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Sustaining and Building Community: Beyond Resilience in Times of Crisis - ONLINE

This four-week online course will help you to gain an understanding of the underlying principles and behaviours of engagement, while exploring the nuances and assumptions associated with fostering and sustaining vibrant communities. You will articulate personal and shared values in terms of community and explore how to stay resilient and healthy moving forward. Throughout the course, you will examine the relationship between individuals and their communities and introduce tools and strategies to help us become more mindful leaders and agents of positive change.
Facilitator: Ann Perodeau
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Minga – “a coming together of community to work for the betterment of all”. According to this community, “there is no future in isolation. The future is shared by everyone.”

~ from Puruhae, Indigenous group who live in the foothills of the Andes mountains in Ecuador

During uncertain times, many of us find ourselves isolated. The courage to face our vulnerabilities in difficult situations is often an opportunity to re-affirm our greatest strengths, in ourselves and others. This course is designed to foster positive community bonds to bring us together. In this online experience, we will explore the deepest aspects of community, using the core principles of dialogue practice. Empathic leadership is imperative, now more than ever. As we have seen, there are leaders emerging at all levels of our communities. Let’s explore the heart of community leadership, together.

Learning Outcomes
In this course, you will:

  • Explore the foundation of what community means to us
  • Re-define leadership in service of self and others
  • Share how we can “live” our values for the greater good of all
  • Develop approaches to sustain true connectedness and grow together

Learner Effort:
2-4 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link:

This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Professional Certificate in Management & Leadership Skills Certificate - ONLINE or the Professional Certificate in Management Skills for Environmental & Sustainability Professionals - ONLINE.

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