Peak Leadership

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. Watch and learn from professionals and experts on three leadership pillars: self, teams, and communication. Peak Leaders must attend 2 webinars and 1 panel for each term.  

Self Reflection

Self-reflection leads to personal growth and transformation. Peak Leaders are asked to reflect on their learnings throughout each term resulting in an increase of their leadership, employability and self-management skills.

StrengthsQuest Online Assessment

Self-assessment and reflection allow you to learn more about yourself. In Term 1, Peak Leaders will complete the assessment, allowing them to discover and develop their natural strengths and talents.


Practicing leadership skills by working within a group of their peers for a one-day presentation challenge, Peak Leaders will face the challenge in Term 2They will also provide and receive feedback to their fellow peers. 


The Peak Leadership program runs 2 separate terms each year, October-November and February-March. 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. The deadline to apply for Term 1 is September 29, 2021. Deadline to apply for Term 2 is January 21, 2022. 
  2. Upload Introduction Video or Testimony (instructions provided after you complete the application form) 

Term 1: Strengths and Development

October 2021– November 2021 

  1. Attend 2 speaker webinars and 1 industry panel 
  2. Complete StrengthsQuest online assessment and meet with a Career Specialist 
  3. Complete Self-Reflection Report and program survey 

Term 2: Working within Teams

January 2022 – April 2022

  1. Attend 2 speaker webinars and 1 industry panel 
  2. Participate in the one-day Presentation Challenge event
  3. Complete Self-Reflection Report and program survey

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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The George Murray Tidball – Keg Restaurants Leadership Program Fund

We thank The George Murray Tidball – Keg Restaurants Leadership Program Fund for their continuous support of the Peak Leadership program. This Fund was established to enable BCIT students to develop an awareness of and impetus toward developing leadership attributes that embody the spirit of George Tidball. As one of the most prolific icons in the Canadian business world, Mr. Tidball is known for opening the first McDonald’s in Canada and spearheading The Keg restaurants. He is remembered for his extraordinary vision, strong moral character and exceptional leadership. The Peak Leadership program is a perfect example of George Tidball’s generosity and the calibre of opportunities for which he was known. The Peak program continues to inspire students to become better leaders and better people.