UBC Community Leadership Program

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What is the UBC Community Leadership Program (CLP)?

The UBC Community Leadership Program (CLP) is an innovative leadership development opportunity designed for aspiring staff leaders and provides an opportunity for learners to explore leadership concepts and principles in a cohort learning environment through a series of interactive, participatory workshops and experiential learning. Participants learn and apply new leadership skills over the course of the fall, culminating in leading a group of UBC undergraduate students during the February UBC Reading Week with a three-day community-service learning project in a school or non-profit organization. In addition to developing their own leadership skills, project leaders support UBC students to cultivate their own leadership capacity and reflect on some of the real issues in community.

Check out the impact of last year’s program participants!

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Background

CLP was collaboratively developed in 2006 by three UBC units and is delivered in partnership by UBC Human Resources and the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning. The program has proven a rich and multi-dimensional applied learning environment that currently attracts staff and graduate students from the University, employees from UBC corporate partners, and professional staff from community non-profit organizations.