WHETHER YOU ARE A GRADUATE OR A NEW CANDIDATE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW ACCEPTED AT ALL TIMES, AND ONLINE TRAININGS ARE AVAILABLE ALL ACROSS CANADA!
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- The PLDI online trainings are available for aspiring leaders living with HIV throughout Canada.
- The PLDI in-person trainings are offered to aspiring leaders living with HIV in Ontario, British-Columbia and Quebec.
- Please see our FAQ question on HIV Status and Eligibility for more information about our participation parameters.
- Trainings are space-limited and free of cost.
- Candidates go through a peer-led selection process. Not all applications are successful. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
- Each group of participants selected aims to ensure safety and a diversity of experiences and lived experiences.
- Selected candidates will be contacted through email or phone for an interview with their PLDI regional manager.
NEW APPLICANTS (CORE TRAINING)
- New PLDI candidacies must be endorsed by agency or health professional staff as to their HIV status.
Core Leadership Skills
Core Leadership Training seeks to answer the question: “Who am I as a Leader?”
This first very important module can now be taken in-person (21-24 hours over 3 and half intensive days) or online (16 hours over a 3 week period).
The three main goals of the training are:
- To identify personal values and philosophy
- To develop leadership skills and practices
- To gain community knowledge and awareness
Curriculum objectives for the training are for participants to have the opportunity:
- To understand the principles of leadership
- To realize individual leadership potential
- To participate in building a network of leaders within the PLHIV community
- To realize the potential and strengths that each individual brings to the network
- To learn about and practice leadership skills in a safe environment
- To inspire others to become leaders
- To develop personal resiliency against stigmatization and the discrimination of HIV
This training requires that applicants have completed the Core Leadership Training module.
The Communications Skills Training is offered both in-person (18-20 hours over 2 and a half days, usually during a weekend) and online (12 hours over a 3 week period) as of late 2022. The training explores the following topics through presentations, group work and discussions :
- Principles of leadership
- Structured Feedback
- Active Listening
- Dealing with Difficult Situations & Distracting Behaviours
- Emotional Activators and Anchors
- Facilitation Skills
- Presentation Skills/Public Speaking
- Practicum – Participants are given the opportunity to develop and deliver a short presentation
Governance — formally known as Bored? Get on Board! — is another module that requires that applicants have completed the Core Leadership Training.
This professional development training on board governance is offered online as of early 2022 (12 hours over a 3 week period). Don’t miss the opportunity to establish a vision and mission through fun mock board scenarios and learn about :
- The voluntary sector in Canada
- Board accountability and responsibilities
- Board governance models
- Effective Meetings
- Financial management notions
- Understanding committee structures and purpose
- Understanding potential conflicts of interest