The Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders' Dialogue (CCELD) 2015 was the second Dialogue that partnered Canada with the Caribbean region and Bermuda to bring together communities and provide a diverse leadership learning experience. 59 high-calibre men and men from business, labour, government and civil society representing 13 Caribbean countries and four Canadian provinces completed 14 days of learning on October 4, 2015.
Under the theme, Leading Through Innovation and Transformation the participants explored important strategic areas of social inclusion, globalization vs. localization, ethics and good governance, integrating technology, collaborative leadership and embracing the lessons of failure.
In groups of 12, they then took part in two weeks of intense study tours to communities and workplaces in a total of five Canadian regions and five Caribbean countries. The Dialogue provided participants with a shared experience and interest in shaping the development of their sectors, nations and the region, as well as providing them with contact with experienced leaders and mentors from a variety of backgrounds. It gave them a significant and personal exposure to many people they are otherwise unlikely to connect with in ordinary circumstances.
Participants spent the last days of their experience in Kingston, Jamaica sharing the highlights of their learning with each other and CCELD President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.