Peak Leadership is a FREE extra-curricular program designed to give BCIT students the opportunity to learn leadership and professional development through professional sessions, practical leadership experience, and self-discovery.
Please contact the Student Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or drop by the BCIT Student Association Centre in SE2
Peak Leadership Application Deadline
Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm Noon
Fill out the online application now
The program is designed to be flexible to accommodate a student’s busy schedule and runs from October 2019 to April 2020. The Program is split into two terms:
Current Full-time or Part-time Studies BCIT Students. We accept 100 students into the program each year
The Speaker Sessions provide an opportunity to learn from professionals and experts and develop your own leadership style. Peak Leaders must attend a total of three workshops, one from each of the three leadership pillars – self, team, and communication. We hare 11 different sessions to choose from. This year’s sessions include:
Sessions are typically 1.5-2 hours long and they are offered on Wednesday afternoons, weekday evenings, or Saturday (during the day)
Self-reflection allows you to learn more about yourself and can lead to profound personal growth. Peak Leaders are provided with the CliftonStrengths online talent assessment. Completing this assessment is your way to:
You will be given your “top five” most dominant themes of talent (skills). This will allow you to maximize the talents that lead to your successes. You will be able to identify your talents, build them into strengths, leverage them in a leadership role and enjoy personal and career success through consistent performance.
It is a 1-day training program that allows you to practice your leadership skills and style by leading a group through an activity.
This option is one in which you will find a volunteer leadership role within the community or at BCIT. Some examples of previous volunteer roles that students have chosen are a leader in a club on campus, big sister/brother, volunteer coordinator for an event, BCIT Set-Rep, etc. There needs to be leadership qualities in your volunteer position.
This is an optional component of the program, where you will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders in the community. Mini informational interviews will be done in small groups of 3-4 students each. Industry leaders will vary.