BYTE’s annual Leaders In Training (LIT) Conference was created as a space for youth from rural communities to build confidence, develop leadership skills, and network with other young leaders from across the North. This year is our 5th annual Leaders in Training Conference (LIT), and as usual, it’s gonna be epic times. Our multi-day workshops incorporate social change and tools for change, and through brainstorming sessions, team-building games, facilitation training and guest speakers, we hope to inspire our youth to become active members in their communities and to become the change agents in their own lives.
The 2017 LIT Conference is well underway! This year, we will be spending the weekend of March 11th out at Jackson Lake Healing Camp, a gorgeous camp managed by the Kwanlin Dün located just outside of Whitehorse. A BIG thank you to the Northern Council for Global Cooperation, Tides Canada and The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research for their support and guidance. Stay posted for updates and photos as we continue to plan, organize, and get wildly excited for LIT 2017!
We’re super stoked to see you all in March! Like, this stoked.
A History of BYTE’s Annual LIT Conference
- The program began in spring of 2013 with a two-day workshop in Whitehorse designed to teach 16 youth from the Yukon, Northern BC, and Alberta some of the facilitation skills we practice here at BYTE.
- In February of 2014, the Leaders in Training Conference returned for another year. A mixed group of new and returning participants from six communities gathered together in Whitehorse for three days to take their leadership skills to a new level.
- March 2015 saw the biggest LIT Conference yet, with youth from every Yukon community represented. We pushed LIT to the next level, challenging youth to reflect about themselves, their leadership styles, and what they want for the future of their community.