SWLSB Secondary Student Leadership Certificate

HIGH SCHOOL / SECONDARY 1-5

Get the training and tools to lead.

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

Students from any SWLSB secondary school can participate.

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WEEKLY ONLINE TRAINING


CAMPS & FIELD TRIPS


MENTORSHIP


PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES



You can change the world... 

We can show you how!

2024 PROJECTS

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A TRUE LEADER MUST BE ABLE TO:

1. Analyze the world around them effectively to identify opportunities for impact.

2. Rally, provide tools, and unite people in a common purpose.

3. Clearly define, plan, and communicate the objective and mission to enable ownership.

4. Possess the emotional intelligence to support the team and the situational awareness to help everyone reach the destination.

5. Learn from failure, adapt, overcome and repeat success.

6. Model the way.

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.


WEEKLY ONLINE TRAINING


CAMPS


MENTORSHIP


PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES

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

The certificate program is free of charge with the exception of camps and trips.

Our MENTORS are some of the top leaders in the country. You will learn from:

Mentors have been been vetted through SWLSB procedures for external volunteers.

CERTIFICATES

1 Year of Participation - ALPHA

2 Years of Participation - ACOLYTE

3 Years of Participation - APPRENTICE

4 Years of Participation - TEAMBUILDER

5 Years of Participation - ENDEAVOUR

*Certificates are to recognize training and skill level. The certificates are not based on your academic year but on the skills acquired and number of years that you have participated and developed as a student leader within the program.

CALENDAR '23/24

Wednesdays 7-8pm online

Oct 13-15 - Camp at Arundel Nature Centre

Nov 10 & 11 - Ottawa for Remembrance Day

Feb 29 - Montreal International women's Day

April 18 - Indigenous Land Based Learning Day at Arundel

April 24 - TEDx Youth @ LJA

April 29 - NextGEN Assembly of Leaders - Ottawa

April - June - Pink In The City - SWLSB Raise Craze - in school

June 8 - Model The Way Honours - Cineplex

GRADUATE WITH:





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.

LEADERSHIP is taking initiative to make a difference while enabling others to do the same.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

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

In order to receive the SWLSB Secondary Student Leadership Certificate the participant must adhere to the following:

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.

EXPERIENCES

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CAMP! & Field Trips.

Every fall we go to Arundel Nature Centre for a weekend of fun, learning and leadership development at camp.


We also go to Ottawa to spend Remembrance Day with Canadian political leaders, soldiers, veterans, and families of fallen soldiers.

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The NextGEN Assembly of Leaders

Students leaders work on teams with provincial and federal politicians on problems before the government.

Students have 4 hours to analyse the problem and give possible solutions to their political partner.


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Director for a Day

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.

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PINK IN THE CITY

Student leader coordinate a breast cancer awareness and fundraiser campaign.

Linking students to survivors and stories of hope as they take meaningful action to combat cancer through the Breast Cancer Clinic at the MUHC.

Graduating SWLSB student leaders will have the opportunity to craft and share their ideas on the global stage through TEDx Youth.

TED Talks are a tool for student leaders to use as they open doors of possibility in their post-secondary world.

Mémorial de l'héritage Corporal François (Franck) Dupéré 

Students are creating memorial that will be under construction by students across Canada for the next 100 years.

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST

Student leaders are creating a new event in Québec to celebrate and link women together in the pursuit of equity.

INDIGENOUS LEGACY INITATIVES

Student leaders are creating sustainable ways to enhance learning, cultural appreciation, and relationship building with Indigenous leaders as we work toward reconciliation.

15 YEARS IN THE NEWS

15 years ago, students adopted the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Since that time young people have taken on the burden of leadership and work to make this world a better, more compassionate, and inclusive place.

Season 3 coming soon!

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.

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

LEARN   -   WORK    -    GROW