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Student leadership development workshop series

In Student Life, we have identified some key challenges student leaders on campus face, which is why we have developed the Skills for Student Leaders Workshop Series. This workshop series will help equip student leaders with the skills and increased capacity to conduct themselves in their roles effectively.

Workshops in our November Pilot include:

  • Personality & Work Styles
  • Team Building & Group Development
  • Effective Group Work

While this series is geared towards students in the various leadership roles on campus, any student is welcome to register and attend the entire workshop series or just one workshop. It is important to note that each workshop will have a limited number of spaces (20).

Personality & Work Styles

Understanding ourselves and others is critical to effective leadership when working with or on teams. Through this workshop, you will gain an understanding of your personality preferences, and discover how to work with (and leverage!) the similarities and differences of those around you.

Dates

Wednesday, November 4th from 2:30-4:00pm: Click here to register

Tuesday, November 10th from 1:30-3:00pm: Click here to register

 

Team Building & Group Development

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.

Dates

Wednesday, November 18th from 2:30-4:00pm: Click here to register 

 

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.

Dates

Thursday, November 12th from 1:30-3:00pm: Click here to register

Wednesday, November 25th from 2:30-4:00pm: Click here to register

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