Individual Leadership Cohort

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

‚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. 

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Individual Cohort 1: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Thursday January 25th 4pm - 6pm/DH 3000 
Session 2 Thursday February 1st 4pm - 6pm/DH 3000 
Session 3 Thursday February 8th 4pm - 6pm/DH 3000  
Session 4 Thursday February 15th 4pm - 6pm/DH 3000 
Session 5 Thursday March 1st 4pm - 6pm/DH 3000 
Session 6  Thursday March 8th 4pm - 6pm/DH 3000 







Individual Cohort 2: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Tuesday February 6th 5pm - 7pm/DH 3000
Session 2 Tuesday February 13th 5pm - 7pm/DH 3000
Session 3 Tuesday February 27th 5pm - 7pm/DH 3000
Session 4 Tuesday March 6th 5pm - 7pm/DH 3000
Session 5 Tuesday March 13th 5pm - 7pm/DH 3000
Session 6  Tuesday March 20th 5pm - 7pm/DH 3000

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.


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

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

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

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

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