CSI provides Leadership Development as a way to build a strong foundation as student leaders.

Leadership Development is divided into six main components. Participants of all components will learn specific strategies to bring personal leadership skills to a new level, find a unique leadership style and become a strong leader within the college and local community.

Components of the CSI Leadership Development Program

Earn Credit while you lead

Every component of the CSI Leadership Development Program earns you a credit on Conestoga College’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR). Log into your MyConestoga account to learn more about the CCR.

sixth annual student leadership conference
This two day conference is held annually for students to evolve their leadership skills and style in a fun and interactive environment. With wildly energized professional speakers from all over North America and interactive challenges where you take on real-world leadership roles, CSI’s Leadership Conference will leave you feeling excited and motivated to continue your personal leadership development. The conference is held in a professional environment at Bingemans Conference Centre, with four meals and snacks provided to you.

Take advantage of our orientation week discount & early bird draw!

From August 28 until September 1 you can purchase a conference ticket at the discounted rate of $20. After September 1 the price will go up to $30.
Purchase your ticket by September 22, 2017 (by 11:59pm) to be entered in our early bird draw to win a $200 Visa gift card!

Conference Details

October 14 & 15, 2017
Bingemans Conference Centre
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON
Tickets $30 & on sale starting Monday August 28, 2017
Purchase your ticket

What you will receive

Recognition on Conestoga College’s Co-Curricular Record
An official certificate for your professional portfolio
Breakfast, lunch and a snack all three days
An experience of a lifetime!

This year’s speakers

The Conference will be held at Bingemans Conference Centre on October 14 and 15

Leadership Ambassadors

Conestoga Students Inc. encourages all students to sign up to become a Leadership Ambassador. By joining the leadership team, you are showing a commitment to your personal development as a leader, a socially conscious volunteer and a member of a dedicated team that will fill a vision through passion and service.

Program Outcomes
  • Collaborate as a team to create and execute social, economic and environmental initiatives.
  • Develop leadership traits such as accountability, responsibility and communication.


As a Leadership Ambassador you will participate in many activities including, but not limited to:

  • Help better the Conestoga Community and make connections with other students
  • Brainstorm and facilitate volunteer initiatives lead by the Leadership Ambassador team.


Some of the minimum expectations may be, but are not limited to:

  • Checking email correspondence daily
  • Monthly meetings
  • Maintaining communication with the Student Engagement Coordinator
  • Collaborating with a team of Leadership Ambassadors
  • Executing service leadership initiatives within the college and community


CSI recognizes that you are a student first and foremost and that you have responsibilities and deadlines for your chosen program. The Ambassador program is meant to enhance your student experience and provide you with a unique professional development and volunteer opportunity that will prepare you for your career beyond Conestoga College.

By signing up to become a Leadership Ambassador, your participation in the program will require a time commitment (7-10 hours per month) and accountability from you as a student leader. You must attend the monthly meeting in order to volunteer the following month.

Leadership Ambassador Application

Life Skills Workshops

CSI is introducing a series of life skills and leadership workshops open for free to all students. These hands on experiential workshops will give a foundation to build confidence, independence and help set students up for success.

All sessions will be held in the CSI Venue unless otherwise stated.

There are no workshops scheduled for spring semester. Check back in the fall for details.


CSI’s Student Engagement Coordinator would be happy to talk to you about any questions or concerns you have about this topic.

Global Service Leadership

Sign up to do good work in areas of the world less fortunate than Canada.

Clubs & Societies

Student Clubs and Societies are an essential part of the culture of the post-secondary experience.

Student Rep Program

Become your class's Student Rep to make sure your wants and needs are being heard by the people who can make a difference.