021-2022 Signature sponsor:

Island Savings Community Endowment First West Foundation

Local Leaders in Helping our Community Thrive.

The Community Leadership Development Program was created in partnership with a committee of community development organizations and emerging leaders. We develop strong connections, access community resources, and learn leadership tools to engage in the decision-making processes in their city. 

The Community Leadership Development Program provides a powerful learning opportunity for aspiring local leaders. We support all organizations that make up a strong and resilient community. Since our formation in 2001, this flagship program provides powerful learning opportunities and connections between local leaders from the public, private, academic and not-for-profit sectors. Our program develops the confidence to lead a strong and resilient community.


This program is limited to 25 dynamic leaders a year

Our experiential and connective learning runs annually from October to May. We combine local leaders, live workshops and interactive projects so participants can deepen their leadership skills and local connections to the leaders of Greater Victoria.

 

WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE SAYING

 
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Our community leadership program follows four pillars: 

  • Know and Manage Self

  • Lead Through Influence

  • Make Things Happen

  • Navigate Community Systems

For each competency pillar, we have selected leadership behaviours that we believe are hallmarks of effective community leaders. These targeted and observable behaviours will be the focus of our Community Learning days and the Community Action Projects.

For more information, click through to see the competencies.

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WHO WILL I MEET?

You will make lasting friendships with your cohort of peers. Professional coaches will support your while you learn from local experts who are excited to share their knowledge and experience. We will connect you to local influencers including and former mayors, gold medal athletes, and local business leaders.

You will network with organizations and employees from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors who are supporting meaningful change in the Capital Regional District.

You will meet like minded participants with strong social responsibility wishing to lead and support others with community initiatives.

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WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?

The program begins in October with a 3 hour orientation session. A few weeks later, the leaning begins with a 2 day leadership intensive weekend away. Learning days occur one Saturday per month through the fall and winter. Participants can expect 4-6 hours of work each week and 6 learning days throughout the program.

Click below for our program schedule.

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WHAT IS THE
PROGRAM COST?

The cost of the program is $3900. All fees must be paid to confirm your seat. Some participants may be eligible for bursary support. Bursary applications will be sent to you if indicated on your program application. Payment plans can be discussed with the Program Manager.

Employers can find out more on Work BC funding opportunities here.

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WHAT IS OUR IMPACT?

Community Action Projects give participants an opportunity to work collaboratively, practice group development, and engage in participatory decision-making. In essence, the project makes community laboratories by providing unique opportunities to exercise skills and knowledge gained from the course and apply leadership skills in a tangible context that results in concrete outcomes. In the course of their projects, participants gain practical insight into the workings of Greater Victoria communities.  

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WHY CHOOSE
LEADERSHIP VICTORIA?

Leadership Victoria isn't your typical leadership course. We connect you to the community leaders of Greater Victoria. Participants are immersed in a real-life community action project to immediately make a difference locally as you put theory into action. Leadership Victoria attracts leaders from various industries with diverse skillsets, creating a unique environment combining online learning, in-person facilitation, and powerful peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

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HOW WILL COVID AFFECT THIS YEAR?

The Community Leadership Development Program mixes a robust online learning platform, with in-person learning days.  While attendance at learning days are expected, participants should not attend if feeling ill.  Leadership Victoria is working closely with community partners including venues and caterers to ensure all Public Health directives are followed. 

Click below for more details on our COVID-19 response.

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OUR PROGRAM SIGNATURE SPONSOR (2021-2022)

The Island Savings Community Endowment: First West Foundation was established in 1996. Initiated on the vision of helping create vibrant and healthy communities. By working in partnership with local organizations, the Foundation seeks to actively contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive and lasting impact upon community life