outh Leadership Development Certificate is a certificate program that focuses on nurturing holistic leadership development through innovative and interactive learning approaches. The courses in the certificate program are tailored to suit the needs of local immigrant youth, and are designed for expanding their horizons, empowering them in leadership potential development, identity finding, critical thinking and communication skills. A variety of courses explore the conceptual and practical aspects on self-development, mentoring skills, outdoor challenges and multimedia.
Across U-hub is committed to develop leadership of youth through 2 series of certificate programs, namely
Entrepreneurship Series and Visionary Series in 2015.
Young people to become future leaders and give positive impact to their community
To nurture leadership and commitment of youth and help them excel by providing information and resources, intellectual exercises, authentic experiences and mentorship.
Provide a wider view and vision to leaders
Provide alternative ways of facing and resolving issues
Provide training to leaders and equip them to have more confident leading a team
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Youth Leadership Development Certificate is a certificate program that focuses on nurturing holistic leadership development through innovative and interactive learning approaches. The courses in the certificate program are tailored to suit the needs of local immigrant youth, and are designed for expanding their horizons, empowering them in leadership potential development, identity finding, critical thinking and communication skills. A variety of courses explore the conceptual and practical aspects on self-development, mentoring skills, outdoor challenges and multimedia.
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Young Entrepreneurship series offers training and opportunities for youth transferring their creativity into action.
Through interactive workshops and activities that promote life skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and self-motivation, students work in groups to create a business proposal. Not only can they build their confidence in the process, they will also be given opportunities to contribute to the community and apply their knowledge in practical situation to further expand their experience.
- Fostering self-understanding and creativity
- Developing and strengthening entrepreneurial quality, i.e., drive for achievement and independence
- Equipping a person with the required skills and knowledge needed for starting and running a project
Target: Youth aged 16 to 24 years who are motivated in understanding and passionate in actualizing their dreams
Capacity: 20 people
- Am I a future entrepreneur?
- How creatures create?
- Aim high! Fly high? — The sceience and arts of goal setting
- From vision to action…Get things charted out!
- “Can you hear what I see?” — Turn your vision into noise. Marketing matters!
- “Can you see what I see?” — Turn your vision into words!
- How to make my points powerful?
- Make things happen! Event planning works.
- What’s next after project launched? Project evaluation and improvement
Date & Time:
Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6, 13, 20 and 27 2015
Awards and Benefits:
- Certificate of Completion for participants who have 80% or above attendance
- Award of the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur
- Post-training authentic work-related mentoring opportunity will be offered to selective participants
- Participants have higher enrollment priority of the Across Centre for Entrepreneurs (A.C.E.)
Deadline: June 19, 2015
Fee: $245/$200 (Non-members/members)
Early Bird: $220/$200 (Non-members/members) on or before May 29, 2015
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Visionary series offers inspiring resources, intellectual challenges and network for youth to realizing their visions and enhance their leadership.
- Fostering understanding of self and world trends
- Recognizing visionary projects and their impacts
- Forming of personal vision and leadership style
- Transform vision to mission
Target: Youth aged 20 or above who are motivated in improving leadership and being future leaders.
**Youth workers and volunteer leaders have higher enrollment priority.
Capacity: 40 people
Number of sessions:
5 bi-monthly face-to-face modules, supplementary with online materials for each module, from April to Dec 2015. Participants have to prepare the course in mid-March by reading online materials
- Am I a visionary or a dreamer?
- What’s going on out there? Global trends that are impacting the world
- The day after tomorrow: Where do I stand?
- On becoming a leader
- Visionary with mission: Combining Purpose With Action to Change
Date & Time:
Face-to-face sessions; every Monday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
April 6*, Jun 1, Aug 10*, Oct 5, and Dec 7*, 2015
Awards and Benefits:
- Certificate of Completion for participants who have 80% or above attendance (all core modules included) and completion of respective online assignments
- Free of charge for attending extra sessions during the year
Deadline: March 23, 2015
Fee: $150/$130 (Non-members/members)
Early Bird: $130/$110 (Non-members/members) on or before Mar 9, 2015
There are three levels of certificates in this Youth Leadership Development program. Students enrolled in each level will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a series of courses. Each level is designed to be completed in one year.
The first level consists of 4 courses to be selected from the core courses and electives:
2 core courses (Principles of Leadership, and Self-development)
2 elective course from two of the three specializations (Skill Development, Outdoor Challenges and Multimedia Development)
The second level will be awarded when an additional 3 courses are completed successfully.
1 core courses (Biblical Worldview and Life Span Development)
2 elective courses selected from one of the specializations (Skill Development, Outdoor Challenges and Multimedia Development)
The third level includes a course in completing a project/practicum
Auditing of any courses is welcomed but priority will be given to registered students. Courses are usually offered in the evenings or during the weekends.
Application is open to all. Applicants must submit a statement of intent (at least 500 words in Chinese or 800 words in English) and the application form before. Application materials can be obtained from Across U-hub. Given the short notice, courses completed prior to the acceptance will be counted toward the completion of the program.
Application Fee: $15 (member), $20 (non-member)
Dr. Ernest Cheng, a graduate of OISE, University of Toronto, is an educator and publisher. He is the Managing Director of CTC (Canadian Test Centre) and the creator of the Canadian Achievement Test (CAT) series, being used widely by schools across Canada. He has also been a Sunday school teacher for 29 years. Combining his passions for trees and youth, he recently completed a book called “A Tree Planter’s Dream”.
Dr. Maisy Cheng is a graduate of OISE, University of Toronto and has over 20 years of educational research experience with a Toronto school board. She has two adult sons and is an active member at her church, and is currently involved in the children/youth and counseling ministries.
Dr. Eric Fong is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His edited book, “Inside the Mosaic,” was published by University of Toronto Press this summer. His forthcoming book, co-edited with Chiu Luk, “Chinese Ethnic Businesses: Local and Global Perspectives,” will be published by Routledge this winter.
Professor Wilfred Fong is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). He has developed new academic programs in IT security and game development. Before this, he worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) for 18 years and received an Outstanding Academic Staff Award. He initiated a distance education program which was ranked as one of the 10 best web-based programs in 2001 by the US News and World Report.
Grace Wong, a graduate of University of Western Ontario, is a management accountant for a Canadian bank. A volunteer with Across U-hub since 2000, Grace has participated in various areas projects, including the camp program team and as a performer in the Re-feel playback theatre.
Maria Yau, a graduate of OISE – University of Toronto, is an educational researcher associated with the Toronto District School Board since 1987. Her research and publications cover a wide range of educational issues with a special focus on equity in education. Ms. Yau is also active in her church and the community, especially in areas related to children, youth, education and parenting.
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