Student Engagement Week

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Student Leadership Conference

Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 pm
Location: Progress Campus, Centennial College Events Centre
Breakfast/Lunch Provided
Limited Spots
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The Centennial College Student Leadership Conference is an annual event to engage students with topics and conversations surrounding leadership, community and social change. Students will be able to attend sessions created and facilitated by fellow Centennial student leaders, as well as awesome keynote addresses and some fun activities. Students will also have the opportunity to connect with senior student leaders and campus groups. This event is organized for Centennial College students by students, and it is back by popular demand! Only 100 spots are available. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Global Citizens Take Action! – Service Learning

Date: February 25, 2019 - March 1, 2019 (projects located in community organizations)
Students must be available all week between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.
Lunch and tokens provided each day
Limited Spots
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Questions? Contact gcei@centennialcollege.ca

Get involved in community action this Engagement Week! Join a week of community service learning within projects at local not-for-profit organizations. Make a meaningful impact, learn about a social justice issue, gain volunteer hours, build relationships and professional references, as well as getting work experience. Participation in Service Learning meets requirements for the Global Perspectives Digital Badge.

Intro to Leadership Passport

Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM & 1:30 pm
Location: Online and at Progress Campus, Centennial College Events Centre

Learn more about YOUR Leadership Passport, a co-credential tool that recognizes leadership development, helps you share your personal leadership story while continuing to broaden and deepen your understanding of leadership for an equitable society. You are automatically registered in your eCentennial course shell. On this LIVE Webinar, learn about the Leadership Journeys and how they are supported here at Centennial for certifications of completion and should you complete all 3 journeys and the additional reflection activity, you will be eligible for the Distinction in Leadership recognized on your academic transcript.

Global Academy

Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 pm
Location: Progress Campus, Centennial College Events Centre 
Must be available all day
Lunch/Dinner provided
Limited Spots
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Questions? Contact gcei@centennialcollege.ca

The Global Academy is a unique 1-day experiential learning opportunity for students who are interested in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Do you have an idea that can make the world a better place? Do you want to learn more about the role of business in championing positive change in our world? The Global Academy is the place for you! Participants will be provided with the opportunity to LEARN from social entrepreneurs, learn about the creative thinking process, and refining the skills needs to make an effective pitch. Global Academy is an opportunity to network with like-minded people and be inspired to innovate, as well as hearing first hand from successful social entrepreneurs!

Equitable Leadership - Global Citizenship and Equity Seminar and Managing Unconscious Bias

Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Progress Campus, Room L2-16
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Questions? Contact gcei@centennialcollege.ca

Global Citizenship and Equity Seminar: This session supports students to consider issues of social justice, equity and environmental sustainability with examples of real-life situations. Participants will leave with concrete ideas on how to move from awareness to action and change the future of their fields.

Managing Unconscious Bias: Every day we make countless assumptions about others without realizing it, which can negatively impact our interactions and decisions. Unconscious stereotypes and prejudgments can limit our perspectives, causing us to miss out on opportunities for growth and learning. A critical skill for today's global leaders, Unconscious Bias Management helps us to recognize our biases and learn how to counteract them in order to be a more effective leader. This session qualifies towards the Global Perspectives Digital Badge.

Leadership Skills Webinar - How to Make a Plan 

Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Online and live at Progress Campus, Room L2-16

An interactive experience guided by our Leadership Specialist designed to help you plan your growth in Leadership. Complete on the spot Leadership Explorer Milestone 2 towards your Passport Completion.

Campus Changemakers: How to be an Innovator

Facilitator: Mezart Daulet
Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Progress Campus, Room L2-16
Lunch Provided
Limited Spots
Students must register at Eventbrite
Questions? Contact gcei@centennialcollege.ca

Do you want to be a social innovator? Someone who is working towards change through a new invention, idea, different approach, a unique application of technology or a combination of these? This half-day seminar is designed for students how to want to learn about how to be a changemaker, including getting your project idea funded at the College and in the community, as well as steps to see your idea become a reality. Students that attend Campus Changemakers will be eligible to apply for microgrants available through the Centre for GCEI to fund a project idea. This session is led by Mezart Daulet.

Mezart Daulet is a seasoned community organizer with over 10 years of experience in developing social change projects, which have been successfully funded by the City of Toronto, ArtReach Toronto and the Toronto Arts Council. He is currently the Equity and Inclusion Educator at Centennial College and a MEd Student at the University of Toronto.

Traditional Approaches to Leadership - How to Communicate Your Leadership

Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:  Progress Campus, Room L2-16

Guided learning experience through designing your Leadership Philosophy and evaluating Traditional Leadership Approaches. Complete on the spot Leadership Explorer Milestones 1&3 towards your Passport Completion.

Positive Space – LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Progress Campus, Room L2-18
Lunch provided
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Questions? Contact gcei@centennialcollege.ca

The Positive Space program helps learners create a campus and workplace culture that is more respectful, supportive and safe for people questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity; as well as for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, intersex and queer (LGBT2Q+) people and allies. Participants will learn about sexual and gender diversity and reflect on how to create an environment that is inclusive of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. Attendees with receive a statement of recognition for the completion of the workshop.

Leadership in Action Working Session

Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Location: Progress Campus, Room L2-18

How does your Leadership Philosophy transfer to your personal life and your chosen career? Explore with our Leadership Specialist, the transferrable skills and how to communicate them with a well-known STAR methodology. Complete on the spot Leadership in Action Milestone 1 & 2 towards your Passport Completion.

Campaign Panel & Lunch

Date: March 1, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:  Progress Campus, Room L2-16
Lunch Provided

Join in this interactive Panel Discussion from local Campaign Leaders whose leadership and change methodologies have positively impacted communities. Designed to help you Complete Leadership for Change Milestones 1 & 2 towards your Passport Completion.