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! Our multi-day workshops incorporate chats about social issues, brainstorming sessions, team-building games, facilitation training and practice, and guest speakers that address everything from leadership through judo to healthy mindfulness and gender stereotyping. We strive to create a safe, inclusive environment for all our participants so they can feel comfortable to be themselves, share their stories, and learn from one another.
2019’s LIT Conference was our 7th annual. The conference was held in a beautiful wilderness setting at the Land of Plenty on the Dempster Highway in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation. In keeping with the theme, “Storytelling out on the Land,” workshop topics was focused on wilderness skills, language and well-being. Young guest speakers and local elders were invited to offer storytelling and inspiration to participants. BYTE facilitators also offered workshop activities and land-based games.
Check out this video created by Shakat Journal to learn more about the conference!