Community Action Projects (CAPs) are the experiential component of the program. Our Leadership Thunder Bay participants work in “whole-brain” teams to complete projects that will influence our city in unique ways. The goal is to build core leadership skills such as project management, innovation, and problem-solving, as well as courage, empathy, and authenticity through collaboration with organizations. This process exposes the participants to consensus building, public/private partnerships, diversity, board development, fundraising, and volunteerism, among others.
The projects should positively impact the community and involve bringing together various organizational sectors including public, private and voluntary, to join forces and explore opportunities. Teams choose their CAPS in October and work on them for the duration of the program and present the results at the graduation ceremonies.