2018 Lead with Pride Conference: Workshop Application



This application deadline has passed. 


Are you looking for a workshop facilitation opportunity?

The 2018 Lead with Pride Organizing Committee* is looking for students, staff, alumni, community members, and educators with knowledge and tools to share with LGBTQ+ students at U of T!

Lead with Pride is a two-day community building and skill development conference, which takes place on February 2nd and 3rd, 2018. Now in its 9th year, the goals of Lead With Pride are to provide students with the opportunity to engage in vital conversations around LGBTQ+ leadership; develop an understanding of anti-oppression work; practice self-care; and learn tangible, hands-on skills to support student organizing and leadership.

The conference works towards the development of a more inclusive and diverse LGBTQ+ student community within the three University of Toronto campuses. While we are absolutely prepared to welcome a wide range of ideas and topics, we have identified areas that we are especially interested in learning more about this year:

  • Building Trans-Affirming Environments & Supporting Trans Communities at U of T
  • Creating Inclusive Spaces for Queer & Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (QTBIPOC)
  • Navigating Identity in Professional Spaces
  • Creating Safer Spaces for Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Mental Health & Self-Care
  • Queer & Trans Media Representation
  • Fostering a Culture of Accessibility for All (Dis)Abilities

Pursuing a peer-education model, we strongly encourage alumni and students to apply. Community members unaffiliated with U of T are also welcome. Applications are open to everyone, even without a fully developed workshop at the time of application. Additional support will be available to all facilitators prior to the conference. The suggested length of all workshops is 1 hour – 1.5 hours.

The Committee will confirm your involvement no later than December 11th, 2017.

Each selected facilitator will be required to meet with the Organizing Committee members during December 2017 and/ or January 2018 in preparation for the conference, so that we may provide you with suggestions to better fit the style of the conference. The deadline for confirming the final version of the workshop is January 22, 2018.

If you have any questions about the conference or how to get involved, please email: sgdo@utoronto.ca

*The Organizing Committee is co-chaired by student leaders, consisting of a group of students in partnership with the University of Toronto Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.