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Leadership Inside Out registration. Last call!

May 19, 2022

Register for Leadership Inside Out & come grab your adventure pack!

Build your strengths as a communicator, relationship-builder, teammate, and community member at this summer program. 

Who is Leadership Inside Out for?

If you hesitate to think of yourself as a leader, come explore new ways to make change from the inside out. 

ILead’s Leadership Inside Out Program offers U of T Engineering students an opportunity to explore new angles of leadership, and to forge their own unique leadership pathways. The program is for students who hesitate to claim a ‘leadership identity’, and for whom traditional leadership models may not always resonate.

Program Sessions

  • Creativity & Compassion Field Trip to Downsview Park – Fri, June 3rd @ 12-5pm
  • Changemaking & Social Impact Field Trip to Neshama Playground – Fri, June 10th @ 12-5pm
  • Teamwork & Belonging Field Trip to Humber River Paddling – Fri, June 17th @ 10am-3pm
  • Celebrate with S’mores & Snacks – Fri, June 24th @ 5:30-8pm


Follow these steps to secure your spot:

1. Complete this form by Sun, May 22nd 11:59PM EST.

2. Submit your $20 program deposit by Sun, May 22nd 11:59PM EST INSERT LINK
Submitting your deposit holds your spot in the program! You will receive your deposit back upon program completion, so long as you attend all sessions that you registered for.

3. You will receive registration confirmation and details for your participation by Mon, May 30th.

Vivian Trumblay – vivian.trumblay@utoronto.ca
Natalia Noël Smith – natalianoel.smith@utoronto.ca

Full session outlines

Session 1: Creativity & Compassion 

Strengthen your self-compassion through Land Art at Downsview Park. Using materials found in nature, you’ll learn how you can transform compassion for the environment to compassion for self by creating an immersive art piece.

You will:

  1. Learn to use self-compassion during the Skule year to honour your personal background and personal strengths.
  2. Learn to share with others where you are coming from while respecting your own boundaries.
  3. Devote time to building your self-confidence through appreciation of yourself.


Session 2:  Changemaking & Social Impact 

Imagine another world and ask how to create one with a tour of the fully accessible Neshama Playground.

City Councillor Josh Matlow and City of Toronto staff will join us for an outdoor Q&A about the development of the playground which is designed for families of diverse abilities.

You will:

  1. Learn how design, engineering and policy can come together to create tangible, positive neighbourhood change using a real-life example.
  2. Explore the concept of “imagining otherwise” to push the boundaries of your own creativity.
  3. Dedicate time to thinking big or to begin brainstorming your visions for change as an aspiring engineer.


Session 3: Teamwork & Belonging

Experience new dimensions of teamwork on the Humber River. You’ll get a paddling lesson and venture out on the river with your fellow students. You will: 

  1. Learn strategies to develop confidence in your own voice so that you can communicate in a team environment. 
  2. Learn what you value most in a team so that you have the building blocks to help create positive team environment.
  3. Learn to identify features of teams that are comfortable and productive for you, so you know what you want to look for as you plan your future career. 

Need an accessible option? Contact Natalia at natalianoel.smith@utoronto.ca.


Session 4: Campfire with s’mores & snacks

Become your own wise teacher by synthesizing what you’ve learned. Sit around campfire to celebrate and share your summer experience. You will: 

  • Celebrate the Leadership Inside Out alongside your new community! 
  • Enjoy s’mores and campfire snacks.  
  • Have fun by engaging in activities like writing a new personal CV that expresses the leadership strengths that you have identified in yourself and others this summer.