Leadership Training Program (QuEST) | Grades 7-10

Learn Today. Lead Tomorrow.


Q1 | Core Leadership Skills (7-8) – August 15-18, 2017

Q2 | Intermediate Leadership Skills (8-9) – August 14-18, 2017

Q3 | Advanced Leadership Skills (9-10) – August 13-18, 2017

Registration opens December 1, 2016

Register early to secure your spot!

        QuEST | Learn Today. Lead Tomorrow.


Our Leadership Training Program (QuEST) is an innovative program for students who strive to become effective leaders in academic, extracurricular, and  business situations. With an overarching theme of personal growth, the QuEST program helps students to develop strong communication skills, learn to cultivate strategic relationships, and to become successful team members and leaders.

QuEST is offered in three sessions, each with unique and complementary courses and activities designed to build and practice valuable knowledge and skills. Students may choose to attend any one of the three standalone* QuEST sessions, or attend all three sessions over three years to receive a QuEST Leadership Certificate from the Enrichment Studies Unit.

All QuEST participant attend a leadership retreat to the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre to participate in exciting teambuilding and leadership activities in an outdoor setting — All QuEST 3 students stay overnight in cabins. Other activities include climbing, swimming, a corn maze adventure, challenging teambuilding exercises, and more.

*All sessions are standalone program modules and may be attended independently. Students are not required to have attended QuEST 1 or QuEST 2 to attend QuEST 2 or QuEST 3 respectively.

General Program Highlights

Both the Residence and Commuter Options include:
  • Intensive, hands-on workshops facilitated by subject-matter experts
  • Opportunities to develop and apply teamwork and leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • The opportunity to learn and connect with motivated, like-minded peers
  • Mentorship by Queen’s undergraduate students
  • Full supervision
  • All course fees
  • All course materials
  • All daytime activities
  • QuEST shirt
  • Hard cover journal
  • Taxes included
The Residence Option also includes:
  • Accommodation in a premium residence room
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • All evening activities

Tuition and Workshop Topics



Workshop Topics

Q1 | Core Leadership Residence Option: $795.00

Commuter Option: $495.00

  • Teams & Teambuilding I
  • Positive Psychology + Mindfulness
  • Personality Assessment

Q2 | Intermediate Leadership Residence Option: $995.00

Commuter Option: $695.00

  • Teams & Teambuilding II
  • First Aid + CPR
  • Conflict Resolution + Negotiation
  • Human Rights + Anti-Stigma

Q3 | Advanced Leadership Residence Option: $1195.00

Commuter Option: $995.00

  • Teams & Teambuilding III
  • Event Planning
  • Positive Space Training
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Ethics & Decision Making
  • Communication + Presentations

Links and Downloadable Resources

2017 QuEST At A Glance

QuEST Schedules

QuEST Program Guide 

ESU Policies