Category Archives : Leadership Handbooks


The Nature of Leadership: Ideas for Building Inclusive, Sustainable Communities

The Nature of Leadership: Ideas for Building Inclusive, Sustainable Communities is the third volume in the “Innovative Strategies Leadership Series” for locally elected leaders. Inspired by conversations at our Centre for Civic Governance forums, this handbook highlights leadership stories from across the country and beyond. It relates stories of individuals and communities who are boldly confronting the myriad READ MORE


Unlimited Vision: Ideas for Building Inclusive Sustainable Communities

Unlimited Vision: Ideas for Building Inclusive Sustainable Communities is a collection of stories featuring courageous leadership, community building and legislative tools in action. It is the second volume in the “Innovative Strategies Leadership Series” for locally elected leaders. Inspired by conversations at our Centre for Civic Governance forums, this handbook highlights leadership stories from across the country READ MORE


Going for Green: For the Love of Nature, Solutions for Biodiversity

For the Love of Nature: Solutions for Biodiversity is the fourth volume in the Centre for Civic Governance’s Going for Green leadership series. In this edition, authors Briony Penn and Dr. Robin J. Hood share their stories about leadership in biodiversity. You’ll also find inspiration, legislative tools and promising practices for creating a legacy of biodiversity READ MORE


Going for Green: Through the Green Glass

Through the Green Glass: Climate Change Tools for Education Leaders is the third volume in the Columbia Institut’es Going for Green series, where elected officials and climate experts share stories about leadership in sustainability, biodiversity, alongside legislative tools and promising practices for creating a legacy of biodiversity for your community. This collection of presentations is based on READ MORE


Innovative Strategies: Ideas for Sustainable Communities

Innovative Strategies: Ideas for Sustainable Communities is a collection of articles by prominent local politicians, environmentalists, and community leaders who demonstrate how to turn progressive ideas into action. It is the first volume in the “Innovative Strategies Leadership Series” for locally elected leaders. Inspired by conversations at our Centre for Civic Governance forums, this handbook READ MORE


Going for Green: Leadership Makes a Difference

Locally elected leaders are forging innovative, homegrown methods of making sustainability their reality. They are tackling social issues such as the pressing need for affordable housing. In the second edition of the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance Going for Green Series, Leadership Makes a Difference, we have gathered the best stories on leading-edge policy READ MORE


Going for Green

A green revolution is underway! Get the goods from those making sustainability happen in British Columbia. Across the province, municipalities and school boards are going for green, moving toward sustainability by building green schools; community-wide composting, implementing ethical sourcing and other leading-edge policie; and using sustainability frameworks to guide community decision making We’ve gathered presentations READ MORE