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Fall 2013

Fall 2013


What’s inside… Table of Contents Table of Contents.................................................................................................................2 What is LEAD@guelph ?.......................................................................................................3 LEAD@guelph Certificates...................................................................................................3 LEAD@guelph Categories and Learning Objectives.............................................................6 Self................................................................................................................................6 Group...........................................................................................................................6 Community...................................................................................................................6 Fall 2013 Workshops............................................................................................................7 September....................................................................................................................7 October........................................................................................................................7 November....................................................................................................................8 Presenters and Workshops..................................................................................................8 How to Register for LEAD@guelph Sessions.....................................................................15 How to Host a LEAD@guelph Session................................................................................15

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What is LEAD@guelph

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LEAD@guelph is an amazing way for you as a student to develop a strong sense of self, build confidence in your leadership skills, and establish an awareness of how an individual or group can utilize their leadership skills and abilities to address important social and political issues. The core component of this leadership education program is the certificate series. It’s flexible. You can attend one workshop or event or you can attend all of the workshops or you can attend a few workshops. It’s up to you! The program is designed to meet your needs. Our own experts facilitate workshops and challenges; members of the University and Guelph Community who specialize in the topics they teach. Each workshop/event connects to one of the learning outcomes. As a participant, you choose your own path. If you connect the right learning outcomes you can earn a certificate!

LEAD@guelph Certificates The certificate rewarded workshop series is the core component of the LEAD@guelph leadership education program. The program is open to all registered students at the University and remains flexible with you choosing your path to completion - and you're not required to be a part of the certificate program to participate in the workshops. Can you imagine having the skills these certificates help you develop? Or including these in your portfolio? How about networking with other leaders at these events? Each certificate requires the completion of the Foundations workshop. It is recommended that you participate in this workshop prior to continuing with your certificate program. Other workshops/activities are non-transferable - they can apply to one certificate only. There is no program registration or interview process to be involved with LEAD@guelph. Participants register for each workshop/event individually as suits their schedule and their path. All certificates have a five (5) semester window for completion.

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2013-2014 Certificate Options Aboriginal Affairs: 7 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece This is a collaborative certificate between LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC). This certificate provides participants with an opportunity to develop a foundational knowledge base for awareness and understanding of Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) people and cultures as it is known and understood from an Aboriginal perspective. The workshops provide a basis for the cultural competency necessary to establish and maintain meaningful relationships when working with Aboriginal people or in Aboriginal communities. Complete both: • Introduction to the Aboriginal People of Canada • Historical Context of Aboriginal People in Canada Complete any 2 of the following Aboriginal Knowledges and Worldview experiences: • Learning Circles • Learning on the Land • Individual session with ARC’s Visiting Elders • Project Serve Canada (Aboriginal Theme) • Personal experience (Self-directed but needs to be pre-approved by LEAD and ARC) Complete all three: • Identity Development from an Aboriginal Perspective • Establishing Relationships with Aboriginal People • Prerequisites: Completion of previous 5 workshops • Contemporary Aboriginal Affairs Prerequisites: Completion of all other workshops

Volunteer Engagement: 7 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece This is a collaborative certificate between LEAD@guelph and Student Volunteer Connections (SVC). The certificate explores how to build and develop your capacity when engaging within your community and with volunteers/collaborators. You will learn and begin to develop the skills, awareness, and knowledge necessary to effectively engage volunteers in collaborative efforts and building community. Complete all of the following: • Engaging Active Supporters • Social Media for Social Good • Being Proactive with Self-Care and Wellness • Making Volunteerism Work for your Resume Complete 3 additional workshops with any of the following learning outcomes (3 workshops total) • Group: Respect • Community: Engagement • Community: Sustainability

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Self: Communication

Communication: 6 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece • • •

Self: 3x Communication (personal, presentation, other), Personal Growth/Management Group: Respect Community: Networking

Conflict & Problem Solving: 6 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece • • •

Self: 2x Creativity/Innovation, Critical Reflection Group: Respect, Group Dynamics Community: Personal Responsibility

Leadership Foundations: 8 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece •

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Self: 2x Communication (one personal, one presentation based), Critical Reflection, Personal Growth/Management, Leadership Foundations (cannot be the Foundations workshop) Group: Respect Community: Diversity, Engagement

NOTE: When workshops are posted for registration on REG, it will be clearly indicated which category and learning outcomes the workshop addresses. Contact leader@uoguelph.ca for more information.

