Leadership Bootcamp

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This program takes place yearly in the summer. Interested in taking part? Let us know!

How can you be a more successful leader? Research shows that people who are gritty and resilient are more successful in life. During Leadership Bootcamp, you will learn to build resiliency, enhance your ability to overcome difficulties, explore ethics as it pertains to leadership as well as discover how to incorporate mindfulness into your leadership.

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 Bootcamp will help you: 

  • 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
  • Practice ethics in your leadership roles
  • Make new friends through a collaborative in-person space

Schedule Summer 2022

Leadership Bootcamp this past summer was comprised of four sessions - each covering unique content -which will be offered in person on Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th, 2022. 

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 25th, 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Location: MN 2170
CCR Competency: Self-Awareness

Session 2: 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: Monday, July 25th, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm
Location: MN 2170
CCR Competency: Social Intelligence

Session 3: 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: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Location: MN 2170
CCR Competency: Health Promotion

Session 4: Ethical Leadership

What does it mean to be an ethical leader? How can you find and imbue your core values as a leader? Discover the answers to these questions as well as how to lead by your core values authentically.

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Identity Awareness
CCR Competency: Identity Awareness


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

Marlo Young-Sponga
Student Engagement Coordinator, Leadership, Mentorship & the Co-Curricular Record