Ulead Leadership Program
Ulead is a leadership program for the student leaders of U of T's campus organizations. The program is open to all student leaders at St. George, UTM and UTSC, and is primarily for recognized campus groups; however, student societies, course unions, program associations are welcomed to participate.
Student leaders can access a full-day conference, orientation seminars, leadership workshops, and networking sessions. The goal is to provide student leaders with the resources, training and support that they need to build successful student groups on campus.
The Ulead Program includes the following sections:
- Ulead Conference in the fall
- Orientation Seminars
- Leadership Workshops
- Networking Sessions
- Mentorship Program
Why participate in Ulead?
Student leaders gain valuable knowledge about operating on U of T campus as a student leader. Participating in the Ulead Program also qualifies your St. George campus groups to be eligible for office space. Find out about earning Ulead Points. Also, student leaders can receive certificates for their participation.
Every fall, the Office of Student Life hosts a conference for student leaders of campus groups. It is an opportunity for campus group leaders to learn key organizational development skills from professionals in the field, while connecting with other student leaders at U of T.
Orientation: Funding, Space, and Policy
At the Orientation Seminars, students will learn the following:
- Identify the cycle of being a student leader on campus and navigate the university.
- Become aware of university policies and procedures regarding campus group activities.
- Identify resources on campus (funding 101, space, staff, Ulead, etc.) relevant to your group.
- Identify the knowledge and skills needed to run a campus group.
- Begin thinking the leadership transition of the group for next year.
Registration for Orientation Seminars opens in September and January.
There are a variety of leadership workshops that student leaders can attend to learn more, build specific skills and enhance the efficacy of your group. The workshops may be offered twice each per term. Here are the topics that are offered:
- Money, Money, Money
- Motivating or Managing?
- Event Planning
- Chairing Meetings
- Social Media and Leadership
- Mastering the Web
- Preventing Burn Out
- Resume and Portfolio Development
- Leadership Transition
Descriptions of the leadership workshops will become available in September and January.
Student leaders have indicated a need to connect with other student groups. We are proud to offer a pilot program of monthly networking sessions for student leaders. The topics of the sessions will come out of the conversations that occur at the Ulead Conference.
The networking session aim to connect student leaders across the following experiences:
- New and Experienced
- Experienced leaders forum
- Interest or Challenge focused
- Positional leaders
- Alumni student leaders
The networking sessions will begin in October and will be based on the results of the Ulead Conference.
Contact information is available at the Ulead Program website if you have any further questions.