Leadership Principles Program Outline

Leadership Principles: Understand yourself, your values and gain the confidence to excel as a not-for-profit leader. Vancouver, BC

Leadership Principles focuses on two leadership attributes: leads self and develops talent.

Over three evening sessions, you will look at your own personal leadership approach, as well as developing individuals and developing teams.

Session One: Leading Self

This session explores the attributes of a not-for-profit leader and allows participants to discover their own strengths and authentic leadership. This includes a look at personal accountability as well as the development of a personal vision, mission and set of values as a leader.

  • Assess your personal leadership strengths
  • Assess the importance of authenticity and personal accountability in your leadership approach.
  • Understand the impact of your behaviour on other people
  • Identify the value of personal vision, mission, and values as a leader and begin to develop your guiding principals

Session Two: Leading Individuals

Developing people is the number one role of any leader. This session focuses on your individual relationships and how you foster accountability and excellence in others. Participants will be able to execute new skills to move from “doing” to “leading” and motivate others to perform at their best.

  • Assess effective approaches to develop your people into top performers
  • Identify ways to motivate people by aligning their strengths to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Assess when and how to delegate to others
  • Demonstrate effective skills in mentoring, coaching, active listening and providing feedback

Session Three: Leading Teams

This session offers critical skills in building effective teams. Whether you’re working with employee or volunteer teams, you will explore your key role in integrating individual members into one high-performing team. The session will focus on understanding team dynamics and approaches to building and facilitating great teams.

  • Identify stages of team development in order to successfully move teams into the high performance stage
  • Assess behaviours of functional and dysfunctional teams
  • Apply different strategies to manage team conflict

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

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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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