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Youth Environmental Leaders Learning Lab

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Course Overview

The Youth Environmental Leaders Learning Lab, developed in collaboration with The Starfish Canada, is a 5-session program for approximately 25 youth, ages 18-30, to build relationships with one another across the country, learn new concepts that will support their leadership journey, and help to progress their career in environmentalism.

Our first iteration of this program is now complete. If you are interested in our next offering or would like to discuss how to modify this program for your organization please contact us or subscribe below.

Program Goals

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Program Structure

The content of the sessions will include personal leadership, interpersonal skills and systems change frameworks – within the context of climate action and sustainability.


Connections & Context

Recognize climate change and sustainability in a systems context, and explore and practice different models of systems change.


Self in System

Assess the interplay between “self” and “system;” examine social location, power dynamics, and complexities of self-care; identify personal values and interests that align with what’s needed in the context of climate action.


Communication & Conflict

Differentiate between harm and conflict; practice methods for communicating climate work to various audiences; examine and perform various roles in conflict facilitation and management.


Storytelling & Envisioning Futures

Construct a vision/story of the future (2080) through creative images and story; understand the concept of a “just transition,” envision alternative futures, and build relationships to foster collaborative change.


Presenting Ideas & Sharing Feedback

Communicate a project idea, gather peer feedback, envision personal change, and integrate program learnings.