Leadership Development Network - April


6PM to 9PM

Missed the first meeting? No worries! We are always looking for more leaders to grow and share with us!

“Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit.” – John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

No matter if we look at our personal or professional lives, we all take on leadership roles for others around us. Whether it’s parents with children or employees within corporations or friends in social circles – people look to us for guidance, inspiration, approval, and any variety of other potential things.

The more we learn and practice leadership skills, the better leaders we will become. In turn, we will be better equipped to assume positions that demand greater leadership, as the skills don’t magically appear when you are endowed with a new title.

As Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden said, “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” Successful leaders learn to lead before they hold a leadership position.

The purpose of the Leadership Development Network is to bring together those who desire to be better leaders.

The monthly meetings will start with the opportunity for the group to share their current struggles related to leadership to see if anyone else has experienced a similar situation and to gain insight on how others have overcome common challenges.

Then, a leadership skill will be explored in depth. From better communication, effective delegation, or how to motivate others – the topic will change monthly and will be based on the previous months input of what area they are interested in learning more about.

Finally, a goal setting session will occur that will have all attendees set a SMART goal for how they will become a better leader by the next meeting. It will be up to each individual to decide how lofty a goal they would like to set knowing that we will all hold each other accountable for achieving our goals at the start of the next meeting.

Together, we will connect and develop the future leaders of our city. I hope to see you there!


Josh Ruud, PMP, EIT

JCI Edmonton President 2018

JCI Canada World Cleanup Day Team Lead



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