FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Leading Change?

Leading Change is a movement started by young environmental and sustainability professionals ages 19-35 who are mobilizing to address the environmental, social, and economic issues that are critical to attaining a sustainable, prosperous, and socially just future. The young people we work with are forward-thinking individuals who see the value in expanding their network across different disciplines, industries, generations, and ideological perspectives.  

We also believe leadership in the private, public, and plural sectors should reflect the people they serve. Our organization aims to play a small but critical role in helping to break the cycle of underrepresentation by connecting young leaders to broader networks of support and providing them with access to those currently in power. 

What is a Leading Change Forum?

Leading Change Forums (also known as the Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders), support face-to-face learning and networking opportunities for sustainability leaders between the ages of 19-35. We help equip them with the skills and support they need to accelerate action towards a livable, inclusive future. 

Our Forums are typically run in parallel with the GLOBE Series and provide multiple touch points for delegates to take advantage of with more senior sustainability leaders.

Where and when is the next Forum taking place?

The next Forum will take place on February 27, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada. The event will be a half-day afternoon session (~12:30 – 5:00 PM) with lunch, breaks, and a network reception (5:00 – 7:00 PM) integrated with GLOBE Capital. 

What are the benefits of attending the Forum?

As a Leading Change delegate, you can expect to walk away with: 
  • New connections to peers outside your industry, discipline, or ideology
  • New questions and ideas through hearing different perspectives and experiences
  • A greater sense of clarity and direction from experienced leaders in the field
  • A more diverse network to draw upon to help you lead change – both now and in the future
Subject to availability:
  • Access to GLOBE plenary panels, breakout sessions, keynotes, and social events

What are the requirements to be considered as a delegate for the Forum?

The Forum is open to anyone between the ages of 19-35 on the day of the event, with demonstrated leadership, an interest in sustainability issues, and an openness to hearing from different perspectives.

Depending on the focus and objectives of the event, we may prioritize applicants with experience in particular areas of work or study. 

How do I apply for the Forum?

Applications for the next Forum are not yet open. Stay tuned for details!

Is there a cost to apply to attend the Forum? What happens if I am accepted?

There is NO cost to apply, so please do! If accepted, there is a small registration fee. Sponsorship support is typically available to those delegates who may not otherwise be able to attend.

Successful applicants will receive a link to our registration page. There is no obligation to accept an offer to be a Leading Change delegate. If your application is successful and you choose not to register, you will not be penalized.

How much does the Forum cost?

Cost for the Forum depends on the location and duration of the event, however we aim to keep the cost to a level that students and young professionals can reasonably afford. 

For Leading Change Capital – February 27, 2019:

Registration costs are $100 CAD.

Do you offer registration or travel support?

Our ability to offer travel and accommodation support for out-of-town delegates is dependent on the sponsorship funding we’re able to secure. 

We’re happy to provide materials and letters of support if you would like to make the case for financial support to your employer, municipality, or other potential supporters. 

For Leading Change Capital – February 27, 2019:

Currently we are not able to offer support for delegate travel and accommodation. If you are located in the Toronto area but registration to the Forum presents a barrier, please let us know. Registration support is typically provided to those delegates who may not otherwise be able to attend.

If you’re not in the area and able to join us this time, fear not! We are working on securing funding support so that the next Leading Change Forum on February 10, 2020 in Vancouver, BC, Canada will as geographically diverse and accessible as possible.

Do we have access to the GLOBE Forum?

Similar to travel subsidies, access to GLOBE is dependent on the funding that Leading Change is able to allocate to GLOBE Forum passes. If GLOBE Forum passes do become available, we will inform delegates of opportunities to receive these passes.

For Leading Change Capital – February 27, 2019:

Leading Change Capital will be integrated with the GLOBE Capital forum. Accepted delegates will be able to network with GLOBE Capital delegates during breaks and will have access to the GLOBE Capital opening reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 

At this time, we are not able to offer passes to other sessions at GLOBE. Discounted rates are available to Leading Change delegates who would like to attend GLOBE Capital. 

My company / organization would like to support Leading Change. What kind of partnership opportunities are available?

That’s great news! Our Sponsorship Prospectus for our next event – Leading Change Capital – is now available if you’d like to get a sense of the many ways we can work together. 

We also encourage you to contact us at admin@leadingchangecanada.com and we’ll direct you to the right person. We look forward to learning more about your organization’s sustainability priorities and exploring areas of alignment. 

What are some of the benefits of investing in young leaders through Leading Change?

In exchange for support, our partner organizations receive numerous benefits in return. By joining forces with Leading Change, you can expect to:

  • Scout talent and build intergenerational connections with some of the most progressive sustainability leaders under 35

  • Communicate your organization’s change initiatives on your own terms and in an open-minded environment

  • Share your vision with a generation who can help carry your ‘wish list’ items forward and implement solutions

  • Join a diverse network ready to mobilize around your organization’s campaigns, initiatives, and change projects

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