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

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.

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The 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.

This year’s speakers

Speaker Info

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

Student participants can expect the following 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

These are hands-on experiential workshops that cover topics like resume building, financial literacy, personal branding, and understanding the Landlord and Tenant Board. You will gain knowledge and skills that are useful both during and after your student career. Set yourself up for success and check out these workshops:

Fall Semester

Personal Branding

  • September 26, 2017 at 6:00pm
  • Learning Lab (in the Library)


  • October 18, 2017 at 11:00am
  • 1D19, Doon campus

Healthy Living and Self Care

  • November 20, 2017 at 11:00am
  • Rec Centre

Landlord Tenant

  • November 21, 2017 at 11:00am
  • Lower Atrium

Winter Semester

Financial Literacy

  • January 22, 2018 at 6:00pm
  • Learning Lab, Doon Campus in the LRC

Resume Building and Job Search

  • February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm
  • Learning Lab, Doon Campus in the LRC

Interview Prep

  • March 13, 2018 at 4:00pm
  • Learning Lab, Doon Campus in the LRC

Tax Clinics

  • Tuesday April 3 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday April 4 at 6:00pm
  • Thursday April 5 at 11:00am
  • All workshops will be facilitated in the Learning Lab, Doon Campus in the LRC

Please note that workshop topics, dates and times are subject to change.

Life Skills Workshops Sign-up

  • Please note that topics are subject to change.

International Student Advisory Council

The International Student Advisory Council is a volunteer position for international students that they must apply and go through an interview process to be a part of. These international students will be giving feedback to better their student experience and ensure that all programming, services, and events are accessible to all our students regardless of where they are from.

Applications for this academic year have closed. Check back in September 2018 to apply for this great opportunity.

CSI’s Global Service Leadership Trip

This component of the Leadership Development programming is an opportunity for students to volunteer in a community abroad, experience a new culture, travel, and connect with others. Highlights include pre-departure team bonding, fundraising support, education about the destination, and a trip of a lifetime. Apply to join a Global Service Leadership (GSL) trip today!

Thanks to our sponsors!

GSL Guatemala

Beyond Contracting and Your Neighbourhood Credit Union have both generously given $1000, and Conestoga College has generously given $2000. Our sponsors are helping this group of students get to Guatemala and volunteer in the community of Antigua.

GSL Banff

Conestoga College has generously given $1000 to help this group of students get to Alberta and volunteer at Banff National Park.

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Applications for the Global Service Leadership Trips have concluded for this academic year. Check back in September 2018 to apply for this great opportunity!

Campus & Student Rep Programs

The Student Rep and Campus Rep programs were created to establish a link between the students of Conestoga College and their Student Association, Conestoga Students Inc. These programs act as a two-way communication platform where student reps will have the opportunity to voice ideas, concerns and feedback on behalf of their peers, while acting as an ambassador of CSI by delivering news back to students.

These programs act as a two way communication platform between CSI and students

The information that is collected by these programs is used to help steer CSI as an organization. They are critical in developing where CSI needs to grow to ensure we are properly representing all 14,000+ student members across all seven campuses.

Applications for these programs have concluded for this academic year. Check back in September 2018 to apply for these great opportunities!


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

Clubs & Societies

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