Course Description

The Foundations Tier is the first level of the Engineering Leadership Program, a 3 year co-curricular certificate program. 

The Foundations Tier takes place during the Fall & Winter semesters of every school year. Through engaging in core workshops and self-directed modules, students will learn foundational leadership skills: self-awareness, effective communication & teamwork. Students participate in events & workshops that take place on average once a month. These workshops and events are typically 1.5 - 2 hours, offered in-person, virtually, and online asynchronous. Total involvement hours is approximately 20.

By fulfilling requirements, students can:

  • earn a digital badge for the successful completion of the Foundations tier (can be displayed on LinkedIn/resume)
  • earn a Certificate of Recognition by participating in all 3 tiers/levels of the program (Foundations Tier, Development Tier, Excellence Tier)
  • continue their leadership learning and development

Foundations tier, Engineering Leadership Program components:

  • Opening & closing events
  • 6 core workshops
  • 2 term reflections & surveys
  • Full day conference (a Saturday in March/April)



First time users will be asked to login or create a new account. Under "Known UCID / Other Names on Record (if any)" please make sure to input your UCID. This is critical with ensuring that you are registered properly and can access the leadership course on D2L.

Registration for students brand new to the Engineering Leadership Program in the 2023-2024 year occurs by enrolling in SSL 100 - 003: Foundations Tier (Level 1). 

Registration is free and the deadline to register is: Tuesday, Sept. 12th @ 11:59pm.

Any questions? E-mail schulich.leadership@ucalgary.ca


 Schulich engineering undergraduate student in any year

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Sep 09, 2024 to Apr 30, 2025
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Required Software
Access to cellphone and laptop/desktop computer with audio/visual capacity for virtual workshops and self-directed modules.
Section Notes

Registration for students brand new to the Engineering Leadership Program in the 2024-2025 year occurs by enrolling in SSL 100 - 005.

The actual dates/times of events and workshop offerings will be communicated by e-mail on a regular basis during the Fall & Winter semesters. In addition, details of events and workshops will be posted on the D2L course for the Foundations Tier.

A mix of in-person & virtual workshops will be offered, along with self-directed modules, so that students can enjoy a variety of learning styles and formats with increased flexibility with meeting requirements. 

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