Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Emerging Leaders Program

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The CIP Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is an online program designed for aspiring and early-career stage planning professionals to help provide enhanced learning and networking opportunities over ten months (September 2021 – June 2022). 
 
The program will be comprised of eight, one-hour foundational modules led by senior planning practitioners. There will also be required readings/learning resources and a final reflection piece (400-500 words). 

 
 
Application is now open
 
The completed ELP program will:
 
Introduce skills and concepts related to meaningful leadership;
Provide opportunities for peer-to-peer network building and mentorship; and,
Inspire personal growth and career success.
 
Applications for the Emerging Leaders Program are open from June 16 to July 21, 2021. CIP will notify participants in early August regarding admission to the program. Please note that the program is in English and available to CIP members only. There is no cost to participate, but space in the program is limited. 
 
CIP celebrates and promotes diversity, equality, and inclusion by offering equal opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or appearance. CIP believes that having participants who reflect the diversity of our membership and the Canadian population, makes us stronger.
 
For any questions about the program, please contact Sheena Jardine-Olade
 
Module Information:
 
Each module will be 60 minutes long, held at 1:00 p.m. ET via Zoom (cameras on, please!).
 
MODULE 1: WHAT IS A LEADER? (September 24)
 
Objective: Determine what type of leader participants might be by defining leadership, discussing leadership styles, and how to adapt to their organizational culture. 
 
Guest speaker: Eleanor Mohammed RPP, MCIP
 
MODULE 2: SELF-AWARENESS & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (October 29)
 
Objective: Discover participant’s ‘why’ while exploring the softer side of leadership, including mindfulness and self-care, reducing stress and increasing social awareness.
 
Guest speaker: Natalie Persaud RPP, MCIP
 
MODULE 3: TEAMS AND EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (December 2)
 
Objective: Learn how to build great teams by identifying team dynamics and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion to remove systemic barriers and create positive and respectful workplaces and communities. 
 
Guest speaker: Deputy Mayor Steve Anderson, Barrister 
 
MODULE 4: COMMUNICATION (January 13)
 
Objective: Understand the intention of information— the importance of listening to build trust, respect, deepen connections, convey ideas, and look at communication beyond the exchange of information. 
 
Guest speaker: Jason Syvixay RPP, MCIP
 
MODULE 5: INTERNAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION (February 25)
 
Objective: Identify constructive ways to resolve conflicts to clarify issues, settle disagreements, and solve problems, all focusing on team dynamics and the workplace.
 
Guest speaker: Kristy Kilbourne RPP, MCIP
 
MODULE 6: EXTERNAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION (March 24)
 
Objective: This session builds on Module 5 and will focus on resolving conflicts in other settings, such as members of the public or other stakeholders, focusing on crucial conversations and handling complicated interactions.
 
Guest speaker: Guy Patterson RPP, MCIP, Barrister and Solicitor
 
MODULE 7: ACCOUNTABILITY & ETHICS (April 29)
 
Objective: To understand the role accountability and ethics play in decision-making and their relationship to personal and professional responsibility.
 
Guest speaker: Leela Viswanathan, Ph.D, RPP, FCIP
 
MODULE 8: BUSINESS & STRATEGIC PLANNING (June 2/3)
 
Objective: Understand how to set priorities, goals and create an action plan to achieve them.
 
Guest speaker: TBD