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Registration is open for Fall 2021! Register here!

Program Overview:

The Centre for Student Engagement believes that all students have the ability to become a leader. Leadership is about challenging yourself to become an agent of change not only for your own growth but for the growth of the entire community. Through utmLEAD, you will be able to develop your own personal philosophy of leadership and explore what being a leader means to you and others.

The utmLEAD program will provide students with an opportunity to gain leadership skills through participating in individual workshops that allow students to collaborate and build relationships with their peers from the comfort of their own home. 

Workshops for 2021-2022

Four workshops - each covering unique content - will be offered from September 2021 through April 2022. You can receive CCR recognition by attending three of the four. Also, you can receive 5 points for the PSDP program if you attend three workshops. REGISTER HERE!

Virtual Workshop Fall Term 2021 Dates & Times (EST)
Leadership 101

Monday, Sept. 27th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday, October 1st, 3:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 5th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 6th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, November 22nd, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Creative Problem Solving  

Tuesday, October 12th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday, October 15th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 20th, 4:00-6:00 PM
Friday, October 22nd, 3:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2:00-4:00 PM

Public Speaking 101

Tuesday, October 26th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Friday, October 29th, 3:00-5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 3rd, 12:00-2:00 PM
Friday, November 5th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, November 24th, 12:00-2:00 PM

Active Listening & Conflict Resolution  Monday, November 8th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, November 9th, 3:00-5:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 11th,10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 17th, 4:00-6:00 PM
Friday, November 26th, 3:00-5:00 PM

Workshop 1: Leadership 101

What is leadership and what kind of leader are you? Attend this session to explore leadership theories, styles and philosophies. Through the workshop activities, CSE student leaders will support you in developing your personal approach to leadership and assist you in disassociating the word leader from specific roles and positions to help you realize your leadership potential.

Workshop 2: Creative Problem-Solving

Develop a creative and innovative mindset for approaching problems and challenges. In this workshop, you will learn techniques and strategies for how for effective problem-solving when faced with challenges. You will learn and apply these strategies in teams to help strengthen your problem-solving skills as a leader.

Workshop 3: Public Speaking 101

Public speaking can be scary, especially when you're afraid of others judging you. But public speaking is important for getting your ideas across and to being in a leadership role. You want to be able to communicate your ideas effectively to a team. This workshop will help you to be yourself, be confident and express your creativity.

Workshop 4: Active Listening & Conflict Resolution

Conflict is a natural part of teams and relationships. Leaders need to know how to listen to their teams and move their teams through conflict. How do you handle conflict? Attend this workshop to learn and practice active listening and approaches to conflict resolution. You'll get the chance to practice and apply the strategies throughout the workshop.

Why Participate?

  • Counts on your CCR (An official University of Toronto document that validates your co-curricular experiences) 
  • You can receive 5 points for the PSDP program if you attend three workshops
  • Expand your leadership skills
  • Reflect on how you can be a leader to the people around you
  • Discover and develop the leader within you
  • Directly engage with successful peer mentors
  • Networking opportunity while connecting with peers across campus

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


For all questions and feedback regarding utmLEAD, please contact:

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

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