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What does it take to lead?

Foundations of Leadership (INT D 301) covers the theory and practice of leadership through case studies, innovative assignments and experiential activities. Develop your leadership skills, analyze your personal leadership challenges and explore pressing issues while working with interdisciplinary students from across campus.

Registration opens on Beartracks later this summer. INT D 301 will be offered in both Fall and Winter. Full information on how undergraduate students can get involved is available on our undergraduate programming page.

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.

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. These lectures are free and open to the public!

This year's series has now ended, but a recording of each lecture is available on the Lougheed College Lectures page. This 2018-19 line-up included Jana Pruden, Alvin Law, Drew Hayden Taylor and other interdisciplinary leaders. 

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  • Undergraduate Programming
    • Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies: an embedded academic program
    • Foundations of Leadership: a class open to students interested in leadership
  • Graduate Programming
    • Teaching Fellow Graduate Program: a Teaching Assistantship with professional development