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.

Nov
28
Tue
Leadership Labs: Vision to Thrive: Personal Purpose @ GB202
Nov 28 @ 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
30
Thu
Club Leaders Roundtable: November @ WB215
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Are you a club leader or exec for any student run organization or team? Are you regularly thinking about how to improve things within your club? Once a month, ILead hosts a Club Leaders Roundtable that brings together a community of leaders for guided sharing of ideas, insights, strategies, and learning among each other. A great opportunity to network with other club leaders and dig into common issues that student organizations encounter. Whether it be leadership transitions, recruitment and engagement, club culture, motivating others, etc.- the Roundtable is a great resource to share and learn from your peers and ILead. Learn more here!

Topic: TBD

The Game Session @ GB202
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
5
Tue
End-of-Term Celebration: Winter Wonderland @ GB202
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

De-stress and unwind before exams with ILead’s End-of-Term Celebration: Winter Wonderland! Join us as we bring together students from all our programs and courses for an evening of food, wine, and fun games. Get ready to laugh, meet new friends, and take a look back at your exciting time with ILead.

Please Note:

  • This event is for students that have participated in an ILead co-curricular program or course
  • All students must bring a government issued ID

Register now!

Jan
11
Thu
Engineering Leadership Research Seminar – Developing Leadership Character @ WB215
Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Mark your calendars for our other seminars:

Date/TimeLocationSpeaker(s)Institutional AffiliationSeminar Title
October 18, 2017
11am-12pm
WB215Gregg Warnick & Alan ParkinsonCollege of Engineering and Technology, Brigham Young UniversityTaking the Road Less Traveled: Institutionalizing Leadership Development at a Large College of Engineering and Technology
November 16, 2017
4-5pm
WB215Gerard SeijtsIvey Business School, Western UniversityWhat is Leader Character and How Does It Influence How We Lead?
January 11, 2018
4-5pm
WB215Mary CrossanIvey Business School, Western UniversityDeveloping Leadership Character
February 7, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Bill SchellCollege of Engineering, Montana State UniversityUnderstanding Leadership Identity and Leadership Development Experiences of Engineering Students
March 7, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Erin A. CechDepartment of Sociology, University of MichiganProfessional Culture and Inequality in Engineering
March 28, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Alison OlechowskiMIE & ILead, University of TorontoLeadership and Decision-making in Complex Engineering Design Projects

 

The Game Session @ GB202
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
25
Thu
The Game Session @ GB202
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
7
Wed
Engineering Leadership Research Seminar – Understanding Leadership Identity and Leadership Development Experiences of Engineering Students @ WB215
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Only through successful collaborations from multi-disciplinary teams will society be able to solve our most complex engineering challenges. In order to be successful, these collaborations require effective technical leadership, a role that engineers can and should fill. However, for a variety of reasons, most engineering students complete their undergraduate degrees underprepared to begin assuming a leadership role. One reason for this lack of preparation is an apparent conflict between the development of an engineering identity and a leadership identity. This work recognizes that formation of engineers is fundamentally an identity development process and seeks to leverage this process to better prepare engineers as leaders. The work combines two models: Lave and Wenger’s communities of practice model to understand development of an engineering identity and Komives, et al.’s Leadership Identity Model to understanding how engineering students cultivate a self-concept as a leader. This presentation explores the development of identity using data from two national data sets of U.S. college students’ leadership experiences and self-reported identities. Using this data, we explore the differences in experiences and identities for engineering student vs. their peers in other STEM fields and non-STEM majors. This includes an exploration of differences based on ethnicity, gender, and other key demographics. By improving our understanding of leadership identity and the impact of leadership experiences, we seek to design improved ways to develop leadership skills and identity in all future engineers.

 

William (Bill) Schell

William “Bill” Schell is holds a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering – Engineering Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Industrial & Management Engineering from Montana State University (MSU). He is currently Assistant Professor in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering and Associate Director of the Montana Engineering Education Research Center at MSU. His research includes methods of organizational improvement, leadership development, and engineering education with support from industry and the National Science Foundation. Prior to his academic career, he spent 14 years in industry where he held leadership positions focused on process improvement and organizational development with Fortune 50 and Inc. 500 companies. He is a registered Professional Engineer, certified Professional Engineering Manager and Six Sigma Master Blackbelt. He serves the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) as the Director of Student Membership and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) as Past Chair of the Engineering Management Division and Director of Scholarly Activity for the Engineering Leadership Development Division. His prior work on leadership has received recognition with the Eschenbach Award for 2014 from the Engineering Management Journal (with Kuntz), ASEE’s Engineering Leadership Development Division 2016 Best Paper Award (with Kauffmann), and the Merritt Williamson Best Paper Award from ASEM’s International Annual Conference in 2017 (with Hughes).

Mark your calendars for our other seminars:

Date/TimeLocationSpeaker(s)Institutional AffiliationSeminar Title
October 18, 2017
11am-12pm
WB215Gregg Warnick & Alan ParkinsonCollege of Engineering and Technology, Brigham Young UniversityTaking the Road Less Traveled: Institutionalizing Leadership Development at a Large College of Engineering and Technology
November 16, 2017
4-5pm
WB215Gerard SeijtsIvey Business School, Western UniversityWhat is Leader Character and How Does It Influence How We Lead?
January 11, 2018
4-5pm
WB215Mary CrossanIvey Business School, Western UniversityDeveloping Leadership Character
February 7, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Bill SchellCollege of Engineering, Montana State UniversityUnderstanding Leadership Identity and Leadership Development Experiences of Engineering Students
March 7, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Erin A. CechDepartment of Sociology, University of MichiganProfessional Culture and Inequality in Engineering
March 28, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Alison OlechowskiMIE & ILead, University of TorontoLeadership and Decision-making in Complex Engineering Design Projects

 

Feb
8
Thu
The Game Session @ GB202
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
15
Thu
The Game Session @ GB202
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm