This website is a work space and resource for teachers, staff, and student leaders.
ASCEND Leadership (formerly Advanced Student Leadership) is an award winning and nationally recognized development program for the next generation of leaders.
Ascend Leadership is delivered by a team of Spiritual Care and Guidance, and Community Involvement Animators through Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Pedagogical Services.
ASCEND Leadership supports a diverse and wide range of schools, teachers, staff, teams, interests, and leadership programs in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) serving over 12 000 students in Quebec, Canada. We work with students from grade 4 to graduation in a variety of schools.
Our goal is to offer opportunities that position students to be prepared for and successful in a complex life and work environment through the 21st century classroom.
We work to support the transformation of classroom competency development, and foster creativity and innovation, critical thinking, communication, and meaningful collaboration skills through experiential learning.
ASCEND Leaders set out on a new trajectory that transforms the way that they think,
act and engage with the world around them.
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TEDx Youth Laval is a student led, independently organized TED Talk platform for young people to share ideas that are important to them with our community and world.
Students transform the tools that are learned in class into life skills on the TEDx stage.
TEDx Youth Laval is a bilingual event that takes place every spring as a part of TEDx Laval.
Sir Wildfrid Laurier School Board participates through partnered schools.
TEDx Youth Laval est une plate-forme TED Talk organisée par des étudiants et organisée de manière indépendante pour permettre aux jeunes de partager des idées qui sont importantes pour eux avec notre communauté et le monde.
Les étudiants transforment les outils appris en classe en compétences de vie sur la scène TEDx.
TEDx Youth Laval est un événement bilingue qui a lieu chaque printemps dans le cadre de TEDx Laval.
La Commission scolaire Sir Wildfrid Laurier participe par l’intermédiaire d’écoles partenaires.
"Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin
"ASCEND Leadership opportunities position students to be successful in a complex life and work environment through the 21st century classroom by facilitating creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills through experiential learning."
"ASCEND Leadership is challenging as we require that young people take calculated risks, work on authentic relationships, explore beyond their comfort zones, and develop a core value system that is true to themselves and honest with each other."
LEADERS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Albert Einstein once said,
“The leader is one who,
out of the clutter, brings simplicity…
out of discord, harmony…
and out of difficulty, opportunity."
A natural expression of the leadership competency is engagement in entrepreneurship. ASCEND Leadership has been awarded grants for many different student created and led initiatives impacting the school community.
ASCEND Leaders are acquiring the skills required of the next generation of successful community and business leaders.
LEADERSHIP IN SPORT
Enhance the field of play, foster fair play, build sportsmanship, teamwork, and develop leaders that you can count on.
- Captain's Training
- Sports Laval elementary school mini tournament support and workshops
Developing the tools to think critically, and to communicate effective through multiple platforms and formats in order to support a comprehensive team strategy.
- Creating a Critical Mass
- Awareness & Prevention Campaigns
- Enable Culture Shift & Change
- Transform Communication Skills
In my private life, I have been a parent-volunteer to this program while my daughter was attending high school, and even though my daughter graduated a few years ago, I remained part of the ASCEND Leadership family but now as a Consultant/Mentor. The life experiences that I have been exposed to leadership though my association with the ASL is beyond words. To be able to be part of a family of so many great individuals with a common thread (developing our youth to become exceptional leaders) has been, and continues to be, an incredible feeling of accomplishment. I am forever grateful to the ASL family."
Parent, Community Leader, Human Resource Manager