Student Leadership Conferences
Enhance your leadership skills at a student leadership conference!
Each year the Student and Campus Community Development Office offers a series of conferences for students looking to build their leadership skills. Pick the one that works for you!
Re-Imagining Leadership Retreat
The Re-Imagining Leadership Retreat creates a supportive community-based environment where students reflect on their individual leadership abilities, collaborate with other student leaders and observe their role the wider community.
Find out more about the Re-Imagining Leadership Retreat, happening May 31 – June 2, 2019 at Trent University.
The Ulead Conference is a one day conference focused on developing leadership skills while making connections with other campus leaders at the University of Toronto St. George campus. Through a series of engaging workshops, you will gain the capacities that will help you to be successful in your leadership role this year. This event is a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow students, and increase confidence and capability in your leadership capacities.
The conference program begins with an incredible speaker, followed by workshops designed for all levels of leadership and ends with a practical case study competition to wrap up the day.
This conference is open to all students involved with a student club or group at U of T St. George. You don’t need to be in an executive role to apply. If you’re involved in a student group in any capacity, you are encouraged to attend!
2019 Conference & Registration
Registration and details about the 2019 Ulead Conference coming soon.
Represent Programming is for elected/appointed students representatives at U of T to get involved and begin to interact/engage with one another.
Get involved with the Represent: Student Leadership Conference.
Who is eligible?
Students who hold elected or appointed leadership positions on student groups such as:
- Tri-campus or campus wide student group (e.g. UTSU, UTSC, UTM, APUS, ASSU)
- College or faculty student society (e.g. KPEUA, ENGSoc, VUSAC)
- Course union (e.g. CINSSU, NSSA)
- Residence council (e.g. IRC, WRC)
- Hart House committee
Apply to organize and support the Represent: Student Leadership Conference.
Students who serve as co-chairs will meet weekly/bi-weekly to plan all aspects of the conference including: selecting the keynote, hosting presenter information sessions, conference logistics, selecting sessions, etc. Participation will be CCR eligible.
Roles for 2019-2020 coming in July 2019.
There are various options to get funding for for the Represent: Student Leadership Conference. Check with your college/faculty for more details. Unsure where to look? Check out our Funding List.
Represent: Student Leadership Conference
As the largest conference for elected student representatives at U of T, Represent provides incoming student leaders (i.e. elected/appointed representatives of student unions, college councils, faculty associations, residence council members and student societies from all three U of T campuses) with tools and resources to be effective leaders. The 2019 conference theme is Embracing Possibilities.
Whether you are in a representative role, an executive position planning events, or at the head of your student organization, our conference will have workshops and sessions catered to your specific responsibilities and interests. This way, you will gain insight into how you can create change through your student organization and collaborate with others across campus.
The TRACK system helps you plan your day. We offer three tracks, geared towards different levels of leadership:
Key to Representation (KR): Geared towards students in general representative roles, first or second time leaders, or those who are looking to gain more insight to what representing students entails.
Logistics in Leadership (LL): For students who are planning events, designing programming for students, leading committees, etc. or more experienced student leaders who have already been in representative roles.
Managing Your Organization (MO): Geared towards those at the head of their organization (i.e. Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Chairs, and in some cases, Finance), or more experienced student leaders who have already been in a representative or executive role.
May 1, 2019 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m., optional Social from 3 – 5 p.m.)
May 2, 2019 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
You have the option of attending either of the days for $10, but are strongly encouraged to attend both days for $15.
Register for the Represent: Student Leadership Conference now! Open until Friday, April 19, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Once you log in to the CLNx, please click on Events & Workshops > Special Events Students and look for “Represent Registration 2019”.
Please contact email@example.com for more information on Represent programming.
Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference
Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity to connect with student leaders from diverse roles, areas of study and experiences at U of T. During the day-long conference, students will have the opportunity to:
- Engage other students in peer-led sessions, wellness and experiential learning activities.
- Listen to a keynote speaker.
- Build a network with fellow students across campus.
Leading Together focuses on connecting students and turning ideas into action in all areas of leadership.
This event is entirely planned and presented by students for students.
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Hart House
Registration will be available in December on CLNx.
For the most up to date information, check us out on Leading Together Facebook.
- 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast
- 10:10 – 10:15 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions
- 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Keynote - TBD
- 10:55 – 11:55 a.m. | Student Concurrent Session 1
- 12 – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch
- 12:45 – 1:35 p.m. | Student Concurrent Session 2
- 1:40 – 2:10 p.m. | Wellness Break
- 2:20 – 3:20 p.m. | Learning Labs – next steps and navigating the future
- 3:30 – 4 p.m. | Reflection and Networking
This year’s sessions will be focused on 3 different streams:
Leadership Fundamentals: This stream provides a multifaceted learning experience for students looking to develop leadership skills and make meaningful connections on campus. Students will explore different ways to get involved in various leadership opportunities available at the University. Through this introductory session, prospective student leaders will learn multiple facets of leadership, as this stream provides engaing information.
Leadership in Practice: This stream helps students interested in learning from others across disciplines, divisions, roles and programs. It engages those interested in collaborating with other student leaders towards shared goals. Through this stream, students will see leadership in practice and gain valuable skills applicable to their work.
Leadership in Action: This stream teaches students the interconnectedness between individuals, groups and communities to lead and create change. By sharing personal experiences and demonstrating leadership in action, students will learn key skills and knowledge to apply their work on a larger scale. These sessions are designed to encourage students to integrate leadership experience into real-world applications outside of the University context.
Submit a Presentation Proposal
Students interested in presenting at the conference can either facilitate a workshop about something they have learned/practiced, or lead a discussion in a topic they are curious about. Presenters are free to explore ideas, to take risks and to have fun! We strongly encourage all students (undergraduate and graduate) to submit a presentation proposal.
Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6 p.m.
There are various options to get funding for our conferences. Check with your college/faculty for more details. Unsure where to look? Check out our Funding List.