Event Calendar & Registration

If you are a member of the University of Toronto Engineering community (student, staff or faculty) and would like to have your leadership-related event posted here, please contact info.ilead@utoronto.ca with details. Thank you.

Oct
17
Wed
Engineering Leadership Research Seminar – Organizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders @ GB202
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This seminar will explore the role of autonomy in shaping ethical pressures faced by professional engineers and engineering degree holders working in Ontario.  Drawing on survey data, the seminar will first examine the extent to which engineering workers report having autonomy and authority at work, and the extent to which they report ethical pressures. The relationship between autonomy and ethical pressures will also be discussed.  Subsequently the seminar will draw on qualitative interview data to document the kinds of pressures that engineers (and engineering degree holders) experience, and where these pressures come from.  The seminar will conclude with some reflections on the significance of the findings for engineers and engineering leaders.

Tracey Adams

Tracey Adams is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Western University.  She specializes in the sociology of work and professions.  Recent research focuses on professional regulation in Canada and internationally.  She is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of Toronto, and with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, on a study of engineering work in Ontario.

2018 Organizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders | Tracey Adams

Please kindly RSVP below.

Mark your calendars for our other seminars:

Date/TimeLocationSpeaker(s)Institutional AffiliationSeminar Title
October 17, 2018
11am-12pm
GB202Tracey AdamsWestern UniversityOrganizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders
November 29, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Meg HandleyPenn State UniversityInforming Engineering Leadership Curriculum Through Applied Research
January 23, 2019
11am-12pm
GB202Donna RileyPurdue UniversityTBA
March 6, 2019
11am-12pm
GB202Juan C. Lucena and Jessica SmithColorado School of MinesEngineering Leadership Redefined: From Social Justice to Social Responsibility
TBA
11am-12pm
WB215Lesley FouldsWomen, Engineering, and Leadership: Tracing the Past and Imagining the Future

 

Oct
24
Wed
Applications for Mini Workshop Series: Search Inside Yourself due!
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

The OPTIONS Program

OPTIONS = Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking, and Skills

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative by the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies and the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) to support PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to explore career options.

Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram

Thurs Nov 1 and Fri Nov 2 | 9:00 – 4:00 pm | MY570

The Search Inside Yourself Program is a two-day mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program aimed at supporting you to manage stress, improve communication skills and cultivate greater well-being. It was originally developed at Google to support the leadership of their engineers, and is now offered world-wide in many settings. If you are curious about mindfulness, interested in deepening your emotional intelligence, and keen to be more effective in life and work, then this is a wonderful opportunity for you. This hands-on course will give you tools, frameworks and practices that will benefit you for years to come. Come and join a group of graduate students as we take a deep dive into emotional intelligence.

This program typically costs $2000 per person, however, you will be led through the experience for free! You will also be provided a delicious lunch.

Learn more about Search Inside Yourself: https://siyli.org

* Open to MEng, MASc, PhDs and post-doctoral fellows

Participants must commit to attend Thurs Nov 1 and Fri Nov 2 from 9:00 – 4:00 pm. To ensure commitment, participants will submit a $25 deposit. The deposit will be returned at the end of the workshop series provided that the participant attends both days. No participant will be turned away due to finances. Please contact Teresa Didiano, Special Programs Coordinator, Troost ILead (t.didiano@utoronto.ca) with any questions or concerns.

Applications due Wed Oct 24 at 9 am! (Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.)

Nov
13
Tue
Leadership Labs: Tools to Survive – Time & Stress Management @ HA 403
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Feeling the intense pressure of everything you have to do? Harness your inner self-manager to explore ways to improve your academic and personal survival skills in this interactive workshop on time and stress management. Decide which tools are most effective for you, and get set up to think about what really matters to you in the next workshops.

Attend 4 Leadership Labs and receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record!

No registration is required.

Learn more about Leadership Labs here!

Nov
20
Tue
Leadership Labs: Mindsets to Strive – Motivating Yourself @ GB202
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Getting a schedule in order and organizing yourself can only get you so far when it comes to creating success. How can you leverage your motivators to really improve your productivity and inform the decisions that will unlock your best self? Join us for a workshop where we’ll guide you through a reflection on what matters to you, and how best to use that to get you moving forward

Attend 4 Leadership Labs and receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record!

No registration is required.

Learn more about Leadership Labs here!

Nov
27
Tue
Leadership Labs: Vision to Thrive – Personal Purpose @ GB202
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Maybe your priorities all seem in line, and you can motivate yourself when the pressure hits, but something just seems to be missing to take you to the next level. Beyond striving to motivate yourself on a daily basis, you want to thrive and improve your sense of drive and passion towards a deeper and greater vision. Join us for this workshop where you’ll explore the topic of your purpose and connect what needs to be done to a deeper reason that’s personally meaningful to you and those around you.

Attend 4 Leadership Labs and receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record!

No registration is required.

Learn more about Leadership Labs here!

Nov
29
Thu
Leadership Labs: Chart Your Future (Clubs) @ GB202
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Want to get involved on campus, but confused or overwhelmed by all the possible choices of clubs and activities? If you’re unsure about what you want or how to get there, you’re not alone! Join us to get guidance around how to connect your desires and interests to what’s available. Intentionally set up your future Skule experience with some actionable reflection and interaction with your peers.

Attend 4 Leadership Labs and receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record!

No registration is required.

Learn more about Leadership Labs here!