Testimonials from participants in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences and its sister Conferences, including Emerging Leaders Dialogue Canada, CSCLeaders, and the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conferences.

Nadiya Figueroa
Nadiya Figueroa
Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships, Director of Leadership and Change, Oxford University
Leo Gerard
Leo Gerard
International President, United Steelworkers
Adonis Trujillo
Adonis Trujillo
Program Manager, Microsoft
O’Neil W. Grant
O’Neil W. Grant
President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association
Claudia D’orazio
Claudia D’orazio
Vice President, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, ELD 2011
Philip Jennings
Philip Jennings
General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Carrie Blair
Carrie Blair
President, Tartan Advisory Group Inc.
Brian Haugen
Brian Haugen
Director of Education and Engagement, International Union of Operating Engineers
Paula Amos
Paula Amos
Partner at Indigenous Worx
Scott Tod
Scott Tod
Former Deputy Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police
George Heyman
George Heyman
Minister of Environment, Government of British Columbia
Adam Janikowski
Adam Janikowski
Asian Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
Paul Moist
Paul Moist
Retired President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Dr. Agnes Di Leonardi, C.M.,
Dr. Agnes Di Leonardi, C.M.,
General Counsel, Sym-Tech Dealer Services

“I could not have anticipated the remarkable impact that the conference would have on me both immediate and ongoing. What struck me about the participants was a shared passion and commitment towards making a contribution and a strong interest in giving back and making a positive difference. Throughout the study tours we increased our understanding of the importance of dynamic leadership and gained insights which are still relevant today. These insights came to us not through a lecture hall setting but by multiple real interactions.”

Nadiya Figueroa, Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships, Director of Leadership and Change, Oxford University