Leadership Vancouver Island - September 2019

Leadership Vancouver Island is a community-focused, grassroots leadership development program that aims to inspire and build capacity for outstanding leadership, learning and service.


September 18, 2019


Clayoquot Biosphere Trust


Brooke Wood


316 Main Street, Tofino


Participants in the LVI program engage in community leadership development through several dynamic individual and group learning opportunities over nine months. The program begins with a two-day retreat in September, then one learning day per month, until a final two-day retreat in May. The retreats and learning days rotate across communities in the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region: Tofino, Ucluelet, and First Nation territories of Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, and Hesquiaht. One of the highlights of the west coast program is that participants connect with people across the region within all of the communities, bringing a broader understanding of initiatives and issues that face our coast.

Students create their own personal leadership plans and work with their team and a coach to craft their own path of learning. Groups of students also apply their skills to community projects and initiatives as they bring a team project through from conception and planning to implementation and evaluation. Each participant has the opportunity to work with a certified professional coach throughout the LVI experience. This can be an immensely valuable and enriching part of the LVI learning experience that gives participants an opportunity to identify solutions for themselves through engaging dialogue with professionals who specialize in leadership development.

This 9-month program ends on June 12, 2020.



Course fee:

The tuition fee is $2,000. A sponsor employer may pay $1,800 of the registration fee. Many businesses, organizations, and governments sponsor employees to attend the program because of the proven benefits to their organization through team building.

How to register:

Please note that program participants must be residents of the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region communities.

For more information and to register, follow the link before. Completed applications can be emailed to Brooke or dropped off to the CBT office at 316 Main Street, Tofino.