About Us

Leaders today are most effective when integrating best practices in collaboration, consultation, cultural sensitivity and ethics. Students who enroll in the Peter Lougheed Leadership College are taught the skills that will allow them to fulfill a compelling vision, make decisions based on critical thinking and sound evidence, understand diverse perspectives, resolve conflict, take risks, learn from failure, and act on values firmly anchored in ethical and social responsibility. We share these lessons beyond the student body by offering public lectures through the Lougheed College Lectures. 

Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies 

Offered as an embedded academic program, the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies is designed to be completed in conjunction with most undergraduate degrees offered by the University of Alberta. Over the course of the program, students who receive the certificate will complete a total of 12 course credits, a summer stretch experience and a final capstone project. Find out more about the program on our Certificate page.



The Peter Lougheed Leadership College collaborates with programs across and beyond the University of Alberta. These include all the certificate courses hosted by the faculties of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, Arts, the Alberta School of Business, and Science.


Additional Development Opportunities

The Lougheed College Lecture Series offers all U of A students the opportunity to hear from some of today’s most inspirational, influential, and innovative visiting scholars and practitioners of leadership. The free evening sessions are held throughout the fall and winter terms and have featured guests including Dr. Shawna Pandya, Todd Babiak, Kim Katrin and Tiq Milan, Mark Tewksbury, and more.

View our upcoming events and speakers on the Lougheed College Lectures page.

View the 2019 PLLC Annual Report


PLLC catalyzes leadership development at the University of Alberta through critical reflection, experiential learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement. 


To create opportunities to develop the skills and confidence to serve and lead, creating a responsible and inclusive future.


  • Excellence
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Inclusive
  • Dynamic
  • Innovative
  • Connected

PLLC Graduates

We welcomed our inaugural class in September, 2015, and they graduated in 2017. 

Our graduates spent their Stretch Experiences, a 200-hour volunteer requirement, helping communities across the globe. Read about their experiences on the PLLC Stretch blog, or learn more about this program component on the Stretch page.