At last year's ASPECT Conference, we had a leadership session presented by Susan Steele. There were about 40 people attending and we were surprised to learn that 95% of them were existing leaders and not emerging leaders as expected. This got me thinking.
In this environment of grey tsunami retirements and others being thrust into leadership positions, many are feeling that there are issues arising for which they need training. But training courses are time-consuming and expensive: two challenges for new leaders or emerging leaders who are already drinking from the fire hose of information acquisition. With this in mind, ASPECT BC has partnered with Dr. Roberta Neault and Life Strategies to re-imagine our Values-Based Leadership curriculum for a present-day world with work and this is what we've come up with:
Combined In-Person & Online Learning
Our Leadership program provides students with a chance to build their networks while learning core concepts on Sunday, November 3 from 12 pm-5 pm at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Then at the end of the course, the capstone projects will be presented the day before or after the Summit April. (Details for the April date are still to be confirmed.)
Core Courses + Electives
The leadership program has 6 units of core learning with 3 electives. We are currently offering 6 electives, but that number is expected to expand as more trainers come on board.
For the courses online, students will be required to complete the following learning activities:
Leadership Course Fees
This course is designed to be as affordable as it is flexible! Registration will be open in the next few days and detailed information will available soon on the ASPECT website.
- Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
- Join (Wednesday) for a 30-minute live webinar
- Discuss (Thursday to Saturday) online with other students and instructors.
- Reflect (Due Sunday) on how views have been shaped by the learning.
Again, registration and details are coming soon. Thank you to Dr. Roberta Neault and Cassie Taylor at Life Strategies for helping us make this much-needed course a reality.
- 6 core courses (including in-person components of C1, C2, and C3)
- 3 online elective courses
- Capstone project
|Individual Online Course
- 1 core or elective online course
- 3 core courses (including in-person components of C1, C2, and C3)
|Capstone Project Presentations
- Pecha Kucha presentations
- Facilitated discussions