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Winter 2013


What’s inside… What is LEAD@guelph?................................................................................2 LEAD@guelph Certificates……………………………………………………………………..….2 Certificate Breakdown…………………………………………………………………..3-5 Categories and Learning Objectives…………………………………………………….….6-7 Winter 2013 Workshops………………..……..……………………………………….……...7-8 Presenters and Workshops…………………………………………………………….…….9-23 How to register………………………………………………………………………………..………24 How to host a workshop…………………………………………………………………..……..24

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What is

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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!

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 nontransferable - 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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2012-2013 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

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Volunteerism Foundations: 7 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece This is a collaborative certificate between LEAD@guelph and Student Volunteer Connections (SVC). Many initiatives on campus rely on the work of volunteers for their success. Volunteers are paramount to the success of most organizations and initiatives on campus. Whatever level of involvement you have on or off campus, this certificate will provide you with practical skills on how to contribute as a volunteer or volunteer manager in order to make your initiatives more successful and sustainable. Complete 1 workshop with each of the following learning outcomes (4 workshops in total):    

Self: Communication Self: Personal Growth/Management Group: Respect Community: Networking

Complete 2 of the following workshops:    

Volunteerism Volunteer Management I Volunteer Management II Dealing with the Burn

Complete 1 of the following workshops:   

Social Media for Social Good Sustainable Social Change Volunteering for Job Readiness

Communication: 6 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece • Self: 3x Communication (personal, presentation, other), Personal Growth/Management • Group: Respect • Community: Networking

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Group Work: 6 workshops + Foundations + Reflection piece • Self: Communication • Group: Group Dynamics, Group Identity, Respect • Community: Networking, Diversity 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 • 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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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 GROUP: • 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 towards others. • Process and Policy: Understands and participates in governance systems. Works within policy structures to accomplish goals. Manages resources effectively and efficiently. • Planning: Plans 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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COMMUNITY: • 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: Takes responsibility for one’s own actions. Is aware of the effect of one action on others.

Winter 2013 Workshops (All workshops begin at 5:30pm unless otherwise indicated.) January Monday

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15 Conflict Management in Student Leadership and Life I (12:00PM)

Talking to Strangers

21 Emptying Your Burden Basket (1pm) Introduction to the Aboriginal People of Canada 28 Historical Context of Aboriginal People in Canada

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22 Conflict Management in Student Leadership and Life II (12:00PM)

29 Life Lessons: Charting your path to personal success and happiness (12:00PM)

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24 I Think, Therefore I Am (12:00PM)

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31 Creating a Vision Statement (12:00PM)

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16 Sr. Year Experience Kick-off

Leadership Foundations (12:00PM)

Career Planning

What do you have to lose? Try out Speed Interviewing!

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February Monday

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4 Leadership Foundations

5 So now I’m alumni, what next? (12:00PM)

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28 Connectedness Matters: Discovering Ubuntu (12:00PM)

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Exploring World Religions (12:00PM)

Infuse Your Meetings with a Little Style & Fun (12:00PM) Weaving Your Dream (1pm) Exploring International Student Leadership (Panel Discussion) (5:30PM)

Intercultural Explorations: Are We There Yet?

11 Facilitating with Confidence

12 Media Literacy and Female Leadership (12:00PM)

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13 It's a beautiful world out there! Community Engagement Post University

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Sex toys & Talk *a refreshing spin on sex and communication* (12:00PM)

Reading Week

25 What do you Carry in your Heart Bundle? (1pm) Identity Development from an Aboriginal Perspective

26 Developing Leadership Skills (12:00PM)

Volunteering for Job Readiness

March Monday

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4 Volunteer Management 201: Inclusive Volunteering

Establishing Relationships with Aboriginal People (12:00PM)

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11 Feeling burnt out? What to consider when recharging your battery

Could You Repeat That? Understanding Your Communication Process (12:00PM)

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7 International Women’s Day Panel (5:30PM)

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Sr. Year Experience Wrap-up

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13 Resiliency: Skills to overcome any obstacle

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25 Connecting to the Heartbeat of Mother Earth (1pm)

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Storytelling (1pm)

Year End Event

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Presenters and Workshops Talking to Strangers SELF: Communication Monday January 14th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM The Student Life Events Team Peer Helpers

