Leadership 2020 Blog

The Leadership 2020 program builds leadership knowledge, skills, and capacity for those in BC’s social services sector. The Leadership 2020 blog contains posts, articles, and resources from the Leadership 2020 newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

Project Management Basics

While many project management approaches vary, the components are essentially the same. A project generally has four phases: Initiation, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Within each of these, there are specific areas to attend to and document. But they all contribute to the biggest benefit of using a project management approach—the overall increase in clarity when […]

Announcing the Apprentice Circle

For as long as I have held this role, The Federation has always understood the value of trying new things. It’s how we approach many of our programs and services—our conferences, or member engagement, our research, and our leadership development program: Leadership 2020. This open-minded, innovative approach to our work is what led to the […]

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leadership & Cultural Understanding

Over the past few years, much of my work has been informed by conversations with Wedlidi Speck a broad array of wise advisors about the concepts of cultural awareness, understanding, humility, agility and safety—trying to figure out ways to foster conditions that enhance cultural safety for Indigenous staff and clients in the social care sector. Through this work, […]

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leadership and Cultural Awareness

– by Jennifer Charlesworth, Leadership 2020 Hosting Team Over the past few years, Wedlidi Speck and I have been working together (and with a broad array of wise advisors) to unpack the concepts of cultural awareness, understanding, humility, agility and safety, and to figure out ways to foster conditions that enhance cultural safety for Indigenous staff […]

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leadership by subtraction, not addition

– Submitted by a past Leadership 2020 participant  I often find that a lot of writing about leadership practices list all the things that leaders should do to be successful. But all that writing often contradicts each other—some say leaders should be assertive and outgoing, others say leaders should be reflective and focus on listening. For […]