August 10, 2016

Standard 5

Standard 5

Leadership Skills

Introduction

Availability

Standard Components

Standard Content

Introduction

Professional foresters must possess critical reasoning skills to analyze and communicate complex ideas clearly and provide advice to a range of clients.

  • Clear and concise communication is essential for Canada’s professional foresters to be able to articulate goals, objectives, information and decisions to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Canada’s professional foresters are required to work individually and to participate in and lead multi­ disciplinary teams to address multifaceted problems.
  • Leadership requires the ability to effectively use communication and reasoning skills to inspire higher standards of practice and to contribute positively to society through initiative and collaborative problem solving.

Availability

All online modules will run 3 times a year, coinciding with the Fall, Spring and Summer terms, as per the University of Toronto academic calendar. Each module will begin approximately 3 weeks following the commencement of the academic term, and will last 8 weeks. Exact course start dates will be specified upon registration.

Standard Components

  •  Analyze problems, interpret and integrate information logically, apply judgment in making decisions.
  •  Business and professional and technical report writing.
  •  Conflict resolution, appropriate dispute resolution.
  •  Construct, criticize and present arguments.
  •  Develop a rationale, options and solutions.
  •  Display persistence, diligence and care in solving problems.
  •  Effective oral and written communication skills.
  •  Evaluate data in terms of relevance and sufficiency.
  •  Know how to debate and evaluate positions.
  •  Meeting facilitation, presentations, and committee participation.
  •  Negotiation in a variety of forms.
  •  Promote curiosity, creativity and innovation.
  •  Research techniques, scientific report writing.
  •  Shared ownership and collaboration.

Module Content

 

Standard 5 is made up of 3 separate modules.  Depending on your competency requirements, you may be required to take all or some of these modules to fulfill the requirements of Standard 5.

Module 5.1: Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences regarding forest resource issues

This training package will incorporate self-paced, online modules, required readings, presentations, discussion forums, and a variety of evaluation methods.

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Module 5.2: Demonstrate critical reasoning in the application of professional judgement

This training package will incorporate self-paced, online modules, required readings, discussion forums, and a variety of evaluation methods.

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Module 5.3: Demonstrate leadership skills through collaborative decision-making, consultation, and conflict resolution

This training package will incorporate self-paced, online modules, required readings, discussion forums, and a variety of evaluation methods.

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An Ontario Bridge Training Program for Foresters

Funded by

Government-of-Ontario
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