Develop Your Leadership Skills 

PLLC catalyzes leadership development at the University of Alberta

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Enhance your degree with electives or a certificate and take action on causes you care about.

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Graduate Students

Develop leadership and teaching skills to stand out in your field of study.

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Professional Development

Engage in lectures or workshops and network with like-minded peers.

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Upcoming Events

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Green & Gold sports psychology expert Klaudia Sapieja is offering a session on performing under pressure to teach grad students strategies to cope with high-pressure scenarios.

Open to graduate, law and professional students at any post-secondary institution on February 25, 2021:

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In the first PLLC Leadership Case Competition, interdisciplinary teams of UAlberta undergrads will present a solution to a wicked problem in front of a panel of PLLC Mentor Team judges for a chance to win a cash prize. 

Open to UAlberta undergrads on March 13, 2021:

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In "Diversity in Diplomacy: African Woman Diplomat: Challenges and Opportunities," Her Excellency Fatima Braoulé Méïté will speak to issues of diplomacy through the lens of her identity as an African woman.

Open to the public on February 25, 2021:

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Join Dr. Persis Drell from Stanford University and Dr. Heather Zwicker from the University of Queensland to learn about the strategies, challenges and decisions they faced as senior university leaders in the extraordinary crisis of COVID-19.

Open to the public on March 18, 2021:

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Current Opportunities

  • Graduate, professional and law students can apply to the Teaching Fellow program or gain PD hours in one of our Wade workshops. Prepare to lead in your field of study and network with other grads.
  • Develop your leadership capacity during your undergrad degree with an embedded certificate.  Undergrad students are invited to apply to our Certificate program to begin in Fall 2021.
  • Test your leadership skills and compete to win one of three cash prizes in the Leadership Case Competition for undergrad students.

Host a Stretch Experience

The Stretch Experience is a 200-hour leadership project that provides PLLC scholars with practical, real-world experience. With the support of up to $5,000 in award funding, scholars design and execute a project that:

  • Stretches them beyond their comfort zone;
  • Brings significant social benefit to the community it serves;
  • Builds on the leadership skills learned in the first year of the program; andSupports their future academic or professional goals

PLLC Scholars have used the Stretch Experience to partner with organizations all over the world to tackle issues they are passionate about. 

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Series on Leadership and COVID-19

What can responses to COVID-19 teach us about leadership? We have invited scholars, graduate teaching fellows and mentors at the Peter Lougheed Leadership to contribute their leadership insights on the COVID 19 crisis through a series of articles.

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