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LEAD@guelph Categories and Learning Objectives Self • • • •

Communication: Communicates directly, clearly, honestly and with civility. Able to present with confidence and influence others through writing, speaking or other expression. Creativity/Innovation: Mobilizes innovation and change through unique and creative solutions. Critical Reflection: Thinks critically and takes time to reflect on experience. Takes purposeful risks and learns from experience. Personal Growth/Management: Identifies a personal style of leadership and personal vision for oneself as a leader. Identifies and acknowledges personal strengths and weaknesses. Presents oneself with professionalism. Leadership Foundations: Develops an understanding of common leadership theories and practices. See the potential for leadership in each individual. Recognizes the ethical components of leadership.

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Group Dynamics: Contributes positively to groups through collaborative work. Recognizes conflict and works meaningfully towards resolution and/or management of conflict. Respect: Establishes mutually rewarding relationships with others. Demonstrates respect toward others. Process and Policy: Understands and participates in governance systems. Works within policy structures to accomplish goals. Manages resources effectively and efficiently. Planning: Plan strategically for short and long term goals. Execute plans successfully. Group Identity: Able to develop and implement group values, culture and principles. Engages others into the group.

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Networking: Recognizes the existence of multiple stakeholders. Understands and appreciates the value in working with a diverse group within a community. Diversity: Recognizes the advantages and challenges of a diverse group. Works to create a safe and inclusive environment. Engagement: Understands the concepts and practices of civic engagement. Participates in and contributes to the community at a range of levels from local to global. Sustainability: Understands the ‘big picture’ and can place self within it. Takes steps towards developing and implementing actions that are appropriate, considerate and needed. Personal Responsibility: Tales responsibility for one’s own actions. Is aware of the effect of one action on others.

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Fall 2013 Workshops September Monday

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25 Foundations (12:30pm)

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23 Introduction to the Aboriginal People of Canada 30 Connectedness Matters: Discovering Ubuntu (12:30pm)

Engaging Active Supporters

Note: All workshops begin at 5:30pm unless otherwise indicated

October Monday

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7 Active Listening (12:30pm)

8 Social Justice Starts from the Heart: Exploring a HeartCentered Approach to Community Engagement (11:30am)

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15 Historical Context of the Aboriginal People of Canada

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17 ARC Learning Circle – Spirit Paintings (1:00pm)

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The Intercultural Game – Skills for Living in the Global Village 21 Foundations

28 ARC Learning Circle – Journeying Around the Medicine Wheel (1:00pm)

22 Identity Development from an Aboriginal Perspective

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29 Supporting the Queer and Trans* Community through Allyship and Anti-Oppression

30 Tenant Rights (12:30pm)

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Cross-Cultural Conflict Management

Note: All workshops begin at 5:30pm unless otherwise indicated 7


November Monday

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Your Personal Treasure Hunt

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How to Calmly Handle Conflict (11:30am) 11

12 Establishing Relationships with Aboriginal People

13 Finding a Place Off Campus (12:30pm)

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21 Social Media for Social Good

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27 End of Semester Celebration & Stress Buster

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18 Interview Tips and Tricks (11:30am) 25 ARC Learning Circle – Filling Your Learning Bundle (1:00pm)

Introduction to the Aboriginal People of Canada (1:00pm)

Note: All workshops begin at 5:30pm unless otherwise indicated

Presenters and Workshops Introduction to the Aboriginal People of Canada COMMUNITY: Diversity Tuesday September 24, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 The Aboriginal Resource Centre Team, Student Life Aboriginal culture is complex, forming a dynamic and rich way of life however Aboriginal people and their cultures are often misunderstood. The goals of this interactive workshop are for individuals to: identify their personal knowledge of Aboriginal people in Canada; develop knowledge and reflect on common assumptions; and demonstrate effective and culturally relevant communication skills when discussing Aboriginal affairs.

