Discover your Leadership Potential Cohort

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Registration for the utmLEAD - Discover your Leadership Potential. Register here.

‚ÄčIn this 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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Discover your Leadership Potential: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Wednesday Sept 26 5pm -7pm/DV1146
Session 2 Wednesday Oct 3 5pm -7pm/DV1146
Session 3 Wednesday Oct 17 5pm -7pm/DV1146  
Session 4 Wednesday Oct 24 5pm -7pm/DV1146 
Session 5 Wednesday Oct 31 5pm -7pm/DV1146
Session 6  Wednesday Nov 7 5pm -7pm/DV1146







Individual Cohort 2: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Thursday Oct 18 5pm - 7pm/NE 3110
Session 2 Thursday Oct 25 5pm - 7pm/NE 3110
Session 3 Thursday Nov 1  5pm - 7pm/NE 3110
Session 4 Thursday Nov 8 5pm - 7pm/NE 3110
Session 5 Thursday Nov 15 5pm - 7pm/NE 3110
Session 6  Thursday Nov 22 5pm - 7pm/NE 3110

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 this 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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