We live in complex, fast-paced, constantly changing times. On some level, its no surprise to find training has become less of a priority. It may be the result of us equating learning with formal and sometimes irrelevant learning delivered by
a sage-on-the-stage who may sometimes have more wings than landing gear. However, it is ultimately those who are able to accept that leadership is a life-long journey of learning and subsequently make it a priority will be the ones who survive and thrive as future leaders.
In large part this is because the future is about a very different kind of community leadership that is more about building an organization or community's capacity to work externally with citizens and partners then it is about the internal capacity that has often been the highest priority.
Our communities need leaders who understand and can serve as agents of change, who can apply systems thinking, be catalysts for citizen engagement, plan using a community development approach, commit to continuous improvement, and advocate for both quality of life and economic development.
And, by leaders, we don't mean just those holding senior positions. We believe...everyone leads...with or without a title.
Attending an online course makes learning and growth simpler and more effective. Meet for live interactive weekly sessions, apply the learnings in meaningful ways within your own organization, neighbourhood or community, and then share and learn from your cohorts on your own time in online forums. Why is community development training and certification so important?