Log in

Member Login


Professional Development and ongoing community-based workforce development excellence is integral to ensuring that those who access our members’ services will be successful in finding meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities. We do this by offering various professional development opportunities for frontline workers and management.

Regional Meetings

Web-based or in-person regional meetings address regional and/or local concerns, issues, and opportunities to share knowledge and successes.



Workshops & Webinars

We offer professional development tailored for our members. An example our most recent workshop, Proposal Writing, was led by a senior manager in the procurement area of the BC Public Service. This session had direct value in strengthening the skills of attendees in their response to RFPs and RFQs.


Annual ASPECT BC
Conference

Mark your calendars for 2019 - November 4 & 5 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.  

Our Call for Presentations is underway! Deadline May 24, 2019.


Upcoming events

    • 6 Jan 2020
    • 12 Jan 2020
    • Online
    Register



    C1: What is Leadership? (Online)

    Studies have shown that, “common sense” effective leadership isn’t always “common practice.” This course will support leaders to establish a shared understanding of leadership through examining several leadership models/perspectives. Students will reflect on their own personal leadership characteristics to facilitate a better understanding and clear communication about what will and will not work for themselves and their organizations.

    Within this course, students will:

    • Establish foundational understanding of leadership theories/perspectives
    • Craft a personal perspective of leadership
    • Develop a shared perspective of leadership within organizations

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 13 Jan 2020
    • 19 Jan 2020
    • Online
    Register



    E1: Leadership Lessons for Transformational Times (Online)

    As difficult as change may be for the individual, and for the organization, it is often while working through a challenging time of transition that we strengthen, or even create, the values and community focus that is the focus for this series. In this course, students will learn approaches/strategies for effective leadership through times of disruption.

    Within this course, students will:

    • Learn from leadership lessons for transformational times
    • Explore strategies for leading through disruptions, crises, and threats


    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 20 Jan 2020
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • Online
    Register



    C2: Self-Awareness, Confidence, & Values (Online)

    Leadership begins with knowing who you are and what you stand for. Guided by self-awareness and clarity of core values, leaders confidently share/model these values, leading those on the same quest, with the same vision. This course will explore the concept of “leading from within,” supporting students in developing ways to continually enhance confidence, and clarify, articulate, and commit to their core values and personal vision.


    Within this course, students will:

    • Explore the concept of “leading from within”
    • Enhance self-awareness and confidence
    • Clarify, articulate, and commit to core values and personal vision

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 2 Feb 2020
    • Online
    Register



    E2: Supervising Career Development Practitioners (Online)

    Developing leadership competency is an ongoing process for which supervision can play an integral role. Supervisors can support employees or other supervisees in identifying gaps, building skills, and promoting a sustained focused on professionalism, quality performance, and effective leadership. In this course, students will reflect on the supervisor-supervisee relationship and the role of supervision in their own development as well as their roles and responsibilities in supervising others. 

    Within this course, students will:

    • Understand the role supervision plays in leadership
    • Explore the supervisor-supervisee relationship


    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 9 Feb 2020
    • Online
    Register



    C3: Trust, Motivation & Recognition (Online)

    A central element for successful relationships between leaders and those they lead is trust; trust, in turn, is a key to motivation. Students will examine the role leaders play in recognizing and rewarding the trust of followers. 

    Within this course, students will:

     Consider how leader-follower relationships are shaped through trust

    • Learn strategies for gaining/maintaining trust
    • Explore the central role trust plays in motivation
    • Understand a leader’s role in recognizing and rewarding others

     

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 10 Feb 2020
    • 16 Feb 2020
    • Online
    Register



    E3: A Social Justice Approach to Leadership and Advocacy (Online)

    Community-based organizations often serve the diverse needs of underserved and/or disenfranchised groups. Working within this climate, leaders hear stories of heartbreaking challenges, some of which they cannot solve. In this course, students will learn how to adopt a social justice approach, use advocacy to support change in their communities, and establish boundaries and self-care routines to facilitate sustainability.

     

    Within this course, students will:

    • Understand roots of social justice and advocacy in support change
    • Learn how to ethically implement social justice and advocacy-based approaches within their organization
    • Develop self-care strategies to promote resilience and sustainability


    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 1 Mar 2020
    • Online
    Register



    C5: Leading for Change (Online)

    Given the exponential growth of information and technology, today’s leaders must rely on values to guide their own decisions as well as the experts they consult with, trust, and rely on. In this course, students will examine the evolution of leadership and strategies for initiating change including dealing with resistance.

