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Leadership Summit

Connecting Communities

Date: April 28-30, 2023
Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON

About this event

Leadership Summit is an exciting opportunity for 4-H volunteer leaders and professionals to showcase the communities they are building, share innovative program ideas, and hear from experts on emerging topics. It includes a mix of workshops, an expert keynote, knowledge sharing, networking, and fun!

We’ll be gathering to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario in April 2023, for Leadership Summit – the home of the national 4-H office.

New to Leadership Summit in 2023 will be an optional “Pre-Summit” focused on new leader fundamentals. Delegates attending the Pre-Summit will be able to complete their Youth Safety training, and build knowledge in the areas of PYD, the Leadership Development Pillars, youth-adult partnerships, and more. Delegates attending the Pre-Summit will receive additional resources to support their new roles as club leaders.

What to expect

4-H is all about the “Learn To Do By Doing” approach. The best way to create a 4-H club where youth feel valued, connected, and supported is to experience these things when you attend Leadership Summit! We hope at the end of Leadership Summit you feel:

  • Valued, as we celebrate volunteer achievements;
  • Connected, as we share successes and challenges, and you expand your network within the 4-H movement;
  • Supported, as we share new resources and bring in experts to engage you in thinking about new approaches and best practices in positive youth development; and
  • Equipped, with new tools, skills, and ideas to take back to your club and share with your youth members.

Check out the Leadership Summit Overview for more information on what to expect and a high-level conference schedule.

How to attend

Leadership Summit is open to 4-H volunteer leaders from across Canada. Each province is allotted space for 25 delegates.

Registration to attend is managed through your provincial 4-H office and provincial delegate lists are due to 4-H Canada by Nov. 4, 2022.

What’s included in the registration fee?

The registration options and fees for this year are:

1)    Leadership Summit 2023 with Pre-Summit Conference - $875/person and covers the following:

  • Access to all Pre-Summit programming, including all training, workshops, and sessions
  • “New leader” resources
  • Access to full Leadership Summit programming, including all workshops, keynotes, sessions, and activities
  • Delegate kit
  • Round-trip flight or other transportation to and from Leadership Summit
  • Ground transportation (shuttle to/from the hotel)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and breaks, beginning with breakfast on Friday, April 28)
  • Double hotel accommodations beginning Thursday, April 27
  • Offsite activity and dinner on Saturday, April 29
  • VIP Ticket to attend the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, which will be held virtually on Feb. 28, 2023

2)    Leadership Summit 2023 - $750/person and covers the following:

  • Access to full Leadership Summit programming, including all workshops, keynotes, sessions, and activities
  • Delegate kit
  • Round-trip flight or other transportation to and from Leadership Summit
  • Ground transportation (shuttle to/from the hotel)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and breaks, beginning with dinner on Friday, April 28)
  • Double hotel accommodations beginning Friday, April 28 (unless early travel/arrival is required)
  • Offsite activity and dinner on Saturday, April 29
  • VIP Ticket to attend the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, which will be held virtually on Feb. 28, 2023

To participate, please contact your provincial 4-H office today to learn how to attend!

Health, safety, and COVID-19 protocols

As with all 4-H Canada programs set for in-person delivery in 2023, Leadership Summit planning includes the ongoing review of COVID-19 safety measures to follow the most up-to-date information from public health authorities. 4-H Canada continues to work with public health, and venues, on COVID-19 policies to ensure a safe and healthy environment exists for all our Summit delegates. All Leadership Summit plans are subject to change or cancellation. For more information, refer to page 8 of the Leadership Summit Overview.

 

Have a question about Leadership Summit? 
Contact Leslie Noble, Adult Learning Manager at lnoble@4-h-canada.ca.

 

Thank you to our partners

Funded by theGovernment of Canada