Community Leadership Program Update:

Due to the continued uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, UBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Reading Week 2021 program in order to put the health and safety of our participants, team members and community partners first. With this, there will be no Community Leadership Program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

We anticipate resuming these programs for the 2021-2022 school year. If you wish to be notified of any further updates regarding the Community Leadership Program, please email community.learning@ubc.ca and we will update you when further information becomes available.

The UBC Community Leadership Program (CLP) is an innovative leadership development opportunity designed for emerging staff, faculty, and graduate student leaders. Offered in collaboration by UBC Human Resources and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, this program 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 through the blend of attending in-person workshops and creating collaborative partnerships with students and community organizations to plan and scope a community project.

During the February UBC Reading Week, participants lead a group of UBC undergraduate students and implement the community-service learning project over three days in a school or non-profit organization.

In addition to developing their own leadership skills, CLP participants support UBC students to cultivate their own leadership capacity and reflect on some of the real issues in community.

Applications are closed for the 2019-20 cohort.

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