COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Celebrating 20 Years of Local Community Leadership Development.
Our flagship program has developed 374 of leaders in our intensive program since 2001.
The Community Leadership Development Program is a challenging program for emerging leaders in Greater Victoria. Learners will experience powerful learning opportunities delivered by local leaders and through important peer-to-peer learning. The community action project is where they will put their learning into action. Students will work closely with a group of leaders to strengthen their resolve. They will have the tools and the confidence to lead their organization.
Founded in 2001, the Community Leadership Development Program is the flagship program of Leadership Victoria. The program provides a powerful learning opportunity for aspiring leaders in support of socially responsible organizations that make up a strong and resilient community. It takes emerging leaders from public, private, and not-for-profit sectors and sets them up for success as leaders in our community.
This program is limited to 24 dynamic leaders, ready to make a lasting difference in our communities.
Community Leadership Development Program Fast Facts
🏢 Our graduates work with over 12,000 staff members in local organizations
👔 69% of alumni have taken on more or significantly more responsibility
or leading others since graduating
💵 The combined annual budget of teams and organizations led by
graduates is approximately $1.5 billion
🏆 Our graduates volunteer an over of 2,770 hours per month and over 33,000 hours per year
The program is a six-month learning experience that runs from October to March. We combine customized content, including live workshops and online classrooms, with open public events so participants can deepen their connections to the leaders of Greater Victoria.
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What organizations participate:
Local community groups, neighbourhood organizations, and not-for-profit organizations that provide significant community benefits
Private and public sector employers that provide leadership skill development for aspiring leaders to enhance their corporate social responsibility
Educational institutions that provide career development opportunities for community-minded staff members
Organizations looking to develop an understanding of community and connectedness in their employees
Successful participants have been:
People with a strong social responsibility wishing to support community initiatives within their organization.
Aspiring leaders seeking opportunities to put new leadership skills and experiences into action to support meaningful change in the Capital Region District
Established leaders wishing to apply their knowledge to a broader community
Seasoned leaders who are passionate about supporting meaningful change to create a vibrant community
The CLDP support local leaders and organizations by:
Creating self-aware leaders who understand their strengths and tendencies to build effective teams and working groups
Uncovering leaders who can build a shared vision and alignment of teams with diverse skills and experiences
Developing effective leaders to overcome the complex challenges that communities face
Creating resilient leaders able to plan and complete meaningful projects with community impact
Developing leaders able to manage meaningful change in our community
Developing leaders who compel others to action and see projects through to completion
Building a network of like-minded community influencers to support collaboration and community action