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Student Leadership Program

Leadership. Equity. Access. 
Development. Success. 

LEADS provides students from any SAIT program, with the knowledge and skill development opportunities to build their leadership capacity.

  • LEADS students work 3-5 hours per week in on-campus student leadership roles.
  • Student leaders will explore the foundations of leadership in training and workshops so they can develop their own leadership style.
  • They are given opportunities to enhance their communication skills as well as focus on their personal and interpersonal development.
  • Student leaders also learn strategies to support student mental health, safety and equity needs.

All student leadership roles provide students with opportunities to practice these leadership fundamentals in a supportive hands-on setting.

Open postings for winter 2023

Program details

  • To be eligible for the LEADS program, you must be in the second semester or higher of a full-time SAIT program and have at least 2 semesters remaining (i.e. fall and winter).
  • Leadership position commitments are for one academic year.
  • Leaders must have the ability to work during the day, in between and before and after classes; occasionally on weekends, and during exam-dense periods.
  • Program participants must complete a minimum of 3-5 hours of leadership involvement per week. Leadership training and mandatory LEADS development workshops count towards these participation hours.
  • LEADS students participate in a variety of professional development workshops and activities throughout the academic year and will be assessed by their supervisor.
  • Leaders must be in good academic standing (TGPA or TIGPA above 2.5), and in good conduct standing as verified by the Student Conduct Office.
  • As a student leader, you’ll build your skills through hands-on work experience, leadership training and professional development opportunities throughout the year. You’ll also gain credit for your co-curricular record.

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Are you looking for ways to enhance student engagement in your school or department? Not sure where to start? LEADS is a campus-wide student leadership program that supports schools and departments with hiring, training and administration of student leaders in their area. Hiring LEADS students for just a few hours each week can help augment and improve student engagement programming, develop new student-centered initiatives, and support student success within your school or department. 


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