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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Leadership Program

The leadership program at Trent University Durham follows a model of obtaining learning objectives through both workshops and experience. 

The program is designed to offer students opportunities to learn different leadership strategies and communication.  It also recognizes students for the current leadership initiatives that they take on as they progress through their academics.

Registration form for the leadership program

Contents:

Program Details
Upcoming Workshops
Questions

Program Details

The Trent Durham Leadership Program is designed to be more accessible to a campus that houses all commuter students, with a higher percentage being mature students and students who have full time jobs.

The program runs under the guide of several learning outcomes that are designed to give students a well-rounded experience in leadership with specific goals that they want to achieve.  There are several workshops that run throughout the year to allow for students to decide which workshops they wish to attend that fit their schedule.  Most of the workshops are run on weekday's from 5 pm - 6 pm.

Certificate Program

The program also has an Official Certificate that recognizes students who achieve the requirements that provide leaders with the appropriate skills.

Level 1:

This certificate program has two tiers with the following requirements for the 1st level:

Silver Level:

  • Leadership Training Workshop - Level One
  • 2 optional workshops
  • 3 activities of participation (event attendance, club member)

Gold Level:

  • Leadership Training Workshop - Level One
  • 2 optional workshops (only workshops not already completed)
  • 3 activities of responsibility (club executive, TDSA board/executive, event volunteer)

Level 2:

(You must complete Level 1 before you can obtain this level.)

This certificate program has two tiers with the following requirements for the 2nd level:

Gold Level:

  • Leadership Training Workshop - Level Two
  • 2 optional workshops (only workshops not already completed)
  • 3 activities of responsibility (club executive, TDSA board/executive, event volunteer)

Platinum Level:

 

  • Leadership Training Workshop - Level Two
  • 2 optional workshops (only workshops not already completed)
  • 3 activities of responsibility (club executive, TDSA board/executive, event volunteer)
  • Presentation Workshop (if not already completed)
  • Successful completion of your own workshop (option to co-facilitate with a staff or other student)

Level 3:

(You must complete Level 2 before you can obtain this level.)

This certificate program has two tiers with the following requirements for the 2nd level:

Gold Level:

  • Leadership Training Workshop - Level Three
  • 2 optional workshops (only workshops not already completed)
  • 25 hours of volunteer experience with a community organization

Platinum Level:

  • Leadership Training Workshop - Level Three
  • 2 optional workshops (only workshops not already completed)
  • 25 hours of volunteer experience with a community organization
  • Presentation Workshop (if not already completed)
  • Successful completion of your own workshop (option to co-facilitate with a staff or other student)

Certificates

In addition, each workshop that is run here at the Durham campus gives out a certificate of completion.

The certificates are given out at the end of the year at a special leadership recognition event in March.

Workshop Schedule 

** Winter Workshops Coming Soon **

Winter Retreat
Friday, January 26th @ 6pm to 
Sunday, January 28th @ 4pm
Camp Medeba

Click Here to Register

The TrentU Durham Winter Retreat is an exciting opportunity for students to spend a weekend in the wilderness to experience nature and adventure while enjoying their stay at a camp in the beautiful area of Haliburton Highlands, just south of Algonquin Park.

This year's weekend, hosted at Camp Medeba Retreat Centre, offers a wide range of activities and experiences that students can participate in including campfires, nature hikes, ice skating, broomball, snow tubing, ropes courses, rock climbing/zip lines, tobogganing, and so much more. There will be an equal number of activities both indoors and outdoors to utilize all of the camp's resources and students will also have time to themselves to relax and enjoy the weekend away.

This adventure includes transportation from the TrentU Durham campus to the camp and back, all meals during our stay, and accommodations in heated cabins within the camp.

The fee for the retreat is $75.00 for current students and $100.00 for alumni. Payments can be online at https://ccr.trentu.ca/events.htm. To pay by cash, credit, or debit in person, please visit the Trent Durham Student Association office in room 122, fill out the registration form, and submit your payment.

Questions 

For more information about the program requirements, please contact Chris Nelan, Student Life Coordinator (christophernelan@trentu.ca).