Where will leadership take you? Interdisciplinary leadership certificate

Peter Lougheed Leadership College Scholars complete a two-year, embedded Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies, which offers exciting opportunities to work in team environments and grow as an individual:


  • Stretch Experience: a 200-hour individual project that comes with $5,000 in funding and provides Scholars with practical, real-world experience.

  • Mentorship Program: connects Scholars to a team of Edmonton's best and brightest leaders, who are ready to offer coaching and guidance to the next generation.

  • Forum-based Learning: each Scholar is assigned to a diverse, interdisciplinary group for the duration of the program, working as a team to tackle complex problems in their courses.

  • Co-curricular Workshops: professional development sessions that help Scholars become life-ready by easing the transition between school and work.

The Lougheed College Lectures offers all U of A students and members of the public the opportunity to hear from some of today’s most inspirational, influential, and innovative visiting scholars and practitioners of leadership.

Our 2018-19 series will be announced shortly. Check the Lougheed College Lectures page for announcements, and watch recordings of past lectures!

Admissions & Eligibility

PLLC’s two-year embedded certificate combines academic and experiential learning. This interdisciplinary program includes:


  • Four 3-credit courses

    • Foundations of Leadership (INT D 301)

    • Topics in Leadership (INT D 306)

    • Capstone Leadership Project (INT D 406)

    • Workshops in Leadership (INT D 407)

  • Stretch Experience

    • A 200-hour, self-directed leadership project

  • Mentorship program with professionals from diverse sectors

  • Workshops and networking events


Which UAlberta students are eligible?

  • Students enrolled in an undergraduate degree

  • Students who have completed 45-84 credits

  • Students with satisfactory academic standing


We are no longer accepting applications to our 2018-2020 cohort. 

What is PLLC all about?

Introducing our next Principal, Dr. Lois Harder

Our Founding Principal, Kim Campbell, successfully made donors' and supporters' dreams of PLLC a reality. Since 2014, she has worked to establish the College and inspire our students, but the 2017-18 academic year will be her last with PLLC.

Taking the torch from Principal Campbell is Dr. Lois Harder, chair and professor of Political Science. Read President Turpin's announcement on the Quad and get to know Dr. Harder on Folio.