COMMUNITY Leaders CAMP 2022
In late April 2022, 41 community builders descended into Jasper National Park to take part in a fun and inspirational three days of learning and connecting. We covered topics such as: Indigienous partnerships, risk management, collaboration, leadership, economic outlook, community activation, communication, consumer behaviour and strategic problem solving.
We learned a lot! Here is a little summary of first Community Leaders Camp:
WHAT WAS GREAT
Jasper Park Lodge, time of year, group size and food.
Participants loved the topics that were provided. There wasn’t a topic that they didn’t find interesting and they thought the length of time for the sessions was a good fit for the dynamic of the day. Participants voiced their appreciation for the indigenous story-teller and Chief Emeriskin’s presentation.
Time for socialization throughout the camp, not just evenings. The opportunity to connect with the instructors was a special bonus since they stayed for most of the camp. Peer relationships were established and a lot of friendships were formed.
WHAT WE LEARNED?
Give maps for the locations of the sessions. Agenda on name tags with QR codes for contact information. Build in physical movement in the agenda (too much sitting) and start a bit later in the morning.
Allow for facilitated mingling and group work to take place in sessions. Give slides in each session. Add panel discussions. Additional topics to include for next year: Crisis management, leading with strategy, and economic development vs. business development.
Give more activities for companions, give an overview of the attendees in the agenda workbook. Professional photographer and videographer to capture the whole event.