Leadership Certificate Program

The New College Leadership Certificate Program is a FREE non-credit program offered to all U of T students. This program is a co-curricular opportunity designed to supplement the academic experience by engaging students with individual growth, group development, and community experiences- the three tenets of the Social Change Model of Leadership. These themes are reflected in the program workshops and certificate requirements. Through learning and growth in these areas, students will develop the skills to impact change in their personal development, academic success and student community.

STEP 1: THE MODEL AND REGISTRATION

Registration is easy! Click here to let us know you’d like to register for the program. Registration for the Leadership Certificate Program means you will receive emails about upcoming leadership development opportunities at New College and on campus, and regarding your progression through the program. The Social Change Model of Leadership is one of the most widely used leadership models in post-secondary education. The Model approaches leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process that results in positive social change.

STEP 2: THE WORKSHOPS AND THE REQUIREMENTSunknownCore Programs

New College offers Leadership training to fulfill the Core Program requirements through the You Beyond New Student Leadership Conference and Emerging Leader Training sessions. These workshops include Values-Based Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Group Facilitation, Risk Management, Common Purpose, and Congruence. Each workshop is worth 1 credit to fulfill the 4 credit requirement.

Elective Programs

Two credits of elective programs are required to complete the workshops for theTwo credits of elective programs are required to complete the workshops for the Leadership Certificate Program. One credit is general – this requirement can be filled by participating in leadership training offered on campus through another College, UofT Student Life, Ulife, the Centre for Community Partnerships, Hart House, and many more. To verify that you attended a general elective workshop, fill out this form. The second elective credit must be from your academic program. This elective will allow you to personalize the program and make a connection between your leadership education and academic discipline. Eligible events include academic panel discussions, additional training/workshops offered by academic departments, academic seminars hosted by course unions, guest lectures and more. Please let us know what event you plan on attending to complete this requirement so we can approve that it is eligible. To verify that you attended the academic elective, fill out this form.Students looking for elective workshop opportunities should consult the Student Life Events Calendar for an extensive look at workshops offered across campus.

Community Experience

The community experience requirement will connect the ideas and concepts discussed during core programs with practical leadership experience you are involved in! The community experience requirement must be:

  •  An experience you are already involved in as a leader: role within a student club or council, role as a residence don, role in an external organization, etc.
  •  A new experience you take on as a leader: ongoing volunteering with a community organization, creating and facilitating a large event, seeking out a topic of interest where leadership skills are used

The community experience must consist of at least ten (10) hours of time commitment and not be an experience you are receiving course credit or compensation for. Upon completion of the community experience, submit a Community Experience Written Submission. Please note: this submission is separate from the reflection in Step 3.

The community experience requirement will connect the ideas and concepts discussed during core programs with practical leadership experience you are involved in! The community experience requirement must be:  An experience you are already involved in as a leader: role within a student club or council, role as a residence don, role in an external organization, etc.  A new experience you take on as a leader: ongoing volunteering with a community organization, creating and facilitating a large event, seeking out a topic of interest where leadership skills are used The community experience must consist of at least ten (10) hours of time commitment and not be an experience you are receiving course credit or compensation for. Upon completion of the community experience, submit a Community Experience Written Submission. Please note: this submission is separate from the reflection in Step 3.

STEP 3: REFLECTION 

The final step in completing the Leadership Certificate Program is submitting a program reflection. The reflection is an evaluation of the entire leadership certificate experience in 250-500 words. Submit your reflection using this form. There is an opportunity to creatively present your reflection at the Leadership Certificate Ceremony in March. Students may be invited to present their reflection to the audience through song, video, a speech, etc., or have their creative reflection displayed with other student works during the ceremony.

STEP 4: CERTIFICATE AND RECOGNITION

Once you have completed all of the requirements for the Leadership Certificate Program, you will need to request your certificate by submitting this form.

Certificates will be presented at our New College Leadership Certificate Ceremony in March in the Wilson Lounge.

Once you have completed all of the requirements for the Leadership Certificate Program, you will need to request your certificate by submitting this form. Certificates will be presented at our New College Leadership Certificate Ceremony in March in the Wilson Lounge.

FORMS

Leadership Reflection Form 2016