18 Sep

21Leaders Program: The Adventure begins in Montague, PEI!

Eleven young leaders from Prince Edward Island, selected by 21inc, are commencing the 21Leaders Leadership Development program today, renamed PEILeaders for the occasion. Their first accelerator will take place until September 21st in Montague. 

The program, which spans over the next 10 months, aims to expose young leaders to the various realities and opportunities specific to Prince Edward Island communities. Together, they will contemplate strategies and find solutions with the common goal of ensuring a better future for their province.

The organization is offering the PEILeaders program for the first time in Prince Edward Island, and is proud of the young leaders it has assembled. “Each of them has an attachment and a profound loyalty to their island, which motivates them to actively contribute to the success and development of their communities. During the next 10 months, they will meet with young people like themselves and influential people from here. They will come out blooming and inspired”, underlines Jordan Brown, Chairman of 21inc.

In light of the theme, the participants will meet with Allison Ramsay of Innovation PEI, which will provide a detailed update on the state of the province. They will also participate in a networking activity with Krista Walsh, 21inc alum and Montague native as well as Keith O’Neil from the Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce.

The young leaders will also participate in an interesting discussion on rural issues within a globalization context, hosted by Paul MacNeil, Editor of the Island Press and co-organiser of the Georgetown Conference, which took place in October 2013. Perry Gotell, a local entrepreneur, will lead an activity focussing on the importance of collaboration and team work.

This first session will end with a training session offered by Matt Symes from Simplicity Design on performance excellence.  Janna Hare, The Executive Director of the newly formed Mentra Cooperative will host a training session on mentoring and mentor-mentee matching and counselling.   

The upcoming sectorial tour in November will then allow the young leaders to discover or rediscover Prince Edward Island’s various regions and realities.

Last July, the 21inc. organization announced its leaders for the 21Leaders program; a program which is now being offered in each of the Maritime Provinces.

Follow the PEILeaders on social media by following the hashtag #PEIleaders and by following the account Twitter@21inc.