Community Leadership Development Program

Applications are now open! Complete our application form by Monday, September 25 at 11:59 PM EDT. CLDP Application Form

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 three streams in our department:  

1. Access and Inclusion Programs (Access Days, Black Excellence Orientation, and/or Inclusion Event Assistants) 

2. Alternative Reading Week Programs 

3. STEAM Programs (STEAM Days & STEAM Mentorship Academy) 

As a Community Leader, you will help lead, develop and facilitate CSE programs as well as support UTM staff and community partners. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer for any additional events with the CSE throughout the year. 

Program Requirements 

  • Submit an application for the program by Monday, September 25 at 11:59 PM EDT 
  • Complete the online CLDP training modules by October 1, 2023
  • Complete 40 hours of volunteering from October to April with the CSE
  • Submit the CL Leadership Workbook by the end of the year 
  • Complete all reflection and assessment documents 
  • Volunteer and support additional large-scale CSE events such as Exam Jam 
  • Optional: Attend hands-on leadership practice sessions for the chance to be one of six students attending the Collegiate Leadership Competition 

Application Process & Training 

To be considered for the CLDP Program, please complete the CLDP Application Form by Monday, September 25, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Successful applicants will be notified by September 27, 2023. Training will take place virtually on October 1, 2023.

This program is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!


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

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