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Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)


This training offers current students and peer leaders a unique opportunity to learn and reflect on how to take on leadership responsibilities, what it means to be a leader in their community, and how to maintain a balance in their lives. 

Students attending this training will explore the following topics:  

  1. You Matter - Leadership is not only about THEM (mentees), but also about YOU.  Learn about how to maintain your health and wellness so that you can maximize both your potential and the potential of those around you.  
  1. They Matter - Reflect on and discuss questions such as what does leadership mean to you? What are the characteristics and traits of a "good" leader? and, how can we systematically and empathetically meet and address the needs of your mentees and other students?  
  1. Communication Matters - Have you ever been nervous when communicating with others? You are not the only one. Verbal and written communication with peers, professors, colleagues, and students, is an inherent part of being a peer leader. Learn about to use communication skills more effectively in both an in-person and virtual environment. 


This training is mandatory for all peer leaders affiliated with Calumet and Stong Colleges (both paid and volunteer roles). If you are interested in a peer leadership position and/or want to develop your leadership skills, we invite you to register.  

Program Requirements

To receive a certificate of participation, you will be required to meet the following 5 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 mandatory pre-instructional activities, prior to the scheduled training, (30-minute commitment prior to the training) using the eClass platform.  
  1. Complete all mandatory training activities throughout the training (60-minute commitment) using the eClass platform. 
  1. Complete all mandatory 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 11 hours and delivered over four days. Days 1, 2 and 3 are delivered remotely via zoom and Day 4 is held in person. Additional pre and post mandatory learning activities are completed on the course eClass page.  

Fall Term – held once in early September 

Winter Term - held twice in early January and late April after exams 

Summer Term – held twice in June and July  

Mandatory Attendance (Synchronous via Zoom & eClass) 
Day One - You Matter 
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Day Two- They Matter 
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Day Three- Communication Matters 
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022 
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm