Leadership Wood Buffalo is designed to build leadership capacity in our community.
Each year, the Leadership Wood Buffalo program accepts a new cohort of aspiring and emerging leaders with the goal of strengthening their existing leadership skills and competencies and supporting their growth as they discover and develop their own individual leadership styles. Participants accepted into the program represent a variety of sectors and disciplines, and their individual skills and experiences create a unique environment for learning.
Participants will discover and grow their individual leadership strengths and styles and learn practical tools to support them in their own journey as leaders in the community. Through ongoing Learning Days and Community Action Projects, the cohorts create connection and together build a strong foundation for a more interconnected leadership community.
Leadership Wood Buffalo was the brainchild of several community leaders who felt as though the weight of the community rested on their shoulders. With their own dreams for new experiences and adventures, they came together to create Leadership Wood Buffalo to encourage, develop and grow emerging leaders into the social profit community. Since its inception in 2006, LWB has seen 237 participants from various sectors in the community who are passionate about seeing our unique region thrive – many of whom have risen to high-level leadership positions, become municipal councillors, or contributed to significant community impact as board members. The ripple effect of intentional and strong leadership continues to impact our community in all sectors, today.
Interested in applying?
Developing exceptional, impactful leaders does not happen overnight – it is a deliberate, exponential process we have fine-tuned over the years and requires a commitment from the applicant as well as a real desire to make a difference in Wood Buffalo.
Interested applicants will undergo a selection process through a review committee: they look to select a diverse representation of emerging leaders across different sectors who are looking to increase their understanding of our community, are actively engaged in leadership activities and demonstrate a commitment to increase their impact in their community.
The application deadline has now past for the 2022/2023 cohort. Thank you to everyone that applied!
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Sana Elache Memorial Community Leadership Scholarship
FuseSocial is honoured to offer the Sana Elache Memorial Community Leadership Scholarship as part of its commitment to growing and enhancing the capacity of the social profit sector within Wood Buffalo. Offered in memory of Sana Elache, the founding executive director of Leadership Wood Buffalo, this scholarship is available to support tuition of one community member interested in exploring and developing their leadership skills, both personally and at a community level.
Contact us for further details on how to apply