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Becoming an SL Leader

Benefits of SL leader

Benefits of becoming an SL leader:

  • Develop leadership and organizational skills
  • Build connections with faculty, other leaders, and students
  • Earn SL Leadership Training certification
  • Make a positive difference for others
  • Receive compensation for your good work
  • Enjoy the SL Leaders’ Office - a space just for leaders

How to Apply

Attend an SL Information Session. To be invited to an Information Session, contact the SL Coordinator: etempleman@tru.ca by early spring (March / April).

SL Information Sessions are designed to provide enough information to know whether the position of SL Leader would be a good fit for you, and a chance to ask any questions you may have. Sessions are 90 minutes. Four or five sessions are schedule; generally from the second week of exams, in April, to mid-May. (Later Information Sessions may be arranged, if positions have not yet been filled.)

After you attend, you'll be invited to submit an application.

SL Leader Qualifications

  • Registration as a full or part-time student, required.
  • 2nd to 4th year standing in year for which you are applying to lead (2nd or 3rd year preferred).
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3, strongly recommended (3.0 required).
  • Minimum grade of “A-“ (or “B+” for Law) in the course to be supported, normally required.
  • Content competency required.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Good organizational skills highly recommended.
Benefits of SL leader

What do leaders say about SL?

Our recent leaders have this to say:

I've learned to think on my feet... to be more assertive.

It brought a new sense of a leader to me. Now I see a leader as a good facilitator.

After a year involved in SL, I walked out with a completely different understanding of leadership.

Several students thank [ed] me for helping them pass the course and it gave me a sense of leadership and pride that I was able to help effectively.

Leader recruitment normally takes place between March and early May for the upcoming academic year.
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