The 2011 New U Student Leadership Conference
Collaborating to influence change in the community and beyondThe focus of the New U conference is on building relationships and understanding the systems around us to create positive change. The goals of the New U Conference are to create the opportunity for you to:
1. Meet other student leaders, network, and build strong relationships for future collaboration and friendship
2. Learn about resources to be more effective in your role and feel empowered to make a difference
3. Increase your understanding of equity and inclusivity and see how your organization can empower others to appreciate diversity in all its forms
4. Build your understanding of how to engage others in influencing positive change in your community and beyond
Schedule at a Glance:
Saturday June 23rd8:30 - 9:45 AM – Registration & Light Breakfast
10:00 - 10:45 AM – Introductions and Welcome
- Co-Chair Kick-Off
- Elder acknowledgement
- Introduction from Lucy Fromowitz
- Remarks will be followed by Q&A and delegate icebreaker
- This will be a networking lunch with representatives from the Division of Student Life Programs and Services and various other relevant office across U of T
- Delegates will have an opportunity to choose 4 of the following workshops to attend. Workshops will be 60 minutes in length. Delegates will get a coffee/snack break halfway through the sessions.
1. Teambuilding –This session aims to help you engage your council members and garner new volunteers to get involved with your organisation.
2. Events – This session will help you develop the skills to organise safe, accessible, fun and successful even.
3. Building Diversity and Inclusion into your Council – This session will help you examine the ways we experience discrimination and how we can work to create safe space within our council, and within our communities.
4. Governance and Making Change – This session will help you navigate the institution and figure out how to make change at the University.
5. Membership Engagement – This session will help you with getting students involved with your council’s events and initiatives.
6. Marketing and Promotion – This session will help you successfully promote your organisation, and your events and programming through all types of media including social media.
7. Budgeting and Fundraising – This session will help you develop strong skills in budgeting, fundraising and sponsorship acquisition.
8. Student Advocacy – This session will help you develop the tools required to respond to the needs of your members and advocate on their behalf.
6:00 - 7:00: Dinner
7:00 - 7:45: Reflection & Debrief Discussion
7:45 - 8:00: Group Photo
8:00-10:00: Delegate Social (Onsite)
10:00 - 12:00 AM: Delegate Social (On and offsite options available)
Sunday June 24th8:30 – 10:00 AM: Breakfast and Room Check Out
10:00 – 12:00 PM: Getting Practical Alumni Sessions
- Delegates will participate in three back-to-back sessions designed to help them apply knowledge and skills developed during the concurrent sessions to scenarios they may face during the year
12:45-1:30 PM: Visioning
- Delegates will have a chance to reflect with their respective councils on their personal and team goals for the year
- Conference schedule may be subject to minor changes. A detailed schedule with session locations, descriptions and presenter information will be provided in your delegate package.
- If you will only be in attendance for a portion of the conference, please email Kate Bowers at email@example.com so we can plan accordingly.