The Leadership Exchange exposes students to leadership theory as well the dynamics of different leadership styles using site visits and meetings. With a focus on collaborative leadership, students will visit various settings in Ottawa, including government, education, not-for-profit and the corporate sector. Students can put leadership theory into practice as they develop their own leadership qualities.

The program:

  • Explores a variety of leadership theories and practical applications
  • Develops student perceptions of leadership styles and best practices
  • Promotes critical-thinking about personal leadership roles
  • Provides the opportunity to apply what has been learned

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Eligibility Open to all U of T students
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  • U of T students from any college or faculty interested in leadership in relation to various areas of the community. 
  • U of T students who are interested in travelling to our nation’s capital (Ottawa) through part of November reading week to learn more about themselves, their leadership style and collaborative leadership in a broader context.

How it Works

  1. Apply for the program by October 9 at 9:00 a.m. 
  2. Attend pre-experience session on October 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  3. Attend the November adventure to Ottawa from November 4 to 8. 
  4. Complete a post-experience reflection by November 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Application and Cost

The cost for the Leadership Exchange experience is $350 CDN per person. This includes transportation and accommodation in Ottawa, pre and post experience sessions and two meals per day. 

Note: The cost for students participating as Team Leads is: TBA. Payment is required at time of application. 

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Team Lead Role

Apply to organize and support the Leadership Exchange program!

Students who serve in the team lead role will meet bi-weekly to plan many of the aspects of the Leadership Exchange program (travel information, logistics, reflection, etc.).

Participation will be CCR eligible. Team leads also receive a discount on the cost of the Leadership Exchange experience.

Further, team leads will have 50% of their fee to Leadership Exchange covered. 

Team leads have been chosen for the November Leadership Exchange. 

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