University of Victoria Student Leadership Conference

Each year, Global Brigades hosts a student leadership conference on the west coast of Canada to share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and network with other passionate leaders.

November 18, 2018 | Victoria, BC

You’re invited to the 3rd annual 2018 West Coast SLC on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at University of Victoria!

The conference will bring together volunteers, staff, and board members to engage in a weekend filled with leadership training, presentations, breakout sessions and discussions. Throughout the day we will focus on developing your role as a leader within Global Brigades, thinking critically about sustainable development, sharing best practices, and providing the latest updates from GB.

There deadline to register for the conference is Sunday, November 4, 2018 and your registration at the conference includes breakfast & lunch, a t-shirt, all conference materials and some other fun giveaways!

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Conference Details


The conference will be held in a building on the University of Victoria campus. Specific rooms TBA.


Conference attendees should organize their own transportation to and from the conference.


If you require accommodations we are please to offer free accommodations with a UVIC student (indicate your interest in registration form).


Global Brigades will provide breakfast and lunch for conference attendees. For attendees with allergies or special dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration and we will do our best to accommodate.

Dress Code

Conference dress code is casual (GB clothing always encouraged!)




8:00am  Registration
Check-in to receive your name tag and t-shirt and other swag! 
9:00am Conference Welcome & IceBreaker
Meet Global Brigades Staff, GB Canada board members, review conference objectives, and do a fun get-to-know-you activity. 
9:30am Activity: Global Brigades’ Holistic Model
Gain a more in depth understanding of the programs that make up our holistic model of sustainable development.
10:30am Presentation: GB Past, Present & Future
Review the timeline of how Global Brigades grew from a small grassroots movement to a student led sustainable development organization and where we are headed in the future! 
11:00am Breakout Session: Chapter Best Practices
Rotate through sessions and share best practices related to fundraising, recruitment and leadership transitions. 
12:00pm Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by Global Brigades.
1:00pm #GB365
Take some time to reflect on what it means to be a global citizen and stay engaged year round. 
1:30pm Guest Speaker: Disaster Aid
Meet our partner organization and learn about our collaborations. 
2:30pm Breakout Session: Critical Thinking
Dive deeper into topics related to the importance of empathy in sustainable development, how to address common critiques, and ethically sharing your story.
3:30pm Presentation: GB Impact & Updates
Get up to speed with all things Global Brigades as you head into the 18/19 academic year!
4:00pm Activity: Leadership Development
Work individually and in a group to learn more about the type of leader you are, and strive to be.
4:30pm Final Action Plans
Condense all that you’ve learned into some solid action steps moving forward. 
5:00pm Closing Remarks
The conference will close with some final thoughts and thank yous! 

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