Impact Focused, Community Driven, Engaging Opportunities
Our program put an emphasis on practical experience as a key part of the learning process. No two leadership journeys are the same, and our facilitators take a tailored approach to ensuring all program participants receive an experience that is beneficial for them.
Dealing with existing community issues in the region, we involve participants from all sectors of society and reflecting on the diverse nature of the region. The goal of the program is to empower individuals by helping them develop the skills and confidence needed for leadership roles in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations, helping to meet current and future challenges in our community.
No learning day is the same, with the variety in our program, participants remain engaged in a dialogue between current leaders and our emerging leaders. By developing an outstanding network of people with a sense of community, we’re helping leaders build our community up.
– Meet the Facilitators –
– Benefits of the Program –
Referred by us as skill buckets, our facilitators tailor the program to suit the needs of the class. All the skills the program helps foster are categorized into four categories:
As a Community Leadership Program, we improve our community by developing people’s individual leadership skills. Strengthening collaborative leadership capacity within the workplace helps organizations and businesses thrive. The Leadership Thunder Bay program is great for anyone, regardless of their position, and it’s become a valued program for succession planning and organizational development within our community.
The leadership program spans ten months, starting off with a meet and greet, off to an overnight retreat, and followed by 8 Learning Days, a Community Action Project, and graduation. The current 2023/2024 Learning Day Program Schedule is:
|September 12, 2023||Meet and Greet|
|September 22 and 23, 2023||Retreat- Mandatory Attendance|
|Thursday, October 19, 2023||Spanning the Generations|
|Thursday, November 16, 2023||Private Sector/Innovation|
|Thursday, December 14, 2023||Governance|
|Thursday, January 18, 2024||Poverty and Homelessness|
|Thursday, February 15, 2024||Indigenous Perspectives|
|Dependent on Diversity Thunder Bay Event||Diversity|
|Thursday, April 18, 2024||Environment|
|Thursday, May 16, 2024||Choose Your Own Adventure|
|Thursday, June 20, 2024||Reflection, Next Steps, Graduation|
Community Action Projects are submitted by local organizations and interest groups. During the opening retreat projects are selected by the participants and completed prior to graduation. Over the past 10 years, a variety of projects have helped our leaders make an impact on the community.
Tuition for the program is set at $2,700. A portion or all of this fee is generally covered by employers who recognize the many benefits of the program in staff development. Bursaries may be provided to qualified candidates and payment plans are available.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. In order to ensure balance and equal participation in the program, Leadership Thunder Bay may, to some degree, provide tuition assistance for a limited number of qualified participants in need.
Applications for the 2023/2024 Leadership Thunder Bay Program are now open, click here to apply!