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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 

Bystander Intervention Workshop
DATE TBD

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.

Leadership Level 3 Workshop
DATE TBD

*This workshop is mandatory for all students who wish to complete Level 3 of the Leadership Program.  You must have completed Level 2 in order to take this workshop.*

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

Money Matters:  The Future of Your Finances
DATE TBD

The workshop is designed to give participants the ability to learn about to learn about employer benefits, student loan repayment, investing, and more!

Leadership Level 1 Workshop
DATE TBD

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

Leadership Level 2 Workshop
​DATE TBD

*This workshop is mandatory for all students who wish to complete Level 2 of the Leadership Certificate Program.  You must have completed Level 1 in order to take this workshop.*

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.

JackTalks
​DATE TBD

In 2012 Jack Windeler was a first year student at Queen’s University. He was bright, funny, and just beginning his adult life. He was also struggling with mental illness and in March 2010 died by suicide. Jack’s parents decided to help other university students struggling with mental health by ask family and friends to make donations to Kids Help Phone. The support was so overwhelming they decided to do more and The Jack Project (jack.org) was born.

The Jack Talks event provides a space for training youth speakers to talk about mental health: stigma, tools, strategies, experiences, how to look out for each other, and how to look out for ourselves. More about the nationwide initiative can be found using the links below.

There is no registration required, however there will be a reflection required to obtain this as certificate eligible.

Accessibility Workshop
​DATE TBD

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) aims to identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. By challenging institutionalized norms and by implementing principles of universal design this act is changing the landscape of the worlds we work, study and live in.

Art Therapy Workshop
​DATE TBD

Take some time to relax and connect with your inner artist! Learn how you can use art to de-stress and take  care of yourself in this workshop brought to you by The LivingRoom Community Art Studio.

Questions 

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