What does it take to support Young Impact Leaders?

Centring youth leadership for a flourishing organizational culture.

Young social impact leaders disrupt the status quo — and we all benefit from their innovative, fresh approaches to changemaking.  

At Future of Good, we know there’s no shortage of incredible, young talent doing just this.  But we also know that the social impact world’s organizational culture doesn’t always support young leaders the way it could.

With the support of RBC Future Launch and MENTOR Canada, we’re hosting a digital conversation where you’ll hear from three audacious young impact leaders from across Canada about what it took for them to be where they are in their organizations today, and what a more empowering culture might look like coming out of COVID. 

The panel is followed by 45 minutes of reverse-mentoring  — where you can apply to be mentored by a young impact leader — we’ll also explore how mentorship and mental health both play critical roles in uplifting young leaders creating impactful change within their organizations and sectors.

These conversations will help the social impact world better support and encourage intrapreneurship and how to create an enabling environment and culture for young impact leaders to continue pushing the boundaries towards impact. Don’t miss out — RSVP below.

 

AGENDA (ET)

1-2:15 PM – Plenary

Speakers: 

  • Bruno Lam, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good
  • Linxi Mytkolli, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Malika Asthana, Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, D2L

2:15-3:00 PM – Reverse Mentorship

 

What is reverse mentorship?

Reverse mentorship allows senior leaders in social impact to learn, unlearn, and be mentored by more younger leaders with different experiences in social impact. As a mentee, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to stories and perspectives from young leaders in social impact themselves on what organizations need to know about supporting young people doing innovative work within their sectors — and what our sector needs when it comes to transformative leadership. 

Interested in being mentored by a young leader in social impact? Fill out our application form by Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 by clicking the button below to let us know your availability and interests. As a mentee, you’ll be matched with three to four other mentees based on shared interests and one young mentor. You’ll connect as a group in a 45-minute Zoom session in which you’ll be asked about your experience of working within organizations to push programs and practices aimed at creating social good. 

Please reach out to Thi (thi@futureofgood.co) for more information.