Community Excellence Awards

BCIT Associate Certificate in Leadership

Contributor: Port Coquitlam (City)
Year: 2015
Category: Organizational Developments & Improvements
Award Details: UBCM Excellence Award Nominee - Best Practices (Organizational Development & Improvement)
Short Description:
Through a partnership with BCIT, the City of Port Coquitlam has successfully brought the Associate Certificate in Leadership Program to its employees by offering this accredited program on-site.  This initiative has enabled employees from across our organization to come together on a weekly basis in a collaborative learning environment.  By being involved in this two year program, employees are building strong relationships with one another and are breaking down departmental silos.  The projects and course work that these employees are involved in is directly applicable to the City and has resulted in a number of innovative initiatives being presented and implemented including a PoCo Business Job Board, Biz Alley as part of May Day, a Business Directory and an employee volunteer program.  The program was launched in January 2013 and consists of eight – three credit courses.  Students have completed four of the eight courses to date.
Last Reviewed: August 13, 2016, 2:01 pm