Summer ULead (½ day)
Back by popular demand we are offering Ulead in the summertime. It’s our regular Ulead workshops but with a twist! In the summer you can attend back to back workshops and earn up to 3 Ulead points per day (1 point per workshop). We have intentionally packaged these workshops so that you can build your skills as the day progresses. You have the option to sign up for the whole day or individual workshops. Please note that lunch (pizza) is included for people registered for the whole day. All sessions will take place at OISE (The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (MAP), 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5290 and 2286 ). Refer to email communications for the exact room location of the workshops you have registered to attend.
Package 1: Recruitment & Retention, Building Inclusive Teams with Equity 101, Group Dynamics
Thursday July 12, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (OISE, Room 5290)
- 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon: Recruitment & Retention
- 12 noon- 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
- 12:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.: Building Inclusive Teams w/ Equity 101
- 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Break & Energizer
- 2:15 p.m.– 3:45 p.m.: Group Dynamics
Recruitment and Retention (Yellow)
Is your club ready to recruit and expand membership? We will discuss the necessary steps to successfully manage your membership, from promoting your organization to prospective members to increase membership engagement throughout the year. We discuss different strategies for engaging new members. Lastly, we will discuss making the most out of club’s fairs.
Building Inclusive Teams: Equity 101 (Green)
We talk a lot about “equity,” but what do we really mean? How does it relate to our everyday lives? This workshop explores these questions while also creating a space for us to think about what commitments we can make around continuing to learn more while putting what we have learned into action.
Group Dynamics (Yellow)
Understanding what makes your group “tick” is crucial to group productivity and success. In this session, you will gain a solid understanding of Group Development theories and how they relate to your organization and team. Participants will be able to engage in discussions around effective team development and team building with one another. Participants will have the opportunity to share in fun, dynamic and developmental team builders and ideas for building their organization’s community. After attending this session, participants will walk away feeling confident and energized to build their team and motivate others in their organization.
Package 2: Vision and Values, Goal Setting, Prioritization
Wednesday July 18, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (OISE, Room 2286)
- 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Vision & Values
- 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
- 12:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. Goal Setting
- 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Break & Energizer
- 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Prioritization: Tools & Techniques
Vision and Values (Purple)
Why are you involved in your club or organization? What motivates you? What is your group’s vision for the year?
Often we don’t carve out time to ask ourselves these questions. This workshop will help you to develop and articulate your vision and values and learn how to engage your membership in this conversation. By having a clear vision, goals and values for your groups, your membership will feel more engaged and connected to the bigger picture of your organization. It is important to not only articulate your vision and values but also make sure that this is connected to your events, publicity, constitution and daily activities.
Goal Setting (Purple)
Participants will learn about setting realistic goals using the SMART goals framework. Participants will discuss the importance of goal setting to individual and group success and have the opportunity to set and discuss goals in these respective areas. We will also discuss goal accountability, prioritizing and communicating progress in organizations.
Prioritization: Tools & Techniques (Purple)
Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, states: “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” This workshop will identify strategies to improve prioritization through discussion of effective tools and techniques. You will begin to understand the importance of managing your energy (not your time) while working as a leader in your campus organization. We will engage in conversations and activities that allow you to identify behaviours and attitudes that encourage restoration amongst prioritizing what’s “important” in your organization.
Package 3: Communication & Conflict, Effective Feedback, Showing Appreciation
Thursday August 2, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (OISE, Room 2286)
- 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Communication & Conflict
- 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
- 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Effective Feedback
- 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Break & Energizer
- 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Showing Appreciation
Communication & Conflict (Orange)
Understanding communication and conflict is essential to having a mutually beneficial experience with others. As leadership involves engaging in a process of collaboratively working with others towards a shared purpose, conflict and disagreement are inevitable. This workshop will explore how conflict arises and how to transform conflict effectively by moving from fixed positions to understanding peoples interests through various communication techniques.
Effective Feedback (Orange)
Participants in this session will learn how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback. Feedback is a crucial element in group progress and success and helpful in working through conflict. Participants will learn the important theories and tips behind delivering and receiving feedback. They will also have hands-on opportunities to practice giving feedback in a safe and inclusive learning environment. Case studies and real world examples will be used to help organization members develop strategies to deliver feedback. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on past feedback given and received, and the outcomes of that feedback, as well as time to develop goals towards giving feedback within their organization.
Showing Appreciation (Yellow)
This workshop will explore the important role that appreciation and recognition plays when it comes to membership retention and fulfilment. Participants will learn different ways that people like to be appreciated and learn how to give meaningful appreciation based on the recipient. Appreciation is an important aspect of ending a year and crucial to closing the year for both the recipient and giver of the appreciation. We will talk about the logistics, budgeting and planning for recognition, and also reflect and discuss as a group different ways to acknowledge members within an organization.