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!

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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.
Funding Options Discover where to access funding based on your college
Leading Together A student leadership conference to connect student leaders across U of T!
Canadian Conference on Student Leadership Canadian Conference on Student Leadership (CCSL) in November 2018!

Ulead Conference

Conference Description

The Ulead conference is a one day conference focused on developing key leadership skills while making connections with other campus leaders at the University of Toronto St. George campus. Through meaningful participation and active engagement with the conference material, participants can build and improve competencies that are beneficial for student leadership and for the success of campus groups and clubs. The conference program begins with an incredible panel of speakers sharing their U of T experience, offers a variety of workshops designed for all levels of leadership, and ends with a practical case study competition to wrap up the day. This event is a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow students, and increase confidence and capability in participants’ leadership capacities. 

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Hart House 



This conference is open to all students involved with a student club or group at U of T St. George. You don’t need to be in an executive role to apply; if you’re involved in a student group in any capacity, you are encouraged to attend!



Ulead Conference Registration is now closed and will open again in September 2018.

2017 Conference Theme (2018 info TBA)

Avoiding Burnout: A Balancing Act

It’s tough enough managing the many competing priorities for your group, but what about for yourself?

As students – and especially as student leaders – there are so many different things vying for your attention. School work, friends, family, jobs – these are just a few examples, and the list can go on. The frenzy to be productive can make it hard to say no to additional responsibilities, but this can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, overworked and ultimately, burnt out. Should the cost of being a successful student leader be your own well-being? In this intentionally designed conference, learn about and discuss topics around balance, prioritization and setting boundaries so that you can set yourself up for sustainable success.

Topics You Can Expect

  • Establishing Boundaries
  • Self-Care and Well-Being 
  • Moving Up In New Roles & Leadership
  • Goal Setting and Prioritization


Contact us  

Questions? Email Kristen Wallace at k.wallace@utoronto.ca or Kana Shishikura at kana.shishikura@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.

Who is eligible?

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 Chair & Planning Committee

Apply to organize and support the Represent: One Day Intensive and Represent: Student Leadership Conference.

Students who serve as a chair and/or on the planning committee with meet 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.

Represent Chair: Apply today on the CLN (Job ID: 121060). 

Planning Committee: Applications coming August 2018.


Represent: One Day Intensive

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

Whether you have much experience in leadership roles or are just beginning your leadership journey, all experiences are welcome and valued in The One-Day Intensive. Students who are new to holding a formal leadership position will benefit greatly from the skill-building focused workshops and those who attended the Represent: Student Leadership Conference can reconnect with colleagues.

Save the Date: Represent One Day Intensive, Sunday September 16, 2018 at Hart House


Represent: Student Leadership Conference

This conference provides incoming student representatives (i.e. elected/appointed representatives of 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. 

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.

Details for Represent: Student Leadership Conference coming September 2018. 


Please contact leadership@utoronto.ca for more information on Represent programming.

Funding Options

There are various options to attain funding for Represent. Be sure to check in with your college/faculty for more details. Unsure where to look? Check out our Funding List. 

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: Hart House 

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

For the most up to date information, check us out on Leading Together Facebook

Chair & 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.

All positions are full for the 2018 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! 

Our goal is to create a space where people from diverse backgrounds and experiences come together to exchange knowledge and explore what “leadership” means – including challenging traditional ideologies of what it is and who it is for. We hope students explore new ideas, take risks and have fun!

The application form to become a Presenter has closed at this time. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Leading Together Presenter Information Session 

Are you interested, but would like more information? Come to our Presenter Information Session where we will be discussing: why you should submit a proposal, how to submit a proposal and even help you brainstorm ideas for your session!

The Information Session will be on November 3, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 21 Sussex, Rm. 321.

The November 3 Presenter Information Session 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.

Register now for Leading Together 2018!   Registration closes January 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. noon. 

Canadian Conference on Student Leadership (CCSL)

We are thrilled to announce that Clubs and Leadership Development at the University of Toronto has been selected to host in the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership (CCSL) in November 2018!

The CCSL brings together post-secondary student leaders from across the country to share ideas, become inspired and leave determined to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities. To find out more, please visit the CCSL website.

CCSL Planning Committee

University of Toronto students will serve on a planning committee to plan all aspects of this national conference. There are many different ways to get involved, and all participation will be CCR eligible.

Applications are now closed. 

CCSL Chair

The Chair will lead the CCSL planning committee (with input from conference staff advisors) in organizing and managing all aspects of the conference.

Applications are now closed.


Leadership Team

There are 4 portfolio specific team lead positions, under the advisement of the CCSL chair to make up the Leadership Team. In addition to the responsibilities related to their specific portfolio, each lead will also be responsible for selecting and leading a committee to support their portfolio.

  • Programming Team Lead

  • Publications Team Lead

  • Public Relations Team Lead

  • Hospitality Team Lead

Applications are now closed. 


Planning Committee

Apply to be on planning committees to support an area of the conference. 

Select from the 4 portfolios in your application: 

  • Programming: Support program development, review process and application for programming. 

  • Public relations: Support swag, promotions, storytelling/assessment and communications. 

  • Publications: Support web design, video, social media, full design and application creation. 

  • Hospitality: Support social events, food, hotel, travel/transportation and banquet. 

Applications are now closed



Please email leadership@utoronto.ca for any questions.