Discover Your Leadership Potential Cohort

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Registration for utmLEAD - Discover your Leadership Potential is open. Register here.

The Discover Your Leadership Potential Cohort will encourage students to discover the leader within and develop their own leadership philosophy and style. Students will also learn how to improve their public speaking abilities and learn how to creatively solve problems. Students will develop and discover their leadership potential through interactive and engaging sessions led by upper-year students.

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Cohort 1: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Monday, Feb 3, 2020 4 - 6pm / IB 335
Session 2 Monday, Feb 10, 2020 4 - 6pm / IB 335
Session 3 Monday, Feb 24, 2020 4 - 6pm / IB 335
Session 4 Monday, Mar 2, 2020 4 - 6pm / IB 335
Session 5 Monday, Mar 9, 2020 4 - 6 pm / IB 335
Session 6  Monday, Mar 16, 2020 4 - 6 pm / IB 335







Program Outline

Session 1: Foundations

  • This session will provide students with an understanding of the utmLEAD Discover Your Leadership Potential cohort; introduce students to various leadership and followership theories; and assist them in disassociating 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 when exploring situations; and develop a creative and innovative mindset for approaching problems.

Session 3: Developing Personal Leadership

  • This session will help students realize that they too are leaders; explore different leadership styles and philosophies; and develop their own personal approach to leadership, connecting their values, leadership style, and leadership philosophy.

Session 4: Unlocking Your Potential - StrengthsQuest

  • This session will reveal students' top 5 strengths, allowing each student to discover how their unique strengths can make them a more effective leader.

Session 5: 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 6: Believe & 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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