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Leadership Workshop Series

The Leadership Workshop Series is a CCR-recognized five-week program that helps equip student leaders with the skills and increased capacity to conduct themselves in their various student, work, and community roles. Topics include an introduction to leadership, presentation skills, project management, and effective teamwork and group development.

What are the benefits of joining the Leadership Workshop Series?

Students who join this workshop series will 

  • Learn and build on new or existing leadership skills
  • Meet fellow student leaders and build connections
  • Reflect on and incorporate leadership theories and models into their work and community
  • Collaborate and contribute to a learning community 

Students are eligible for CCR recognition if all workshop series requirements and expectations are met.
 

What is covered in this series?

Week 1: Leadership 101
This workshop navigates different definitions of leadership and leadership theories. Throughout the workshop we work on defining leadership for individuals by looking at participants strengths, core values, and previous experiences. At the end of the workshop participants will learn to recognize and act on leadership opportunities.

Week 2: Presentation Skills
This workshop will help you identify how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation. During the workshop we will focus on how to manage your nerves at all stages of a presentation.

Week 3: Project Management Skills
This workshop focuses on teaching the basics of project management, including how to create preliminary project plans, and how to lead a productive meeting with your project team. During this workshop you will learn how to use Office Planner to manage project tasks and how to maximize productivity during meetings to successfully complete a project.

Week 4: Effective Group Work
Group work is essential in co-curricular life at university. This workshop is designed to give students the tools to work effectively in groups at the university level. You will learn about key characteristics and strategies of effective groups, analyze common conflicts that groups experience, and identify strategies to avoid or resolve challenging situations.

Week 5: How to Build a Team
All teams go through stages, and regardless of where your team is at, you’ll be able to recognize what you can do to help your team succeed in the moment and manage the transitions ahead. This workshop will review the normal stages of team development, and help you assess tools for effective teambuilding that can happen at any stage.

Who is eligible?

This workshop series is intended for current or continuing University of Manitoba undergraduate students registered for at least one 3-credit hour course. 

What are the required dates and expectations?

The series will take place on Microsoft Teams.

  • Monday, June 27th at 1:30 – 3:30
  • Wednesday, June 29th at 1:30 – 3:30
  • Monday, July 4th at 1:30 – 3:30
  • Wednesday, July 6th at 1:30 – 3:30
  • Friday, July 8th at 1:30 – 3:30

Completion of all five workshops in a cohort, plus the submission of a 250-word reflection/evaluation at the end of the series, is required to be eligible for CCR recognition.

Student Leadership Development Programs

The University of Manitoba Student Leadership Development Programs provide UM students with the opportunity to develop comprehensive leadership skills by exploring a multitude of leadership techniques, theories and models through interactive workshops and activities. Getting involved in leadership opportunities on campus will:

  • Enable you to develop comprehensive leadership skills that will contribute to your personal and professional development. 
  • Connect you with fellow student leaders and on-campus partners. 
  • Provide you with opportunities to go out into the community and make positive change happen. 
  • In many instances, be noted on your Co-Curricular Record

Eligibility criteria

All UM students, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to apply to these programs. Program participants must be enrolled as students for the term in which they are applying. Students are selected based on how well they meet certain criteria in their application. The following criteria are used to select students, though additional criteria may apply to certain programs:

  • An expressed desire to enhance leadership potential
  • The ability to commit to completing all program requirements
  • Good academic standing (minimum grade point average of 2.5)

Student Leadership Development Program 1: Individual Leadership

The first student leadership development program helps answer questions that we don’t often consider for ourselves: Who am I? What do I have to offer as a leader?

If you’re not sure where to start on campus, the program provides an excellent first step to your involvement. If you’re already an experienced student leader, this is a great development opportunity to polish and refine your leadership skills and all of the great things you’ve learned along the way.

This program involves learning in a small group setting. There are a maximum of 25 students per group, and through seven hands-on workshops, you’ll work together to learn about your own leadership style and strengths, and develop some key leadership skills. Topics include personality type, leading with authenticity, effective communication, and exploring diversity and inclusivity.

Co-Curricular Recognition is provided to all participants who complete and meet all of the requirements of the program.

Cost: $25 (payable online through Visa or MasterCard prior to the first workshop)

This program is currently on hold until in person campus activities resume.

Student Leadership Development Program 2: Collaborative Leadership

We are strengthened by those around us, and together, our groups and teams can do great things. The second student leadership development program will help you, and the groups you're a part of, do great things effectively.

This program involves learning in a small group setting. There are a maximum of 20 students per group, and it is recommended that students complete the Individual Leadership program (SLDP-I) before participating in SLDP-II (preference may be given to these students). Through six hands-on workshops, you will explore how groups can effectively collaborate, find a common purpose and build strong teams, overcome conflict and controversy, and engage active citizens who effect change in their communities. Students apply their learning from the workshops to a student or community organization through 10 hours of active involvement.

Co-Curricular Recognition is provided to all participants who complete and meet all of the requirements of the program.

Cost: $25 (payable online through Visa or MasterCard prior to the first workshop)

This program is currently on hold until in person campus activities resume.

Student Leadership Facilitator-in-Training Program

If you’re already an experienced student leader, this is a great development opportunity to polish and refine your leadership skills as well as develop useful skills in small group facilitation and presentation.

This program involves learning in a small group setting. There are a maximum of 15 students per group, and training will be divided into two main components: developing the skills necessary to facilitate a program for a diverse group of students, and an in-depth look at the content of the Student Leadership Development Program.

Participants of this program can expect to develop a number of important skills including classroom management, group facilitation, activity planning, public speaking and team building. They will also get the chance to meet and interact with fellow student leaders on campus.

Co-Curricular Recognition is provided to all participants who complete and meet all of the requirements of the Facilitator-in-Training program. Successful graduates will have the opportunity to apply for paid Student Leadership Development Facilitator positions with the Student Life office.

Student Leadership Development Program experience in either the individual (SLDP-I) or collaborative (SLDP-II) programs is strongly recommended, but not required.

This program is currently on hold until in person campus activities resume.

Contact us

Student Life
225 University Centre
65 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

204-474-9093