Educational Modules - Level 1 | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Not-For-Profit Leadership Development Program

Level 1: Introspective Leadership

Leadership begins with you. Increase your understanding of self and the impact it has on others as you learn your personal strengths and the extent to which they can contribute to a team and the goals of your organization. Learn boundaries to manage stress and how to apply tools and concepts of communication that can improve processes of teamwork and the implementation of solutions to everyday problems.

Level One Modules*:

  • StrengthsQuest Self-Assessment
  • Leadership Communication
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Mindfulness


*Note: Not all modules listed above will necessarily be part of the Level 1 curriculum. Modules selected will be based on a combination of factors including facilitator availability and steering/advisory committee recommendations.

A fast track option for Level One is available for those participants who meet the following requirements: Need to have a minimum of 10 years management experience, currently be in a senior management position – as senior staff, Executive Director, Sergeant, etc. However it is only available once a candidate has enrolled into Level Two of the program and has applied to be considered for that option (meeting the criteria in order to apply). Should the candidate be selected for the fast track option, there is a fee of $225 + HST to gain access to all Level One resources as well as a one-on-one discussion reviewing the material and pre-work assignments for Level One.