INT D 301 is now open for students interested in leadership!

Foundations of Leadership (INT D 301)

What does it take to lead? Foundations of Leadership will cover the theory and practice of leadership through case studies, innovative assignments and experiential activities. Work alongside students from across campus to explore social issues through interdisciplinary knowledge. Fall’s section is offered on Tuesday evenings and taught by Dr. Cristina Stasia. 

The Fall 2020 and Winter 2020 sections are offered on Tuesday afternoons from 3 – 5:50 PM. Enrol now on Beartracks!

The Fall 2020 section will be offered online. See what’s planned for the class in Dr. Stasia’s Getting Ready for Fall 2020 video on YouTube!

Leadership for Social Innovation (INT D 306)

Have you ever wondered what a wicked problem is? Are you interested in finding creative, ecological approaches to making a difference? Wondering where to start? In this course, you will explore the concept of wicked problems, and research socially innovative ideas to solve them using an approach called ecological leadership. You will hear from those who have been effective in turning a seed of an idea into an innovative solution. You will learn these skills: how to research an innovative idea, develop an effective proposal, and pitch that idea.  

INT D 306 is a co-requisite with INT D 301. The Winter 2020 section is on Mondays from 5:30 – 8:30PM.

View the full PLLC course descriptions.

Program Components

Program Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission to the Peter Lougheed Leadership College and the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies:

  • Students must be current University of Alberta undergraduate students or transfer students who have been accepted into a degree program. After-degree students will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are only eligible for the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies with the permission of their faculty.
  • Normally have completed a minimum of 30* credits toward their current degree.
  • While the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies GPA requirement is satisfactory academic standing, a competitive GPA to enter PLLC is 3.0.

It is important to seek advice from your advisor to ensure that the certificate can be completed within the constraints of your degree program. Please ensure that you meet with an advisor in your Faculty to determine if/how the PLLC courses and stretch experience might fit.

Apply to PLLC! The application period to start the program in Winter 2020 is September 8 – November 22, 2020, with interviews the week of November 30 – December 4, 2020.

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