PLDI Core Training Summer 2021


PLDI is pleased to have launched our new website:

We held a new online Core Training (Pilot) June 16- July 14, 2021.  Visit the new PLDI site to learn about other course options.

The Online Core Training (pilot) is:

• A dynamic online adaption of our in-person Core Training
• For participants new to PLDI  (not for those who have already taken Core Training).
• A mix of instructor driven sessions through Zoom and self-paced/directed sessions offered through Brightspace.
• 5 facilitated sessions of 2 hours each, once a week
• 4 short self-paced sessions to complete over the duration of training



• New PLDI applicants must have HIV status confirmed by a support agency or health professional
• All applications will be reviewed by the PLDI BC team to ensure diversity and a mix of seasoned and emerging leaders
• This training is free to accepted participants


Who is PLDI for?

PLDI welcomes anyone living with HIV to apply for this leadership course. PLDI is a professional development opportunity – not a support group. People attending the training are expected to be present and participating for the duration.

Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to see themselves as part of a larger community of people living with HIV (PLHIV), to value and appreciate the unique experiences that accompany anyone living with HIV, and to understand the history and evolution of the global and local responses to HIV.

However, there are limitations to what this course is able to achieve. It is not designed to assist PLHIV to come to terms with their diagnosis, nor is it a therapeutic intervention. It is designed for PLHIV who have an interest in building their leadership and resilience capacities either in the HIV sector or their personal lives.

Ensuring that PLDI graduates are supported, prepared and able to go back into their communities to commit to social change and to challenge HIV stigma is an ambitious undertaking. It is our belief that it is the collective effort and the passion of PLHIV who have driven many of the changes in HIV policy, practice and research and it is PLHIV who will affect how we see HIV tomorrow.


Visit the new PLDI site to learn more: