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UTSC LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM

Pictured above: The LEAD mentee recipients of the 2021-2022 year. 

The 2022-2023 program cohort is currently full.

Information about the 2023-2024 program cohort will be shared in Winter/Spring 2023. 

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Eligibility

To participate in the LEAD Program, employees are to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Appointed staff who are new managers or supervisors

Or

  • Appointed staff who are preparing, or have an interest in applying for a supervisory role within the next three years

Benefits and Activities for Participants

  • Become better leaders by gaining a broader perspective of the University
  • Build curiosity into unexplored topics
  • Network and work together with other colleagues who are interested in professional development and career advancement
  • Build skills and competencies through coaching and mentoring meetings
  • Learn from senior leaders
  • Participate in program activities including workshops and case study meetings
  • Team project activity
  • Personalized coaching and feedback
  • Build profile
  • Open opportunities for career exploration and professional success
  • Build understanding of the importance of alignment to objectives and much more

Selection Criteria

Leadership Qualities:

  1. Solving problems and analyzing issues
  2. Developing self and others on the team
  3. Inspiring/influencing others
  4. Implementing positive changes
  5. Resolving conflict and relationship building
  6. Promoting and demonstrating the University’s core values of equity, diversity and inclusion

Employees selected must demonstrate the above qualities plus:

  1. Honesty and integrity
  2. A high degree of technical and professional expertise
  3. An interest in self-development
  4. An interest in developing others

Program Structure

Program Duration: 10 months (September 2022 through to May 2023)
 
Time Commitments

  • Workshops: approximately one to two sessions monthly (each session is 1.5 to 2 hours)
  • One on one meetings with mentors: approximately one hour monthly
  • Lunch ‘n’ Learn case studies session (2 hours)
  • One on one coaching sessions (one hour monthly)
  • Team project and presentations: six to ten hours

 
If you have questions about the program, please contact Desma Charlemagne-Michel, Executive Director, Human Resource Services or Jackie Yeung, HR Advisor and Staff Devevelopment Coordinator, Human Resource Services for further information.