Community Leadership Development Program

Apply Now! Applications have been extended up Monday, October 11, 2022! Limited spots are available!

What is the Community Leadership Development Program?

The Community Leadership Development Program (CLDP) is a unique year-long volunteer opportunity that allows students to volunteer as community leaders while also engaging in online training and workshops to develop leadership skills!

As a volunteer in the CLDP program, you will be considered a 'Community Leader'. Your time will be spent supporting one of four areas or 'streams' in our department (which you can rank in your application): STEAM programming, Inclusion programming, or Alternative Reading Week. As a community leader, you will help recruit, train, and lead peers as well as support with in-person and virtual events run by UTM staff and community partners as part of one of these streams.


  • Complete an application by mid-September
  • Complete training on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and training in early January (date TBD)
  • Complete our leadership handbook
  • Attend three leadership workshops alongside fellow CLDP participants
  • Complete 40 hours of volunteering from November to April within a specific stream
  • Complete all reflection and assessment documents 
  • Contribute to our large-scale CSE events such as Exam Jam; support of these events is often staffing/having a shift
  • Optional: attend hands-on leadership practice sessions for the chance to be one of six students attending the Collegiate Leadership Competition

Application Process & Training

Access the CLDP Application here. Applications close Sunday, September 25, 2022.

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.


For all questions and feedback regarding Community Leadership Development Program, please contact:

Laura Walkling
Student Engagement Coordinator, Leadership, Mentorship & the Co-Curricular Record