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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 development


Leadership development is a process.  Continuous development is critical to the success of the organization and the growth of the professional as they move from individual contributor into management and/or leadership roles.

Examples of topics covered include: 

  • how the academic plan applies to your work
  • introductions to HR and LR
  • managing a unionized workforce
  • managing an inclusive space
  • stopping sexual harassment in the workplace
  • goal-setting and feedback coaching
  • motivating teams
  • coaching for improvement and results
  • creating a culture of respect
  • creating and supporting a healthy workplace
  • building a community of practice
  • inclusive recruitment and retention

Leadership PD Sessions

  • 8 Habits of Very Successful Project Managers
    • Facilitator: Procept
    • Duration: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Over the years, many people have tried to distinguish what successful Project Managers do that makes them successful versus what unsuccessful project managers do not do. One researcher has identified that successful project managers have developed and follow eight specific success habits. These habits are based on and relate to the project management "hard skills" and are practiced using the PM’s "soft skills".

    The 8 Success Habits are:

    • Habit 1 - Know Your Outcome
    • Habit 2 - Plan the Achievement
    • Habit 3 - Organize for Success
    • Habit 4 - Gain and Maintain Commitment
    • Habit 5 - Take Massive Action
    • Habit 6 - Monitor and Control Achievement
    • Habit 7 - Stay Focused
    • Habit 8 – The Secret Habit

    When these habits are practiced using the required soft skills, project managers have a much better chance of delivering successfully.

    In this 1-day workshop, participants will learn more about the eight success habits, specific approaches to implementing them, and how to best use soft skills in doing so.


    Upon the successful completion of this workshop, attendees will learn:

    • How to ensure you know your outcome and your project doesn’t suffer from scope creep
    • How to plan the project so that everyone is committed to the plan?
    • How to organize and resource the project to ensure success
    • How to gain and maintain commitment from all project stakeholders
    • How to take massive action
    • How to monitor and control achievement
    • How to stay focused
    • The Secret Habit and how to practice it


  • The Right Approach
    • Facilitator: Procept
    • Duration: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    One of the most important decisions you can make is choosing the right project delivery strategy. While the waterfall approach is the standard methodology framework being used, you may want to consider from among several different project delivery strategies: waterfall, iterative, incremental, IID, and its lightweight cousin, agile.

    Additionally learn:

    • the differences between these project approaches including the benefits and risks of each
    • how to choose the best approach for a project
    • how the different approaches fit into typical project governance structures.


  • Management 101
    • Facilitator: Gary Slye
    • Duration: TBD
    • Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    This is an online program to introduce new managers to the basic principles of being a people manager:
    • Understand the role of the manager relative to managing a team
    • Understanding management styles and how to change based on the needs of your team
    • Understanding the needs of a team to create the conditions for your leadership.
    • Dealing with performance issues

Citizen to Leader

Citizen to Leader