Student Success Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone participate?

All students registered in an undergraduate program at Western University are welcome to participate in LEP.

How do I sign-up for a workshop?

Registration for LEP workshops is now available online! Click on the Registration button and sign-in via CareerCentral to select the workshop you would like to attend. You will need your Western username and password to sign-in to Career Central. You will find the LEP Workshops listed under the "Leadership" tab. You can view the workshops offered in calendar view or list view.

Are the workshops lecture-based?

No, LEP Facilitators are trained in presenting interactive workshops. Participants should come to each workshop expecting to contribute to discussions and take part in activities.

Do I have to do the workshops in a specific order?

There are some key components:

  • It is recommended, though not required, to complete tier one prior to tier two.
  • At least one tier must be completed before beginning tier three 
  • In tier one, "What is Leadership" must be taken before all other workshops. The other tier one workshops can be taken in any order.
  • In tier two, the "LEP Capstone" must be taken as the last workshop before tier two is completed, but prior tier two workshops can be taken in any order.

Can I take more than the required workshops?

Yes, students can participate in as many workshops as they like. However, only the required number of workshops will count towards the Letter of Accomplishment.

What if I can't make it for the workshop I signed up for?

Students who are no longer able to attend a workshop after registering must cancel their registration. To de-register, sign in to the Registration page. Failure to do so on 2 separate occasions may result in your removal from the Leadership Education Program for the duration of the current academic year.

Do I have to pay to attend the workshops?

No, the Leadership Education Program is a free program offered to Western students.

How long do I have to complete a tier?

Students can complete workshops within a tier at their own pace as long as it is completed before the end of their degree.

I've attended a workshop but it is not listed as "Complete" when I sign-in. What do I need to do?

Once a student has attended a particular workshop, we will upload the attendance to Career Central within 5 business days. If after 5 business days, you still are not marked as attended, you can follow up with us by emailing

I've volunteered in a few different places over the year that probably adds up to 20 hours. Can I use this towards the volunteering requirement for Tier 3?

The minimum 20 volunteer hours for completion of Tier Three should come from the one area outlined in the submitted Service Learning action plan. The LEP team must approve the action plan before the credited volunteer hours can begin.

When do I get my letter of Accomplishment?

Letters of Accomplishment for first term will be available by January. Letters of Accomplishment for second term will be available at the beginning of the summer. All Letters of Accomplishment will be available ONLINE, via CareerCentral. Students will receive an email with downloading instructions when the letters have been uploaded to CareerCentral.

Do I get a University credit, academic or otherwise from Western?

Participation in the Leadership Education Program is a valuable demonstration of your initiative to develop leadership skills for University and beyond! We encourage students to use Western's Co-Curricular Record (WCCR) to add their LEP accomplishments to their portfolio. Click here to learn more about the WCCR. Note: Students must complete an entire tier in order to add LEP to their WCCR activities. WCCR credit will not be given for participation in individual workshops.

What happens if my workshop of interest is currently full?

You can check periodically to see if spots for that workshop (and others) have opened. It is also important to note that each term, a new schedule for LEP is produced. You can also show up to a "full" workshop and ask the faciltator if they feel there is enough room for you to participate. The facilitator may allow you to stay for the workshop if there is extra space. If there is enough space for you to stay, you must ensure that you add your name to the Attendance Sheet. You must be added to the bottom of the attendance sheet (and print clearly) in order to receive credit for attending the workshop.