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, and learn from failure, and act on values firmly anchored in ethical and social responsibility.
Leaders today are most effective when integrating best practices in collaboration, consultation, cultural sensitivity and ethics. Students who enrol 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.
Undergraduate students entering their third year of studies (or who have completed a minimum of 45 credits) can apply to join the program to receive a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies. Students who are unable to pursue the certificate requirements but who still possess an interest in learning about leadership development are encouraged to check out the Lougheed College Lecture Series.
Vision: To create leaders with skills and values that will enable them to guide positive change in the world through their commitment to “uplifting the whole people.”
Mission: The Peter Lougheed Leadership College will create a wide array of opportunities for undergraduates and emerging leaders to gain skills, experience and understanding needed to demonstrate excellence in leadership in all walks of life and to provide leadership to the greater benefit of society.
Offered as a two year 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 should expect to complete a total of 12 course credits, a number of short workshops, a summer stretch experience and a final capstone project.
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. Attendance is required for students in the certificate program.
A University of Alberta double alumnus and former premier of the province of Alberta, Peter Lougheed was an individual who embraced the community both on and off campus. In establishing the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, the University of Alberta has honoured Mr. Lougheed’s leadership legacy by creating a community of students who embody the talents, vision, and determination that characterized his leadership.