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For nearly two decades, the Leading Change Forum has brought together sustainability leaders between the ages of 19-35 from across the country to convene in Vancouver, BC. The young people who are drawn to apply as delegates are mature, forward-thinking individuals who recognize the value in expanding and diversifying their connections across different disciplines, industries, viewpoints, identities, and generations.
Leading Change provides a brave space to practice conversations and new ways of working together. Now more than ever, our country – and our world – need leaders who are able to work across different:
- sectors to develop innovative solutions to accelerate towards a cleaner economy;
- party lines to appreciate different perspectives on value and move solutions forward; and
- identities and generations to ensure a future that is prosperous and socially just for all.
Each edition of the forum is unique and can include a variety of activities – from social labs, keynotes, and collaborative workshops to open discussions and mentoring sessions. By the end of their experience, Leading Change delegates are expected to walk away feeling more confident, prepared, and supported to take action. The experience is designed to: connect youth delegates with a diverse pool of peers and mentors; equip them with the information, tools, and strategies needed to move the needle on pressing issues; and empower them to lead boldly and look out for each other.
The next edition of the Leading Change Forum will take place on February 10, 2020 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For the first time, Leading Change will be integrated with the GLOBE Forum (February 10-13, 2020) at the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre West, a double LEED® Platinum certified facility. This partnership allows youth delegates to hear from global sustainability experts and engage in nuanced discussions with senior-level decision-makers and executive leaders.
Leading Change Forum Agenda [draft]
Monday, February 10, 2020
Vancouver Convention Centre W, Vancouver, BC, CAN
Registration and creative check-in
Sustainability as Strategy connection breakfast
Land acknowledgement and context-setting welcome remarks
Personal intention setting and building our collective leadership
Opening keynote: Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Coffee break with optional identity caucuses
Intergenerational collaboration and relationship building sessions
Consultation on tokenism and inclusion in the workplace
Coffee Break with regional caucuses
Closing keynote: Activating Your Inner Activist
Effective network training, final remarks, and next steps
GLOBE Opening reception (17:00 – 19:00)