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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 

Introduction to Leadership
Friday, October 13th
1:00 to 2:00 pm OR
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Room 110

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If you are interested in the Leadership Program at the Durham Campus, come out to this information session.  In session, we will describe what is required as part of the certificate program as well as how to navigate the Leadership blackboard site and register for workshops.
 

Upstander Intervention Workshop
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.
 

Team Building - Treetop Trekking
Friday, October 27th, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 pm (tentative)
Treetop Eco Adventure Park (@ Trillium Trails)

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This team building activity will enhance leadership skills in encouragement, support, and group achievement.  Students will have an opportunity to run the trekking courses while understanding the importance of positive reinforcement for others.

Predicted Cost: $32

** Note:  This workshop is off-campus, has a moderate degree of risk of physical activity, and will also have an associated cost.  Participants will also be required to acquire transport to and from the facility though Durham Region Transit does run through the area for those with the bus pass. **
 

Facilitation Training
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Room 105 

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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. **
 

Leadership Level 1 Workshop
Monday, November 6th, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 110

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*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.
 

Communications Workshop
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
1:00 - 2:00pm
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.
 

Questions 

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