Alberta Student Leadership Summit

Leadership Education and Development Centre

Alberta Student Leadership Summit


ASLS 2022

ASLS is a four-day, nationwide leadership conference being held from 26th - 29th January 2022. It is open to both high school and post-secondary students -- from anywhere! This conference strives to be an accessible leadership development opportunity that builds skills, grows community, and inspires action.

The ASLS 2022 theme is Sustaining Momentum, which acknowledges our movements through a dynamic ecosystem where uncertainty is a common reality. This theme prompts us to think about the question of “why do we need to keep engaging as leaders?”

With this question, we focus our leadership practices at individual, group, and community levels through seeking an understanding of our purpose as leaders.This involves forming a mindful response to the onrush of complex leadership challenges we encounter in our everyday social contexts, news feeds, and personal experiences. Responding requires thoughtfully addressing underlying leadership challenges to inform meaningful approaches to being leaders.

The Alberta Student Leadership Summit is presented by the UASU and Studentcare.


Keep up with all of the latest updates regarding ASLS 2022 by following @ableadersummit on Instagram!

ASLS Conference Tickets

To find out more about the exciting sessions to be offered at ASLS 2022, you can access the schedule here.

Get your tickets now!.

For 2022, sessions will cover topics in four streams:

Sustainability: Sustainability is more than just the environment! This stream will focus on the four pillars of sustainability (social, human, economic, and environmental) to ensure that we are uplifting all areas of our world in a sustainable way.

Community Organizing: Change starts at the community level! In this stream, you will hear from community organizers involved in different issues that affect their communities and how they took the steps to start organizing to change those issues.

Governance: Are you ready to start making big decisions for your communities? Getting involved in governance at any level is integral to creating long lasting and meaningful change. This stream will focus on why you should be involved in governance at any level and how to effect change through government structures.

Leadership Fundamentals: What does it mean to be a leader? In this stream, we will focus on developing skills and attitudes towards leadership that empower students to practise leadership in their own communities. Leadership is a collection of skills that can be taught, practised, and implemented in every day life.

ASLS Certificates

By attending the Summit, students will have opportunities to earn digital certificates to include on their resumes, CVs and LinkedIn!

Attendees that attend at least 6 sessions throughout the week of the Summit (regardless of stream) will receive an ASLS 2022 Certificate to verify their presence at the Summit. If attendees complete 8 or more sessions (regardless of stream), they will receive an ASLS 2022 Gold Certificate! Attendees may also acquire additional certificates for completing 4 of 6 sessions in one of the streams described above.

ASLS: Planned by students, for students.

We believe that students are the best people to decide what students want to see in a student leadership conference; that's why we have a team of students who direct the conference. The directors take on roles from setting the schedule to coordinating volunteers.


Want to present at ASLS?

We love having presenters with a wide range of experience and expertise! At this time, ASLS 2022 presenter applications are closed. We look forward to receiving your application next year!


Want to volunteer with ASLS?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! At this time, ASLS 2022 general volunteer applications are closed. Please take a chance to apply next year!

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Student Director -Responsible for training and coordinating for all facets of the conference, including but not limited to, promotions, pre- and post-conference sessions, and the day of ASLS. This position will be supported by staff mentors from both the University of Alberta, and the University of Alberta Students’ Union. The time commitment for this role is 10 hours a month during the fall semester and 20-25 hours in January 2022

Media Coordinator - Providing online media engagement throughout the event. Note that past involvement in media coordination is preferred. Mandatory personal equipment such as camera and smart device with internet is not provided and is required for this position.

Registration and Engagement Coordinator - Helping with registration each day of the Summit and ensuring summit participants/ attendees are accounted for. This role will also be responsible for providing engagement opportunities leading up to the Summit for folks who are already registered.

Welcome Team Coordinators - Ensuring that participants/ attendees are in the right location and headed towards the right place. This position will also be responsible for helping to build community in an online setting during the week of the conference.

Session Coordinators - Ensuring that participants and facilitators have everything that is needed during facilitation and presenting. This role will help manage break out rooms, attendee questions, and anything else that the facilitator may need. The best perk of this role is that you get to sit through sessions and learn from them yourself!


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ASLS for?

ASLS is created for high school and post secondary students who are at varying points in their leadership journey. Whether you are just starting out or are already making moves, you’ll find something at ASLS for you. We also welcome community members, education staff, and others who are interested in learning more about leadership!

Where does ASLS take place?

ASLS will be held in a blended manner with three virtual conference days (January 26th - 28th) and one in-person conference day (January 29th) at the University of Alberta Students' Union Building in Edmonton, Alberta. We hope that the flexibility of options to get involved with the summit will help to best ensure that participants have the chance to engage in a dynamic ASLS experience this year.

When does ASLS take place?

ASLS will take place from 26th to 29th January, 2022

ASLS sounds awesome! How do I become a student director?

Applications for the 2022 ASLS Student Director positions are now closed. We look forward to receiving your application next year!

How do I become a presenter at ASLS?

We love having presenters with a wide range of experience and expertise! At this time, ASLS 2022 presenter applications are closed. We look forward to receiving your application next year!

Can I volunteer at ASLS?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! At this time, ASLS 2022 general volunteer applications are closed. Please take a chance to apply next year!

What is included in the ticket price?

it includes access to the Summit and some surprises to come!

Looking for more information?

  • Follow us on Instagram at @ableadersummit to get the most up to date news.
  • Take a look at the 2017 programme, the 2018 programme, and the 2020 programme to see what we have done in past years.
  • Send us an email at leadership@su.ualberta.ca. We would love to hear from you!
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Phone

780-492-7165

Fax

780-492-4643

Email
leadership@su.ualberta.ca

Address

Student Life Central
0-74
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7