25 Sep

21Leaders NS Program: First meeting takes place in Grand-Pré!

Twenty-one young leaders from Nova Scotia, selected by 21inc, are kicking off their 21Leaders program tomorrow. Their first accelerator will take place until September 28th in Grand-Pré.

This leadership development program, which spans over the next 10 months, aims to reunite young leaders and favors exchanges between these individuals, bred of various realities and opportunities specific to Nova Scotia communities. Together with partners, they will contemplate strategies and find solutions with the common goal of ensuring a better future for Nova Scotia.

“Participants will feel the unique benefits of the program experience in all aspects of their work and their community involvement. They will become leaders even more influential than what they currently are”, underlines Jordan Brown, Chairman of 21inc.

In light of the theme “Coming Together”, the participants will meet with David Eisnor, 21inc alumna and current member of the Board of Directors. They will also meet with a local entrepreneur, Pete Luckett, and will visit for the occasion, Luckett Vineyards, of which he is the proprietor.

The young leaders will also attend a conference on mental health, hosted by Angela Johnston, also a 21inc alumna, and will meet with an agricultural producer of the region and deputy of Kings North County, John Lohr.

The newest group will profit from their passage in the region to stop for a visit at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site.

The weekend will end with a training session offered by  Matt Symes of Simplicity Design on performance excellence. Janna Hare, The Mentra Cooperative’s Executive Director, will host a training session on mentoring and mentor-mentee matching and counselling.   

A provincial tour taking place in November will then allow the young leaders to discover or rediscover Nova Scotia’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.