Next Up is a leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice that takes place annually. Applications for the 2011 program are now open – visit nextup.ca for more information and registration!
Next Up is A Different Take on Leadership
Everyone has a different take on the word “leadership.” For us, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re a big talker, or that you’re the popular person, or the funniest person, or the person who speaks in public a lot. You may have those qualities — or you may not. It does mean that you think about the world around you and take action to make it a better place.
In this program you’ll learn more about yourself and your values, and about how to turn ideas into actions. You’ll be challenged with new ways of thinking, provocative speakers, inspiring mentors and fascinating guests. You’ll discuss solutions to problems like poverty and climate change. You’ll learn skills in areas like media relations, issue framing, project development, fundraising and facilitation.
You will meet people working in different areas of public policy and social change. And you’ll connect and work with people in BC doing innovative social and environmental change work. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and tools needed to become an effective leader in movements for social and environmental change.