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Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership / B.C. Canada

4 August 2018

15 July 2018 - 4 August 2018

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Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (PSYL) is an intensive, interactive and experiential learning program from dawn to dusk. We want students to enjoy themselves at a safe, exceptional campus on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Each day is a blend of educational, recreational, cultural and social activities. PSYL believes in the power of education to be real and relevant to the challenges facing the world and young people across the globe. Each summer, we build an international youth community committed to discovering who they are and what incredible change they can create. 

The seminar is designed to strengthen the role young people play as community and world leaders. Participants are encouraged to broaden their perspectives on key global issues and are offered opportunities to develop the skills they need – conflict transformation, facilitation, consensus decision making and action planning – to grow as leaders around the themes of peace, ecological sustainability, social justice and intercultural understanding.  


Over the course of PSYL, we explore concepts of psyl tshirtleadership from diverse perspectives. At PSYL, leadership  is not about who is at the front of the room, who speaks the loudest or who is the most popular. Instead, we understand leadership as having the courage to ask yourself the big questions and to translate your ideas into meaningful action. Below are some of the themes we learn about during the program:

  • Ecological outdoor education in a temperate rainforest setting
  • Local, national and international social justice issues
  • Creative action and arts-based change
  • Indigenous ideas and traditions
  • Facilitation, conflict transformation and mediation
  • Cross-cultural and diversity training
  • Communication skills and story-telling
  • Personal reflection and self-awareness exploration
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and group decision-making
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Cost: $3950 CAD (Bursaries available)
Dates: 15 July 2018 - 4 August 2018
Location: Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada
Ages: 15-18

For more information, and to apply, please visit the PSYL website



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