Community Leadership Development Program

Founded in 2001, the Community Leadership Development Program is our flagship program. It takes emerging leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors and sets them up for success as community leaders. 

There are exciting changes in the air as Leadership Victoria develops its new Community Leadership Development Program for Fall 2018. We listened to your feedback and have shortened the program to four months, which will result in reduced fees. We will also recommence short public courses that were so popular in the past.

How will we shorten our program without compromising content?

We have adopted a delivery method that blends both face-to-face workshops with online classrooms that will be accessible 24/7.

Will we continue to focus on experiential learning that has been a mainstay of our program?

Absolutely, because we know how effective this concept is to a learner’s journey. We also know that peer engagement is key to learning, so our online classrooms will focus on collaboration and discussions, supported by team coaches.

Will our program continue to partner with community stakeholders?

Yes, Leadership Victoria is recognized as a leader in building community partnerships and will continue along this path. In fact, this is so important to us that we have redesigned our program to partner with community stakeholders, identify their specific issues and support their needs.

Registration for this year’s program opens in late June.  Stay tuned!


Explore our program through these topic areas:

Our Leadership Approach - the Four Pillars of Community Leadership

Program Components - What to Expect

Community Action Projects

Is this Right for Me? (Benefits for Learners)

Is this Right for My Employee? (Benefits for Employers)

What is the Cost?

What are the Next Steps?

New! Prior Learning Credit for Camosun College Leadership Development Certificate

Graduates of our program from 2015 onwards can present their Leadership Victoria program completion to apply for prior learning credit towards the Camosun College Certificate in Leadership Development. Our program is recognized as meeting the requirements for the core components (66 hours) of the Leadership Development Certificate.