ULead is a leadership program that connects student leaders to one another, builds networks, skills and valuable knowledge about operating campus groups. ULead activities include a one-day conference, orientation seminars, leadership workshops and networking sessions.

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ULead Eligibility ULead was created for student group leaders of U of T recognized campus groups on the St. George campus
ULead How it works Over the course of the academic year student leaders can attend a series of leadership activities
Summer ULead (½ day) Back by popular demand we are offering ULead in the summertime
ULead Workshops 2019-2020 workshops will begin in early October
Registration Registration is now open on the CLNx!
ULead Conference ULead Conference: Start Ups will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact ULead Questions? Email Kristen Wallace at k.wallace@utoronto.ca

Eligibility

ULead was created for student group leaders of U of T recognized campus groups on the St. George campus. Student societies, course unions, affiliate organizations, UTM or UTSC groups are welcome to attend, although the focus is on St. George.

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How it works

Over the course of the academic year, student leaders can attend a series of leadership activities including our annual Presidents' Retreat, full-day ULead conference, summer ULead days, Fall/Winter workshops, and ULead Club Cafes. 

Participating in the ULead Program is a great way to develop your personal leadership skills and enhance the capacity of your club! By participating in the ULead program, Individuals can qualify for the CCR recnognized ULead Certificate. Clubs can collect ULead points to be eligible to apply for Office Space in 21 Sussex.

 

ULead Certificates for Individuals: 

To receive a Ulead certificate, individuals are required to earn: 
(1) point: Organizational Development and Membership Engagement
(1) point: Executive Role Development
(1) point: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
(2) points: from any category of your choosing

 

Office Space for Clubs: 

To be eligible for 21 Sussex Office Space, groups are required to earn 5 Ulead points which must include: 
(1) point: Organizational Development and Membership Engagement
(1) point: Executive Role Development
(1) point: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
(2) points: from any category of your choosing
 
Group points need to come from at least two members of the group. Groups are strongly encouraged to send different executives and members to workshops that interest them or apply to their role.
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Summer ULead (½ day)

Back by popular demand we are offering ULead in the summertime. It’s our regular ULead workshops but with a twist! In the summer you can attend back to back workshops and earn up to 3 ULead points per day (1 point per workshop). We have intentionally packaged these workshops so that you can build your skills as the day progresses. You have the option to sign up for the whole day or individual workshops. Please note that lunch (pizza) is included for people registered for the whole day.

July 24, 2019: Inclusive and Equitable Clubs (Equity 101, Understanding and Responding to Microagressions, Creating Positive Spaces)

August 1, 2019: Starting the Year Strong (Goal Setting, Prioritization, Measuring Organizational Success)

August 7, 2019: Building Successful Teams (Recruitment and Retention, Facilitating Meetings, Group Dynamics and Team-building)

Full workshop descriptions, schedule for the day and registration are located on the CLNx St. George (Leadership, Mentorship, and Clubs) Calendar.

ULead Workshops

The 2019-2020 ULead workshops will begin in early October and fall under the following categories: 

  • Organizational Development and Membership Engagement
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Executive Role Development

View the complete list of workshops by category.

Registration

Register for ULead Workshops.

Registration instructions:

  1. Once you log into the CLNx, visit the Leadership, Mentorship and Clubs Calendar for the St. George Campus. Note: You can find this calendar under Events and Workshop Calendar: Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs. 
  2. Use the event filter box, to find all ULead events.
  3. Select the ULead event on the calendar and follow instructions to register.

ULead Conference

ULead Conference: Start Ups 2019 

The ULead Conference 2019 is a one day conference specially designed for brand new groups (Groups who have been recognized for less than 5 years at U of T). This conference will be focused on delivering knowledge and tips to help your group get started, plan for your group's sustainability, and enhance your group's capacity during the formative years. Individuals will develop and enhance their leadership skills while making connections with other campus leaders at the University of Toronto St. George campus. Through a series of engaging workshops, you will gain the capacities that will help you to be successful in your leadership role this year.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the ULead Program, email Kristen Wallace at k.wallace@utoronto.ca