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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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This program is intended for managers and directors. 

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 leaders, 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 LEAD 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 leadership accountability and 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.

The LEAD program aims to:

  • Help participants 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 leaders in identifying the necessary capabilities required to develop themselves and their teams for their current and/or future roles at the university.

Program Structure

Exercising Influence® – Building Relationships and Getting Results                        1 day - 

Constructive Debate™ - A Collaborative Approach to Building Better Ideas             1 day - 

Leading Virtual and Hybrid Teams                                                                               1 day - 

Strategic Thinking™ – Leadership Practices for Innovative Organizations               1 day - 

Strategies for Effectively Leading Through Change                                                    1 day - 

Thinking on Purpose: Outsmarting Evolution                                                              1 day - 

Working with Empathy                                                                                                  ½ day - 


More information will be available in late fall