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Leadership & Development

Leadership & Development

The Student Experience Office offers a number of programs and initiatives to help build and grow your leadership skills, EDII knowledge, and allyship awareness and skills, as well as engage in meaningful mentorship relationships. Explore our opportunities for leadership and development below:

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QSuccess First-Year Mentorship

The QSuccess program matches first-year students with an upper-year mentor to help support a successful transition through students' first year of university.

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Upper-Year Peer Mentor Program

This program matches second-year students and above with a graduate or upper-year peer mentor to support the continued transition throughout university.

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Bader College Transition Program

This program aims to ease the transition of students from their first year of study at Bader College to their second year at Queen's University's Kingston campus.

*Please note this program is temporarily suspended for the 2024-25 academic year due to the current operations at Bader College


Are you a staff, faculty or student group looking to build or enhance a mentoring program at Queen's? Check out the MentorHUB - a resource library to help you develop, implement, or evaluate mentorship programs. Drawing on leading research and best practices in the field of Mentorship, you will find ideas, resources and templates that will assist you in building high-quality programming so that your mentors and mentees engage in a safe and positive mentoring experience.

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Peer Program Opportunities


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With more than 10 programs recruiting students to work in peer support roles, there's an opportunity for you, whether you're interested in mentoring, health education, learning strategies, international experience, leadership education and more. Enhance your leadership experience while supporting your peers and building community virtually or on campus! 

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Certificate Programs

Leadership Workshop Series (LWS)

The LWS program for current and prospective student leaders is designed to help you develop and practice key leadership skills, broaden your perspective on leadership, and meet like-minded peers.

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Gender-Based Violence Awareness & Bystander Intervention

This program offers includes four different workshops to choose from to build your awareness and skills in relation to GBV prevention and Bystander Intervention.

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Lead, Include, Transform (LIT)

Administered by a trained team of student leaders, LIT Training provides students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to reflect on personal privileges and oppressions and how they show up on campus.

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Positive Space

Offered through the Human Rights and Equity Office, the Positive Space 2-part sticker program celebrates sexual and gender diversity at Queen's and offers visibility and support to 2SLGBTQI+ communities.

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Action, Commitment, Transformation (ACT)

Once you complete LIT, GBV Awareness and Bystander Intervention, and Positive Space training, conclude with a final ACT workshop to receive an official ACT certificate and badge.

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HREO Training

The Human Rights and Equity Office provides education in the areas of human rights, equity, accessibility, and sexual violence prevention and response. Check out their learning catalogue for a full-range of other learning opportunities. 

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Queen's Shift Project


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The Queen's Shift Project events and initiatives are created and facilitated with the goal of centering equity-deserving student experiences, providing opportunities for dialogue around topics outlined in the survey, and acting on next steps towards improving campus culture at Queen’s.

These events & initiatives are open to all students looking to be part of the shift towards a safer and more inclusive student experience for all!

Learn more about the Shift Project