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Personal Leaders

Personal Leaders are all individual contributors.  The Personal Leaders Program is a highly practical and engaging program designed for individuals to develop skills that are universally valuable within the McMaster University environment with an eye to future career development.

The Winter 2022 program will be delivered using a virtual (live/synchronous sessions with Zoom) and online (asynchronous with Avenue to Learn) format.

The Winter 2022 program has reached capacity, and applications are closed. The next offering will be Fall 2022 and details will be available during the Summer of 2022.


McMaster University is focused on cultivating human potential, leveraging the diverse talents of its employees and recognizing that everyone is a leader in their own role. The Personal Leaders Program helps to foster a culture of engagement, collaborative relationship building, and positive change through employee development.

Key topics include:

  • Understanding your work-style preferences and appreciation of different styles
  • Communicating to effectively connect with peers and managers
  • Enhancing team work (adaptability, positivity, attentiveness, creativity, etc.)
  • Finding creative solutions through conflict
  • Building effective working and reporting relationships
  • Managing stress
  • Enhancing your understanding of McMaster and creating your networks
  • Embracing change in your work environment

The Personal Leaders Program is delivered by Continuing Education (CE) and sponsored by Human Resources Services.

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