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Summit Explores how to Inspire a New Generation of Leaders

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Experts Address Essential Leadership

As we all know, there is great importance in capable leadership. We have all witnessed outstanding successes and alarming failures during the pandemic and we know that public service has become a treacherous minefield of personal attack and unrelenting demand.

We must inspire a new generation of leaders. How will we accomplish this? Join us at the upcoming State of the Island Economic Summit to hear stories and career reflections of young and young-starting elected officials from all four levels of government.


• Kristi Rivait, Co-founding Director, Scale Collaborative


• Erralyn Joseph, Councilor, Snuneymuxw First Nation

• Sharie Minions, Mayor, City of Port Alberni

• Robert Filmer, Councillor, Town of Qualicum Beach

• Gavin Dew, Founder, Forum for Millennial Leadership

Thank you to FortisBC for sponsoring this session!

The Summit takes place in 4 days, are you registered to attend?


What Does the Future of Post-Secondary Look Like?

The global pandemic has forced post-secondary institutions around the world to dramatically shift their entire educational delivery model with far-reaching impacts that are likely to continue well into 2021, if not longer. Institutions around the world are grappling with the shift – looking at opportunities while trying to mitigate serious impacts, for example from the dramatic downturn in international students.

Join us at the virtual State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place October 27-29, as leaders from three Island universities speak to the challenges, the opportunities and how and why universities must play a key role in our economic and societal recovery.

See the full Summit Agenda here.


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