Enhance your leadership skills at a student leadership conference!

Each year the Student and Campus Community Development Office offers a series of conferences for students looking to build their leadership skills. Pick the one that works for you!

 SLC Represent


Ulead Conference Building and developing key leadership skills while making connections with like-minded and involved students
Represent Programming Involvement opportunities for elected/appointed student representatives at U of T.
Re-imagining Leadership Retreat Begin to think "outside of the box" and innovate as a student leader at U of T.
Leading Together A student leadership conference to connect student leaders across U of T!

Ulead Conference


Conference Description

The ULead conference is a one day conference focused on building and developing key leadership skills while making connections with other campus leaders at the University of Toronto St. George campus and learning about resources on campus to help you and your group succeed throughout the year. It is designed specifically for clubs leaders looking to develop their skills and competencies as student leaders through meaningful participation and active engagement with the conference material. The conference program includes a variety of workshops designed for all levels of leadership, as well as a leadership panel comprised of veteran U of T leaders, and a case study competition at the end of the day. This event is a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow students, and to cultivate a confident sense of leadership within group leaders at U of T.

Date: September 30, 2016

Location: Hart House 



This conference is open to club and group leaders at U of T who hold leadership roles within their organization. *You don’t need to be in an executive role to apply, just involved in a student group!



This conference is application based. The conference committee will review all applications and notify successful applicants of their acceptance. Applications close on September 16th.  Space is very limited, please apply as soon as possible.

The application period is now over, however you can still apply and you will be added to our waitlist.



Conference Themes

Coming soon! 


Contact us  

Questions? Email Jennifer Galley at jennifer.galley@utoronto.ca or Sania Hameed at: sania.hameed@utoronto.ca.

Represent Programming

Represent Programming is for elected/appointed students representatives at U of T to get involved and begin to interact/engage with one another.

Get involved with the "Represent: One Day Intensive" and/or the "Represent: Student Leadership Conference." 


Students who hold elected or appointed leadership positions on student groups such as:

  • Tri-campus or campus wide student group (e.g. UTSU, UTSC, UTM, APUS, ASSU)
  • College or faculty student society (e.g. KPEUA, ENGSoc, VUSAC)
  • Course union (e.g. CINSSU, NSSA)
  • Residence council (e.g. IRC, WRC)
  • Hart House committee

Represent: One Day Intensive

This is a one-day conference is designed for you to make meaningful connections and attain skills and tools to contribute to your personal and professional development. Through a series of engaging workshops, you will gain capacities that will help you to be successful in your leadership role this year. You will also walk away from the day having made connections with other student leaders who can support you throughout the year.

The One-Day Intensive is ideal for students who have been elected or appointed into their positions recently. Students who are new to holding a formal leadership position will benefit greatly from the skill-building focused workshops. The One-day is also a great opportunity for students who attend the Represent: Student Leadership Conference to reconnect with colleagues.

Registration is now closed.
Next Event: Fall 2017

Represent: Student Leadership Conference

Formerly known as “SLC: Represent,” this conference provides incoming student representatives (i.e. elected/appointed representatives such as student unions, college councils, faculty associations, residence council members, and student societies from all three U of T campuses) with tools and resources to be effective leaders. This is the largest conference for elected student representative at U of T. 

This year's theme is "It Starts With Us." We want student leaders to feel inspired, empowered, and confident in their abilities to make an impact in the community. Whether you are in a representative role, an executive position planning events, or at the head of your student organization, our conference will have workshops and sessions catered to your specific responsibilities and interests. This way, you will gain insight into how YOU can contribute to bringing about change through your student organization and collaborate with others across campus. We believe anything is possible, and it all starts with us. 

Represent: Student Leadership Conference will take place on April 29 & 30, 2017 on the St. George Campus at Hart House (7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON) 

Registration is now closed.  

Make sure to register before Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Contact us

Please contact leadership@utoronto.ca and/or the conference Co-Chairs (Igor & Amanda) at uoft.leadership@gmail.com for more information on Represent programming.

Re-imagining Leadership Retreat

About the Retreat

This weekend retreat takes place off-campus in early June. The purpose is to create a supportive community-based environment where students reflect upon their individual leadership capabilities, collaborate with a team of other student leaders, and observe how they and their team fit into the wider community. At each level of leadership, students will be encouraged to think outside of the box, and create novel and innovative ideas to address real life topics that affect students and student leaders at U of T.  

This is your chance – challenge yourself to discover more about the leader within, and experience leadership in a whole new light. Together, let’s re-imagine leadership.  

Date: June 2 – 4, 2017
Location: Peterborough, Ontario on the Trent University Campus 


This retreat is open to all students at the University of Toronto. Those who apply must be interested in connecting closely with other student leaders on campus; challenging themselves in a safe and supportive environment; creating innovative programming; and diving deeper into key topics that affect students and student leaders at U of T.  


Apply Now!

This retreat is application-based. The retreat committee will review all applications and notify successful applicants of their acceptance. Applications close on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9 a.m.  
Space is very limited, please apply as soon as possible.

Make sure to apply by Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Please Note: Retreat fee is $45. This includes food, transportation, and accommodation for the full weekend (Friday through Sunday,June 2 to 4). More information on how to submit payment will be given after applications are due.

Contact Us

Please contact  leadership@utoronto.ca  for more information on the Re-Imagining Leadership Retreat. 


Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference


Who: All U of T students who are interested in leadership

What: A student leadership conference to connect student leaders across U of T! The conference will be student planned and student presented and will facilitate peer-to-peer learning and community building.

Where: The Great Hall, Hart House 

When: Saturday, February 25 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How can you get involved: Join the planning committee, submit a proposal and attend the conference!


Planning Committee

Students will serve on a planning committee meeting weekly/bi-weekly to plan all aspects of the conference including: selecting the keynote, hosting presenter information sessions, conference logistics, selecting sessions, etc. Participation will be CCR eligible.

The committee is currently full for the 2017 conference.





Sessions will be presented by students for students. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and present a workshop about something they’ve learned, they’ve practiced, or to lead a discussion in something they are curious about. We strongly encourage all students – from first-year undergrad to graduate to apply! 

The proposal deadline for 2017 has passed.



Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity to connect with student leaders across roles, areas of study, and experiences at the University of Toronto. During the day-long conference you will participate in peer-led sessions, wellness and experiential learning activities, listen to a keynote speaker, and come together for a networking and social event! Leading Together focuses on connecting students and turning ideas into action in all areas of leadership.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Leading Together: Schedule at a Glance

More details to come. 

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Leading Together Facebook Page 

  • 9:15 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
  • 10:00 a.m. (sharp) Welcome
  • 10:15 a.m. Keynote
  • 11:10 a.m. Concurrent Session 1 (50 min)
  • 12:10 p.m. Lunch & First Nation’s House Activity
  • 1:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 2 (15 min)
  • 1:40 p.m. Concurrent Session 3 (50 min)
  • 2:30 p.m. Wellness Break
  • 3:10 p.m. Concurrent Session 4 (50 min)
  • 4:10 p.m. Closing
  • 4:30 p.m. Social & Networking