Foundations SELF: Leadership Foundations Wednesday September 25 @ 12:30 PM, UC 441 Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education & Development (LEAD) Advisor, Student Life What is leadership? What makes a leader? In this interactive workshop you'll be introduced to the foundations of leadership and start the journey towards discovering your leadership potential! Please note that a component of this workshop is dedicated to exploring the LEAD@guelph program and its theoretical grounding. *This workshop is mandatory for any participants of the certificate program.

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Connectedness Matters: Discovering Ubuntu COMMUNITY: Diversity Monday September 30 @ 12:30 PM, UC 441 Multi-Faith Resource Team, Student Life Connectedness matters – science teaches it, philosophy recognizes it, spirituality can enhance it – relationships live it. Connectedness is the fabric of life. The Zulu people of South Africa have a powerful way of experiencing and teaching this connectedness. It is called ‘ubuntu’. Ubuntu means “I am because we are”. It means that “a person is a person through other people”. Within ubuntu, diversity is celebrated because our differences teach us more about others and more about ourselves. Diversity is a great gift to be celebrated. Difference does not mean ‘other’. Join us for an exciting workshop that may change your way of thinking about yourself and others.

Engaging Active Supporters GROUP: Group Identity Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 Student Volunteer Connections (SVC) When trying to create change, it is important to have a strong team of supporters who share your vision and goals. This workshop will teach you how to effectively recruit, engage, manage and appreciate your volunteers and team members. It will also instruct you on how to ensure that you are being inclusive in your volunteer engagement so you can recruit a diverse team of volunteers to make your initiative as successful as possible!

Active Listening SELF: Communication Monday October 7, 2013 @ 12:30 PM, UC 441 Daniel Poulin, Coordinator, Peer Helper Program, Student Life Listening is one of the fundamental components of communication; however it is not something that just happens automatically. Listening is an active process that takes effort and concentration on what is being said rather than just ‘hearing’ the message of the speaker. Grounded in empathy, active listening is a skill comprised of different verbal and non-verbal techniques that help the listener gain an understanding of the messages of the speaker. Further, active listening gives the speaker time to explore their thoughts and feelings behind these messages. This workshop will explore the techniques of active listening with time for participants to practice. This is an ideal workshop for anyone currently or interested in working one-to-one with individuals in a variety of settings.

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Social Justice Starts from the Heart: Exploring a Heart-Centered Approach to Community Engagement COMMUNITY: Engagement Tuesday October 8, 2013 @ 11:30 AM, UC 441 Jes Smith, Coordinator, Citizenship & Community Based Learning, Student Life What does it look like to live our lives with our heart leading the way? How can we work to embrace all of life’s lessons as opportunities for personal growth? What are the implications of living this way when it comes to engaging within our own communities, and communities that we are volunteering in? Come and explore what ‘Social Justice from the Heart’ means, and leave with a better sense of what it means to let your heart lead the way.

Historical Context of the Aboriginal People of Canada GROUP: Process and Policy Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 The Aboriginal Resource Centre Team, Student Life By examining the historical aspects of colonization we can better understand current Aboriginal affairs. The goals of this workshop are for individuals to: develop knowledge of the colonization of Aboriginal people in Canada; examine the connection, impact and consequences of colonization in a contemporary context; and develop an understanding of the reconciliation and healing movement.

The Intercultural Game – Skills for Living in the Global Village COMMUNITY: Diversity Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 442 Allison Broadbent, Education Abroad Advisor, Centre for International Programs Through participation in an intercultural game, participants will explore how our cultural background influences how we perceive other people's behaviour and actions, and how we communicate with each other. The workshop will address common barriers to cross-cultural understanding and provide some strategies to help students communicate more effectively in different cultural contexts.

ARC Learning Circle – Spirit Paintings LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) SELF: Creativity/Innovation Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 1:00 PM, ARC (Federal Building, 620 Gordon St.) Every part of Creation has a spirit that shows itself in its own unique form. This fun painting experience will help you get in touch with you spirit in meaningful ways. No artistic talent necessary!

