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Courses can be taken individually or a part of the entire series. Discounts available to ASPECT members.

Upon successful completion of the 30 hours of instruction and the capstone project, you will receive a credentialed Values Based Leadership Program Certificate. The credential is being issued by ASPECT and course credit may be used toward other certifications. Contact us for details.

The next cohort starts in September 2020! Register below.


Upcoming events

    • 19 October 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 25 October 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online
    • 6
    Register

    Leading for Change 

    This course is a core learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

    Given the exponential growth of information and technology, today’s leaders must use their values to guide their own decisions, including decisions about which experts they will trust, consult with, and rely upon, especially when initiating and leading change. 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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

    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)




    • 26 October 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 01 November 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online
    • 7
    Register

    Leadership: Where do we go from Here?

    This course is a core learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

    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 the core courses in this program
    • 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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

    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)




    • 09 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • 15 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • Online
    • 8
    Register

    Leadership Lessons for transformational times

    This course is an elective learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

    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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

    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)




    • 09 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • 15 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Supervising Career Development Practitioners

    This course is an elective learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

    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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

    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)




    • 16 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • 22 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    A social Justice Approach to leadership & advocacy

    This course is an elective learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

    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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

    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)




    • 16 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • 22 November 2020
    • (PST)
    • Online
    • 10
    Register

    HR Hacks for Leaders

    This course is an elective learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

    “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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

      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)




      • 23 November 2020
      • (PST)
      • 29 November 2020
      • (PST)
      • Online
      • 10
      Register

      Leadership & Communication

      This course is an elective learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

      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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

      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)




      • 23 November 2020
      • (PST)
      • 29 November 2020
      • (PST)
      • Online
      • 11
      Register

      Teams & Leadership 

      This course is an elective learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.

      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, 12:00 – 12:30pm)

      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)




      • 30 November 2020
      • (PST)
      • 06 December 2020
      • (PST)
      • Online
      • 8
      Register

      PechaKucha Presentations & Capstone Project Submissions 

      This course is the final requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series to achieve the Values Based Leadership credential.

      Students will be evaluated on the following:

      Participation (30%)

      Students are required to fully participate in all 6 core courses and 3 electives of their choice. This is a mandatory component required for successful completion of the series. The overall participation grade will comprise the graded reflection component from each course. 

      Pecha Kucha Presentation (25%)

      Students will need to present a Pecha Kucha on their capstone project and facilitate a brief discussion. 

      A Pecha Kucha is a very structured style of presentation requiring 20 slides for 20 seconds each. The presentation should last approximately 7 minutes, follow the 20x20 format, and provide key information on your selected topic. Presentations should be formatted using a presentation software which can enable automatic advancement of slides (e.g., PowerPoint).

      Note: for more details on how to structure a Pecha Kucha presentation, watch How to Make a Pecha Kucha – a Pecha Kucha on creating Pecha Kucha presentations. 

      Grading Criteria:

      • Pecha Kucha elements (i.e., 20x20, auto advancement; /5)
      • Presentation content ( /5)
      • Presenter style (e.g., clear, concise; /5)
      • Presentation format (e.g., grammar/spelling, design; /5)
      • Discussion facilitation ( /5)

      Capstone Project (45%)

      In this assignment, students must identify and critically examine one leadership challenge relevant for their work context, providing a rationale for their selection. Students will then describe 3 strategies for addressing this challenge including references to resources/reading within the coursework or additional research. Lastly, students will propose a plan for implementing each strategy including a timeline and method for evaluating success (e.g., how will you know you have made an impact?). 

      Note: Students will present their project in a Pecha Kucha presentation. 

      Grading Criteria:

      • Description of challenge ( /5)
      • Rationale for selection ( /5)
      • 3 strategies ( /15)
      • Implementation plan ( /10)
      • Evaluation strategies ( /10)

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