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Fall 2023 utmLEAD Registration is now open! Don't miss out; apply 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 workshops that allow students to collaborate and build relationships with their peers both virtually and in-person. 

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There are five workshops offered each term covering unique content to meet your needs and help you develop your leadership skills. You can receive CCR recognition for participating in this program.

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.

Fall 2023 Dates: 

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  

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.

Fall 2023 Dates: 

  • Friday, October 6, 2023 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023 9:00 am -11:00 am 

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.

Fall 2023 Dates: 

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 9:00 am – 11:00 am 

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

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.

Fall 2023 Dates: 

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 9:00 am – 11:00 am 

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Workshop 5: Team Building

Building a team is a core aspect of leadership. Leaders need to know how to create a dynamic team that can collaborate to meet goals effectively. Attend this workshop to learn and practice team-building strategies. You’ll get a chance to practice and apply the strategies in a fun and engaging way throughout this workshop.

Fall 2023 Dates: 

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

Why Participate?

  • Counts on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) when you attend a minimum of three out of five workshops. (CCR is an official University of Toronto document that validates your co-curricular experiences) 
  • You may receive 5 points for the PSDP program if you attend a minimum of 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


For all questions and feedback regarding utmLEAD, please contact:

Nida Uz-Zaman
Student Engagement Coordinator, Leadership, Mentorship & the Co-Curricular Record

  • Email: nida.uzzaman@utoronto.ca