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Minor in Global Leadership

Now, more than ever, the world needs principled, inclusive, and empathetic global leaders. The Minor in Global Leadership is U of T’s first tri-campus, interdivisional, multidisciplinary undergraduate community of diverse and globally agile, problem solvers. The Program leverages the strengths of the University of Toronto’s three campuses, the diversity of the student body, experiential learning, and opportunities for global engagement, both locally and abroad.

Building on our ongoing commitment to active and inclusive student participation within our tri-campus community, core global leadership courses are seamlessly delivered online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous methods, complemented by regular in-person meetings. Current initiatives include guest speakers and embedded co-curricular activities aimed at further enhancing cohort members’ connections, commitment, and engagement. We are continuously advancing these efforts to create a vibrant and dynamic learning environment. Join us as we take our existing strides to the next level!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the overall program, please email the Centre for International Experience.

Applications for the Minor in Global Leadership will open in early March. Applications will be due on May 10, 2024.

See How to Apply tab for more details.

Students in the Minor in Global Leadership will complete 3 core global leadership courses in sequence plus elective courses within each participating division.

This course will explore and interrogate globalization and understandings of leadership across time, context and lenses. It will be delivered primarily online through synchronous/asynchronous delivery with specific in-person activities scheduled throughout the course.

This course will prepare students to apply new principled, inclusive and appreciative approaches to the practice of global leadership. It will be delivered primarily online through synchronous/asynchronous delivery with specific in-person activities scheduled throughout the course.

In the culminating capstone course, students will demonstrate collaborative multidisciplinary problem-solving, with application to real-world problems with global reach. In addition to submitting a final capstone report, students will present their projects at a capstone event. This course will be delivered primarily online through synchronous/asynchronous delivery with specific in-person activities scheduled throughout the course. 

Students will choose any combination of courses with global content, global classrooms, or global experiences as defined by each participating faculty. 

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Minor in Global Leadership will:

  • Gain practical skills and global fluencies through group work, experiential learning, and a capstone project
  • Become part of a diverse interdisciplinary community of students interested in leadership and global change
  • Learn dynamic and collaborative approaches to problem solving
  • Develop in-depth understanding of global leadership approaches applied across time and diverse cultural contexts
  • Acquire formal recognition for leadership development and preparation for global opportunities post-graduation

The Minor in Global Leadership encourages a diverse pool of applicants and strongly welcomes applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, people from varying faith groups, and/or students who are economically disadvantaged or first in their family to attend university.

The program is open to all UofT undergraduate students who meet the following criteria: 

  • Students with a minimum of 4.0 credits at the time of course enrolment for Fall 2024 who can complete the core sequenced courses over three years.
  • Have a modified GPA of 2.7 (B-/70%) based on a student’s top 3.0 FCEs  
  • Are enrolled at the participating faculties: 
    • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (FASE)
    • Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE)
    • John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
    •  University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
    • University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Previous leadership experience is not a requirement. There are many ways to understand leadership and gain experience as a part of this program.

Applicants are encouraged to have:

  • An interest in the study of leadership, global and cultural perspectives
  • A willingness to engage with students from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines of study

The Minor in Global Leadership s is a limited enrollment program with a supplementary application. Join one of our information sessions for more details on how to apply! 

The deadline to submit supplementary applications is Friday, May 10, 2024 – 11:59 PM across all participating divisions. 

The supplementary application consists of video and written responses. 

DivisionsDeadline
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) May 10, 2024
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (FASE)May 10, 2024
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE)May 10, 2024
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design May 10, 2024
University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) May 10, 2024