4-H BC Leadership Symposium


October 17 -



We are thrilled to invite you to our first ever 4-H BC virtual Leadership Symposium on October 17th, 2020! We are sorry that we can’t be together in person for this year's event, but we are excited to connect with you online for a day of learning, fun and sharing.
With engaging keynotes, address from Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, breakout sessions, and fun activities, there is something for everyone!
We will be hosting the conference on Zoom and will be sending out conference packs to all registered delegates before the big day. We have transitioned to an online registration system this year for your comfort and convenience.
Download our step by step user guide for help registering on Eventbrite. 
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $25, if you register by August 31st.
GENERAL REGISTRATION: $30, if you register between September 1st and 30th.
Registration will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

EventBrite registration page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/4-h-bc-leadership-symposium-2020-vision-tickets-109887959846


9:00am- Welcome and Introduction!

9:30am- Morning Keynote: Leaders Who Get Crazy: This is How We Lead Kids to Greatness with Dr. Jody Carrington

Through the relationships that children have with their caregivers and mentors, they begin to develop the “story” of themselves and others around them, and they decide two things: whether they are worthy of love and support and whether they are capable and competent beings. Children are in constant search of the “bigger, stronger, kinder, wise”; they need an anchor. When they have these things in place, they have a greater capacity to handle the difficulties of life and learn the importance of kindness and connection. Together, we will spend some time talking about the Power of the Relationship in assisting children in developing the skills of kindness, empathy, and leadership, and how critical (and life changing) your relationship alone can become with the kids who are lucky enough to have you as their leader. It’s all about being “crazy”.

10:30am- Morning Networking Session

Get to know some other 4-H leaders from around BC during this virtual coffee break.

11:00am- Morning Breakout: Select A Session

  • Positive Youth Development presented by 4-H Canada
  • Enrollment Tips & Tricks presented by 4-H BC Staff
  • Youth Farm Safety presented by Progressive Agriculture Safety Foundation
  • Keeping the Fun in 4-H! presented by Ministry of Agriculture YDP Staff

12:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- Large Group Session: Exploring stress: Strategies and skills for well-being with the Canadian Mental Health Association

Let’s get honest. Some days, stress can really work us up. Building our knowledge of mental health, examining sources of stress, and sharpening our strategies & tools will strengthen our resilience.

2:00pm- Afternoon Networking Breakout: Select A Session

Enjoy some online networking through a virtual roundtable. Sign up for a topic of interest and come prepared to share your successes, ideas, and questions with other leaders. This will not be a formal educational session, but a chance to share with other leaders! Roundtables will be limited to 12 people per topic. Topic selection will be first come, first serve and will be selected as part of registration.

2:30pm- Afternoon Keynote: TBA

Watch for an announcement on our afternoon Keynote in August!

3:30pm- Conclusion

4:00pm - Closure