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky communication situation? It is often difficult to know the proper way to connect with certain “strangers”. This workshop will demonstrate effective ways to communicate with professionals, peers, and in other common social situations. Attendees will be given the chance to participate in mock situations in order to consolidate the skills for each strategy. Save the date – it’s time to make friends with strangers! Conflict Management in Student Leadership and Life I GROUP: Group Dynamics OR SELF: Personal Growth/Management Tuesday January 15th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Galen Fick, Restorative Practices Coordinator, Off Campus Living, Student Life

Conflicts can be disastrous things that derail relationships and groups. Each one is complex and unique but at the same time; they are some common simple ways to turn conflicts in shared learning and growth opportunities. Whether for student organizations, clubs, or friend groups, this short workshop aims to equip someone in a supporting role with tips, tricks and straight forward strategies to approach sorting out and handle conflicts your group is facing. Through a mix of engaging activity and discussion the workshop will address the common challenges and successes of helping others get through conflict, what resources there are to draw on and where to go from here. [This is a repeat of the fall LEAD@guelph workshop and feeds into Conflict Management in Student Leadership and Life II.]

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Sr. Year Experience Kick-off GROUP: Planning Wednesday January 16th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Advisor

If you are graduating this semester this session is for you! The LEAD@guelph program has designed a Senior Year program full of workshops and events to help you prepare for the next stage in your journey. At this opening session we will explore the program offerings and begin the “Destination: Graduation” conversation as you begin your transition from Gryph to Grad. Leadership Foundations Leadership Foundations Thursday January 17th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Advisor

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. It will also provide an overview of the LEAD@guelph Certificate program running until March 2013.

Learning Circle: Emptying Your Burden Basket LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) Monday January 21st, 2013 @ 1:00 PM in ARC SELF: Personal Growth/Management OR SELF: Critical Reflection

This Circle will focus on exploring ways to release “burdens” that affect your spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Learning to let go in order to move forward on your unique life journey.

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Introduction to the Aboriginal People of Canada SELF: Personal Growth/Management OR COMMUNITY: Diversity Monday January 21st, 2013 @ 5:30 PM 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. Conflict Management in Student Leadership and Life II GROUP: Group Dynamics OR SELF: Personal Growth/Management Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Galen Fick, Restorative Practices Coordinator, Off Campus Living, Student Life

For many people, conflict has a negative connotation. It can be uncomfortable, stressful and unsettling. It can also be enriching, a great learning opportunity and the catalyst for much deeper, fulfilling relationships. This workshop takes an in depth approach to managing interpersonal conflict. Whether it is in a student organization, a friend group, housemates or personal relationships, this workshop will use real life examples to dive into the practical step of managing the range of conflicts that arise. This workshop takes mainly a participatory, discussion format to zero-in on the approaches and solutions that are most applicable for the workshop attendees. th

[This workshop builds on the concepts introduced in Conflict Management I, held either November 5 , th 2012 or January 15 , 2013, though attending the previous session is not mandatory.]

Career Planning SELF: Critical Reflection OR SELF: Personal Growth/Management Wednesday January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Jill Ferguson, Manager, Curriculum Team/Career Advisor, Co-operative Education & Career Services

This session will focus on the career planning process, and provide an overview for increasing one's self-understanding for the purpose of developing a career path and effective job search. Discussion of the need for identifying personal skills and strengths, and highlighting other avenues 11


for self-assessment (interests, values, personality preferences) will be explored. Tools and resources for conducting occupational and career research will also be covered, to assist the individual with developing strategies to determine their career path. I Think, Therefore I Am SELF: Personal Growth/Management Thursday January 24th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Laurie Schnarr, Director of Student Life Effie Gatsinos, Assistant Registrar, Student Recruitment, Admission Services

This hands-on session is of particular benefit to emerging leaders who want to explore their key strengths and areas for further development. Using a self-assessment tool, participants will gain an understanding of the impact that their thinking and behaviour has on their style of leadership and, most importantly, on others. Students will explore the underlying assumptions about effective leadership and the barriers that prevent leaders from exercising their full potential. We will help students identify strategies they can use to address challenges and to lead effectively. Factors that contribute to ineffective approaches to leading will also be discussed. Historical Context of Aboriginal People in Canada SELF: Critical Reflection OR GROUP: Process and Policy Monday January 28th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM 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.

