Vancouver Island University, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Coming: June 9-16, 2018

Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Canada is delivering the Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Community Development program. This innovative 6-day program, promotes relationship building and reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous individuals and communities. Participants are energetic, visionary leaders in their fields. As the central theme of the program, models of sustainable community development and issues of governance will be examined from a domestic and international perspective, with an emphasis on countries where best practices are making a difference.

Strong leadership is essential across all economic and cultural sectors. To achieve results and to nurture and promote values and guiding principles, it is necessary to invest in our human resources. Executive learning accelerates the development of leadership capacity, productivity and innovation. This Executive Program will teach you to create and implement strategies to balance competing priorities while forging collaborative relationships across indigenous and non-indigenous communities, and sectors. You will explore the tools required to tackle economic and social issues, and create an environment of collaboration between industry, labour, civil society and government sectors.

During the program, the growing recognition of the importance of strong cultural intelligence in leaders is addressed; and you will develop the capabilities required to work effectively across cultures. You will explore strategies for how indigenous and non-indigenous communities can work together to share best practices, different perspectives, and together better Canada's society and economy.