Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC)

Experience a life-changing learning opportunity, impress employers, and develop valuable leadership skills that will set you apart for years. Join the Collegiate Leadership Competition team and represent Brock University!

The Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) is a high-impact, experiential leadership development initiative that provides students with an opportunity to develop real-world leadership skills and work collaboratively with other students.

Student participants meet throughout the Winter term with campus coaches to learn new leadership concepts and research, practice their team-building and communications skills with other team members, and sharpen their problem-solving abilities through rigorous exercises and activities.   Participants will test their skills against other university and college teams with various on-line challenges and on Saturday, April 10th they will compete virtually at the regional Collegiate Leadership Competition.

Seven students will be chosen to represent Brock University as part of the Collegiate Leadership Competition.

You can learn more about the CLC at

The Details

As a member of the Brock University CLC Team, you are committing to:

  • Participating in weekly team training sessions, about 2 hours/week, from mid January to early April 2021.
  • Completing occasional readings – no more than 30 minutes/week
  • Attending the Collegiate Leadership Competition virtually Saturday, April 10 from 9am-1pm.

Develop Skills: Through the weekly training sessions, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills in an active, experiential environment. You will engage with innovative concepts, videos, practice outlines, and activities. The CLC curriculum was designed with participants in mind and ensures that you are learning skills that will help set you apart professionally. Through this experience, you can have fun while building skills that will transfer to other leadership positions on campus and in your career.

Meet People & Grow Your Network: Many past CLC teammates have noted that the experience allowed them to make new friends while joining a community of like-minded students who want to learn more about leading others. At the competition you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a community of students, coaches, and corporate and community leaders from across Ontario.

Build Your Resume: CLC will help you stand out professionally by advancing your leadership skills, adding a valuable experience to your resume, increasing the number of competencies you can list, all while showing employers that you are committed to teamwork.

Over this four-month period, the team will meet weekly, with campus coaches, to learn and practice the CLC curriculum, which includes topics such as:

  • creative problem solving,
  • presentation skills,
  • followership,
  • navigating stress,
  • influencing others,
  • leadership styles, and
  • team dynamics.

This opportunity will increase your understanding of personal strengths and areas for improvement by stretching you to the boundaries of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

There will be a series of three challenges that will take place between the months of February and April 2021 on-line.  Here are the important dates for the 2021 competition.

Community Meeting (All Coaches and Participants)

  • Start of Season – February 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
  • About the Competition – March 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Competition Schedule

  • Knowledge Challenge – Released on February 22 and complete by February 26, 2021
  • Spot Challenge – Released on March 1 and completed by March 5, 2021
  • IMPACT Challenge – Runs from March 7 – March 29, 2021
  • Head to head on-line global competition – April 10, 2021 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Your time – that’s it!

Brock University will cover the entry fee for the competition.

Due to the non-refundable costs incurred by Brock University, a commitment fee of $300 will be charged to any participant who fails to meet their obligation as outlined in The Commitment information provided above, once they have agreed to become a member of the team.

Interested? Complete the application form on ExperienceBU.

Applications are due by 11:45pm on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

The team will be announced on December 16 and the first team meeting will take place the week of January 11, 2021.