To help keep our Waterloo community safe, the University has suspended all events that are not vital to the academic mission of the university. As such all Student Leadership Program workshops for the remainder of winter 2020 are cancelled. The University will continue to post updates to the COVID-19 website including public health guidance and academic information. During this challenging time, please take care of yourself and let us know if you have any event rescheduling questions.

The Student Leadership Program (SLP) is a broad-based, experiential series of workshops available to current University of Waterloo students (undergraduate and graduate). The purpose of these workshops is to explore and enhance your leadership capabilities, and to help you gain knowledge and develop skills in leadership on campus and within the community.

Build your cross-campus network by getting to know and work with students from all six faculties. The program has been designed so that all students can participate regardless of whether they are currently in a leadership role.

I really enjoyed how the workshops were run, I felt motivated to participate and genuinely felt comfortable and welcome in the environment.


Program details

  • Workshops are free to any current UWaterloo student (you must be registered in the term)
  • You can complete the 12 workshops in any order and at your own pace throughout your university career
  • By completing all 12 workshops, you are eligible to receive the leadership certificate
  • This program does not qualify for university credit


SLP workshops are facilitated by upper-year undergraduate and graduate students. The SLP Team Leads and Facilitators are enriching student leadership opportunities for current students. Positions are part-time, paid roles, and are typically hired in winter term on a one year contract.


There are 12 workshops offered within the Student Leadership Certificate Program (SLP), each taught by a UWaterloo student facilitator that has completed the program.

Out of respect for our facilitators and participants, the Student Leadership Program upholds a strict no-late policy for workshops. If you arrive after the workshop has begun, you will be required to complete the workshop at a later date. 


The SLP encouraged me to discover myself and figure out what we need to engage, motivate and lead others towards a common goal.

first-year environment student who completed the certificate

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