Leadership

Eleven days ago our lives changed. Right now friends and family maybe scattered throughout the country, but we still are a community and it’s Graduation Day! We are excited to congratulate the Leadership of Wood Buffalo Class of 2016! We will have to rebuild and continue to support our social sector in the coming months, and these graduates will help our community emerge stronger. We may not be able to have a ceremony at this time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of these graduates, but we look forward to seeing them all and sharing in their achievements. We are proud to present the Leadership of Wood Buffalo Class of 2016:

Adam Burella, Lee Corrigan, Keith Bergey, Suma Jose, Anand Mangad, Jees Joseph, Krystell O’Hara, Tinna Ezekeil, Anastasia Meicholas, Jennifer Reid, Moe Kdouh, TJ Carabeo, Annette LeBrun, Jina Burn, Shyam Ganesh,Valerie O’Leary, Dan Edwards, Kallin Hanson, Stephanie Myrick, William Fitzpatrick

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We would also like to present the grads with a special message from Jim Kouzes on behalf of himself and Barry Posner the authors of The Leadership Challenge (the book used as framework for Leadership Wood Buffalo for the past 10 years).

Watch Video Here

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Leadership Wood Buffalo Program is a community-focused program designed to identify and develop current and future leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors in the Wood Buffalo region.

The program is based on the highly successful Leadership Challenge Model used by many other North American Community Leadership Programs. Leadership Wood Buffalo is a hands-on, experiential program designed to explore and develop leadership capacity and skills within the context of actual community issues in the municipality of Wood Buffalo. The community becomes the leadership development classroom.

The LWB program consists of an Opening Retreat followed by four Leadership Learning Days. We then have four Case Study days where participating leaders plan a learning day to share what they have learned about a community issue. All learning is done in a very action oriented manner where participants get involved in issues through discussion, role plays and learning from the community classroom.

Watch the 2015 Cohort Video

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