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 is comprised of eight, one-hour foundational modules led by senior planning practitioners and professionals (please click here for speaker bios). There is also be required readings/learning resources and a final reflection piece (400-500 words). 

 
 
 
 
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.
 
For any questions about the program, please contact Kevin Farrell
 
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 3)
 
Objective: Understand how to set priorities, goals and create an action plan to achieve them.
 
Guest speaker: Andy Fillmore, MP