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In this environment of 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:

Series Description

Values-based leadership is a holistic approach addressing three dimensions: the characteristics of the individual leader, the interpersonal relationships and group dynamics of those working with the leader, and the specific organizational context in which they exist. With the context of community-based organizations, this series supports leaders as agents of change, visionaries, and motivators. Topics such as leadership and change, self-awareness, trust, motivation, communication, teamwork and more will be explored in relation to the values, vision, and mission of individuals and organizations. Students will explore how to “be” rather than what to “do” – utilizing values to steer actions, articulate a vision, and secure commitment from others through shared beliefs.

In partnership with Life Strategies, the updated Values-Based Leadership Series curriculum, originally developed by ASPECT, meets the needs of busy executives and emerging leaders.  Two in-person sessions combined with a series of online components facilitate networking and collaborative learning. Students who complete all required series components (6 core courses, 3 electives, and the capstone project), will receive a credential. Alternatively, students can select one or more individual courses (core or elective) for immediate application to their work environment. The series is designed to accommodate a busy work life, to fill in gaps in understanding or as a full first step into leadership.

Series Format (30 Hours)

This series requires students complete all 6 core courses (12 hours; 6 @ 2 hours each), 3 elective courses (6 hours; 3 @ 2 hours each), and the capstone project (12 hours). The online portion will be conducted using Life Strategies’ e-learning system, the in-person components will be offered during the ASPECT conference/summit, and the capstone project will be submitted through the online course site.


This series is ideal for current leaders who have limited leadership training and/or have identified gaps that they would like to fill in their leadership competencies. The series would also be relevant to aspiring leaders who expect to transition into a leadership role within the next year or so.

Required Texts / Supplies

All learning materials will be provided online or in-person for no additional charge


We welcome students to register for the full series, any individual online course, the 3-core course bundle, or the Capstone Project presentations.




ASEPCT Members


Full Series

  • 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 Bundle

  • 3 core courses (including in-person components of C1, C2, and C3)



Capstone Project Presentations

  • Pecha Kucha presentations
  • Facilitated discussions
  • Networking



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