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Foundations SELF: Leadership Foundations Monday October 21, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education & Development (LEAD) Advisor, Student Life What is leadership? What makes a leader? In this interactive workshop you'll be introduced to the foundations of leadership and start the journey towards discovering your leadership potential! Please note that a component of this workshop is dedicated to exploring the LEAD@guelph program and its theoretical grounding. *This workshop is mandatory for any participants of the certificate program.

Identity Development from an Aboriginal Perspective SELF: Critical Reflection Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, ARC (Federal Building, 620 Gordon St.) The Aboriginal Resource Centre Team, Student Life Aboriginal perspectives have a holistic approach to learning, personal development, and identity formation. The goals of this workshop are to introduce participants to an Aboriginal framework of personal and social identity. Participants will be able to: explore their own identity; recognize that identity is dynamic, adaptable and changing; identify their own values, beliefs and experiences; and demonstrate cultural sensitivity.

Cross-Cultural Conflict Management COMMUNITY: Diversity Thursday October 24, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 Tom Lusis, Manager, Office of Intercultural Affairs, Student Life Candace Stewart, OIA Transition and Engagement Coordinator, Student Life Your cultural background can heavily influence how you communicate with others. Understanding this dynamic is an important component of intercultural competence. At this workshop we explore the relationship between culture and communication/miscommunication and provide some strategies to help you communicate more effectively in different cultural contexts.

ARC Learning Circle: Journeying Around the Medicine Wheel LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) GROUP: Respect Monday October 28, 2013 @ 1:00 PM, , ARC (Federal Building, 620 Gordon St.) This Circle will focus on increasing awareness of First Nations’ perspectives, knowledge, and ancient wisdom as well as its place in the world.

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Oppression COMMUNITY: Diversity Tuesday October 29, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 Liz Martin, Outline Facilitator, Student Life If you’re passionate about equality and respect for LGBT*Q+ folks, this workshop is for you. We’ll start off our discussion by talking about some common and not-so-common queer and trans* identities, and the complexity of choosing (or not choosing) labels for ourselves and for others. Moving on, we’ll take a look at power, privilege, and the cycle of oppression. We’ll examine the way hetero- and cissexim can affect queer and trans* people specifically, with consideration for the impacts of intersectionality. We’ll close by talking about strategies for solidarity and allyship, and the small things you can do to make campus a safer space for everyone.

Tenant Rights COMMUNITY: Personal Responsibility Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 12:30 PM, UC 441 Off Campus Living, Student Life Sometimes finding your way as a tenant in the often unfamiliar arena of tenant rights and provincial legislation can seem like a challenge. This workshop will guide you in the process of learning more about your rights as a tenant and what the responsibilities of your landlord are. The facilitators will draw on case examples to provide practical information about tenant rights, landlord responsibilities, and how the Residential Tenancies Act protects you. We’ll cover common questions and common misinformation about maintenance and repairs, leases, pets, your right to privacy, and reasons for eviction. This workshop will also cover the steps that you can take to address landlord-tenant issues through the resources available to you on campus and in the community.

Your Personal Treasure Hunt SELF: Leadership Foundations Monday November 4, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 Jessica Carter, Coordinator, Special Projects, Student Life With the semester almost at an end, time may be appearing to slip through our fingers. For this LEAD@guelph session we aim to stop time for you, or at the very least slow it down a bit, so that you can have a moment for self-reflection. With so many things going on, it can be simple to divert off our perceived tracks, or even discover a new path for ourselves and not even know it. This workshop will challenge you to slow down and reflect on what is import to you in your life and what you would like to accomplish in it. At the end of the session, you will emerge with your own personal mission statement to guide you on your way.

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How to Calmly Handle Conflict GROUP: Group Dynamics Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 11:30 AM, UC 441 Galen Fick, Coordinator, Local Engagement, Student Life Conflict is a reality of our coexistence. Conflict can be a really unsettling and off-putting but there are some simple ways to turn conflicts into learning and growth opportunities. One of the best keys for success is in how you approach conflict - putting things in perspective, being clear about what your needs are and how you have been impacted. Through a mix of engaging activity and discussion the workshop aims to equip participants with tips, tricks and straight forward strategies for sorting out and handling conflicts.

