Envision Financial Community Leaders Igniting Change

Community Leaders Igniting Change (CLIC) is a non-prerequisite, community-centred cohort program that teaches leadership skills and is designed to help participants navigate and address the challenges they are facing in their organizations, communities, and/or personal lives.  

Delivered in an open, collaborative environment, participants learn to develop their communication, decision-making, critical thinking, self-reflection and relationship building skills, and interact with subject matter experts, community leaders, and government representatives. 

Program Information

Taught by Dr. Kathleen Burke of the SFU Beedie School of Business, CLIC is a 12-week program with the first ten sessions consisting of content delivery, facilitated discussion, small-group work, and guest speaker engagements. 

The final two sessions are reserved for presentations where each student shares what led them to CLIC, their challenges, the changes they would like to make, and how CLIC has prepared them to address those challenges. Short readings (approximately 2 hours per week) will be assigned. 

Program details for Cohort 11

  • Duration: This 12-week program will run from January 25 to April 11, 2024.
  • When: Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Where: SFU's Surrey campus
  • Time commitment: Approximately 5 hours per week (3 hour class and 2 hours of reading and related commitments between classes)
  • Fee: $100 (financial support is available)

Note that you do not have to be an SFU student to apply. This program is open to all persons. Please tell your friends and share this poster widely: CLIC Poster 2024.pdf

Community Partners

This program is made possible by the generous funding of Envision Financial, contributions from SFU Surrey and community support from the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition.

We would also like to thank our active participants, volunteers, and guest contributors that make CLIC possible!


For more information about CLIC, please contact:

Dr. Kathleen Burke
University Lecturer, Beedie School of Business