CSI provides Leadership and Career 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.

Earn Credit While You Lead

Every component of the CSI Leadership and Career Development Program earns you a credit on Conestoga College’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR).
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CSI’s Highest Authority is our Student Board of Directors

CSI is governed by our Board of Directors comprised of current students of Conestoga College. Directors hold office for one-year terms that begin in May, and can be re-elected for multiple terms.

BOD elections happen every winter semester

CSI hosts a general election every winter semester for each director position. Interested students must fill out a nomination package, be a student in good standing with a minimum 70% GPA and get 10 peer signatures in order to successfully apply.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Keep an eye out in February for more information on how to run for a position on CSI’s Board of Directors!

Learn More About What The Board Does

Check out the Board of Director’s web page at the link below:
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Leadership Through Challenge and Change

9:30am – 3:30pm


2020 has been a year filled with challenges, obstacles, and what seems like constant change. As we navigate through this time of uncertainty we still want to grow and develop as people and leaders. CSI’s Leadership Through Challenge and Change Conference brings in some top speakers to discuss how to stay well, be authentic, and grow your leadership skills! This conference is completely virtual and can be attended from anywhere in the world.

Not only will you get to develop your leadership skills by attending the conference, but you will earn CCR credit and be entered to win one of three great prizes:

  • A $100 Visa Gift Card
  • A pair of Apple AirPod Pros
  • An Apple Watch SE!

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About James Robilotta

James Robilotta is a professional speaker, personal coach, entrepreneur, and author of Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings. He speaks to willing and unwilling audiences internationally about authentic leadership and promoting memorability.

As a speaker, he is doing the two things he loves the most: causing audiences to think critically about their leadership journeys and making people laugh! His thought-provoking talks are infused with self-awareness and comedy stemming from his background as a trained stand-up and improv comedian. James loves to help people get out of their own ways to live the lives they deserve and be the leaders they are capable of becoming.

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About Sandy Hudson

When Sandy Hudson speaks, people listen. A dynamic and matter-of-fact communicator, Sandy has a unique ability to distill complex ideas into manageable, concepts for large audiences. Tackling a range of social justice issues from racism to feminism, Sandy is a natural thought-leader and has a gift for finding the common ground we need to make a better society.

Sandy is the founder of the Black Lives Matter movement presence in Canada and she also helped to found the Black Legal Action Centre, a specialty legal aid clinic, which provides direct legal services and test case litigation for Black communities in Ontario. Currently studying law at UCLA with a specialization in critical race theory, Sandy also co-hosts the Sandy and Nora Talk Politics podcast, and is co-editor of the best-selling contributed volume, Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada.

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About Jennifer Moss

As a workplace productivity and happiness speaker, Jennifer inspires audiences with science-backed insights to improve workplace culture, employee well-being, and performance. Her inspiring and evidence-based talks zoom in on strategies for leadership and teams to build resilient, happy and successful organizations. Jennifer Moss and her ground-breaking work on the power of happiness is transforming organizations around the globe.

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About Nova Nicole

Nova’s a mental health speaker with emphasis on social and emotional intelligence, in organizations, in the media and the academic, public and private sectors. She has been named one of the Top 5 Life Coaches in Toronto, and is a certified facilitator with the global organization, Mindfulness Without Borders.

Did you miss this conference? Make sure to stay tuned for more information on our next edition!

international student advisory council

CSI’s International Student Advisory Council

The purpose of this council is to gain the knowledge and feedback required to continuously better our International Students experience. The student members of this council provide feedback on their experiences on a variety of pertinent topics (coming to Canada, events at Conestoga, etc.) and this feedback is passed to the college. Student volunteers will also receive education on the college and their Canadian experience, and will receive team bonding opportunities.

Visit our employment opportunities page for information on how to get involved!

Employment Opportunities

student rep program

Represent your academic program with CSI!

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

This program acts as a two way communication platform between CSI and students

The information that is collected by this program 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 student members across all seven campuses.

Visit our employment opportunities page for information on how to get involved!

Employment Opportunities


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