Leadership for Grads is an engaging and interactive series of virtual and in-person workshops that help graduate students apply leadership theories in practice. Strengthen your collaboration, reflection and leadership skills while challenging and deepening your understanding of leadership in diverse contexts.
This program is ideal for grad students looking to run effective research groups, lead committee meetings and facilitate classroom environments.
U of T graduate students
How The Program Works
Graduate students attend any 3 qualifying workshops to earn their Leadership for Grads Certificate. It is Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognized.
Leadership for Grads core workshops:
- Collaborative Visioning: Goal Setting for Grad Students
- Facilitating a Team Online for Grad Students
- Navigating Uncertainty for Grad Students
- Organizational Leadership – Managing vs Leading for Grad Students
- Making Meaning of Your Leadership Journey
- Equity and Leadership for Grad Students
Note: There is a maximum capacity for workshops, so please attend all workshops that you sign up for to avoid taking spaces from other students. If there is low registration (less than 10 students), some workshops may be cancelled. You will be given at least 48 hours notice if this happens.
To explore the self-directed leadership learning extensions, please visit Self-Directed Leadership Learning.
All workshops are open for registration on the Leadership, Mentorship and Clubs calendar under Events and Workshops on CLNx.
The program tracker for 2023-2024 opens in July 2023 and counts through to March 2024.
What Students Are Saying3 votes
Leadership for Grads has supported my future goals to progress into more mentorship roles and positions in both volunteer opportunities and in my professional environment. The workshops and resources provided in the program can be directly applied to me leading students, associates and even with friends and family. Leadership for Grads has strengthened and enhanced my foundations in leadership and future leadership roles.
The Leadership for Grads workshops have instilled in me the right mindset for creating and sustaining a positive environment around me. It also provided me with interesting ideas and practices that I can chew on and use as I develop my own habits in the workshop. Overall, it was a constructive, engaging and very relevant experience that complements my curriculum and research work as a grad and will shape me as a more well-rounded individual in the future.
I am confident that the opportunity to enhance my interpersonal and communication skills provided by the Leadership for Grads program will serve me well on my path to building a career as an educator, music performer and scholar. Through participating in the Leadership for Grads program, I have become more aware of my strengths and how I can leverage them in leadership positions. Ultimately, I came away with a sense of empowerment, having been reminded that anyone can envision a better future, and that even the small actions of individuals, regardless of their station in life, can help lead to positive changes and make a difference in the lives of others.