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Seneca Leadership Program

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute brings together more than 100 Seneca students for workshops, team-building activities and inspiring keynote addresses. This is your opportunity to develop your leadership skills, network and have fun.

What do I get for attending the Leadership Institute?

You will gain knowledge, build your resume and develop your leadership skills in an inclusive learning environment that fosters peer-to-peer learning.

  • The Seneca Leadership Institute counts as two workshop credits for each day, which will go towards your Record of Accomplishment for the Seneca Leadership Program.

 

Next Sessions 

Register for one or both dates today!

It is free to all full-time Seneca students and lunch is provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Newnham Campus*, Rooms K2100 A-D (4 pack), 1750 Finch Ave. E. *A reminder that the Shuttle Bus does not run during study week. Check out the Transportation Options page to plan your route.

This day will count as one Community Development credit and one Personal Development credit towards your Record of Accomplishment.

Please bring your OneCard to registration. In the spirit of giving back, we kindly ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.

Keynote Speaker

Lauren Sundstrom – Transgender educator, activist, public speaker and mentor

Lauren Sundstrom

Lauren is a trans activist, mentor and coach who helps other transgender people realize their goals and potential. She transitioned 14 years ago and now, at age 30, wants to share some of the wisdom she has gained along the way.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newnham Campus*, Rooms K2100 A-D (4 pack), 1750 Finch Ave. E. *A reminder that the Shuttle Bus does not run during study week. Check out the Transportation Options page to plan your route.

This day will count as two Organizational Development credits towards your Record of Accomplishment.

Please bring your OneCard to registration. In the spirit of giving back, we kindly ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Laymon Hicks – Humanitarian

From a troubled youth to graduating high school with a 4.0 grade point average and obtaining a doctorate by the age of 29, Dr. Laymon Hicks’ story is moving, his words are empowering and his message is practical.

Drugs. Alcohol. Violence. Stress. Depression. Add the words “bullying, peer pressure and self-doubt” and you’ve entered the real-world drama of too many of our young people today.

The passage for Dr. Laymon Hicks was not typical.

Sharing his troubled teen years, surrounded by drama, battled with feelings of abandonment, lured by peer pressure into becoming a bully to his ultimate expulsion from the National Honor Society and descent into depression, Dr. Laymon puts it all on the table. His own path, from a troubled youth to graduating high school with a 4.0 grade point average to obtaining a doctorate by the age of 29.

What he calls his “frustrations, flops and faults” are hungrily devoured by his audience. And then digested. For whatever the details, from one degree to another, the pain is universal. They all know it. Now they are hungry for the outcome. The resolution. The road to redemption. And Dr. Laymon delivers.

He tells them that the real motivation comes from within. From wanting more. From needing to do better. From believing you deserve better. From “Maximize Your Moment!” From knowing “You Can!” From knowing “You’re the BOMB!”

 

Highlights From Past Leadership Institutes

February 2019

During study week in February 2019, students from the Seneca Leadership Program participated in the semi-annual Leadership Institute — a two-day conference designed to help develop leadership skills, network and to learn from peers.

140 students attended the conference, which included many workshops and team-building activities that focused on collaboration, communication, problem-solving through fun, interactive activities. They also had the opportunity to hear keynote addresses by Drew Dudley, speaker, author and founder of Day One Leadership as well as Rumeet Billan, author, award-winning entrepreneur, learning architect and humanitarian.

October 2018

During study week in October 2018, students from the Seneca Leadership Program participated in the semi-annual Leadership Institute — a two-day conference designed to help develop leadership skills, network and to learn from peers.

More than 160 students attended the conference, which included a number of workshops and team-building activities such as the Drum Cafe. They also had the opportunity to hear keynote addresses by Orlando Bowen, former linebacker in the CFL, as well as Jill Hewlett, Brain Gym consultant.