IMPACT Leadership Program
Welcome, Leaders of all Kinds!
For students familiar with the format of the IMPACT Program, you'll notice that things look a little different this year (doesn't everything?). This year, we will have two IMPACT cohorts: one in the fall term, and one in the winter term, with a virtual delivery model.
Students in each cohort will participate in six workshops (more information found at the workshop link). In between workshops, students will meet and share with a triad of other students, as well as complete a presentation on a social justice issue of their choice. Students will not participate in a community volunteer placement this year.
If you have specific questions about the format of the IMPACT program for the 2020-2021 academic year, please contact Program Coordinator Johanna Hart.
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 ethnic backgrounds, orientations and abilities.
How Does IMPACT Work?
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, we're trying a new format for the IMPACT program this year. Students in the winter term cohort will attend six virtual workshops, with sharing triads and a social justice presentation in between to enhance learning.
Upon completion of the program, students will be issued a Certificate of Completion, and will be supported in articulating transferrable skills and experience into a job application. Still have questions?
Important Dates for the Winter 2021 term:
January 31st, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm: Opening Retreat
Workshops (10:00 am-11:30 am): February 2nd or 4th; February 23rd or 25th; March 9th or 11th; March 23rd or 25th
March 28th, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm: Closing Retreat
There will be no cost for the 2021 winter cohort of the IMPACT program.