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 was our 5th annual Leaders in Training Conference (LIT), and as usual, it was a pretty epic time. Our multi-day workshops incorporated social change and tools for change, and through brainstorming sessions, team-building games, facilitation training and guest speakers, conference attendees were inspired to become active leaders in their communities and to become the change agents in their own lives.
To hear more about the 2017 BYTE LIT Conference, check out our blog recap here! And stay tuned for details about our upcoming 2019 Leaders in Training happening March 9-11, 2018.
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.