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Personal Leaders

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

The Fall 2021 program will be delivered using a virtual (live/synchronous sessions with Zoom and/or WebEx) and online (asynchronous with Avenue to Learn) format. Applications open July 1, 2021 and close October 12, 2021 or when the program is full.


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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