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Life Lessons: Charting your path to personal success and happiness SELF: Critical Reflection Tuesday January 29th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Robin Milhausen, Associate Professor, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

One seemingly small decision can lead to a major life change. In this session, participants will reflect on moments which have led to great experiences and opportunities, and learn together about ways to capitalize on these in order to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Professor Robin Milhausen, sexuality researcher and media personality, will share her personal life lessons and guide attendees through a series of exercises designed to clarify personal values and life goals, and develop strategies for living a purposeful, enjoyable life. What do you have to lose? Try out Speed Interviewing! SELF: Communication OR SELF: Personal Growth/Management Wednesday January 30th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Erin Mancini, Events and Liaison Coordinator, Co-operative Education & Career Services

Come out and practice your interview skills with real industry professionals! Representatives from various companies will be on hand, posing as interviewers in a “speed dating� style environment and then share feedback and encouragement. You will rotate between representatives, being asked one question at each table. Put your interview skills to the test, and practice answering interview questions in a fun, fast-paced environment alongside your peers. You will receive valuable interview skills feedback from employers in a safe and supportive environment. In addition, this is a great opportunity to hone your networking skills! No preparation is necessary, but dress for an interview (we recommend business casual), and come with an open mind!

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Creating a Vision Statement SELF: Personal Growth/Management Thursday January 31st, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Advisor

A picture in words of where you want to be – now that’s a vision! This workshop is useful for those who have a beginning idea of where they want to go in life, but still require some guidance and support in order to articulate this desire or goal. Different methods will be used to create a personal vision statement This is an ideal workshop for those completing the Leadership Foundation certificate. Places of Worship Tour GROUP: Respect OR COMMUNITY: Diversity Sunday February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:30 AM – meet @ Raithby House The Multi-Faith Resource Team

The Places of Worship Tour is an interactive way to introduce participants to different faith communities. The tour aims to give participants a handson, experiential learning opportunity through which they can learn about other religions and see their places of worship. The event will involve walking between places of worship in order to give participants time to interact, get to know one another, and discuss the feelings and thoughts that the places of worship inspire. This tour will be visiting a Christian church, a Muslim centre and a synagogue. Leadership Foundations Monday February 4th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Advisor

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. It will also provide an overview of the LEAD@guelph Certificate program running until March 2013. 14


So now I’m alumni, what next? COMMUNITY: Networking Tuesday February 5th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Jacqueline Watty, Alumni Affairs & Development

About to graduate? Thinking about what lies ahead? This session will assist with what resources that are available, how to stay connected and make the most out of being a U of G graduate. You are not alone! Exploring World Religions COMMUNITY: Diversity OR GROUP: Respect Wednesday February 6th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM in Raithby House The Multi-Faith Resource Team

This workshop will use a Jeopardy style trivia game to present basic facts about many of the different world religions. The intent of this workshop is to raise awareness of basic information of the various world religions. Participants will have the opportunity to have a safe and fun environment to expand their knowledge. As a result, the possibility to enhance understanding and dialogue will be expanded. There will be an opportunity for participants to interact with each other in a reflective component at the end of the workshop. Intercultural Explorations: Are we there yet? COMMUNITY: Diversity Wednesday February 6th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Candace Stewart, Transition and Engagement Coordinator, Office of Intercultural Affairs

We interact with people of different cultural backgrounds every day, but not all cultures think and act alike. This may be a source of frustration as you lead a group of people in completing a specific task. Many of us think that we are culturally sensitive especially if we are from a different country or spent time living/working in a country other than our own. In this session, prepare to be challenged - let's see where we really are when it comes to communicating and understanding one another.

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Infuse Your Meetings with a Little Style & Fun GROUP: Group Dynamics OR GROUP: Planning Thursday February 7th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Ashley Wall, Residence Programme Coordinator, Student Housing Services

How many times have you found yourself sitting in yet another meeting, discussing the same topic for the fourth time and feeling ready to check out? Well that does not have to be the case! Whether you are facilitating or participating, this workshop will provide you with some tricks of the trade in making meetings FUN! Come learn strategies on how to infuse your meetings with a little style and have some fun while doing it. Learning Circle: Weaving Your Dream LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) SELF: Critical Reflection Thursday February 7th, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

Indigenous Peoples understand that knowledge is offered in a wide range of ways, including through our dreams. You will explore the significance of dreams in your life, and learn how to weave a Dream Catcher in this Circle. Panel Discussion: Exploring International Student Leadership GROUP: Respect OR COMMUNITY: Diversity Thursday February 7th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, University Centre Courtyard

