Student Leader Resources

Being a student leader is a huge responsibility. To help navigate things smoothly, APSC PD has compiled a list of toolkits that ease the workflow for everyone involved in a student group.

What is LEES?

LEES (Leadership Education for Engineering Students) is a set of resources geared towards applicability. The goal is for you to have enough theory so that you have an idea of why you're doing something, but learning is focused on “what”, “when” and “how” to apply your knowledge.

Focused on elements of task leadership (performance maintenance), social leadership (relationship maintenance), and personal leadership, LEES is geared towards students learning how to effectively work in groups and teams.

How to use LEES

LEES resources have been developed so that students are able to determine which topics they would like to learn about. There is no set order that students needs to review these toolkits. Each resource has been set up so that students can walk through the material independently, and then follow-up with an advisor for further discussion.

Internal Topics

These toolkits relate to internal subjects of your team.


Project Management

This spreadsheet contains key project management systems such as a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Gantt Chart, RACI Matrix and more, ensuring a smooth workflow.


Succession Planning

Many teams struggle with leadership transitions and a loss of knowledge as a result. This toolkit contains a reflection template that graduating members can fill in to ensure nothing gets missed.


Team Culture and Retention

Team culture defines the dynamics within a team and teamwork, specifically how members work together towards a common goal and how they treat one another.


Conflict Resolution

These resources are designed to help you to think about different areas of interpersonal conflict and reflect on the situation at hand in a methodical way, before taking steps to resolve it.


Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning ensures the team has a shared mission and vision. It includes templates for common exercises such as SWOT scan, PESTLE analysis and so on.



External Topics

Toolkits that apply to external topics within your group.


Outreach Planning

If your student group is planning to host high school/middle school outreach events, make sure to plan it out well in advance. This toolkit ensures no steps are missed.


Online Community and Marketing

Struggling to gain an online audience? This toolkit dives into Marketing 101 - you'll learn how to build your brand, engage your audience and more.


Event Planning

This spreadsheet encompasses every step of planning an event big or small - be it an event proposal, budget, communication plan, run of show and more. You can adjust the sheets to fit better to your specific event.



As a student, it’s only natural (and healthy) to have 20-30% of your team graduate or otherwise move on each year. This allows new members and their unique ideas and skills to join the team. Before sending out any hiring notices, it’s worthwhile to take stock of the current composition of your team and what your goals are in the future.


Communicating Accomplishments

You've achieved a lot of things being a part of a student group - but now what? We've compiled a list of UBC and APSC resources that can help you navigate the next steps forward!


Other Resources

LinkedIn Learning

All degree-seeking UBC Vancouver students have access to LinkedIn Learning, where you can build skills, browse career ideas, and achieve your personal goals. This is especially important as you navigate critical skills surrounding leadership and engagement.

Register to get access to over 16,000+ free courses that cover topics such as project management, goal setting, content creation, coding and even CAD modelling.

How to access:

  1. Use your CWL to log into LinkedIn Learning.
  2. Complete a short questionnaire to customize your learning path.
  3. Browse courses and start learning!
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