Community Leadership Cohort

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Registration for the utmLEAD - Community Leadership Cohort is open. Register here.

The Community Leadership Cohort will develop in students an understanding of power and privilege. Students will engage with the concept of social justice and learn how to give back to their community in a meaningful way. 

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Community Cohort 1: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Tuesday January 23 4pm - 6pm/IB 395
Session 2 Tuesday January 30 4pm - 6pm/IB 395
Session 3 Tuesday February 6 4pm - 6pm/IB 395
Session 4 Tuesday February 13 4pm - 6pm/IB 395
Session 5 Tueday February 27 4pm - 6pm/IB 395
Session 6  Tuesday March 6 4pm - 6pm/IB 395






Community Cohort 2: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Wednesday February 7 5pm - 7pm/DH3000
Session 2 Wednesday February 14 5pm - 7pm/DH3000
Session 3 Wednesday February 28 5pm - 7pm/DH3000
Session 4 Wednesday March 7 5pm - 7pm/DH3000
Session 5 Wednesday March 14 5pm - 7pm/DH3000 
Session 6  Wednesday March 21 5pm - 7pm/DH3000

Program Outline

Session 1: Foundations 

  • This session will provide students with an understanding of the utmLEAD community cohort; experience the dynamics of power and privilege; and, understand the concepts of equity and social justice in a local context.

Session 2: Conflict, Culture and Inclusion 

  • This session will encourage students to consider the importance of conflict at a local scale; culture and diversity; and, exclusion and inclusion manifest.

Session 3: The Web, The Glove, and Your Impact

  • This session will expose students to the multiple advantages of our web community and how to use it, along with how to create a beneficial global impact through action.

Session 4: Impacting Your Community

  • This session will allow students to discover ways to understand the community and use that understanding to impact the community.

Session 5: Active Engagement at UTM

  • This session will recognize involvement outside of the classroom; opportunities at UTM; and, service-learning.

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.

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.

The CCR Competencies you'll develop in the Community Leadership Cohort are:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Reflective thinking
  • Fostering inclusivity and equity 
  • Communication​

View the full list and descriptions of the CCR Competencies here (PDF).

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