This one day conference helps youth service providers build capacity and share successes through interactive workshops, networking opportunities, sharing a meal together, exchanging knowledge and by hands on experience.
The HYPE Conference is being co-hosted by several partners, including the Youth Service Provider Network (YSPN), Intermunicipal Recreational Youth Programmers Committee, The Horner Foundation, Quadra Village Community Centre, City of Victoria, Youth Program Quality Initiative and Westshore Park and Recreation. This Conference will bring together representatives from the human service sector such as community funders, managers, team leaders and frontline youth workers for a day of learning, sharing, and networking.
The Cost for HYPE is $20.
Youth Voice - YPQI Style with Jen Harrison from Youth Program Quality Initiative
- Jen is a facilitator and educator with a passion for supporting the success of youth, youth workers and their programs. Jen thrives on bringing youth programmers together to talk about their experiences and learn from one another. This workshop will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nurturing youth leadership. This interactive workshop is focused on providing meaningful choice within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself. Jen is a YPQI Coach, Facilitator and External Assessor.
Personality Dimensions with Celicia Penner
- Personality Dimensions represents the next level of evolution in presenting temperament or personality theory. This dynamic tool is the culmination of the research and validation work that was done in Canada over two decades to support temperament theory, and to provide an easily understood methodology for building self-awareness, self-esteem, and effective communication strategies.
Group Facilitation with Gary Pemberton from the City of Victoria
- Gary has worked with youth for over 20 years and brings a strong understanding of how to engage with youth through conversation and team-building activities. He runs Exercise in Disguise, a small non-profit business that helps organizations gain communication and engagement skills through team based challenges. Gary will be facilitating this hands on workshop that will give you tools to improve your group facilitation through team building activities
Being a Leader when Leading is Hard with Susan Low from Leadership Victoria
We’ve all had those moments: the challenge facing you is frustrating, complex, and wouldn’t even exist if the world was a better place. It’s precisely in the times when things seem hard that your leadership makes the biggest difference to the people who need you. Join Susan for a frank, unvarnished discussion about finding your inner strength and holding yourself up against the tide. There will not be “five easy ways to be a better leader” but there will be some nuggets that may work for you.
Susan Low is the executive director at Leadership Victoria Society, and a councillor at the Township of Esquimalt. She has a business education but doesn’t let that stop her from being a community activist. She also likes to sew, row, write things, and eat cake.
Social Justice and Gender Equality with Julia Norman from the Didi Society
- Julia founded The Didi Society in 2011 and continues to drive, create, and inspire the operations. After more than three years abroad, Julia came back to Victoria, BC to enjoy the mountains and the ocean, and to begin working on gender equality and global sustainable development, locally.
Self-Harm with David Prette
A workshop for youth service providers that focuses on the trends and concerns that aﬀect those attempting to support self‐injuring youth. Facilitated by Dave Prette, Registered Clinical Counselor, he has 30 years of experience working with youth through Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Services.
Victoria’s Youth in Care Network
- Our Vision: To create a place that is safe, supportive and empowering, so we can stand together and create positive change for youth in and from government care. Our Mission: Hold on, be strong, let’s stand together: Youth Supporting Youth. Our Values: Integrity, connection, sense of belonging, equality, empowerment, change and rights to be heard.
Lunch and Coffee Breaks provided by Skookum Café
- Skookum is a social enterprise offering fresh handmade food while providing a supportive environment for youth to gain employment skills and training.
Afternoon Energizers with Ryan Lance
- Ryan Lance is the coordinator of youth programs for the City of Victoria. He has been engaging youth for over –years. He is he with us to end our day on a positive note as we walk away with new energizers and new friendships!
- In true YSPN style you will all have the opportunity to introduce yourself to everyone during our networking lunch and morning introductions!
- Please feel free to bring a very small amount of your program information to place on tables around the event. If you do plan on bringing materials, please ensure you bring it home if there are any leftover at the end of the event.