Full Conference Program

Sunday June 28th, 2020 to Friday July 3rd, 2020
Day 1: June 28, 2020

Welcome Reception

We kick off the Forum with a welcome reception which includes food and drink. The evening reception provides you an opportunity to meet the organizers and your fellow youth leaders....
Read More
Day 2: June 29, 2020

Leader in You and Personal Value Proposition

We explore leadership from within – The Leader in You – and a framework for your personal and organizational vision. We help you develop clarity around your own personal value...
Read More

Introduction to UN SDGs and Writing for Impact

We start off the forum with an introduction broad framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Impact Centered Design. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint...
Read More

Ottawa River Cruise

Reception and dinner on a sightseeing cruise boat along the Ottawa River. See some of the best scenery in Ottawa and hear about the history of the lumber barons of...
Read More

Chilling after boat cruise

Opportunity to mingle with the other participants and the extended Mindtrust team. Post-dinner social activities along Sparks Street (short walk) for those interested.
Day 3: June 30, 2020

Leadership and Conflict Management

Conflict is inevitable in our work, community and personal lives. Conflict  can arise from an unmanaged and unresolved disagreement over a topic that we hold close to our hearts. This...
Read More

Group Discussion: Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for...
Read More

Rideau Hall Tour

When people think of leadership, they often think of political leadership. While Canada is a world leader in many ways, we are constantly striving to be better and do better....
Read More

Dinner at Hotel

Casual dinner at the hotel with opportunity to mingle with the other participants and the extended Mindtrust team. Post-dinner social activities in the ByWard Market area (short walk) for those...
Read More
Day 4: July 1, 2020

Strategic Decision Making and Partnerships

Progressing toward our goals, especially at the organizational and community level, requires sound approaches to solid and strategic decision making, both individually and as groups of people. Partnering with other...
Read More

Canada Day Activities

Leadership exercises in small groups while exploring central Ottawa and enjoying the Canada Day crowds.

Canada Day

Enjoying all that Canada Day festivities has to offer while engaging in some leadership development activities.

Dinner at Hotel

Casual dinner at the hotel for those who need a break from the Canada Day festivities followed by concert and fireworks on parliament hill.
Day 5: July 2, 2020

Communications, Influence and Advocacy

There are many communications styles, strategies and techniques. We explore how you find your own best style to engage and influence others to magnify your own efforts for greater impact.

Group Discussion: Fresh Water and Sanitation

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However,...
Read More

Indigenous Leadership and Community Circle

Today we take a short trip to visit the Wabano Centre to meet First Nations leaders, hear about what global warming means to them and engage in a discussion about...
Read More

Dinner at Wabano Centre or Algonquin

Reception and dinner at the First Nations Wabano Centre with demonstration of indigenous dancing and ceremony while eating an indigenous-inspired meal.
Day 6: July 3, 2020

Group Discussion: Zero Hunger

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes,...
Read More

Leadership in Action and Plenary Discussion

This final session brings it all together and allows the participants to refresh their learnings, develop their skills and practice using the tools while they demonstrate that they can work...
Read More

Graduation, Pledge and Tour of Bayview Yards Innovation Centre

Presentation of the graduation certificates to the participants. Each participant will be asked to make a formal pledge to the Forum. Following the Leadership in Action session at Bayview Yards,...
Read More

Gala Dinner

Hosted by the Mayor of Ottawa and Invest Ottawa, celebrate the successful completion of the Forum with food and drink. Take the last opportunity to chat with the Forum participants...
Read More