On March 28th, Irena Trebic completed the UBC Community Leadership Program (CLP). CLP is a UBC leadership development opportunity which allows UBC staff and faculty to explore and develop their leadership skills through interactive learning opportunities and workshops. These skills are put into practice when program participants lead groups of UBC undergraduate students through a three-day community-service learning project in a school or non-profit organization.
As part of the program, there is an initial four-day training workshop where project leaders have the opportunity to realize their leadership style and explore leadership improvement capacities. Then, they select the project they would like to work on. The project takes place during Reading Week in February and is followed by Wrap-Up Activities.
Irena was a project leader for the program delivered at the Simon Fraser Elementary School. She was in charge of supervising 3 UBC student leaders and 20 UBC student volunteers who worked with elementary school students during Reading Week to create complex machines for their Science Fair projects.
In addition to being an excellent professional development opportunity for Irena, this project also contributed to David Lam Library’s strategic goal of engaging with communities. In addition to developing their own leadership skills, project leaders also help UBC students cultivate their own leadership potential.
As a token of appreciation for having participated in the program, Irena received a copy of the book How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact, signed by Santa Ono himself! UBC students, faculty and staff can access this ebook online.
If you are interested in learning more about CLP please see the program outline.