Dive: Graduate Leadership Development by the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Icon of people helping one another]


Workshop with half the participants sitting in a circle and half standing in the middle doing a demonstration with the facilitator

Choose this stream if you want to focus on leadership challenges specific to you and develop your problem-solving skills.

The Dive stream is a workshop series that uses an adaptive leadership framework to build graduate and law students' ability to tackle complex problems in their professional and personal worlds. An adaptive leadership framework helps students move beyond their technical expertise to solve personal and real-world problems. 

Through this eight-month experience, participants will work in an interdisciplinary cohort during monthly workshops to dive beneath the surface of their leadership challenges to consider how their own experiences and histories may contribute to them. Participants also have advance access to all workshops in the Wade stream. 

The commitment for Dive includes: one monthly workshop on the second Thursday of the month from 2-5 pm via Zoom, in addition to one one-hour peer group meeting and 1-2 hours of reading per month.

Program cost: $200.

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Limited spots remain and applications will be reviewed as they are received. To provide adequate time to complete readings before the program starts, the deadline to apply is August 14th at 8 am

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Feedback from Dive Participants

"I wasn't sure what to expect when I started Dive, and thought it would be just another line on my CV at best. I was pleasantly surprised to discover how wrong I was. Dive gave me a curriculum for how to lead, and a playbook for how to address the messy and deeply complex parts of leadership. Overall, I found my time in Dive to be one of the most educational and rewarding portions of my PhD so far, and I enthusiastically recommend it to anyone who is interested in becoming a better leader, in any area of their lives."

- Will Schultz, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Sociology

"No other aspect of my graduate studies offered this type of reflective discussion and applied learning. Dive was invaluable for me to critically think about my career path and my personal life goals. At the conclusion of this program, I left with new colleagues, great friendships, a renewed perspective on my academic and personal life path, and tools to analyze future situations to help me make choices that align with my values and goals."
- Lauren Albrecht, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Educational Psychology 

Please direct questions about the Graduate Leadership Development program to pllc.grad@ualberta.ca.

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