Youth Leadership Training

Email register@haven.ca, or call 1-800-222-9211, ext 1 to register.  Online registration is not available for this program.

July 4-9, 2022 at The Haven on Gabriola, BC

“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself, it is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult” – Warren Bennis.

The youth leadership development program provides opportunities to learn hands-on leadership skills from other youth. Studies show that youth-led leadership training is more effective, engaging with longer-lasting benefits, youth-led programs are hard to find. We are lucky to have a long-running youth-led program with a talented alumnus who are well-versed in many useful psychological models and leadership techniques that help develop excellent leaders. Learning is done through play, of course, since we all know that this is the best way to learn. So be prepared for lots of games and laughter while you develop the self-awareness, speaking abilities and a deep understanding of the type of leader you are and where you want to go with your personal development.

Youth leaders have unique power to make the world a better place – generally beyond their reckoning. The world seems very large and the problems facing the world today are many and complex. Starting from your particular perspective, you can make the positive difference you want to see in the world.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Denise MA, PhD, DipC, RCC is a developmental psychologist specializing in social and moral development in children. She has been working with children, teens and families for over 35 years. She is the founder of Kids in the Spotlight and the Youth Leadership Program and leads Personal Parenting. Denise’s purpose in life is to smooth the way for young people as they discover their identities and build their lives. She helps parents increase harmony in their homes and raise children who are prepared to thrive in our challenging world. Website: Kids in the Spotlight