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Do you stand out?


Leadership Victoria's Community Leadership Development Program is an intensive community leadership training experience for leaders in Victoria who want to stand out and change the world, starting here.


Our leaders   

How Leadership Victoria is different


The Community Leadership Development Program is Victoria’s flagship leadership development program. Since 2001 we have led the growth of local leadership from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Our volunteers and graduates are involved at every strata of Victoria leadership.

For select leaders, Leadership Victoria focuses on connections, teamwork, coaching, local influencers, and completing local projects that immediately make a lasting difference in Victoria.

We fast-track leaders into local lasting influence.







19 years of history, over 325 graduates, Leadership Victoria is the single best way to connect Victoria local leaders who want to make a difference. We open doors. 


You will be introduced to well known local stakeholders who make a difference in our community.You will help lead community projects that will have a lasting impact.

From your coaches to your cohort of peer leaders you are joining an elite group of professionals who will challenge you. We celebrate your active creative change.



Our learning model

Leadership Victoria students learn how to 

  • Clarify your personal leadership style, informed by your values
  • Increase your ability to publicly present your ideas
  • Choose simple actions to navigate through complex, complicated, or chaotic change
  • Make a vast local difference in the real problems we face in Victoria
    • Deepen your courage to tackle tough problems and people
    • Engage volunteers towards a common goal without resorting to positional leadership
    • Navigate local civic structures and systems
    • Accelerate your network of personal and professional relationships to get things done





Join our Esteemed Alumni

You join the 352 leadership Victoria alumni who will help you grow as a leader for a lifetime


Leadership Victoria had an incredible impact …Their impact will continue to be felt long after graduation.

Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria


Leadership Victoria… is a program well worth supporting in our community.

Sandra Richardson, CEO of Victoria Foundation


Upon completion you are granted alumni status and gain access to our alumni network, alumni portal, and alumni groups on social networks.  Check out our alumni stories


Partnering organizations

Get introduced to the influencers of Victoria


The Community Leadership Development Program works with a very broad selection of Victoria’s key stakeholders. Our reach extends to private business, the public sector, academia, large corporate entities and many not-for-profit societies. Each organization adds a wealth of influence to program participants 












 BC Gaming


City of Victoria

District of Saanich 





Our CAP projects 

Local Victoria leadership meets local Victoria need


Our CAP projects are determined by the real needs of our annual partners and through the Vital Signs report card developed by the Victoria Foundation. Each team will be provided with a Community Action Project that will match a real need in our community.

Explore more about current and past Community Action Projects in our archive of past projects...



Admissions Information

Is this program for you?


The 2019-2020 Community Leadership Development Program will begin in September 2019. Information sessions will be available for you to review the program expectations and ask questions before you commit. There you can meet people from our team as well as alumni who have competed the program


Next Info Session

Dates for information sessions will be announced in the coming months.  Information sessions can be scheduled on site for employers who will support their employees to participate in the program.  Please phone 250 881 2681 for more information.


Our program is intended to challenge and grow local leaders. You will be required to commit 6-8 hours a week to your team and apply what you learn. Tuition for 2019-2020 is being determined and many companies and organizations support their employees to cover some or all of the costs of the program.  Ask your HR team.   


We know that this challenging program is not for everyone. It is for leaders. If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply




Questions?  We are often asked: who is this for? What is the curriculum? Is there an info session? Who are your typical students? What are the dates and deadlines? Are their bursaries? What should I say to my employer? Where can I Apply?  


Please read our FAQ



Applications to Participate in the 2019-2020 Community Leadership Development Program

will be accepted soon. 


  Please call 250 881 2681 for late registration details. 





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