Enhance your leadership skills at a student leadership conference!

Each year the Student and Campus Community Development Office offers a series of conferences for students looking to build their leadership skills. Pick the one that works for you!

 SLC Represent


Ulead Represent Conference 2018 *New* Cultivate your leadership skills through interactive programs that will connect you with student leaders!
Represent Programming Involvement opportunities for elected/appointed student representatives at U of T.
Funding Options Discover where to access funding based on your college.
Leading Together A student leadership conference to connect student leaders across U of T!
Canadian Conference on Student Leadership Connect with other student leaders from across Canada – here – in November 2018!

Ulead-Represent Conference 2018

Conference Description

*New* This year the Ulead Conference and Represent: One Day Intensive are coming together!

Ulead-Represent is a one day conference focused on developing leadership skills while making connections with other campus leaders at the University of Toronto St. George campus. Through a series of engaging workshops, you will gain the capacities that will help you to be successful in your leadership role this year. This event is a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with tri-campus fellow students, and increase confidence and capability in your leadership capacities.  

The conference program begins with an incredible speaker, followed by workshops designed for all levels of leadership and ends with a practical case study competition to wrap up the day.

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Hart House



This conference is open to all students involved with a student club or group at U of T St. George. You don’t need to be in an executive role to apply; if you’re involved in a student group in any capacity, you are encouraged to attend!

Students who hold leadership positions on student groups such as:

  • Tri-campus or campus wide student group (e.g. UTSU, UTSC, UTM, APUS, ASSU)
  • College or faculty student society (e.g. KPEUA, ENGSoc, VUSAC)
  • Course union (e.g. CINSSU, NSSA)
  • Residence council (e.g. IRC, WRC)
  • Hart House committee
  • Student clubs (i.e. Ulife recognized)



Registration is now closed. 


2018 Conference Theme 

Challenge and Deconstruct: Reshaping Your Thoughts

As a student leader you are consistently making decisions that affects how your organization runs, while building positive relationships with students, staff and the broader community around you.

In this one day conference, you will first explore the meaning and practices of equity to better understand how you can create change in your community. Whether you’re a new or returning student leader, having an equity approach will help you build an inclusive team. Challenge and deconstruct your learning through interactive workshops that foster practical and transferable skills that will enhance your leadership.  


TRACK system

The TRACK system helps you plan your day. We offer three tracks, geared towards different levels of leadership:

Key to Representation (KR): Geared towards students in general representative roles, first or second time leaders, or those who are looking to gain more insight to what representing students entails. Counts towards a Purple Ulead point (Executive Role Development).

Logistics in Leadership (LL): For students who are planning events, designing programming for students, leading committees, etc. or more experienced student leaders who have already been in representative roles. Counts towards a Green Ulead point (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion).

Managing Your Organization (MO): Geared towards those at the head of their organization (i.e. Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Chairs, and in some cases, Finance), or more experiences student leaders who have already been in a representative or executive role. Counts towards a Yellow Ulead point (Organizational Development & Engagement).

Select workshops that fall into these tracks on the day of the conference!


Past Events

Historically the Ulead Conference and Represent: One Day Intensive has been two separate events and this year we are merging the two together!

Last Year’s Ulead Conference Theme: Avoiding Burnout: A Balancing Act

Last Year’s Represent: One Day Intensive: Making Meaningful Connections


Contact us  

Questions? Email Joanne Lieu at joanne.lieu@ ucw88 da ga www.wisdomgettingloaded.com or Kana Shisihikura at kana.shishikura@ ucw88 da ga www.wisdomgettingloaded.com

Represent Programming

Represent Programming is for elected/appointed students representatives at U of T to get involved and begin to interact/engage with one another.

Get involved with the Represent: Student Leadership Conference.

Who is eligible?

Students who hold elected or appointed leadership positions on student groups such as:

  • Tri-campus or campus wide student group (e.g. UTSU, UTSC, UTM, APUS, ASSU)
  • College or faculty student society (e.g. KPEUA, ENGSoc, VUSAC)
  • Course union (e.g. CINSSU, NSSA)
  • Residence council (e.g. IRC, WRC)
  • Hart House committee


Represent Chair & Planning Committee

Apply to organize and support the Represent: One Day Intensive and Represent: Student Leadership Conference.

Students who serve as a chair and/or on the planning committee with meet weekly/bi-weekly to plan all aspects of the conference including: selecting the keynote, hosting presenter information sessions, conference logistics, selecting sessions, etc. Participation will be CCR eligible.

Represent Chair: Role has been filled.Thank you for your interest! 

Planning Committee:  Apply today - Applications close Monday September 10 by 9:00 a.m. 



Represent: Student Leadership Conference

This conference provides incoming student representatives (i.e. elected/appointed representatives of student unions, college councils, faculty associations, residence council members, and student societies from all three U of T campuses) with tools and resources to be effective leaders. This is the largest conference for elected student representative at U of T. 

