INSPIRE Leadership Certificate Program

Non-Credit


Get hands-on training, access key resources, and take an active role in leadership

In 2013, Corpus Christi launched the INSPIRE Leadership Certificate Program, a non-credit program offered to all students at the College. This program has become very popular with students, who learn concrete leadership skills from well-known community leaders.¬†Get hands-on leadership training, access key resources, and take an active role in a leadership activity of your choosing ‚Äď all in a supportive environment. Learn how to bring out the best in others so you can have a positive impact, become more empowered, and enrich the lives of those around you.¬†Along with hands-on leadership training and access to key resources, students develop a leadership activity of their own choosing.¬†
 

Past projects

  • Prison Pen Pal Program
    To foster a Christian-based fellowship between parishioners and prison inmates 
  • ‚ÄúWater Walk‚ÄĚ
    To highlight the lack of access to clean water around the globe 
  • Evans Lake Retreat
    To develop a deeper understanding of the world, our vocation, and the connections necessary to thrive in the academic world 
  • Pilgrimage to the Abbey in Mission
    To take students away from the noise of the regular world so they can better listen to God and their own thoughts 
  • Yoga Retreat
    To teach breathing, meditation and focusing techniques for studying more efficiently, as well as nutrition tips for healthier eating 
  • Halloween for Hunger
    To collect canned food on Halloween night to distribute to the food bank 
  • Raise for Hope
    To raise money to send to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan  
 

How It Works 

The class uses a seminar/workshop format and meets for a minimum of 2 hours a week. The curriculum is delivered using a combination of lectures, discussions, case studies, guest presentations, student presentations, readings, reflection papers, structured small group activities, research, and a service-learning project.  
 
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For more info on this program, contact advising@corpuschristi.ca.
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What’s Involved 

 

Course Focus 

In this specialized course, you will: 
  • Examine leadership within a personal and professional context. ¬†
  • Explore leadership qualities and skills and the role leadership plays both locally and globally. ¬†¬†
  • Explore the connection between leadership and community involvement through concepts of volunteerism, community service, active leadership and social change.¬†
  • Formulate, develop and sustain personal leadership skills in two areas beneficial to student success: growth as a student leader and academic success.¬†
 

Reflective Learning 

Throughout the course, you will be asked to engage in reflective learning: 
  • Keep a log to help you reflect on your feelings, thoughts, actions, and "lessons learned."
  • Experiment with new behaviours and report on their impact on you and others.¬†
  • Discuss your experiences with other members of your cohort group.¬†
  • Use conceptual resources (theory) to help make sense of your experience.¬†
 

Service Leadership Opportunity

Put your ideas into practice by creating your own personalized leadership experience ‚Äď which will benefit both your personal development and the college community. ¬†


What You’ll Gain 

  • Research, reflection and application skills¬†
  • Deeper understanding of self and morality/ethics¬†
  • Greater capacity to help others, appreciate diversity and have empathy for others' circumstances¬†
  • A stronger sense of social responsibility¬†
  • Community development experience¬†
  • Oral communication skills, including articulating a point of view¬†
  • Non-verbal communication skills¬†
  • Problem-solving, organization and time management skills¬†
  • Ability to develop a mission/vision, and establish goals ¬†
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