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Emerging Leaders Program:

Personal Development and

Leadership Capacity Building Mini-workshop Series

  A Student Leadership Development initiative from Campus Life & Engagement – the mini-workshop!

Come check out our mini-workshops and explore central components of personal development and leadership capacity-building!  These 55-minute workshops are a great way to help you define how you want to navigate through your academic career as well as through life! Invest in learning more about yourself and your peers through these engaging, stimulating, and fun workshops. Below are descriptions of some of our offerings - registration opens for our January and early February dates soon (after January 5)! Certificates for attending all four!

Title: Personal Visioning and Goal Setting  

This highly interactive workshop gives participants the opportunity to learn more about personal visioning and goal setting in theory and practice. Participants will leave this workshop with the ability to more clearly articulate their own personal vision and identify immediate and actionable goals.  Added bonus: meet new people and be a part of a burgeoning learning community! Upcoming: Tuesday, January 20 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m and Thursday, February 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Title: What is “Leadership"?  

Learn more about “leadership” (that term that we use so much and have so many interpretations of) in theory and practice in just under one hour! This workshop will let you explore what leadership is and how you can be a part of an accessible and relevant leadership development process during your career here at McGill. Upcoming:  Wednesday, January 21 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and Monday, February 9 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Title: Getting Involved at McGill: Exploring Leadership

Thinking about getting involved on campus but not sure where to start? Not sure why getting involved is even worthwhile? This interactive workshop will help you discover relevant and exciting involvement and leadership opportunities on campus and advise you on how to get the most from your university experience. Upcoming: Monday, January 19 & Wednesday, February 4 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Title: Global Leadership and Intercultural Consciousness

Increasing globalization and intercultural contact (we live in a connective era, after all!) is a reality that demands expanding one’s cultural skill set. This workshop will help everyone understand more about what it takes to be a global leader and recognize how to increase intercultural consciousness. Through reflective and participatory practice, you will gain the skills and information needed to interact in a variety of group settings. Take advantage of your unique situation as a student here at McGill and in Montreal where we have the advantage of being a part of a truly culture-rich population! Upcoming: Tuesday, February 3 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Check our great workshops out AND get to meet current student execs from a variety of student organizations right after each workshop at a "Meet and Greet/Speed Meeting session".  Following each workshop for 30 minutes approximaely execs from a variety of student government and/or organizations come by to talk with workshop attendees about how to get involved. A truly great opp to connect and find out more about the McGill community.

Our registration process is done via a web-based tool to help you keep track of your involvement and more!  For our Emerging Leaders dates, please log in to My Involvement by visiting https://involvement.mcgill.ca!  

To register - please use My Involvement!  You will need to login using your McGill email address and password (Log In at top right-hand corner).

Next, look for the Emerging Leaders logo when you scroll through Events and News section (look for arrows to navigate at top right corner of the Events and News section and scroll over to see info).

For more info on the web-based tool My Involvement click here.


Leading Effective Discussions: Facilitation Skills for Graduate Students

  • Would you like to know how well you are doing in leading discussions?
  • Would you like to improve your presentation skills and/or know how you can positively impact the environment when you participate in committees or meetings where the structure is hierarchical?
  • Do you want to improve your facilitation, leadership and communication skills?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then don’t miss this opportunity to develop important and relevant skills and sign up now for this practical and highly participatory facilitation skills one day workshop.


Mon., Dec 1, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:30 Registration full Waitlist
Fri., Dec 5, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:30     Registration Full Waitlist


Why: Facilitation allows everyone to express themselves, keeps discussions moving and maintains a safe, respectful group environment. It also gives a practical insight into the hidden curriculum of class or group dynamics.
Cost: Free!
How: Space is limited - registration will open on October 15. An email invitation to apply for the workshop will be sent out and it will be promoted via SKILLSETS.

What past participants said about the workshop:

"So great! Thanks for a great workshop that is both carefully crafted and very flexible. Learned a ton and had a great time."

"I really enjoyed this seminar - a fantastic atmosphere was created among the group members, and everybody felt visibly relaxed. It was a dense and intense day, but I can really say I profited a lot - in terms of personal development, and by learning things that I can apply in everyday situations."

"I really enjoyed that this was an active learning experience, that I learned by participating."