Leadership 2020

A new kind of leadership development program

Leadership 2020 is The Federation’s custom-built leadership development program. It builds leadership knowledge, skills, and capacity in the current and future leaders of BC’s social, health, and Indigenous services sectors. Through our various leadership programs and special topic initiatives, we are building communities of practice, supporting co-learning and, empowering the future leaders of BC.

The program combines personal experience, cutting-edge research, relevant theory, and participatory approaches to inspire and empower participants. The Blended and Indigenous Focus programs combine in-person residencies, online teaching, and self-directed learning over a 10-month period. Program content is relevant, iterative, practical, and inspired by the needs of participants who are encouraged to apply what they learn in their day-to-day practice. During the program, participants build a strong community of practice and a network of colleagues and advisors that they can draw upon long after the program finishes.

Leadership 2020 Update

The Federation team has been fielding some queries from members about the future of our Leadership 2020 program in light of Jennifer Charlesworth’s appointment as the next Representative for Children and Youth.

I assure you that the Leadership 2020 program will continue. Leadership development is one of The Federation’s four strategic directives and is something we remain very committed to. We have a smart, capable team and a strong transition plan. Yes, things may look a little different in the future but this is something we have prepared for. And we are using many of the principles and approaches that we talk about in the program to guide our next steps.

More than anything, we’re excited about what the future holds—both for the Leadership 2020 program and for Jennifer, herself. (You can read The Federation’s statement about her appointment here.) In the meantime, Leadership 2020 graduates can still apply for the new Apprentice Circle program starting this fall. The application deadline is August 10th so don’t delay.