Online learning with on-campus sessions

Empowering Social Impact Leaders

12-month program
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The Advanced Leadership for Social Impact Fellowship prepares experienced leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to meaningfully tackle the root causes and drivers of social issues or problems.

By focusing on enhancing the skills and perspectives of leaders to tackle complex issues, Queen鈥檚 University can help solve the world鈥檚 most significant and urgent challenges.

Ideal for people at mid-career or later, the program is intended for those committed to making real impact. Fellows can come from a wide range of backgrounds including the private and public sectors, not-for-profits, entrepreneurship, enterprise intrapreneurs, investors, and community changemakers.

The program combines on-campus residential sessions at 成人大片 with online synchronous learning, and a group capstone project. This format accommodates those working full-time or with other time demands.

Fellows will have the opportunity to network with faculty, mentors, and peers and learn from leading experts in the field.

Multicultural team work together in office

The '22-'23 Fellows in class with Professor and Director Jean-Baptiste Litrico

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire a deeper appreciation for the complex and systemic nature of social issues;
  • Enhance leadership capabilities to initiate or support impact initiatives across and/or within organizations;
  • Learn about various approaches to assess or measure social impact progress.

Key Features

Small Cohort

Small cohort experience: limited enrollment means tight-knit group dynamic and opportunity to learn from each other鈥檚 experiences and perspectives.

Flexible Delivery

Blend of in-person and online learning: flexibility to take program while working or balancing other responsibilities.

Expert Instruction

Expert faculty and instructors: drawn from disciplines across Queen鈥檚 University, plus sector specialists and practitioners.

Themed Structure

Themed semesters: progress through the key mindsets required for sustainable, human-centred change - discovery, design and delivery.

Real World Challenges

Grounded in real-world challenges: move quickly from theory to practice and project application.


Peer coaching support 鈥 integrated into program schedule.