Online - Leadership Fundamentals

August 19, 2020 09:00 AM to September 02, 2020 12:00 PM

*This course runs on August 19, 26 and September 2 (Readings and some coursework is required between online sessions)

Excel in your current leadership role or rise through the ranks of your organization by cultivating the set of teambuilding, innovation and self-management skills that is needed in today's dynamic non-profit sector.

This course is designed for those who are planning on, or have just begun leading a non-profit program or volunteer team. In this course you will develop skills to prepare you for your new environment and the pressures faced by the non-profit sector. You will move forward with an informed and strengthened foundation, critical leadership competencies, and new resources that will help strengthen you own leadership journey.This course is required to complete Volunteer Manitoba's Emerging Leaders Program.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

Explain the environmental forces and pressures that will challenge non-profit leadership in the coming decade

Describe the difference between management and leadership and assess your current leadership competency levels against those needed in today's non-profit environment

Use your organization's values, vision and mission to build an engaged, adaptive team

Think strategically to encourage innovation, problem-solve and make decisions in a dynamic environment

Evaluate your emotional intelligence to create a climate of trust and authenticity

Identify strategies to manage your time and stress so you can persevere through complexity and ambiguity

Practice communication techniques to manage conflict and build constructive relationships

Who should attend:

New Executive Directors, Program managers, volunteer managers, coordinators and anyone who is interested in developing their leadership skills.


Jackie Hunt is a training consultant, community leader and Volunteer Manitoba's Executive Director. She is also the co-founder of The Kindred Project, a non-profit organization that provides feminine hygiene products for over 300 women in need each and every month.

Prior to joining Volunteer Manitoba, Jackie was an elected official in the RM of Ritchot. She began her involvement with the RM as a counselor and then as the mayor. She believes in the power of strong communities and service to others, and she has built a strong reputation working with government, community leaders, organization and individuals who share those same values.

Jackie has over 20 years of experience in adult education, providing training for individuals and organizations on leadership, communication, emotional intelligence and goal setting. She has also delivered training on board governance and non-for-profit organizational development. She is an experienced public speaker and has delivered keynotes and plenary sessions at conferences across the province.

In her current role as Executive Director, Jackie combines her extensive experience in community engagement and her strong leadership style to position Volunteer Manitoba as the leader and catalyst for engaging all Manitobans.


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