After a very extensive and considerate recruitment process in April and May from within our Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) Grad leadership ranks we are happy to share the news below with you. We received a good deal of interest in the PLDI Trainer-in-Training positions and had the true opportunity to interview 10 awesome candidates (10 short interviews and 5 lengthier interviews). I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the PLDI Leaders who applied. They, in some very remarkable ways demonstrated the very best of themselves on this recruitment journey with us. They all shared a genuine interest in taking this next step and shared how much PLDI has meant to them and how they wanted to give back- each and everyone of them are dedicated leaders in many facets of their lives and in community.
The Hiring Committee of Dakota, Kath and myself had some very choice decisions to make and so without further ado… drum roll… here are the two new Trainers-iN–Training (TNT– because they are dynamite) joining the BC PLDI Training Team.
Jeremy works as an educator and peer navigator for the AVI Health and Wellness Centre in Nanaimo with people existing in the margins to improve community capacity with an eye towards improving access and creating equity in health care services and how they are delivered. When he isn’t educating service providers he runs LGBTQ2S+ programming at the clinic including Connection Q Youth Group, Take A Hike Social Group and various community events. Jeremy is usually accompanied by his dog Chad who assists in Outreach and greets everyone when they come to the clinic.
Amanda is from the Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Squamish Nations. She has taken a bit of a break from work to focus on being a parent. Occasionally she will partner with health authorities to do presentations on the harm homeless, Indigenous folk, or people in addiction can face while accessing health care or during research studies. She will be starting a new job as a support worker soon. Past experience include work with YouthCO: Elders Teach-Youth Reach, movie projects on the importance of land acknowledgements, Webinars, and presentations.
PAN and the PLDI Team of Dakota, Kath, John, Berta, Monte and Val are so very excited to have them join the team and welcome both onboard. Both Amanda and Jeremy will be joining us at our first in-person Communications Training being held in over two years at the end of June.
Questions? Feedback? Get in touch! Marc Seguin, PLDI Manager of BC and Western Canada (AB, SK, MB), [email protected]