Peak Leadership

supported by The George Tidball Leadership Fund

The Peak Leadership program is an opportunity for students to develop professional skills and practical leadership experience. You will learn leadership skills from CEOs, VPs, and professionals, and hear about their experiences. Find your strengths in leadership to stand out in the professional world!

Speaker Sessions

These sessions help students develop their own leadership style. They watch and learn from professionals and experts. There are three leadership pillars: self, team, and communication. Peak leaders must attend 2 webinars and 2 panels and we have multiple sessions to choose from.

Volunteer Position

Take on a volunteer leadership role within the community or at BCIT. Examples of previous volunteer roles:

  • Club leader
  • Big sister/brother
  • Event volunteer coordinator
  • BCIT set-rep

StrengthsQuest Online Assessment

Self-reflection allows you to learn more about yourself. It leads you to profound personal growth. Completing this assessment will allow you to discover and develop your natural talents.


The Presentation Challenge is an opportunity to practice your leadership and public speaking skills with a group of your peers.


The Peak Leadership program runs from October 2021 to April 2022. We accept up to 100 current full- or part-time BCIT students in a declared program and 20 alumni who have graduated within the past two years (grad date from September 2019 – present) 


Applications open Spring 2021

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Upload Introduction Video of Paper (instructions provided after you complete the application form)

Term 1

October 2021 – January 2022

  1. Attend the virtual kickoff event (mandatory)
  2. Attend 2 speaker webinars and 2 industry panels
  3. Complete StrengthsQuest online talent assessment and self-reflection report

Term 2

January 2022 – April 2022

  1. Complete the virtual midway event (mandatory)
  2. Complete leadership in practice component
  3. Attend the virtual peak evening with leaders event (optional)
  4. Complete final self-reflection report

Student Inititative Fund (SIF)

Are you enhancing your student experiencing by furthering your professional development? If you are a full or part time student, apply once per academic year for up to $500 in funding.

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Volunteering with Student Development

Want to gain leadership experience, build confidence and improve interpersonal and communication skills?

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