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!

What is it?

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 the campus coach 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. At the end of the term, participants will test their skills against other university and college teams at the regional Collegiate Leadership Competition.

Seven students will be chosen to represent Brock University at the Southern Ontario Collegiate Leadership Competition on April 3-4, 2020.

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, starting the week of January 13 through to the competition on April 3 *
  • Completing occasional readings – no more than 30 minutes/week
  • Attending the Collegiate Leadership Competition on Friday April 3 – Saturday April 4, 2020 at Laurier Brantford (see Agenda for details)

* The weekly meeting time will be schedule based on all team members’ availability once the team has been selected.

Over this four-month period, the team will meet for 2 hours 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.

April 3-4, teams from schools across the region will participate in a high-energy, action-filled competition where you will be challenged to put your knowledge and training into action.

The competition consists of 6 45-minute challenges where teams will be scored on two dimensions – their results (100 points) and their process (100 points). Each team member will have opportunity to lead one activity.

Agenda (subject to change)

Friday, April 3, 2020

4:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Travel to Wilfred Laurier, Brantford

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.


7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception *
Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Arrival and Opening Information

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Competition Activities 1 -3

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Competition Activities 4 – 6

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Travel back to Brock University

* Please note that dinner is not provided at the opening reception. Participants are encouraged to eat before departing for Brantford.

Your time – that’s it! Well, almost it…

Brock University will cover the entry fee, one-night accommodation in Brantford as well as transportation to and from the competition. Lunch is provided during the competition on Saturday.

You will be responsible for any other expenses, such as breakfast and snacks.

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.

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 up 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.


Interested in becoming a member of the Brock CLC team?


Know someone who would be a great team member – nominate them!

Help Brock University defend our Regional Champion title!

Join the 2019-2020 Team!

Nominations are due by Wednesday November 27, 2019
Applications are due by Sunday December 1, 2019