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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 2019

Leadership Level 1 Workshop
Friday, January 18th, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.

Nutrition Workshop
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 109

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Having good nutritional habits is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.  Leading a good diet can help you to maintain healthy physical status and reduce risk of diseases.

This workshop will go over the basics of the necessities of the human body and provide examples of good healthy choices to ensure a balanced and nutritious diet.  Participants will also discover the importance of knowing about dietary restrictions and how to look for and provide options for people with specific dietary needs.

Resume and Cover Letter
Thursday, February 7th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 107

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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.

Leadership Level 2 Workshop
Friday, February 8th, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 125

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

Facilitation Training
(A Workshop on How to Run a Workshop)
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 114

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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. **

Upstander Intervention
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 114

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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.

Job Search and Professionalism
Tuesday, March 5th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 114

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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. This workshop will also talk about professionalism and how it can affect your career success. 10 minutes will be provided at the end of the workshop for questions to be answered by the Career Strategist.

Leadership Training - Level 3
Friday, March 8th, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 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.

Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 114

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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.

Adulting 101
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 109

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Attending university is just one of the many new obstacles that young people face as they transition into adulthood.  However, there are many other nuances of life that all adults should know about so they can be better prepared to understand them when they come around.

In this workshop, participants will learn about mortgages, insurance, credit card interest rates, taxes, and home economics.

Interview Preparation
Tuesday, March 19th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 114

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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. 10 minutes will be provided at the end of the workshop for questions to be answered by the Career Strategist.

Conflict Mediation
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 114

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This workshop is designed to give students an introduction into mediation theory and techniques that 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.

Questions 


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