The Leadership Institute
Given the vast array of talented, successful and creative HSC alumni, we are asking members to consider participating in the Leadership Institute to mentor young HSC students in their career endeavors. The Leadership Institute takes place during the third week of September as part of the Grade 11 and 12 Experiential Week, or E‐Week. The Institute is designed to provide HSC students with the opportunity to gain leadership perspectives in the types of careers they will likely pursue after post‐secondary school, like those in entrepreneurship and business, as well as sport and entertainment.
The Leadership Institute currently offers four modules:
- Science & Medicine
- Creative Writing
- Design Technology
The modules are divided into half- day (approx. 3 hrs) and full day sessions (approx. 6 hrs) with lunch and refreshment breaks built in. Presenters can choose if they want to participate in a half or full day session. Presentations should be primarily activity based that have students run through case study or actual activities that the presenter would encounter in their daily routine. Only about fifteen minutes should be dedicated to a lecture style talk going over the presenter’s education, job, etc. Activities should emphasize leadership. For example, many members of the HSC community are partners at firms. Thus, the activity should focus on managing a team of more junior professionals instead of the actual professions work (i.e. accounting, dentistry, etc.). Or, some professionals also run their own businesses (i.e. general practitioner doctors, lawyers, architects, etc.), so the presentation should focus on running a business while trained in medicine, law, and so on. Presenters who are unable to come to campus, are still encouraged to participate in the Leadership Institute through virtual meeting technologies such as Zoom or Skype.