Are you looking for ways to maximize your strengths and reach your leadership potential? If so, then LEAD Academy is for you! We’ll help you learn ways to develop your personal leadership style, as well as skills to engage effectively in life, school and community.

What is LEAD Academy?

The LEAD Academy consists of workshops and learning activities geared towards helping you become a better leader. You will learn and develop skills according to the 6 Pillars of Leadership:

  1. Leadership and Me
  2. Cultivating Self Awareness
  3. Civic Engagement
  4. Effective Communicating
  5. EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and Cultural Competencies
  6. Effective Goal Setting


What are the benefits of joining the LEAD Academy?

  • Personal and professional development
  • Rich student life experience
  • Networking opportunities with different groups at the College
  • Leadership self-awareness
  • A chance to actively get involved in the BVC community
  • A LEAD Academy Certificate and a letter of reference from Student Affairs


LEAD Academy Certificate

To qualify for your LEAD Academy Certificate, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Take at least 8 LEAD Academy workshops, one from each pillar is mandatory.
  • Take part in at least 10 hours of campus or community volunteering.
  • Complete and submit workshop reflections after each workshop.

Apply to receive your LEAD Academy Certificate upon completion of the above requirements by completing the LEAD Academy Program Completion Certificate Request Form. The work you've done will also be added to your co-curricular record.

*Note: Students are responsible for tracking their own progress in the program.

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Student Affairs

345 - 6 Avenue SE
First Floor, South Building, Downtown Campus

Hours of Operation

August 15 - May 15
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.


Registration is ongoing and there is no registration deadline to any Bow Valley College student.
No. Once program registration has taken place, the student must track their own progress and ensure that program requirements are met to receive a LEAD Academy Certificate.
  • Volunteer with BVC (co-curricular documentation required)
  • Volunteer outside of BVC (documentation required from volunteer manager) *request form from Student Affairs by emailing

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