What is a Stretch Experience?

As an integral part of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) certificate program, scholars have been given the opportunity to undertake what we call a “Stretch Experience.” It’s an intensive 200 hours of leadership activity that puts into practice their leadership skills, as well as taking them outside their comfort zones in order to place them in an environment that matches with their personal career goals.

From Canada, to Japan, to Taiwan and Belgrade, PLLC scholars have incredible stories to share. This coming summer, our newest cohort of scholars will be embarking on their latest journeys across the globe as a part of their individual Stretch Experiences.

Read our Impact: Student Stories with Purpose publication created in honour of the program’s fifth year:

Award-Winning Projects

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We appreciate the donor support that makes these projects possible. Each year, the $5,000 Tavender Award will be awarded in recognition of a scholar who has completed the objectives of the Stretch Experience and demonstrated exceptional growth and development throughout the Stretch Experience program. Read about our 2017 winner’s project on inclusive education and the 2018 winner’s journey advocating for menstrual health.

Save space in your schedule and take Foundations of Leadership (INT D 301) next semester! Find out more.

Where will leadership take you?

Develop your leadership skills and enhance your degree with PLLC’s interdisciplinary embedded certificate! Students in an undergraduate degree that have completed ★30 credits or more are eligible to apply.

Where will leadership take you? Interdisciplinary leadership certificate. Apply now.