Establishing Relationships with Aboriginal People GROUP: Respect Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 441 The Aboriginal Resource Team, Student Life Relationship building is essential when working with Aboriginal people and communities. The goals of this workshop are for participants to be able to: identify key principles in developing collaborative and ethical relationships (human to human); identify ways an individual or organization can become more welcoming and inclusive; and demonstrate cultural competency.

Finding a Place Off Campus GROUP: Planning Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 12:30 PM, UC 441 Off Campus Living, Student Life Location! Location! Location! What’s your plan to find the perfect off-campus rental for you? Get the inside track to finding your own place and set your house hunting plan in motion. This session will focus on insider tips to succeed in the Guelph rental market, where to find rental listings, the personality of neighbourhoods around campus, and tips on what to look for before signing a lease. You will also learn about the campus and community resources that are available to assist you with planning a positive and successful house hunting experience.

Introduction to the Aboriginal People of Canada COMMUNITY: Diversity Thursday November 14, 2013 @ 1:00 PM, ARC (Federal Building, 620 Gordon St.) The Aboriginal Resource Centre Team, Student Life Aboriginal culture is complex, forming a dynamic and rich way of life however Aboriginal people and their cultures are often misunderstood. The goals of this interactive workshop are for individuals to: identify their personal knowledge of Aboriginal people in Canada; develop knowledge and reflect on common assumptions; and demonstrate effective and culturally relevant communication skills when discussing Aboriginal affairs.

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Interview Tips and Tricks SELF: Personal Growth/Management Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 11:30 AM, UC 442 Jacqueline Watty and Ryan Brejak, Alumni Affairs & Development How do I impress my interviewer? How can I be memorable? How should I prepare? It seems all so simple, but let’s discuss these topics and more in our session!

Social Media for Social Good COMMUNITY: Networking Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 442 Student Volunteer Connections (SVC) It's time to re-invent the way you use social media. This workshop will look at the best practices and options you have when using social media outlets like twitter, facebook and your organization’s personal website. We will explore how you can use social media to recruit volunteers, engage with the on and off-campus community and meet your mission. You will also learn how to evaluate and track your social media success. By the end of this workshop, you will have a customized social media strategy that will help you achieve your goals within a community benefit organizations you work with, in your leadership positions, and in your individual initiatives.

ARC Learning Circle: Filling Your Learning Bundle LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) SELF: Personal growth/Management Monday November 25, 2013 @ 1:00 PM, ARC (Federal Building, 620 Gordon St.) Learning is lifelong. Every experience holds the potential for learning as a spirit, a heart, a body, and a mind. Explore this traditional perspective on holistic learning with Jan.

End of Semester Celebration and Stress Buster Wednesday November 27, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, UC 103 LEAD@guelph Peer Helper Team, Student Life This event is a gathering of all the LEAD@guelph participants from the Fall 2013 semester. We will be celebrating another semester of learning and leadership engagement as well as anticipating the winter semester. We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions of the program as well as what you enjoyed most. Please come out and connect with us!

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How to Register for LEAD@guelph Sessions Go to http://www.uoguelph.ca/studentaffairs/reg/ and search “Leadership” in the “Event Type” dropdown box. Check out all posted LEAD@guelph sessions. Be sure to check back periodically for more postings throughout the semester. Click on sessions that interest you and select “Register” to sign-up online. If later you will not be able to attend a workshop, remember to navigate back to your profile and de-register. There is often a maximum number of attendees for each workshop, so we appreciate you freeing up your space if you will not be able to make it.

How to Host a LEAD@guelph Session 1. Think of a topic you would like to present on. 2. Check out the learning objectives and identify which one your session will address. Think of what skill you would like students to walk away from your session with. 3. Once you identify the learning objective you will cover, you will then already have your category. 4. Contact the Coordinator, Special Projects with your idea .

Jessica Carter Coordinator, Special Projects jessica.carter@uoguelph.ca

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