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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

Septemeber 19, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Septemeber 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 3, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

City of Vancouver Bursary Application Deadline: August 19, 2019

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.

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

Leadership Principles  

Questions about Leadership Principles? Get in touch with us:

Rachelle Smalldon
Client Relations Coordinator
(604) 637-8290

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

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.

Leadership Principles

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

2019 Fall schedule:

September 19, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
September 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 3, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

City of Vancouver Bursary Deadline: August 19, 2019


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


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.


Åsa Nerelius

Åsa Nerelius has gained a breadth of People & Culture experience as an entrepreneur in the training & development space and through HR roles in higher education and the tech industry. She currently leads the Leadership and Organizational Development practice at high-growth tech firm Traction on Demand. Born and raised in Sweden, “people first” has been a lifelong belief that drives her to challenge the way businesses do business. Today Åsa considers herself an intrapreneur at Traction, creating innovative programs to build leadership and coaching capacity while scaling the organization from 100 to 700 since 2014. She has also been central in Traction being recognized as the #1 Best Workplace in Canada in 2019.


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


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