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Promoting individual and group development to create positive change.

Workshops in the leadership stream focus on the following skill areas:

Leadership Styles

Students will be able to:

  • Understand leadership as a dynamic process, which includes both leaders and followers.
  • Understand and appreciate the different approaches individuals have to leadership.
  • Identify and assess personal leadership style and adapt this style to various contexts.
  • Develop their personal philosophy of leadership so that they are able to articulate their approach to leadership and what it means to be successful in a leadership role.

Emotional Intelligence

Students will be able to:

  • Engage in active listening.
  • Identify, label, and interpret their emotions. 
  • Assess whether their emotions are appropriate for a particular context.  
  • Identify, label, and interpret the emotions of others.  
  • Interpret the interplay of social interactions.  
  • Adapt their behavior to various social interactions. 

Motivation of Others

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and label different types of motivation.
  • Identify and leverage the contextually appropriate means of motivation.
  • Define, explain and adjust to different followership styles. 


Students will be able to:

  • Develop empathy and respect for other people.
  • Foster safe environments. 
  • Seek out and embrace diverse perspectives.
  • Understand that anyone can work toward becoming a leader.
  • Understand that anyone can contribute to supporting a group’s objectives.
  • Advocate for marginalized voices to be heard.

Change Management

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply their unique expertise, talents, and agency to influence positive change.
  • Recognize their role in a conflict, including the difference between civil and disruptive interactions.
  • Identify and apply appropriate negotiation opportunities and conflict management strategies.
  • Demonstrate appropriately assertive behaviours and be respectful toward others when engaged in a conflict, solving a problem, or addressing complex situations.
  • Adapt to changing circumstances and remain calm when things are up in the air.


McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.


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