     

    Within this course, students will:

    • Explore how leadership has evolved and will continue to evolve
    • Consider two methods of initiating change
    • Learn strategies for addressing / reducing resistance to change

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 2 Mar 2020
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • Online
    Register



    E5: Leadership & Communication (Online)

    Strong interpersonal communication skills are foundational for effective, values-based leadership. In this course, students will learn the role communication plays, review communication skills, and explore communication barriers/challenges.

    Within this course, students will:

    • Review the basics of effective communication (e.g., levels of communication, barriers, feedback)
    • Understand the roles listening and non-verbal communication play in leadership
    • Examine how public speaking and conflict management are relevant to leadership

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 9 Mar 2020
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • Online
    Register



    C4: Leadership within the Organizational Context (Online)

    This course looks at leadership considerations within an organizational structure, focusing on how leaders can support an organizational commitment to values and community through embedding values within the organizational structure and day-to-day activities of the organization. Students should come prepared with copies of the values, vision, and/or mission of their organization for reference throughout the course.

    Within this course, students will:

    • Examine organizational values, vision, and/or mission
    • Understand leadership requirements within the context of a values-based, community-focused organization
    • Explore ethical principles and strategies for “well-run” organizations
    • Consider examples of “values in action”

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 22 Mar 2020
    • Online
    Register



    E4: HR Life Hacks for Leaders (Online)

    “Life Hacks” are simple-to-implement solutions to common, everyday problems. Adopting this time-saving approach for HR can help leaders manage ever-changing working environments and shifting priorities. In this course, students will expand their professional toolkits with a variety of strategies for addressing common leadership problems.

    Within this course, students will:

    • Learn how to implement a “life hack” approach to HR/leadership issues
    • Explore a variety of strategies for common challenges


    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • Online
    Register



    C6: Leadership: Where do we go From Here? (Online)

    Throughout the series, students have cultivated a “leader as idealist” mindset, clearly articulating a vision and gaining commitment from others through shared values and beliefs. In this final course, leaders will reflect on newly acquired awareness and develop strategies for continued development and growth.

    • Within this course, students will:
    • Summarize and reflect on learning from training
    • Compare self evaluations and peer evaluations
    • Develop strategies to maintain leadership growth going forward

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 30 Mar 2020
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • Online
    Register



    E6: Teams & Leadership (Online)

    Teams are a central component of any organization and leaders play an essential role supporting a team’s formation and success. With organizational restructuring shifting power from managers to teams themselves, effective leaders need to empower people at all levels of organizations and support the development of leadership skills/abilities in others.

    Within this course, students will:

    • Learn strategies for creating/maintaining effective teams and maximizing participation of team members
    • Explore the roles and behaviours of effective team leaders
    • Understand distribution of leadership among team members within a variety of organizational structures
    • Be able to encourage/mentor leadership skills/abilities in others

    Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:

    1.     Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
    Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
    2.     Join (Wednesday @ 9:00am)
    Live 30-minute webinars* will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
    3.     Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
    Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
    4.     Reflect (Due Sunday)
    Throughout each course, students refine their personal view of leadership. In a private blog on the course site, students will share a brief reflection of how their views have been shaped in the course and strategies for implementing learning at work currently or in the future. These reflections are required for successful series completion and will be particularly helpful in composing the capstone project.
    * if students cannot attend the live and interactive webinar, a recording will be available to watch. 
    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
    Register



    Capstone Pecha Kucha Project Presentation, Wrap-Up & Evaluation

    For those completely the Values Based Leadership Series, this in-person day is about reconnecting with your leadership connection, watching each other's Capstone Pecha Kucha presentation, discussing the ideas and innovations raised in the presentations, wrapping up and evaluating your learning.

    Whether you are finishing up your leadership program or just looking for some inspiration for your own leadership experience, this day-long workshop presentation is for you. It is also a valuable day for networking and celebrating your commitment to values based leadership style.

    The registration price includes a light breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks.

300 - 722 Cormorant Street | Victoria, BC | V8W 1P8

Toll Free: 1-888-287-4957
Telephone: 250-382-9675

Email: info@aspect.bc.ca


Copyright © Association of Service Providers for Employability and 
Career Training

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software