Development Sessions

We're pleased to offer development sessions running concurrently with resolutions debates on Saturday and Sunday for delegates who want to level up their skills. You can sign up for sessions at the Development Session table outside Carson Hall on level two.

Cultivating Meaningful Stakeholder Relationships

Saturday, Nov 18 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Colwood Room
Saturday, Nov 18 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Lecture Theatre

Authentic stakeholder engagement is a lot like gardening — both require sustained cultivation, care, and attention to bear fruit.

One year out from the next election, join us as we provide best practices to help you cultivate your garden of stakeholders. We’ll share experiences, stories, examples, techniques, and advice on how to manage short, medium, and long term relationships while centering intersectional and BIPOC perspectives.

This engaging session of conversation and learning is also an invitation for you to share your successes and challenges as we look forward to October 2024.

Facilitated by: Naveen Girn

So You Think You Can Candidate?

Saturday, Nov 18 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Oak Bay Room

Are you interested in being a BC NDP candidate in the next election?

Do you have the dream of seeing your name on lawn signs and ballots? Come to this panel session and get the lowdown.

Join host Rachna Singh as she and the panelists share stories and secrets on what it means to be a candidate.

Facilitated by: Rachna Singh

Using Corporate Social Media Techniques in Politics

Saturday, Nov 18 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Oak Bay Room
Sunday, Nov 19 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Oak Bay Room

Discover how to use social media effectively and apply those best practices to politics.

In this session, led by Liz Pittman, an instructor of Digital Communication at UVic, and Tim Chu, Director of Strategy at Metric Strategies, you’ll learn how to leverage proven social media tactics from the corporate world for your social media profiles.

Learn how to hack algorithms, boost engagement, and compel your audience to take concrete actions.

Facilitated by: Liz Pittman and Tim Chu