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 three and a half intensive days) or online (13-14 hours over a three-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 currently only offered in-person (18-20 hours over two and a half days, usually during a weekend) as of 2023. 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 currently only offered online (13-14 hours over a three-week period). The training explores the following topics through dynamic scenarios. 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