PAN-PLDI Core Leadership Training November 10-13, 2022


Please share this leadership learning opportunity along to your PLW HIV clients / members and encourage at least One to apply. We are hoping to have representation from each agency from within the PAN membership- to celebrate our first “in-person” Core Training  being held in over two years!


Just one person can make a difference!

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) exists with the purpose of supporting people who are living with HIV/AIDS realize their leadership potential and increase their capacity to participate meaningfully in community life.

Past PLDI graduates have gone on into leadership roles such as: Peer Navigators, Peer Researchers, Peer Evaluators, Board Members, Ctee Members, work and volunteer roles in community.

“It was so so valuable to be connected in a community of likeminded and warm loving individuals. I hope to take these friendships and connections with me to the end of my days.”

“A strong sense that I am a kick ass individual and have so much growing and connecting to do. I can’t wait to do so much more in my HIV community.”


Core Leadership Training seeks to answer the question: “Who am I as a Leader?”


Training Dates: Thursday November 10 – Sunday November 13 , 2022. Please note this is a holiday weekend and the Remembrance Day stat holiday falls during training.

Training Location: On this occasion will be in Vancouver at the Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel on the unceded traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations. We have been with them twice before.


The three main goals of the training are:

• To identify personal values and philosophy
• To develop leadership skills and practices
• To gain community knowledge and awareness


Who is eligible to attend?

In order to attend, a person must be living with HIV/AIDS and a resident in British Columbia. Applicants must also have the endorsement of a PAN member agency or healthcare provider practicing in BC attesting to their HIV status. PAN is committed to ensuring diverse representation including women, BIPOC and Indigenous PLHIV.


What is the fee?

There is no registration fee for the Core training- Who Am I as a Leader? PAN is very proud to have received funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to continue its work with the PLDI program.


What is included?

All meals will be covered for participants, all accommodations will be covered, transportation costs will be refunded for participants to aprox $400 (this may vary depending on location).

Everyone who is accepted for the training will have their own room.

Hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and masks will be provided.

As this is our first time back for our in-person Core Training, out of an abundance of caution we will not be at our usual local of Loon Lake, but in downtown Vancouver at the beautiful Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. With consideration for our participants and trainers, masks will be required. We did this for the Communications Training in June and it went very well.

We expect all participants to adhere to PAN Group Guidelines- review now.

If you are not quite ready to meet up in person we will be holding our adapted online Core Training in January 2023.

Please note: unfortunately, this is not open to those who have already taken PLDI Core Training- “Who am I as a Leader?”  in the past.


COVID Considerations:

As vaccinations have become widely available to British Columbians, the overall risk of COVID-19 transmission is reduced. However, the virus may still circulate, as will the viruses for other communicable diseases, such as seasonal influenza, norovirus, and others.

Staff and any person attending a PAN in person event or meeting is required to wear a mask. The mandatory masking requirement continues to be in place, to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of all those who attend our events, especially the most vulnerable and those who are immunocompromised. See link here for more details- Fall 2022 PAN COVID update.

We strongly encourage participants to continue to get fully vaccinated and to get boosters as they become available.


Deadline to apply: October 25 at 4 PM Pacific time. 

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