Whether you are in a representative role, an executive position planning events, or at the head of your student organization, our conference will have workshops and sessions catered to your specific responsibilities and interests. This way, you will gain insight into how you can contribute to bringing about change through your student organization and collaborate with others across campus.

Details for Represent: Student Leadership Conference coming September 2018. 


Please contact leadership@ ucw88 da ga www.wisdomgettingloaded.com for more information on Represent programming.

Funding Options

There are various options to attain funding for our conferences. Be sure to check in with your college/faculty for more details. Unsure where to look? Check out our Funding List. 

Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference

Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity to connect with student leaders from diverse roles, areas of study and experiences at U of T. During the day-long conference, students will have the opportunity to: 

  1. Engage other students in peer-led sessions, wellness and experiential learning activities. 
  2. Listen to a keynote speaker. 
  3. Build a network with fellow students across campus.

Leading Together focuses on connecting students and turning ideas into action in all areas of leadership. 

This event is entirely planned and presented by students for students.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Location: Hart House



Registration will be available in December on CLNx.

For the most up to date information, check us out on Leading Together Facebook



  • 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast
  • 10:10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Keynote - TBD  
  • 10:55 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. | Student Concurrent Session 1 
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. | Lunch 
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. | Student Concurrent Session 2
  • 1:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. | Wellness Break 
  • 2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. | Learning Labs – next steps and navigating the future
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Reflection and Networking 

Conference Themes 

This year’s sessions will be focused on 3 different streams:

  1. Leadership Fundamentals: This stream provides a multifaceted learning experience for students looking to develop leadership skills and make meaningful connections on campus. Students will explore different ways to get involved in various leadership opportunities available at the University. Through this introductory session, prospective student leaders will learn multiple facets of leadership, as this stream provides engaing information.

  2. Leadership in Practice: This stream helps students interested in learning from others across disciplines, divisions, roles and programs. It engages those interested in collaborating with other student leaders towards shared goals. Through this stream, students will see leadership in practice and gain valuable skills applicable to their work.

  3. Leadership in Action: This stream teaches students the interconnectedness between individuals, groups and communities to lead and create change. By sharing personal experiences and demonstrating leadership in action, students will learn key skills and knowledge to apply their work on a larger scale. These sessions are designed to encourage students to integrate leadership experience into real-world applications outside of the University context.


Submit a Presentation Proposal

Students interested in presenting at the conference can either facilitate a workshop about something they have learned/practiced, or lead a discussion in a topic they are curious about. Presenters are free to explore ideas, to take risks and to have fun! We strongly encourage all students (undergraduate and graduate) to submit a presentation proposal.

Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. 

Find more info and complete the Presentation Proposal Form

Canadian Conference on Student Leadership (CCSL)

We are thrilled to announce that Clubs and Leadership Development at the University of Toronto has been selected to host in the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership (CCSL) in November 2018!

The CCSL brings together post-secondary student leaders from across the country to share ideas, become inspired and leave determined to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities. To find out more, please visit the CCSL website.

CCSL Planning Committee

University of Toronto students will serve on a planning committee to plan all aspects of this national conference. There are many different ways to get involved, and all participation will be CCR eligible.

Applications are now closed. 

CCSL Chair

The Chair will lead the CCSL planning committee (with input from conference staff advisors) in organizing and managing all aspects of the conference.

Applications are now closed.


Leadership Team

There are 4 portfolio specific team lead positions, under the advisement of the CCSL chair to make up the Leadership Team. In addition to the responsibilities related to their specific portfolio, each lead will also be responsible for selecting and leading a committee to support their portfolio.

  • Programming Team Lead

  • Publications Team Lead

  • Public Relations Team Lead

  • Hospitality Team Lead

Applications are now closed. 

Planning Committee

Apply to be on planning committees to support an area of the conference. 

Select from the 4 portfolios in your application: 

  • Programming: Support program development, review process and application for programming. 

  • Public relations: Support swag, promotions, storytelling/assessment and communications. 

  • Publications: Support web design, video, social media, full design and application creation. 

  • Hospitality: Support social events, food, hotel, travel/transportation and banquet. 

Applications are now closed


Volunteer Team 

Apply to be on the CCSL Volunteer Team to support the conference organization! 

As a volunteer, in exchange for a 5-hour shift, you will receive:

  • Training from U of T Student Life
  • Free conference admission for the day you are volunteering (with the exception of the Banquet) - Register for the conference! 
  • Lunch
  • A volunteer t-shirt
  • Networking opportunities with student leaders and staff from across Canada

Apply to be a 2018 CCSL volunteer! Applications close on Thursday, November 1 by midnight. 

Note: If you are interested in volunteering with the 2018 CCSL, but are not a student at the University of Toronto, email info@theccsl.org to inquire about volunteer opportunities.



Please email leadership@ ucw88 da ga www.wisdomgettingloaded.com for any questions.