Leadership Seminars

Leadership Development Seminars

KPU SLD leadership workshops schedule

Expand your leadership potential -- grow your skills and capacity for leadership, success and community contribution.


Everyone welcome, regardless of previous leadership experience or position.
We offer seminars and workshops for students on a regular basis throughout the year.

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In Fall 2013 SLD launched KPU's 1st Student Leadership Challenge Program. Email sld@kpu.ca if you want to be notified for the next Student Leadership Challenge dates.


SPRING 2014 Seminars will be announced in early December.


Attention Club Leaders: If you would like to request some type of customized leadership training for your group, please contact sld@kpu.ca or Kurt Penner, Faculty with Student Life & Development at kurt.penner@kpu.ca.


Past Seminars:

Fall 2013

Be a Volunteer! Your key to getting better jobs and scholarships

    Surrey: Tuesday Sept 10th, 12:30-1:30pm, Cedar 1205A

    Richmond: Wednesday Sept 11th, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 2550A 

    Langley: Monday Sept 16th, 1:00-2:00pm, Room L1030

Is Balance possible for busy student leaders? Avoid burnout - preserve your sanity!
    Surrey: Tuesday Sept 17th, 2:00-3:30pm, Cedar 1140

The Student Leadership Challenge
    Surrey: Thursday Sept 19th, 11:00am-12:30pm, Cedar 1140

Who Me? Being a leader without a title
    Richmond: Wednesday Sept 18th, 2:00-3:00pm, Room 1420



burn on

Burn on, don't Burn Out! Preserving your sanity as a busy student leader
Facilitator: Kurt Penner, Faculty in Student Leadership & Development

Fall 2012

Are you becoming too busy? Could you be vulnerable to the dreaded combination of over-commitment and under-feeding, broadly speaking? In this seminar we will take a look at our culture of busy-ness, the danger of unrealistic expectations and possibility of burnout down the road. Learn to recognize the causes and warning signs, and build some strategies into your lifestyle that help prevent the depletion of burnout.  This will be crucial for your own sanity, your friends/family and for your group’s leaders (and members) as well.  Resource                                        

Get the Extras

Student Volunteer & Leadership Experience: GET THE EXTRAS!
Facilitator: Kurt Penner, Faculty in Student Leadership & Development

Fall 2012



Leadership For The Common Good
with Bill Grace, a Webinar through the Int'l Leadership Association
Spring 2012
Host: Kurt Penner, Faculty -- Student Leadership & Development



Presentation & Discussion

Friday November 18th
Faculty: Kurt Penner, KPU Student Leadership & Development

Student involvement beyond the classroom can help bridge the gap when trying to market your skills to employers or supervisors in a different country or culture. Come find out about the value of student leadership and volunteer experience, and also how to better market that experience for opportunities. If you already have that experience, share your own lessons with other students as part of this discussion.

Topics may include: Finding volunteer opportunities, Being strategic about your involvement (what, how much), Marketing your experience, and How Employers/Supervisors will view your resume as a student or recent grad.