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Advanced Peer Leadership Training (APLT)


Building on Emerging Leadership Training and Foundational Peer Leadership Training, APLT, offers students the opportunity to delve deeper into the meaning of leadership and sense of purpose. APLT adopts a broader approach to leadership and encourages students to reflect on their leadership journey and impact.   

Students attending this training will explore the below themes and corresponding quotes:  

  1. Sense of Purpose - “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs 
  1. Creating Your Goals & Living Our Values - “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”—Sorin Kierkegaard. 
  1. Sustainable Leadership & Avoiding Burnout “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren't more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” - Kristen Neff 


This training is optional and open to all Faculty of Health students (programs affiliated with the Faculty of Health include Global Health, Health Studies, Kinesiology and Health Science, Neuroscience, Nursing, and Psychology).  

The completion of ELT and FPLT is NOT mandatory.

Program Requirements

To receive a certificate of participation, you will be required to meet the following 4 program requirements:   

  1. Participate in the full training (participants are asked to arrive on time and stay until the training ends). 
  1. Have access to a webcam, mic, and internet for remote portions of the training. You will be asked to keep your camera on and participate in the live small and large group discussions when training is offered remotely.
  1. Complete all pre-instructional activities, prior to the scheduled training, (30-minute commitment prior to the training) using the eClass platform. 
  1. Complete all post-training activities (30-minute commitment after the training) using the eClass platform.


This program is held in the fall, winter, and summer terms. The program is scheduled for 3 hours and 45 minutes and delivered remotely via zoom with additional pre and post mandatory learning activities completed on the course eClass page. It is expected that an in-person component will be added when it is safe to return to campus.  

Fall Term – held once during Fall Reading Week (October) 

Winter Term - held once during the Winter Reading Week (February) 

Summer Term – held once during the summer term (June/July/August)