OrgLife Lead is a set of learning and training opportunities for student group leaders to participate in. The sessions are geared to students who have a leadership role within a student group, academic society, or student society. The sessions include information around leadership skill development, community building elements, and other skills necessary to be a successful student leader.
All student leaders are encouraged to participate in each of the sessions. As an added bonus, by attending at least 4 sessions you can get Co-Curricular Record recognition.
To read more information about each of the sessions, take a look below!
The SOP (Student Organization Portal) 101 session provides all the basic information necessary to be a successful UTM student group. All student group and society executives are required to meet with a representative from the Centre for Student Engagement during the SOP recognition process. The 30 minute session will be scheduled after we receive a recognition/renewal application through the SOP platform.
The SOP 101 meeting provides all the basic information necessary to be a successful UTM student group. Some of the goals of the session are listed below:
- Learn about the services and resources available to your group to ensure a successful year.
- Learn about the policies, guidelines, procedures, and responsibilities of all student group leaders.
- Learn about the difference between UTMSU recognition and SOP recognition, and the services available to your group once you are recognized by both.
OrgLife Lead - Building a Successful Team Part 1
Being a student leader is a lot of work, with so much to learn! This session will help you navigate the ins-and-outs of team development. Want to learn ways to better connect with your team? Or how to manage a group of your peers? This session will include a lot of information that will not only enhance your team activities but ensure the safety and well-being of your group members.
- Participants will be able to reference the stages of team development.
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of utilizing inclusive and universal design principles, ensuring events and activities are accessible for all abilities, and learning more about program design skills to enhance organization programming.
- Students will practice conflict mediation techniques like active listening and bringing up a concern, strengthening their ability to effectively manage a team
- Students will be able to express their appreciation to team members to show gratitude.
- Students will plan an effective team-building opportunity for their members to engage them with the group activities and enhance the group dynamics
Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM EDT, IB350
OrgLife Lead - Building a Successful Team Part 2
Build on Part 2 and continue to learn how to help you navigate the ins-and-outs of time management and proper scheduling. Want to learn ways to help manage all your commitments? How to schedule your free time, work time, and break time? Or how to help your peers in this? This session will include a lot of information that will not only enhance your time management abilities but help you support group members as well.
- Students will learn about the importance of time management and a variety of skills and strategies towards proper scheduling.
- Students will brainstorm, share, and practice time management and scheduling strategies with other student group executives and UTM student leaders.
- Students will learn how to approach fellow students and provide support and direct students to appropriate resources as well.
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM EDT, IB395
OrgLife Lead - What is Wellness For You?
Being a student leader can be challenging. There are many deadlines and responsibilities that you have to shoulder, but how can you make sure you stay healthy and thrive in your role? This session will help introduce you to the idea of holistic wellness (personal, physical, and meantl wellness) and connect you with the many helpful campus resources and technologies. Want to learn ways to monitor your own holistic health? Or how to connect yourself or others with campus partners? This session will include a lot of information that will not only enhance yourself and your team, but ensure the safety and well-being of your group members.
- Students will learn about holistic student wellness
- Students will understand the importance of breaks and focusing on their own personal, mental, and physical health
- Students will learn about campus resources, technology, and other wellness resources available to them
- Students will be able to identify appropriate campus partners for themselves and others
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Time: 1-2:00pm on Zoom