We offer campus-based leadership programs, as well as customized leadership programs developed collaboratively to meet the specific needs of our partners and groups we work with.

Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program is designed to assist emerging and experienced rural leaders in making a difference in their communities while developing and documenting their personal leadership skills. The purpose of the program is to help rural leaders build the knowledge, broad perspective, and positive attitude needed for present and future leadership roles in rural Nova Scotia and beyond. Through the program’s series of interactive seminars, self-directed learning activities, and group tasks, participants create individual leadership portfolios and local and regional development action plans.

The Rural Leadership Development Program was developed in partnership with Rural Communities Leading – a collaborative initiative of the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, the Nova Scotia Department of Health, the Nova Scotia Community College, and the Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Institute.

Customized Leadership Programs

We also deliver customized training programs created specifically for your organization or community. These programs are flexible, designed to meet your learning needs.

Our Leadership Philosophy

We see leadership not as something that exists outside of oneself that must be acquired, but rather as qualities, skills, and experiences that naturally exist within everyone. Seeing the connection between individual leadership and large-scale change, we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to uncover and strengthen these assets.

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