Targeted for the busy professional in mind, our Core Program brings together individuals from all sectors and geographical areas of our community for a part-time 10-month experiential leadership development program. Through a series of focused and connected workshops (10 weekdays & 3 weekend days) and project work, participants learn more about their own leadership styles and identify the skills areas they wish to hone.
Ignite your leadership potential by learning about these key topics (and more!)
- Arts, culture & Innovation (in business and in the community)
- Understanding Social Profit governance
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Community engagement
- Engaging Diversity
- Managing growth
- Poverty and homelessness
- Emotional Intelligence
- Understanding and Leading Change
- Leading and participating in teams
- Managing Conflict
- Planning and Project Management
- Systems Theory
- Relationship Building/Networking
- Personal leadership awareness
It’s important that Core Program participants are dedicated to their learning journey, so we ask that participants commit to attending all sessions, including the opening and closing workshops. Before applying, we ask that you verify that you are able to attend each session. As the Leadership Days are scheduled during the week, it’s imperative that your employer supports your application and will allow you the time away from your workplace to attend.
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, Leadership Days run 8:30am - 4:30pm
Dates are subject to change, and additional days may be added to the curriculum as we roll out the enhanced project work.
Thursday, August 15th (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Friday, September 13th and Saturday September 14th (9:00am Friday to 5:00pm Saturday)
Note: This workshop is held away from Waterloo Region and is an overnight retreat
Thursday, October 17th
Thursday, November 21st
Thursday, December 19th
Thursday, January 16th
Thursday, February 20th
Thursday, March 26th
Thursday, April 23rd
Thursday, May 21st
Thursday, June 11th (8:00am - 5:00pm with dinner to follow)
Wednesday, June 17th
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In addition to the above workshop dates, participants are asked to attend the following Leadership Waterloo Region events.