The program brings together current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and recent graduate alumni to work in groups of four or five to create a project aligned with the vision of The Dais at TMU- where ideas meets action for creating positive social change.
Working with their team members, participants will co-create a project with the aim of making meaningful and positive change in one of the three subject matter areas before the end of the academic year. Participants will receive community-organizing training from The Dais and leadership advising from the Graduate Leadership Institute throughout the program to help build their skills and overcome any roadblocks.
Students will complete the program if they have planned and executed a changemaking project by March 29, 2024.
- Ability to articulate personal narrative and stories to build support for an organized campaign.
- Build relationships with community members with the aim of securing commitments.
- Recruit volunteers and structure volunteer teams in order to drive interest in their campaign.
- Create community-organizing tactics and implement strategies to further community goals.
The program is open to current Toronto Metropolitan graduate students (master’s and PhD), postdoctoral fellows and recent graduate alumni, who have graduated in the past six months.
Students who complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion and a digital badge for use on LinkedIn, etc. This program also qualifies for the Future Smart program.
|October 4, 2023||GRADLeaders Information session (external link)|
|October 13, 2022||(google form) Application form (external link) closes|
|November 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 4-5:30 p.m.||Attending or watching the recordings of the four training sessions|
|December 2023 to March 2024||
February 14, 2024, from 4-5:30 p.m.
|Mid-program check-in meeting|
|April 3, 2024, from 4-5:30 p.m.||Attending end-of-program event|
|By March 29, 2024||Fully completing the program and earning a certificate of completion and a digital badge acknowledging leadership skills|
For more information about the program contact:
Dr. Wilson Leung
Director, Graduate Leadership Institute
Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Camara Chambers (she/her)
Senior Manager, Partnerships and Leadership Development
The Dais | Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Toronto Metropolitan University