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Learning to Lead Full Day of workshops!

Nov 9, 2023 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Student Commons, 230 College St, Rooms 556 & 558

Registration Deadline: Nov 8, 2023 09:30 AM

Event Description: Learning to Lead Full Day of Workshops

What does leadership mean to you? What kind of leader do you want to be? Interested in developing leadership skills and carving out a leadership style for yourself?  Join us for a full day of leadership learning! Connect with other students, engage in dynamic and thought-provoking activities and discussions, and hang with us for lunch! Our Peer Leadership Facilitator Team will guide you through 3 workshops covering various leadership theories, frameworks and styles. You'll be guided through meaningful discussions and prompted to do some self-reflecting on yourself as a leader. 

This is an in-person full-day event with lunch provided. Please bring an open mind and willingness to engage!

Event details below:

When: Thursday, November 9th, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 5:00 pm
Where: Student Commons, 230 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1R2 - Rooms 556 & 558 


Opening, welcome, icebreakers: 10:00 am - 10:30am
Workshop 1 - What is Leadership?: 10:30am - 12pm (1.5 hours)
Leadership can be described as "evolving" - as "self-discovery" - and as something that is "subjective". Each person may have their own definition of leadership based on experience, feedback, reflection, role models, theory and through discovering passions and goals. Within this workshop we will review what leadership looks like to YOU, explore various leadership models and showcase the evolution of the idea of leadership. 

Lunch*: 12:00pm - 1pm
Group activity: 1pm - 1:20pm (20 min)

Workshop 2: Barriers and Challenges to Leadership 1:30 pm - 3:00pm (1.5 hours)
As Leaders, we often face many barriers, both personal and systemic, which challenge or inhibit our ability to Lead with Integrity; to lead from our most attuned selves. This can be further understood and explained through phenomena such as Imposter Phenomenon, the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and the Fishbowl Effect. Understanding each of these phenomena supports us in better understanding barriers to leadership in our own lives, while also encouraging us to question the value sets and systems embedded within our concepts and definitions of 'good leadership' and our assumptions of leadership more generally.

Break: 3:00pm - 3:15pm 
Workshop 3: Exploring Leadership & Passions 3:15pm - 4:15 pm (1h)
Are you filling each day with activities and pursuits you're passionate about? Many people feel like they can't identify their passions or that they don't know how to incorporate them into daily life. It's also possible that you might already be living a life of passion without even recognizing it! Within this workshop, we will investigate where your talents may lie, how these relate in to your passions, and connect these with leadership opportunities within the U of T community.

Reflection & Wrap Up: 4:15 - 5:00pm

*Lunch is provided for those attending the full day. Please ensure to complete the registration form and include any dietary needs there. 

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This is an in-person day of workshops. Please double-check the workshop location.

Accessibility Notes
  • Please have something to record your thoughts with.
  • Masks are welcome and appreciated :) 
  • The workshop registration has been capped to allow for some physical distancing.
  • Please bring a water bottle and any snacks you might need to help you through the day.

Participation Expectations: 
This day of workshops will be held in person. Participants will be invited to join in the conversations, to contribute ideas, and think, pair, share.  If you require further accommodation to participate comfortably, please send us an email! 

While we will work towards creating an accessible workshop, so that you don't have to disclose any different abilities or disabilities, if you have any specific accommodations you'd like to ensure are responded to please an email to

Please be advised that this event maybe be canceled if there are less than 10 registrants at the time the registration closes. 

For questions and accomodation requests, please contact

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