What does leadership look like? Is it the same everywhere? Come out to this panel discussion in the UC Courtyard and see how international students perceive the differences between leadership here at Guelph and in their respective countries. All are welcome. Facilitating with Confidence GROUP: Group Dynamics OR GROUP: Process and Policy Monday February 11th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Galen Fick, Restorative Practices Coordinator, Off Campus Living, Student Life

Whether it is for reflection, learning or decision making, a skilled facilitator can be a powerful thing for a group. This workshop will use a mix of discussion and skill building activities to equip you with helpful practical tools to be able to facilitate calmly and effectively. Whether you want to chair a meeting, build consensus, run a discussion, or lead a group, this 16


workshop will focus on the soft, transferable skills that apply across the board. Some key areas that will be touched upon include: effective communication; reading a group; active listening; keeping on task; group motivation; and staying grounded. Media Literacy and Female Leadership SELF: Critical Reflection OR SELF: Creativity/Innovation Tuesday February 12th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Krista Kermer, Coordinator, New Student Engagement, Centre for New Students, Student Life

Why are there so few women going after leadership roles in North American politics? This workshop seeks to deconstruct the media messages which target not only women in politics but all women. Media is the messenger and an increasingly powerful one. These messages limit ideas of what is possible in the world and can have damaging effects on self-esteem, health, and the way we treat others. Participants are encouraged to connect personal experiences to the political and economic influences of media and advertising. Finally, this workshop will allow participants to harness their consumer power to champion 'good' and 'empowering' media and challenge 'bad' media by calling for the eradication of gender stereotypes. **This workshop will touch upon language and topics that may be emotionally triggering for participants. This includes sexist and derogatory language, as well as media topics regarding body image. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Krista (kermer@uoguelph.ca).**

It's a beautiful world out there! Community Engagement Post University COMMUNITY: Engagement Wednesday February 13th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Janet Doner, Manager, Community Engagement & Global Citizenship, Student Life

Sadly, one day soon you won't be a student anymore and have all sorts of involvement opportunities presented to you as you walk around campus. You might have to actually go out and search for those rich ways of connecting your skills and passions with needs that exist within your new community. This workshop will draw upon your experiences of getting involved in Guelph and will invite you to tap in to what topics and interests excite you to explore and engage in the next community in which you 17


land. We will develop a golden list of real and virtual places to visit to help you get connected quickly, and contributing as a valued citizen. Sex toys & Talk *a refreshing spin on sex and communication* SELF: Communication OR GROUP: Respect Thursday February 14th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Melanie Bowman, Manager, The Wellness Centre/Student Health Services

This fun, informative and inclusive workshop critically examines the myths and stereotypes surrounding sexuality and sex toys. Check-out a variety of popular toys, and learn where to buy them and how to use them safety. This workshop will also uncover strategies for talking about sex where respect and consent are key to unbuttoning sexy, fulfilling relationships or encounters with others that we’re sure will vibrate with you. Learning Circle: Weaving Your Dream LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) SELF: Creativity/Innovation Monday February 25th, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

This Circle focuses on learning about self-love. Jan will share information about what a heart bundle is, why we create them, and how we can use them. Participants will leave with their very own heart bundle! Identity Development from an Aboriginal Perspective SELF: Critical Reflection OR GROUP: Group Identity Monday February 25th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM 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.

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Developing Leadership Skills SELF: Leadership Foundations Tuesday February 26th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Advisor

Is leadership a skill? Or is a trait? Maybe it’s behaviour or a relationship? Can it be all of these? Join LEAD Advisor Shannon in exploring what it takes to be a leader. Conceptualize your leadership through a unique questionnaire and explore the differences in leadership through case studies. The content of this workshop is an adaption of Peter Northouse’s Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (2012).

Volunteering for Job Readiness SELF: Personal Growth/Management Wednesday February 27th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Wayne Greenway, Career Aviators Shawna Smith, Student Volunteer Connections (SVC)

Volunteering is a mutually beneficial activity. It is about contributing to positive change and building a better community, but at the same time, the process of volunteering also provides a meaningful experience that can propel the volunteer’s entry and transition into a career. Whether you are a volunteer or a manager/leader of other volunteers, you will discover practical steps for how to how to optimize learning and leadership development for yourself and others through volunteering. Participants will learn the importance of volunteering in today’s economy and how to use it to find and secure your dream job. You will leave with a plan for how you can apply this knowledge in your volunteer and/or volunteer manager experience.

