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Looking for Clarity? Learn more about the Take the Leap! Program...



Delivering an

Award-Winning Program that Grounds Emerging Leaders in Purpose and Prosperity since 2019

Now available online in Spring 2021 at Concordia University


60-min a week

Starts week of April 19 for 12 weeks.




Sonia Di Maulo, award-winning author and scholar, Certified Reinvention Practitioner, and Part-Time Professor at Concordia University and her team bring you Take the Leap! Make an Impact, a program specially designed with the student in mind. More about Sonia.

This experiential program combines story-telling, a systems-thinking community-based approach, positive education and inclusive online learning techniques.

You will experience a vibrant online community of like-minded students led by a dedicated dynamic team. Sonia Di Maulo, Elizabeth Graham and Cindy Balan, along with alumni of Take the Leap!, are committed to guiding and supporting your journey. A series of reflective, thought-provoking activities will propel you to discover, create, embrace, and breathe life into your living legacy. The time commitment is only 60 minutes per week.

This first-of-its-kind curriculum supplements any program of study for students at every level. Take the Leap! brings balance: mix of academics, well-being and character development.

Our goal is to engage students to complete the program with a living legacy plan that reflects a deep vision grounded in meaning and purpose. 


By the end of the program, students will be able to use the growth framework to:

  • Acquire self-assessment skills which lead to purpose-focused decisions

  • Enhance clarity, engagement, and resilience in navigating life choices

  • Apply purpose-grounded choices in 95% of decisions when uncertainty occurs. 



The program accepts 100 students. All students are welcome to apply!


The application period for Spring 2021 is now complete.

GOOD NEWS! If you see this message, then you can still submit your application.

An official extension has not been advertised. 

Please submit by Sunday, April 11, midnight.

Selections will be made by April 15 and everyone who applies will be contacted.

The program starts the week of April 19 and runs for 12 weeks.

You will have activities to complete every two weeks.

The program follows this flow with an anticipated 60-minutes per week:

Odd Weeks (week 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)

  1. Check in activity

  2. Read/watch video

  3. Do activity (this program is action-based)

Even Weeks (week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)

  1. Journal

  2. Engage with your support group with the help of your Pod Ambassador

  3. Join a Live Zoom event

  4. Check out activity

Criteria for selection: 

  • Diverse areas of study

  • Mix of undergraduate and graduate students

  • Desire to be purpose-driven

  • Desire to positively impact our world

  • Desire to discover, create, embrace, and breathe life into your unique living legacy

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


This program is funded by

Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association

Concordia University Office of the Dean

Video by David Phu, honesthumanmedia.ca

What's the cost?

What's the cost?

There are no course fees to pay. Your program package includes the course text and workbook, priced at $40 CAD.

Is there a pass/fail grade?

Is there a pass/fail grade?

This course is an added learning opportunity and will not appear on your transcript.

How many weeks is it?

How many weeks is it?

The program experience is 12 weeks. You have 6 activities to complete within the 12 weeks.

How many hours is it?

How many hours is it?

Consider 60 minutes a week to complete the activities. This timing is approximate - you can invest as much or as little time as you want.

Why is this being offered?

Why is this being offered?

This program is part of a research project to explore if the Growth Framework can help increase students clarity, engagement, resilience and confidence.

What is a Living Legacy?

What is a Living Legacy?

This program will help you learn about your 4Ps (Powers, Principles, Passions, and Purpose) which will develop into a plan to leave your personal living legacy.

How will we meet?

How will we meet?

Your learning will be online, offline, in groups and self-directed. We will be using Moodle to deliver the activities and Zoom for the live sessions.

Will I get support?

Will I get support?

You will have an opportunity to meet in small and large groups throughout the program with program leaders.

How will this help me?

How will this help me?

The purpose of this program is to ground you in purpose and prosperity for today and in the future.