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Inspiring leaders. Building community.

Accelerate Civic Leadership is an intensive, nine-month-long digital program (October to June) that requires investment from participants and their sponsoring employer. Through experiential Learning Days and a Community Project, Leadership Niagara participants explore and strengthen leadership skills, develop a network of meaningful contacts, and learn more about Niagara’s unique challenges and opportunities.

Acceptance into the Program is contingent on a commitment to the following requirements:

  • Attendance at the full-day Opening Retreat (Friday, October 14, 2022)
  • Attendance of all twelve Learning Days* (bi-monthly on Fridays)
  • Commitment to project work, approximately five hours per month, but will vary and be determined by individuals and project teams.
  • Graduation event (June 21, 2023)

 

Opening Retreat

The retreat is designed to give an in-depth introduction to the concepts of professional and community leadership and to introduce participants to the issues and concerns of the Niagara region. You will also have the opportunity to meet other participants and begin to form a cohesive network.

 

Learning Days

The group meets bi-monthly for Learning Days twice each month, with Learning Days’ ‘a’ being held in person and ‘b’ held virtually. Each Learning Day, participants will explore key concepts and patterns which impact community capacity building and personal leadership growth. Sessions are facilitated by volunteer leaders and professional facilitators recognized as experts in their respective fields.

Dates

  • 2a – November 18, 2022 | Creating Collaborative Partnerships
  • 2b – December 2, 2022 | Creating Collaborative Partnerships
  • 3a – January 13, 2023 | Navigating and Influencing Community Systems Transformation
  • 3b – January 27, 2023 | Navigating and Influencing Community Systems Transformation
  • 4a – February 10, 2023 | Community Impact: Non-profits, Governance, and Local Government
  • 4b – February 24, 2023 | Community Impact: Non-profits, Governance, and Local Government
  • 5a – March 24, 2023 | Mindfulness, Mindset and Emotionally Effective Leadership
  • 5b – April 14, 2023 | Mindfulness, Mindset and Emotionally Effective Leadership
  • 65a – April 28, 2023 | Exploring Topics in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Niagara
  • 6b – May 12, 2023 | Exploring Topics in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Niagara
  • 7a – May 26, 2023 | Showcasing and Celebrating your Leadership Niagara Journey
  • 7b – June 9, 2023 | Showcasing and Celebrating your Leadership Niagara Journey

Community Projects

Team projects are selected from initiatives identified as necessary by local service agencies and organizations. They provide opportunities to utilize individual leadership skills, creativity, group dynamics and philanthropy to create visible and tangible outcomes.

 

Closing and Graduation | June 21, 2023

The final day allows you to synthesize the knowledge, skills, attitudes, activities, and experiences you have been exposed to over the program. As a result, you will graduate ready and empowered to assume an active role in your community, business, and personal life as a Leadership Niagara Alumni.

 

Cost

The cost per participant is $3,250 plus HST.