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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Citizen to Leader


This program is intended for individuals who are high potential individual contributors and emerging leaders who may move into leadership in the near future. 

Program attendance and expectations

Attending and actively participating in each of these sessions will maximize the success of the program and assure an optimal learning environment for all. It is expected that all participants, with support of their nominators, will attend all sessions. Participants who miss more than one session of the program may be ineligible to complete the program with their cohort.

Note: Participants may be expected to attend small breakout sessions outside of the scheduled modules to ensure completion of the program.  Participants will be expected to complete micro credentials (18) associated with the content of each Citizen to Leader session.

It is important that all nominees and their respective nominators carefully review the program schedule in advance to ensure adherence to the strict attendance and participation requirements.


This program includes a series of seminars designed to develop and enhance your leadership capacity and better equip you for increased responsibility. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their leadership capabilities, enhance their communication and coaching skills, build better relationships, and exchange ideas and experiences with fellow participants. Participants will use the DiSC Work of Leaders® profile to better understand their leadership strengths.

The Citizen to Leader program aims to:

  • Help participants understand self and others and move towards being an authentic transformational leader.
  • Help participants understand and demonstrate the university's values.
  • Raise awareness about the role and challenges of leadership at the university.
  • Assist individuals in identifying the necessary capabilities required to develop themselves for their current and/or future roles at the university.

Program schedule

          Kick Off                                                                                           - Oct 24, 2023
          DISC                                                                                                 -Nov 14, 2023
          Lead Without Authority                                                                   -Dec 5, 2023
         Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Sensitivity                                   -Jan 16, 2024
         Conflict                                                                                             -Feb 6, 2024
         Strategic Thinking                                                                           -Feb 27, 2024
         Mindfulness                                                                                    -Mar 19, 2024
         Leadership Summit                                                                        -Apr 9, 2024