The 2018-2019 Learning to Lead workshops begin August 2018 and must be completed by May 1, 2019 in order to receive Learning to Lead notation on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Attend any five workshops that work within your daily schedule. If you complete five workshops within one academic year (fall/winter semesters), you will have Learning to Lead annotated on your CCR. 

If you have any questions/comments, please connect with us at leadership@utoronto.ca.

 

Contents

Workshops Check out our Learning to Lead workshop offerings
Additional Workshops Attend one of these additional workshops which can also count towards your certificate

Learning to Lead Workshops

What is Leadership?

What does being a leader mean to you? Your definition of leadership arises from your unique experiences, feedback, reflection, role models, theories, and through discovering your passions/goals. This workshop will aid you reflect on your own experiences, previous role models, and feedback, as well as go through leadership models, showcasing the evolution of the idea of leadership.

 

Refining Your Skills: Group Dynamics

To what extent are you analytical, amiable, expressive, a driver? This workshop will help you discover your own working style and how that influences your interactions with others. You will explore group dynamics and reflect on how a better understanding of these topics and improve both your leadership and communication skills to use both at University and beyond.

 

Exploring Leadership & Passions

Are you filling each day with what you’re passionate about? Many people feel like they can’t identify their passions or that they don’t know how to incorporate them into daily life. It’s also possible that you might already be living a life of passion without even recognizing it! Within this workshop, we will investigate where your talents may lie, how these relate in to your passions, and connect these with leadership opportunities within the U of T community.

 

Goal Setting & Reflection

What is important to you; what are your interests, values, and goals? This interactive workshop will challenge you to clarify the goals you want to set and work towards in various areas of your life. We will lead you through a guided reflection to help you discover and identify personal, academic, and professional goals during your time at UofT.

 

Transformation through Visioning

What are your values, goals, and vision for the near or distant future? Vision and values are two of the most important leadership tools used in transformation (whether that be transforming an organization, rebuilding a group, or for personal development and intention setting). Within this workshop you will be able to understand more about your values, what is important to you–and what visioning looks like in relation to these values. Come out to explore more about yourself!

 

Introverted Leadership

In a world that values the extravert, where do our introverts fit into the world of leadership? This workshop explores the stereotypes around introverts, the strengths of quiet, of introspection, and of empowering all voices on our teams.



Explore Your Strengths

Complete the StrengthQuest© Inventory and learn your Top 5 Strengths. Through an interactive session explore what your strengths mean, how to leverage and talk about them. Additionally, learn about the unique combination of your strengths and how to use them in leadership.

 

Registration: 

Register for these workshops on the Student Life Events Calendar on the CLNx

Additional Workshops (Count towards Learning to Lead)

Mentorship Conversations

Within this workshop you will have an introduction to mentorship – and how mentorship and leadership are interconnected. You will be able to practice listening and discovering more with the power of empathy. Learn about barriers with developing relationships and practice goal setting, strength based conversations and feedback.

*Run in conjunction with Mentorship & Peer Programs

 

Intercultural Communications 

Discover how your own cultural identities shape the way you understand and operate in the world and recognizing culture at work in your everyday experiences. Simply immersing yourself in a different culture does not automatically lead to deeper intercultural awareness. Growing your intercultural understanding depends on a blend of personal motivation and guided learning. 

*Run in conjunction with Mentorship & Peer Programs and Centre for International Experience

 

Creating an Inclusive Environment

As a leader what does it mean to create an inclusive environment? In this workshop we will look at the idea of inclusive-ness and creation of an inclusive environment. We will discuss the aspects of power and how this is impacted as a leader. By the end of this session you will have some strategies to create a welcoming, open environment.

*Run in conjunction with Mentorship & Peer Programs

 

Equity 101

We talk a lot about “equity,” but what do we really mean?  How does it relate to our everyday lives?  This workshop explores these questions while also creating a space for us to think about what commitments we can make around continuing to learn more while putting what we have learned into action. 

*Run in conjunction with the Ulead Program

 

Communication & Conflict

Understanding communication and conflict is essential to having a mutually beneficial experience with others. As leadership involves engaging in a process of collaboratively working with others towards a shared purpose, conflict and disagreement are inevitable. This workshop will explore how conflict arises and how to transform conflict effectively by moving from fixed positions to understanding peoples interests through various communication techniques.

*Run in conjunction with the Ulead Program

 

Effective Feedback

Participants in this session will learn how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback. Feedback is a crucial element in group progress and success and helpful in working through conflict. Participants will learn the important theories and tips behind delivering and receiving feedback. They will also have hands-on opportunities to practice giving feedback in a safe and inclusive learning environment. Case studies and real world examples will be used to help organization members develop strategies to deliver feedback. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on past feedback given and received, and the outcomes of that feedback, as well as time to develop goals towards giving feedback within their organization.

*Run in conjunction with the Ulead Program

Exploring Meaningful Work

Learn about how your interests, values and strengths can help you identify possible career possibilities. Wondering about what kind of work might feel meaningful to you? This session will help you reflect on your interests, values and strengths to identify possible career possibilities by asking questions like: What do I like to do? What matters to me? What am I good at?

*Run in conjunction with the Career Education & Exploration

 

Know Your Skills

Learn how to identify and talk about your skills, and feel more confident in communicating your experiences to professionals and employers. You are continuously developing essential and transferable skills through your academic and co-curricular experiences. This session will help you learn how to identify and articulate your skills, and feel more confident in communicating your experiences to professionals and employers. 

*Run in conjunction with the Career Education & Exploration 

 

Appreciation

This workshop will explore the important role that appreciation and recognition plays when it comes to membership retention and fulfilment. Participants will learn different ways that people like to be appreciated and learn how to give meaningful appreciation based on the recipient. Appreciation is an important aspect of ending a year and crucial to closing the year for both the recipient and giver of the appreciation. We will talk about the logistics, budgeting and planning for recognition, and also reflect and discuss as a group different ways to acknowledge members within an organization. 

*Run in conjunction with the Ulead Program

 

Prioritization: Tools & Techniques

Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, states: “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities”. This workshop will identify strategies to improve prioritization through discussion of effective tools and techniques. You will begin to understand the importance of managing your energy (not your time) while working as a leader in your campus organization. We will engage in conversations and activities that allow you to identify behaviours and attitudes that encourage restoration amongst prioritizing what’s “important” in your organization.

*Run in conjunction with the Ulead Program

 

Registration: 

Register for these workshops on the Student Life Events Calendar on the CLNx.