IMPACT Leadership Program
Welcome, Leaders of all Kinds!
The application period for the 2021 IMPACT Leadership Program has now closed.
Are YOU Ready to Make an IMPACT?
IMPACT is an innovative and exciting leadership program, grounded in the Social Change Model of leadership development (SCM). Within the Social Change Model, leadership development is values-based, socially responsible, collaborative, and oriented toward positive social change. Feel free to check out our frequently asked questions page, and be sure to also read some program testimonials from past IMPACT students!
Is IMPACT for Me?
IMPACT is a leadership program open to all students at Trent University.
IMPACT is for students who wish to engage in self-exploration and personal development, learn to work collaboratively with others, and develop a sense of citizenship through community engagement.
IMPACT is for students who believe in the power of leadership to affect positive social change.
IMPACT is an inclusive program and is welcoming to individuals of all backgrounds, orientations and abilities.
How Does IMPACT Work?
The IMPACT Leadership Program will be offered in person this fall, and will not be offered in the winter term. As with all Trent activities, being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is mandatory for participation.
Students must apply to join the IMPACT Leadership Program. If accepted, students will attend a day-long opening retreat, four leadership-themed workshops, one weekend retreat at Camp Kawartha, and one day-long closing retreat. Students will also have three virtual meetings with small groups, which will be facilitated by an IMPACT Mentor.
Important Dates for the Fall 2021 term:
Application deadline is Friday, September 24th at midnight. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday, September 28th.
Program participants should be available to attend/complete the following:
Sunday, October 3rd (9 am-4 pm) - Forming and Norming: the IMPACT Opening Retreat
Wednesday, October 6th or Thursday, October 7th (10 am-12 pm) - Values and Vision: Introduction to Social Change
Wednesday, October 20th or Thursday, October 21st (10 am-12 pm) - Power and Privilege 101: Unpacking the Backpack
Wednesday, November 3rd or Thursday, November 4th (10 am-12 pm) - When the Going Gets Tough: Controversy with Civility
Friday, November 12th (5 pm) -Sunday, November 14th (2 pm) - Tending Your Inner Fire: the IMPACT Leadership Retreat
Wednesday, November 24th or Thurs, November 25th (10 am-12 pm) - Community Engagement and Activism: Finding Your Niche
Sunday, December 5th (9 am-4 pm) - Wrapping the Bundle: the IMPACT Closing Retreat
.There will be a $80 fee to participate in the IMPACT program, with a limited number of subsidized positions available to students in financial need.