Leadership Week

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Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for Leadership Week Summer 2022!

How can you be a more successful leader? Research shows that people who are gritty and resilient are more successful in life. During our Leadership Week, you will learn to build resiliency, enhance your ability to overcome difficulties and develop a personal mission statement to help you achieve your goals.

The Centre for Student Engagement is excited to bring UTM this opportunity based on the book Grit by Angela Duckworth. Whether it's a bad mark or a failed plan, having grit is what makes the difference between someone who gives up and someone who gets back up and moves forward with passion.

Leadership Week will help you: 

  • Identify long-term goals
  • Build resilience to better face the year with even more perseverance
  • Build your grit and enhance your ability to overcome difficulties
  • Develop mental toughness
  • Incorporate mindfulness
  • Make new friends through a virtual space

Schedule Summer 2021

Leadership Week is comprised of four sessions - each covering unique content -which will be offered during the week of July 26, 2021. Receive CCR by going to 3 of the 4 sessions! Also, you can receive 5 PSDP points if you attend three workshops. Register using the webform at the bottom of this page. 

Session 1: Let's Get Gritty

Want to be more resilient? Attend this session! You'll learn what grit is and how to develop it. Becoming more familiar with your level of grit will help you get closer to reaching your goals and overcoming adversity.

Date & Time: Monday, July 26, 2021, 10:00am - 11:30a.m. EDT; a Zoom link will be provided to registrants.
CCR Competency: Self-Awareness

Session 2: Create Your Personal Mission Statement

What do you want to achieve? Take time to reflect during this session on prioritizing your goals and creating a personal mission statement through group discussion and activities.

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 8:00am - 9:30am EDT; a Zoom link will be provided to registrants.
CCR Competency: Goal-setting and Prioritization

Session 3: Develop a Growth Mindset & Re-define Failure

How do you handle failure and setbacks? Everyone faces obstacles, but not everyone succumbs to them. Join us for this session to develop a growth mindset and re-define failure while learning how to think positively.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 28th, 2021, 11:30am-1:15 p.m. EDT; a Zoom link will be provided to registrants.
CCR Competency: Knowledge & Application to Daily Life

Session 4: Mindful Leadership

What does it mean to be a mindful leader? What is mindfulness meditation and how can you do it? Find out by attending this session in collaboration with the Health & Counselling Centre.

Date & Time: Thursday, July 29th, 2021, 9:15am-10:30am EDT; a Zoom link will be provided to registrants.
CCR Competency: Personal Health & Wellness

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


For all questions and feedback regarding Leadership Week, please contact:

Laura Walkling
Student Engagement Coordinator, Leadership, Mentorship & the Co-Curricular Record

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Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for Summer 2022!