Leadership Training

For Grades 8 – 10
Now a course option within the Summer Enrichment Experience

Program overview

The Queen’s ESU Leadership Training Program provides students entering grades 7 to 10 the skills and experiences to become effective leaders in their school and community. With the goal of personal growth and development, students practice their communication skills, cultivate strategic relationships, and learn to be successful team members and leaders.

Previous Leadership Training programs delivered by Queen’s ESU included three levels. Any student that has successfully completed level 1 or 2 in the past, upon successful completion of 2022 Queen’s ESU Leadership Training, will receive a certificate of completion acknowledging their accomplishment in all levels of the program. By enrolling in this program and participating actively, the student will have completed Queen’s ESU Leadership Training.

Leadership Training is now a course option of the Summer Enrichment Experience program.

The Program offers unique and complementary courses and activities designed to build and practice valuable knowledge and skills. 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 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.

Save Your Seat!

Registration opens March 15, 2022.
Register early to secure a spot in your preferred course!

  • August 14 – 19, 2022

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

Learn to build healthy strategic relationships

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


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 from 2019 Open PDF in New Tab

Workshop Descriptions

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

Campus Map

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Residence Program Fees


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.