Individual Leadership Cohort

‚ÄčThe Individual Leadership Cohort will encourage students to develop their own leadership philosophy and style. Students will develop and discover their leadership potential through interactive and engaging sessions led by upper year students. 



Registration opens September 2016 

Individual Cohort 1: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Tuesday January 24th 3pm - 5pm/IB 370 
Session 2 Tuesday January 31st 3pm - 5pm/IB 370 
Session 3 Tuesday February 7th 3pm - 5pm/IB 370 
Session 4 Tuesday February 14th 3pm - 5pm/IB 370
Session 5 Tuesday February 28th 3pm - 5pm/IB 370 
Session 6  Tuesday March 7th 3pm - 5pm/IB 370







Individual Cohort 2: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Wednesday February 8th 4pm - 6pm/DH 3055
Session 2 Wednesday February 15th  4pm - 6pm/DH 3055
Session 3 Wednesday March 1st 4pm - 6pm/DH 3055
Session 4 Wednesday March 8th 4pm - 6pm/DH 3055
Session 5 Wednesday March 15th 4pm - 6pm/DH 3055
Session 6  Wednesday March 22nd 4pm - 6pm/DH 3055

Program Outline

  • Session 1: Foundations

    • This session will provide students with an understanding of the utmLEAD individual cohort; introduce students to various leadership and followership theories; and, disassociate the word “leader” from specific roles and positions.

  • Session 2: Challenge the Process

    • This session will help students understand the power of a unique movement; consider different perspectives; and explore a creative and innovative mindset.

  • Session 3: Public Speaking

    • This session will allow students to consider how to communicate their ideas; earn trust through honesty; and, become more confident in their speaking abilities.

  • Session 4: Unlocking Your Potential: StrengthsQuest

    • This session will reveal students' top 5 strengths. Each student will discover how their unique strengths can make them a more effective leader.

  • Session 5: Overcoming Obstacles

    • This session will address situations when students may fail; when students are unable to gain a followership; and, when students need to change their plans.

  • Session 6: Believe and Achieve

    • This session will provide students with the resources to reflect upon their experience in utmLEAD and develop an action plan to get involved in the multiple opportunities available on campus.

CCR Competencies

  • Critical thinking
  • Self-awareness  
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Goal Setting and prioritization 
  • Creative expression