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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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Leadership Skills

Leadership development is a process that begins with reflection and self-awareness.  It's about accountability, responsibility and continuous learning.  Continuous learning is critical to the success of the organization and the growth of our employees as professionals as they move from newly hired to seasoned professional individual contributors or maybe into management and/or leadership roles.  For those who aspire to develop leadership skills we present the following leadership opportunities:

Professional Nexus: Advanced Communication Skills Certificate

Expressions of interest are being accepted for participants who are interested in obtaining a certificate in Professional Nexus: Advanced Communication Certificate from The Soft Skills Group.

The schedule for this program is as follows:

Core Courses
Foundations of Effective Communication Thursday, May 23, 2024
Professional Writing and Documentation  Thursday, May 30, 2024
Conflict Resolution and Team Collaboration  Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Leadership Communication and Engagement Thursday, June 13, 2024
Elective Courses
Effective Presentation Skills for Staff Thursday, June 20, 2024
Running High Impact Online Meetings Thursday, June 27, 2024
Confidence and Assertiveness Skills Tuesday, July 9, 2024