Leadership Program, Applied Skills and Strategies for UBC Students

TitleLeadership Program, Applied Skills and Strategies for UBC Students
Faculty/College/UnitVP Students
Duration1 Year
Project Summary


  • To provide training in leadership skills focusing on multiple intelligences, including personal and social competencies, e.g. how to work effectively together across boundaries (gender, racial, cultural, religious), conflict resolution, optimism and personal agency.
  • To provide training beyond traditional threshold competencies to enable students to achieve personal fulfillment and the ability to become responsible citizens.
  • To provide a conceptual framework for lifelong learning.
  • To extend the Leadership Workshops to interested intact groups, e.g. Dean of Science Ambassadors, student volunteers working in the Downtown Eastside Initiative (some of the material has already been adapted to meet their specific needs).

Rationale: A growing body of literature suggests that knowledge and cognitive competencies are necessary but not sufficient ingredients for success. Social and emotional competencies provide the distinguishing bases for successful leaders and significant contributors to society. Skills beyond threshold competencies (intellectual, knowledge-based) should be the subject of planned learning.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2000/2001
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorBenita Bunjun
Year 1: Funded Amount10,200
Year 1: Team Members

Benita Bunjun, Women Students' Office, Student Services
Marsha Tew, Women Students' Office, Student Services