Build Effective Teams

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Registration for the utmLEAD - Build Effective Teams. Register here.

This cohort will encourage students to develop their own leadership philosophy and work more effectively in teams. The sessions will focus on how to motivate others, resolve conflicts, and maximize impact.   

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Cohort 1: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1          Wednesday, Jan 23    5-7pm / IB 340
Session 2           Wednesday, Jan 30            5-7pm / IB 340
Session 3           Wednesday, Feb 6    5-7pm / IB 340            
Session 4           Wednesday, Feb 13               5-7pm / IB 340
Session 5           Wednesday, Feb 27    5-7pm / IB 340           
Session 6            Wednesday, Mar 6               5-7pm / IB 340







Cohort 2: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1           Friday, Feb 8           11-1pm / IB 390      
Session 2           Friday, Feb 15                11-1pm / IB 390 
Session 3           Friday, Mar 1         11-1pm / IB 390           
Session 4           Friday, Mar 8                   11-1pm / IB 390 
Session 5           Friday, Mar 15         11-1pm / IB 390              
Session 6            Friday, Mar 22                  11-1pm / IB 390 

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: Big 5

  • This session will help individuals identify their role within a team; use their role to collaborate with others; and, use their role to empower others.

Session 3: Active Listening and Conflict Resolution

  • This session will teach students how to encourage collaborative actions toward a common goal; strengthen co-operation between individuals; and, resolve conflicts.

Session 4: Facilitation

  • ​This session will allow students to explore important considerations for identifying an inclusive audience; planning effectively for that audience; and, marketing toward that audience.                                                                 

Session 5: Tough out the Rough

  • This session will address situations when a group fails; when a group’s morale is low; and when a group faces criticism.

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 this 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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