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Leadership competencies and training for new and emerging not-for-profit managers in Vancouver

Understand yourself, your values and gain the confidence to excel as a not-for-profit leader

Leadership Principles strengthens your individual leadership skills and personal attributes to positively impact the effectiveness of your organization.

The Leadership Principles series is a unique professional development offering for not-for-profit managers seeking to enhance their current leadership approach.

Is Leadership Principles Right for You?

You are an ideal candidate of the Leadership Principles program if you:

  • are currently working in the not-for-profit sector and thinking about a long term career
  • are responsible for leading individuals and teams to deliver results
  • have a combination of demonstrating leadership in your current role, along with vision and aspiration to take on further leadership responsibilities in your career

Program Details

Winter 2019
City of Vancouver Bursary Application Deadline: January 21, 2019 at 4pm
Dates & Time: February 21, February 28, March 7 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Fee: $500

Program Benefits

  • You leave this program with greater insight and clarity around your value, new skills for leading teams, and broaden your style and approach.
  • You learn concrete skills that support your growth and development as a leader in your current role (and the next!).


Leadership Principles focuses on two leadership attributes: leads self, and develops talent. Over three sessions, you will look at your own personal leadership approach, as well as developing individuals and developing teams.

  • Session 1: Leading Self
  • Session 2: Leading Individuals
  • Session 3: Leading Teams

Visit the full program outline to find out more about the Leadership Principles program.


Isabel Budke

Required Course Material

Further develop your leadership and team skills to put you on the right career path.     

The spring cohort is now full. Please, sign-up for our interest list to be notified of the next cohort.

Leadership Principles

Are you a City of Vancouver Grantee? Apply for a bursary for Leadership Principles.

Questions about Leadership Principles? Get in touch with us:

Rachelle Smalldon
Client Relations Coordinator
(604) 637-8290

City of Vancouver Grantee Organizations can apply for a Leadership Principles bursary via the program's application form. Candidates will be selected by a panel according to specific criteria.

Develop your leadership and team skills to put you on the right career path. 

The spring cohort is now full. Please sign-up for our interest list to be notified of the next cohort

     Leadership Principles

Are you a City of Vancouver Grantee? Apply for a bursary for Leadership Principles.


Winter 2019 City of Vancouver Busary Deadline: January 21, 2019 | 4:00pm


2019 Winter Schedule
February 21, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm 
February 28, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
March 7, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Leadership Principles Program Outline - leadership development for new not-for-profit leaders in Vancouver



Isabel Budke is a facilitator at Vantage Point

Isabel Budke

Isabel Budke (CPCC, MRM, MA equiv.) is a highly respected, engaging and results-focussed Leadership Coach and Strategist, Facilitator and Trainer with over a decade of experience in senior management and leadership roles. A Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), she is a graduate of the highly regarded Coaches Training Institute (CTI). In addition to two graduate degrees (Education and Resource Management), Isabel holds an Associate Certificate in Leadership and Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC. She is also a certified Search and Rescue Team Leader and Trainer.

Isabeau Iqbal is a facilitator at Vantage Point

Isabeau Iqbal

Isabeau Iqbal (PhD, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach) brings her extensive background as an adult educator and facilitator to the program. She enjoys working with diverse teams and projects and has deep experience in the area of teaching and learning. Isabeau works part-time at the University of British Columbia, teaches in the Centre for Leadership at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and coaches individuals and teams interested in applying their strengths to achieve greater fulfillment at work. Isabeau cares deeply about human relationships and describes herself as an avid learner and curious individual. She holds a PhD in Education (focus on teaching and learning in higher education) and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.


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f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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