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Connectedness Matters: Discovering Ubuntu COMMUNITY: Diversity Thursday February 28th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Marty Molengraaf, Multi Faith Resource Team – Campus Ubuntu

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. Volunteer Management 201: Inclusive Volunteering COMMUNITY: Personal Responsibility Monday March 4th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Shawna Smith, Director, Student Volunteer Connections (SVC) Rebecca Wolfe, Special Projects Coordinator, Student Volunteer Connections (SVC)

Volunteers are an integral part of our community; therefore we need to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to contribute their skills and abilities. This workshop aims to develop the ability and confidence of participants in making an inclusive volunteering environment, especially for students who have English as their second language (ESL), International students and students with special abilities. We will look at challenges these students may face in finding volunteer placements and staying engaged, and strategies we can undertake to make volunteering more inclusive for all. This workshop is a great way to learn as either a volunteer manager, or peer volunteer, to engage a diverse background of students in your volunteer and community engagement activities in Guelph and beyond.

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Establishing Relationships with Aboriginal People GROUP: Respect OR COMMUNITY: Diversity Tuesday March 5th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM The Aboriginal Resource Centre 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. Sr. Year Experience Wrap-up SELF: Critical Reflection Wednesday March 6th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Shannon Thibodeau, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Advisor

This final workshop in the Senior Year Experience program doesn’t signal the end - just another beginning. Wrap-up your time in the program through a series of activities and conversations designed to continue the support and spark the ideas that will carry you through to “Destination: Graduation…& Beyond”. International Women’s Day Week: Panel Discussion COMMUNITY: Diversity OR GROUP: Respect Thursday March 7th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM, University Centre Courtyard

This year's Canadian Theme for International Women's Day is The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum. Come join us for a panel discussion, featuring members of the University and Guelph communities, exploring what it means to be a woman in leadership in today's world followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome. Panelists to be announced in early 2013.

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Feeling burnt out? What to consider when recharging your battery. SELF: Critical Reflection OR GROUP: Group Dynamics Monday March 11th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Jessica Carter, Coordinator, Special Projects, Student Life Shawna Smith, Director, SVC

There are particular times of the year when you may feel overwhelmed, exhausted and can’t seem to find the energy to get everything done! This is called burn-out. This workshop will focus on strategies you can use in order to prevent burn-out before it happens and overcome the challenging times. This workshop will focus on communication, prioritization, self-reflection, decision-making and how to use various other self-care tools to minimize the effects that burn-out has on you. Let’s make sure that you can continue to rock your time here at the U of G and beyond! Could You Repeat That? Understanding Your Communication Process SELF: Communication Tuesday March 12th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Hailey Ingram, LEAD Peer

At times communication can seem simple, but there are a lot of roadblocks along the way, which often result in miscommunications. Come learn about the communication process and find out more about your personal communication process. This workshop explores obstacles at each stage of communication, has individual and group activities, and will offer you some insight into becoming a better communicator. Resiliency: Skills to overcome any obstacle SELF: Personal Growth/Management Wednesday March 13th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM Rebecca Bell, LEAD Peer

Have you got grit? Are you ready to be calm, cool and collected in the face of any obstacle? Find out how resilient you are as we explore the concepts of resiliency and how they apply to your life. Through a mix of activities and discussion, we’ll talk about why personal resiliency is important and how you can enhance this trait in a variety of different areas.

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Learning Circle: Storytelling LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) COMMUNITY: Diversity Thursday March 14th, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

You are never too old for a good story! Take time to relax, explore oral storytelling, and listen to stories that traditionally helped two-leggeds understand themselves, and their relationships to Mother Earth. Learning Circle: Connecting to the Heartbeat of Mother Earth LEAD@guelph and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) COMMUNITY: Diversity OR GROUP: Group Identity Monday March 25th, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

The voice of the Drum represents the heartbeat of Mother Earth to many Indigenous Peoples. Teachings about the Drum will be shared during this Circle. You will also learn some traditional and contemporary Drum Songs. Come out and play! Year End Event Wednesday March 27th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM

This event is a gathering of all the LEAD@guelph participants and Presenters from the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 semesters. We will be celebrating another year of learning and leadership engagement. Participants who have achieved a LEAD@guelph Certificate will be receiving them at this time. Please come out and celebrate with us!

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How to Register for 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

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

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