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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 Semester 2018 - 

Dismantling Romance
Monday, January 22nd, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room 125

Email roseylapointe@trentu.ca to Register

Isn't it romantic?  Well, maybe not.  Let's talk about how "romance" is presented in film and other media, and start examining our expectations.  Join this workshop and we'll watch movie clips, have a great discussion, and take a long look at our collective mainstream culture.  Let's explore the messages about love and romance we receive and the impact they have on our lives.

How to Say "No"
Monday, January 22nd, 2018
12:30 am - 2:00 pm
Room 125

Email roseylapointe@trentu.ca to Register

What gets in the way of saying no?  Do you have permission to meet your own needs or are you always pleasing others at a personal cost?  We will explore the emotional barriers to saying no and build up the strength and courage to be more assertive.

Summer Job Search and Internship Workshop
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Room 103

Drop In Workshop

This 50 minute workshop will provide you with general information on job search strategies and an introduction on how to use Trent University’s student job board. Information related to the Federal Student Work Experience Program will also be provided. 10 minutes will be provided at the end of the workshop for questions to be answered by the Career Strategist. 

Critical Reading and Note-taking
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Room 107

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Tips, tricks, and tools to improve these crucial skills.

Facilitation Training: How to Run a Workshop - *CANCELLED* (Reschedule to follow)

The Facilitation Training workshop is designed to give students knowledge and experience in running a successful training workshop where the learning outcomes are clearly stated and the participants are engaged in the topics.

The development of skills in workshop facilitation can be used in a wide variety of ways in both student experiences with presentations and leadership opportunities; and beyond graduation when training staff that you may be responsible for.

** Note: This workshop is required as part of the Platinum level of the Leadership Program – Level 2 and 3, but if you are choosing to attain Silver or Gold level, you can use this workshop as one of the optional workshop requirements. **

Writing an Academic Review
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room 116

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...it’s not like Rotten Tomatoes.

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

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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.

Science Writing
Monday, January 29th, 2018
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room 116

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Finally! A Workshop devoted to science papers and lab reports. 

Upstander Intervention
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 109

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The bystander effect refers to the concept in which individuals do not offer help to another individual in an emergency.

This workshop explores both personal and social barriers to helping, and offers practical skills to overcome these barriers.

We will also cover a range of techniques for intervention and getting assistance in emergency situations. Situations discussed can include bullying, discrimination, sexual assault and hazing.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 103

Drop In Workshop

This 50 minute workshop will provide information on how to build a strong resume and write a professional cover letter. Tips related to layout, content, and relevance will be provided, and samples will be shown. Information learned in this workshop can be applied to job applications for summer jobs, part-time jobs, internships, volunteer, or jobs following graduation. 10 minutes will be provided at the end of the workshop for questions to be answered by the Career Strategist.

Art Therapy Workshop
Friday, February 9th, 2018
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Front Atrium

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Having a hard time keeping focused? Struggling to remember why you're working so hard?  Take care of yourself and fall in love with your dreams again at this Art Therapy inspired workshop with Mary Krohnert from The LivingRoom Community Art Studio.  

We'll be making artist card valentines (and display plaques) to inspire ourselves and share with folks we care about who may also need a midwinter boost!  No art experience required - no perfection allowed! All are welcome.

Leadership Training - Level 1
Monday, February 12th, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 125

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*This workshop is mandatory for all students who wish to complete Level 1 of the Leadership Program.*

This workshop is designed to provide students with many different leadership concepts including accountability, team building, leadership styles, communication, and assessment strategies. The workshop uses a variety of interactive modules to teach students about leadership in a fun and different way.

Conflict Resolution
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 110

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The workshop is designed to give participants the ability to understand concepts of conflict management.

The development of skills in this workshop include learning about the common causes of conflict, the dynamics of conflict escalation, approaches to conflict, and resolving self-involving conflict.

Interview Preparation Workshop
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Room 103

Drop In Workshop

This 50 minute workshop will provide you with information related to how to prepare for an interview, what to do during an interview, and what to do after an interview. Common interview questions will be explored, with the goal of increasing your confidence when it comes to your answers. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and responses if desired. 10 minutes will be provided at the end of the workshop for questions to be answered by the Career Strategist.

Stress and How to Manage It
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Room 114

Drop In Workshop

Stress is a fact of 21st century life – but what is stress? And how can we manage the sources of stress in our own lives more effectively?

This lively and interactive workshop provides insight into what stress is all about, insights participants then apply to the stressful situations in their own lives. The session includes opportunities to practice calming our minds, relaxing our bodies, and wisely responding to pressures and demands, whatever their source or intensity.

Leadership Training - Level 2
Monday, March 5th, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 125

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*This workshop is mandatory for all students who wish to complete Level 2 of the Leadership Program.*

This workshop is designed to extend the knowledge gained from the Level 1 workshop.  Students will expand on concepts including diversity, motivation, advocacy, collaboration, networking, and team building strategies. This workshop is very engaging and uses many different methods of interactivity within.

Communications Workshop
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm
Room 110

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This workshop focuses on the different ways that we communicate in the modern world and how we adapt.  There is a rising trend of digital communication techniques which have now overtaken communicating by voice.  This has led to a whole different set of guidelines and skills which has been both good and bad in real applications of communication.

In the workshop, participants will learn new ways of communication that are coming up in the digital world and analyze the difficulties of current technology to better understand how communication affects our everyday lives.

Conflict Mediation
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 109

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This workshop is designed to give students an introduction into mediation theory and techniques which can be used in a variety of real world applications.

The development of skills in this workshop include knowing when it is the right time to step in to handle a mediated resolution, preparing and setting the guidelines for the participants, and different types of mediation techniques that can be modified to fit different situations.

Leadership Training - Level 3
Monday, March 26th, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 125

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*This workshop is mandatory for all students who wish to complete Level 3 of the Leadership Program.*

This workshop is designed to extend the knowledge gained from the Level 2 workshop. 

Students will focus on perspectives, stories, vision, trust, personal development, and critical thinking. Within this workshop, students will face challenges and review/improve their decision making processes through activities and games.

 

Questions 

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