Leadership Vancouver Island - September 2022

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 01, 2022 - June 25, 2023


Clayoquot Biosphere Trust


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 monthly 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 the 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.

LVI is a program recognized by Vancouver Island University and guided by local leaders in government, business, and non-profit organizations. Over its 10-year history, LVI has evolved to become a unique and effective leadership development experience, and for the past four years, the west coast chapter has tailored a unique approach for west coast communities. The CBT coordinates and administers LVI on behalf of the region in order to grow local leaders, provide local educational opportunities, and develop cross-community and cross-cultural connections. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to receive six credits from Vancouver Island University.


Applicants will be chosen from those living and/or working on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. 

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:

Registration through Clayoquot Biosphere Trust website or click the link below.