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GPC, in partnership with the University of Guelph, presents this relevant and timely training for governance professionals. This program was developed by the University of Guelph.
Take the training and then take the challenge. Put your skills into action and earn a digital credential from the University of Guelph.
This unique learning experience led by a University of Guelph expert, offers a targeted interactive training session followed up with a skill recognition opportunity to earn a digital credential.
In your unique position as a governance professional and leader, you continuously influence the work environment and culture of your board and your organization. But do you do this consciously or do you often find yourself on auto-pilot? Increase your day-to-day impact at work and contribute to the success of your workplace and your board as a compassionate leader. Imagine the creative possibilities if you could strategically foster conditions where board members and others in your workplace thrive, even in challenging times.
Compassionate leadership focuses on supporting people and enables you to successfully navigate challenging situations. In turn, this builds trust and enhances creativity, agility, and productivity in your workplace. In this session, you will explore the foundations and four key aspects of compassionate leadership, based on cutting-edge research in fields of neuroscience and positive psychology. You will also be equipped with skills and strategies to implement compassionate leadership.
Upon successful completion of both components of the training (virtual training session and independent online assessment), you will earn a digital badge in Compassionate Leadership.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of the training, you should be able to:
Intended AudienceDesigned for those governance professionals in such positions as Corporate Secretary, Corporate and General Counsel, Manager Corporate Governance, VP/Director/Officer Compliance, Risk, Legal or Regulatory Affairs, Associate/Assistant Corporate Secretary and Board Administrator. This program is also crucial if you are a, CEO, CFO, Board Chair, Director or Committee Chair.
Program AgendaCompassion and Compassionate Leadership
• Defining Compassion
• Exploring Self-Compassion
• The Science of Compassion
• Making the Case for Compassionate Leadership
The Four Components of Compassion
• Interpreting Generously
• Feeling Empathy and Concern
• Acting to Alleviate Suffering
Delivery FormatPart 1: Training Session
The training session will be delivered virtually, over 7 hours (with two 15-minute breaks and a lunch break). Sessions will include lectures and interactive small and large group activities and discussions to promote practice and reflection
Part 2: Skills-Based Assessment
Once you have taken the training, enroll in the Skills-Based Assessment. The Assessment is an extension of your learning where you can showcase your skills and earn digital credential from the University of Guelph. Evidence of skill attainment is demonstrated through a portfolio or scenario-based evaluation and includes completion of a reflective video or written component. Participants who successfully pass the assessment will earn a digital badge that can be shared on your social media networks and with your employer. The assessment will require approximately 8-12 hours of effort to complete.
Information on how to enroll to take the Skills-Based Assessment will be provided to you at the completion of the training component.
The skills-based assessment is included in the training price and is offered through Open Learning and Educational Support at the University of Guelph.
Linda Watt, M.A.
Director, Learning and Development
University of Guelph
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