Leading in Community Workshops

COMMUNITY_600px.jpgAre you passionate about building a vibrant, healthy community in Greater Victoria, and engaged in community organizations that you want to see succeed? Would you like to build skills that help you and your community group be more effective at making the world (or just your little corner of it) a better place?

Leadership Victoria is offering workshops so you and your group can raise your game, have fun and get things done!

The Leading in Community Workshop Series offers interactive training workshops for people on working boards, in community associations, parent advisory groups, sports and cultural organizations and other community groups. We welcome you to come along even if you're not involved yet, but want to be! Come for one, for two, for a day or for the whole series!


We are presently planning our 2017-18 Workshop Series. Stay tuned for the announcement of topics and dates when funding for this series has been confirmed.


 Past Workshops

  • [Completed] November 21: Harnessing the Power of Community for Change with Joe Chrastil. 
  • [Completed] January 27: Effective Communications Planning with Susan Low & Shannon Whissell.
  • [Completed] January 27: Leading Change through Tough Times with Jennifer Walker.
  • [Completed] February 15: Finding and Engaging Skilled Volunteers with Lisa Mort-Putland.
  • March 8: Making Decisions to Make Progress: Improving Board Effectiveness with Sue Iles.
  • March 8: Board Governance: Being a Really Good Board Member with Ann Moskow. (SOLD OUT: Taking waitlist)

Thank you to the Greater Victoria Savings Credit Union Legacy Foundation for supporting this workshop series in 2015-17.


Feedback on Leading in Community Workshops:

"I’ve been thinking about the wonderful April day (last year) I spent with you and your Leadership Victoria colleagues when I attended the 'Making Conflict Work’ workshop followed by the introductory overview of the Community Leadership Development Program.

I enjoyed the workshop, meeting other community volunteers, and the enthusiasm of Leadership Victoria personnel. More specifically, I want you to know how much I appreciated your understanding and encouragement regarding my environmental work with Maltby Lake.

Perhaps you are aware that we were successful in BC Supreme Court and now are able to protect at least 45% of the environmentally sensitive Maltby Lake lands and lake. Might we be able to protect more? Perhaps! At the very least, we have moved one step closer towards establishing a natural park.

I recognize there is still lots of complex work ahead, but wanted you to know that this major hurdle had been accomplished, and that the Leadership Victoria workshop energized me."

Carmel Thomson