Applied Leadership

As our world and our workplaces become more complex and diverse, managers and leaders need expanding skills. Developed in consultation with many of the largest employers in the West Kootenay/Boundary Region, this modular program will provide individuals with leadership skills and knowledge they can immediately employ in the workplace. 

This highly interactive program fosters peer-to-peer learning while still providing flexibility for working professionals. Content is delivered through classroom sessions and our online learning platform. Instructed by Lesley Beatson, PhD.

Program Format

Delivered over four modules that are spread over six months, participants will learn from, and share experiences with, a supportive group of like-minded peers from various industries.

Each module has three classroom sessions, delivered one day per week, over three consecutive weeks. There are also several learning activities delivered online during each module.

The modules are sequential and cumulative, with each session building on the previous one. However, each session is also designed as a complete and separate learning experience.

Module 1 - Leadership Overview

We will review the evolution of leadership theory and examine the need for adaptability in response to change and diversity. You will become familiar with current models of leadership and be able to determine what model works best for you and your organization.  You will explore the concept of organizational culture and how it is created, developed, and managed.


  • Nakusp Learning Centre:  May 27 & 28 (Sat & Sun) & June 10 (Sat), 8:30 am–4 pm 

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Module 2 - Leading Self

Effective leadership development involves personal development.  Using psychometric testing, and other self-reflective tools, small group exercises, and reflective practice, this module is designed to increase self-awareness and personal efficacy.  Participants will be given activities to complete on their own to deepen their learning and build a foundation for ongoing leadership development.


  • Nakusp Learning Centre:  June 11 (Sun) & June 24 & 25 (Sat & Sun), 8:30 am–4 pm

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Module 3 - Leading Others

Success in your organization depends on good communication. In this course, we learn and practice evidence-based methods of listening and communicating.

Building relationships with customers, employees, stakeholders, networks, and partner organizations is an important requirement for successful leadership. In this unit, we examine how to build a team, engage employees, coach performance, and facilitate successful meetings.


  • Nakusp Learning Centre:  July 8 & 9 (Sat & Sun) & Jul 22 (Sat), 8:30 am–4 pm

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Module 4 - Leading and Managing Change

There is more to strategy than a plan. You need a clear vision, and everyone must be aligned in working toward that vision. In today’s world of rapid technological advances, change is the one thing you can count on. With knowledge of certain change principles, leaders find it much easier to implement organizational change.


  • Nakusp Learning Centre: July 23 (Sun) & August 12 & 13 (Sat & Sun), 8:30 am–4 pm

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