SWLSB Secondary Student Leadership Certificate

HIGH SCHOOL / SECONDARY 1-5

Get the training and tools to lead.

LEADERSHIP is taking initiative to make a difference

while enabling others to do the same.

You can change your class, your school, your community, your team, and the world...

We can show you how!

What is this program?

We believe that every student is capable of performing at the highest level academically, we want to ensure they have the core skills to succeed in life.

We are developing students who are capable of leading, collaborating, learning, and contributing in all areas of their lives.

Your personal leadership journey...

The SWLSB Secondary Student LEADERSHIP Certificate program is designed to give you the training, skills, coaching, and experiences necessary to grow as an effective and successful student and leader.

The certificate program is an after school program (1 hour per week) that supports what you are already doing in your classroom, school, team, home, or in your community.


Learn from engaging and challenging training sessions. Experience leadership in a new way, on a timeline that works for you.

You can change the world... we can show you how!

How to join.

Step 1: Join & participate with a leadership group:

  • Join a leadership group or team at your school.

        • You can participate within a class or with community organizations like Cadets, sports teams, art group, youth group, etc.

  • This certificate program is FREE. (Trips and activities that you choose to participate, at school, within the SWLSB, or with outside organizations may have a related costs.)

Step 2: GRADE 6 (Fall 2022 ) & SECONDARY: REGISTER HERE.

Follow Ascend Leadership:

Step 3: Participate, Learn, Lead, and Grow.

Participate in training every Wednesday 7-8pm and work at your own speed with support.

Together, we will build your 'Leadership CV' and receive your certification in June at the annual Model the Way Honours.

*Ceremonies and in person groups, training and events are subject to your own health and safety measures and all current COVID-19 protocols as determined by the Direction de Santé publique and the Ministry of Education of Québec.

What are the certificates?

SECONDARY 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5

Your training, materials, coaching and other supports will be available through Google Classroom.

You work at your own pace.

Complete the criteria.

COMMUNICATE. CONNECT. COMMIT. CARE. POSITIVITY.

  • Ongoing personal growth assessment.

  • Training Sessions - Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

  • Participate in your local school and community events.

  • Active mentor relationship.

  • Demonstrate competencies in collaboration, critical thinking, communication, innovation & problem solving, information management.

  • Record citizenship hours.

  • Build and add to your CV to open doors to reach your post-secondary goals (CEGEP, careers, etc.)

What will you learn?

5 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMPONENTS

You will learn and demonstrate a mastery of these skills over time as you take on new responsibilities and work toward a new set of exciting and challenging goals.

Experiences

DIRECTOR FOR A DAY

NOVEMBER 9, 2021

Director for a Day is an opportunity for emerging leaders to practice their interview skills and to learn about leadership in the real world.

Students have the opportunity to shadow Mme Nathalie Charron who is the Director of Desjardins Caisse de Chomedey.

One student will be selected through an application and interview process.

  • The selected student will participate in staff meetings.

  • Management decisions and work through daily operations.

  • Students will also attend a board meeting.

There are two Director for a Day opportunities each year.

The 2021 Canadian Student Leadership Conference took place in October with student leaders from across Canada.

Students met on a virtual campus and met in workshops, and heard from some incredible Canadian keynote speakers.

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The SWLSB Secondary Student Leadership Certificate is a Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board program is deigned to enable students as they develop the confidence, tools, competencies, and skills to be successful at the highest levels in all areas of their lives.

Spiritual Care and Guidance, and Community Involvement Animators, facilitate and support a variety of student leadership programs.

ENGAGE - BUILD - ACHIEVE