UNITED WAY LEADERSHIP VANCOUVER September 2012 program cancelled.
We regret to announce that the United Way Leadership Vancouver September 2012 program has been cancelled. Although the program has enjoyed widespread support in the past, and this year again generated lots of interest from sponsors and volunteers, unfortunately we do not have the level of enrolment necessary to proceed.
United Way is grateful for the support of Leadership Vancouver alumni and our key sponsors and partners: our presenting sponsor Scotiabank, the Ismaili Council for BC and Royal Roads University.
We will keep our communities informed of any future decisions about United Way Leadership Vancouver.
Questions about the program can be directed to:
Director: Community Impact and Investment
604) 268.1300 ext. 2252
Lead positive change in your world
For more than a decade, Leadership Vancouver has provided rewarding learning experiences to emerging leaders. Program participants have made countless contributions to our community, while also demonstrating how diverse organizations can pull together to create success and prosperity in our region.
Now, we are launching a new standard of excellence built upon this powerful legacy of social capital. United Way Leadership Vancouver represents an innovative partnership in these complex times. It marries the community expertise of United Way of the Lower Mainland with Royal Roads University’s leadership knowledge and adult learning expertise. In partnership with the Centre for Applied Leadership and Management at Royal Roads University, United Way Leadership Vancouver participants benefit by the expertise of one of the most dynamic leadership centres of excellence in North America.
The result: a unique program that delivers valuable insight into how we create healthy communities and healthy organizations that leverage each other for social and economic strength.
Special thanks to program host:
How is this program different?
United Way Leadership Vancouver does more than focus on leadership skills and how to work well with others. It provides a window into the opportunities of where we live, work, raise our families, provide jobs, and create a vibrant quality of life. The curriculum and experiences challenge us to think about – and act on – the contribution we can make as organizations or as individuals.
Exploring how to work within community is an integral part of the program, building on leadership theory and the latest thinking on team building, coaching, and collaboration. Participants will examine the concepts of civic engagement and corporate social responsibility, while learning how to lead change and bring together multiple points of view into effective action.
Engaging in real-time community challenges is an essential part of the program. Here, United Way of the Lower Mainland brings its eight decades of experience and commitment to social leadership to the fore. By mobilizing people from all walks of life, we strengthen our community’s capacity to act on local needs.
What skills will I gain?
With support from United Way Leadership Vancouver program facilitators Beth Page and Shauna Fenwick, participants will gain a solid foundation in leadership, as well as current knowledge of issues, challenges and opportunities in the region.
United Way Leadership Vancouver is open to up to 40 participants – an intentional mix of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Experiential learning and structured dialogue are blended with training in essential skills and hands-on involvement.
The curriculum addresses the needs of candidates from all sectors. Click here for an overview of the curriculum.
Outcomes to be delivered:
- Build and strengthen core leadership skills applicable to community leadership and workplace engagement
- Increase knowledge of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting the Greater Vancouver community
- Develop connections with community organizations and key stakeholders in business, government, labour and other organizations.
- Begin, or extend, your civic engagement through a community project, offering you opportunities to put your new skills and insight to work as you learn.
Where will your vital leadership count?
It could be your workplace, organization, neighbourhood, or the community in which you live.
As a participant in United Way Leadership Vancouver, you will sharpen your leadership skills, learn best practices, and join a network of lasting friendships with other leaders from the world of business, government, labour and the social sector.
Participants who complete the program are eligible to apply for academic credit toward Royal Roads University’s Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management program.
Help build social change
United Way brings to the program a record of innovative social change leadership throughout Metro Vancouver. Participants will gain the knowledge and expertise to help promote a culture of social change and encourage citizen engagement in the community.
Expect unparalleled access to senior leaders
You will enjoy access to a variety of senior leaders already engaged in addressing our community’s most pressing challenges. You’ll connect with key players and experts engaged in business, government and community initiatives, drawing insights into the opportunities and demands of real-life leadership. Graduates emerge with a capacity for community-building that is equally useful for leaders in private, public, labour and not-for-profit organizations.
Who can apply?
The United Way Leadership Vancouver program is ideal for people in all sectors who are well-prepared for their roles as leaders in their organizations and who are committed to building a healthy, caring, inclusive community. If you are an emerging leader with a big vision for your future, join us!
For more information on United Way Leadership Vancouver, contact email@example.com
Do you care about developing the capable and committed leaders our community requires in these challenging times? We are seeking organizational sponsors for this program. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org.