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Bishop’s Leadership Retreat 

Do you want to support positive change and empower others at BU? 

What it is: an immersive off-campus experience that fosters meaningful connections and leadership skill-building. 

Who it is for: all students from first to graduating year want to develop their confidence and capacity to lead in order to positively impact the campus community. 

Cost: nothing – all expenses are paid for by the University. 

Registration portal opens in September each year (registration is now closed).

For more information, email Katie Bibbs: kbibbs@ubishops.ca 

ENGAGE Program credits are offered with this experience 

Leadership in Action: Project Development Incubator  

(for non-business ventures) 

If you are passionate about making a difference on or around the campus community and have a project you want to pursue but aren’t sure how to get started, register for this opportunity to connect with and learn from others about putting your ideas into action. 

What it is: a student-led, staff-and-faculty-supported immersive experience that supports the development of an idea into an actionable plan. It offers the space and resources to get your idea off the ground. Goal-setting, proposal-writing, communications and financing/budgeting are all topics that will be covered. 

Who it is for: all students from first to graduating year who have an idea for a club, social movement, project, event or other non-business-related venture that is focused on fostering change on or around campus. 

Learning Objectives: Participants will :

  1. leave with a clear understanding of what steps they need to take to put their vision/project into action; 
  2. gain knowledge about how to start a project; 
  3. learn about resources available on campus; 
  4. develop projects that take into consideration various student stakeholders, including but not limited to equitable, diverse and inclusive programming and content; 
  5. connect with peers and share knowledge and experience to build and grow. 

What is included: All meals; resources to make dreams happen! 

Cost: nothing – all expenses are paid for by the University.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2024

For more information, email Katie Bibbs: kbibbs@ubishops.ca 

ENGAGE Program credits are offered with this experience 


Leadership Coaching 

What is coaching?  

Coaching is defined by the International Coaching Federation as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Essentially, coaching is a goal-oriented, structured conversation that focuses on where you are and where you’re trying to be, then coming up with an action plan to get there. It invites deep self-reflection for the purpose of meaningful and sustainable change and personal growth. 

What coaching is not: 

Coaching is not counselling or psychotherapy. It is also not about giving advice or teaching. It is not mentoring, consulting, or top-down/expert-led.  

Who is coaching for? 

This service is available to all students across campus who are interested in growing as leaders in any capacity, personally and professionally.  

To book, email kbibbs@ubishops.ca or via https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/AcademicCoaching@ubishops.ca/bookings/ 

Group coaching is also available for teams. To book, email kbibbs@ubishops.ca.  

For more information:  

Katie Bibbs 
Academic Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator
Leadership and Academic Success
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2381 
Email: katie.bibbs@ubishops.ca 
Office: MOU 228 

As part of her role as the Academic Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator, Katie develops and supports leadership development programming and opportunities across campus. She is certified by Concordia University’s Executive Centre as a professional goal-centric coach, and holds degrees from the University of Alberta (BSc) and Concordia University (Masters of Business Administration).  

Residence Life: Leadership Community  

What it is: The Leadership Community takes a curricular approach to facilitate student leadership development. With the support of campus resources and fellow program peers, students will positively contribute to their communities while developing their leadership potential through various experiential learning opportunities. 

Who it is for: Students living in residence can apply to join the Leadership Community, where they will be called upon by other campus leaders to complete a series of missions inspired by community needs. By working through these missions, students will develop individual and collective skills that go beyond their university experience. 

For more information, email: residencelife@ubishops.ca 

Recognition for Leadership 

ENGAGE Program 

Bishop’s University is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive community that fosters deep engagement in the life of the University. A wide variety of extracurricular activities is available to students, providing a rewarding and fulfilling university experience that will prepare them for the world.  

The ENGAGE Program officially recognizes students’ involvement in learning opportunities outside the classroom. 

For more information: https://www.ubishops.ca/student-services/engage-program/

Opportunity Funds and Awards Cycles:  

If you are engaged in your community, making a positive difference on campus or off, you might be eligible for certain awards and paid opportunities that recognition community involvement and leadership.  

Check out the Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries web page for more information.