Leadership Training Program

Levels 1, 2, 3 | For Grades 7 – 10
2021 Details coming November 2020

Program overview

The Leadership Training Program 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 Program helps students to develop strong communication skills, learn to cultivate strategic relationships, and to become successful team members and leaders.

The Program 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* sessions, or attend all three sessions over three years to receive a Leadership Certificate from the Enrichment Studies Unit. All participants attend a leadership retreat to the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre to participate in exciting teambuilding and leadership activities in an outdoor setting. Other activities may include climbing, swimming, a corn maze adventure, challenging teambuilding exercises, and more.

For students working towards the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Gold Medal, the L3 residence-option satisfies the Gold Project requirement. To receive a Duke of Edinburgh award, students must complete personal goals in 4 to 5 different categories. Please refer to the Duke of Edinburgh – Ontario website for age requirements and other Award information.

*All sessions are standalone program modules and may be attended independently. Students are not required to have attended L1 or L2 to attend L2 or L3 respectively.

Save Your Seat!

Registration opens January 12, 2021.
Register early to secure a spot in your preferred course!

  • August 11 – 14, 2020
  • August 10 – 14, 2020
  • August 9 – 14, 2020

Program Highlights

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Students gain important leadership skills and become effective leaders in academic, extracurricular, and business situations

Academic Courses

Develop and apply teamwork and leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities

Classroom Time

Three stand alone leadership training levels offered

Taught by Queen's Experts

Intensive, hands-on workshops facilitated by subject-matter experts

Connect with Peers

Learn and connect with motivated, like-minded peers

Classroom Time

Mentorship by Queen’s undergraduate students

Program Fees

L1 | $840  

L2 | $1050

L3 | $1325

This program provides a complete university experience. Students live in residence, attend daytime workshops, eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a campus dining hall, and participate in extracurricular activities on the Queen’s campus and around the Kingston community.


2018 SEEDS At A Glance

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2018 SEEDS Course Descriptions

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SEEDS Sample Schedule

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2018 SEEDS Program Guide

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Example Activities

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ESU Policies

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Leadership Training Program
at a Glance

This PDF is a quick overview of the Leadership Training Program, including Rates, Dates & Program Highlights. Open PDF in New Tab

Workshop Descriptions

Coming December 15. Click here to view the workshops that were offered in 2019. Open PDF in New Tab

Sample Schedule

This PDF has a sample schedule for all 3 levels of the Leadership Training Program program. Open PDF in New Tab

Program Guide

This PDF contains a comprehensive overview of the Leadership Training Program program for this year. Open PDF in New Tab

ESU Policies

Visit our Policies page to access PDFs of the various policies pertaining to the program and the University. View the Policies Page


Visit our FAQs for a list answers to common questions, and more info for parents and students. View the FAQ Section

Sample Activities

Visit the Programs page to see some of the activities you will get to take part in. View the Sample Activities

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