Understanding Islam Academy presents the monthly
Community Development Program (CDP)
A must-attend for anyone interested in volunteering for community projects and organizations! All leaders, Imams, volunteers and activists are invited....
(South-east corner of Burnhamthorpe and The West Mall)
Discussion Points: In this series of brief presentations, we will explore the power of Motivation: What motivates us to take action; why people commit to a a cause; myths about motivation; how can you as a leader inspire people to work with you; what de-motivates your volunteers and supporters? Little things you can do to keep everyone energized and focused.
11:40 pm- "Community Conversations" Session: Interfaith Work: Why and How?
Presenter: Panel Discussion with Khadija Kathy Ali (Media Producer and Community Activist) and Imam Abdul Hai Patel (Director of Inter Faith relations, Canadian Council of Imams; Former Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission)
1:20 pm- Duhur Prayer
CDP is a series of workshops to help volunteers, activists, and leaders in the Muslim community develop themselves spiritually and organizationally to be effective agents of social change.
Objectives of CDP are to:
Enhance our organizational and soft skills necessary for our roles
Help us network with each other and share best practices of volunteerism and leadership
Develop a deeper understanding of our vision and objectives (as an organization and community at large)
Create a dialogue and discuss tough questions and challenges facing our community and the human family; devise possible solutions with the help of professionals and qualified scholars in the community
Instil a spirit of team work, excellence (Ihsan), and devotion for the pleasure of Allah, required for our work