Senior Executives will be invited to share recommendations for the retreat participants that will provide
context and focus to the participants’ learning. Insights will be collected to share with participants
during the retreat program.
Faculty and staff in leadership positions or individuals who have influence in the organization and
consider themselves leaders are invited to apply. Leaders may include roles such as Senior Leader
(Dean, AVP, Associate Dean), Union Leader, Chair, Director, Supervisor, Manager or thought leader.
Successful candidates will participate in a 2-day retreat at the University of Guelph Arboretum in either
a January or May cohort.
During the retreat, participants will learn about a variety of different leadership topics facilitated by
Adam Stoehr, Vice-President Education and Research at Excellence Canada and Linda Watt, Director of
Human Resources (Learning & Development) at University of Guelph. Each new topic will start with an
interactive lesson about a collaborative leadership model, idea, or topic. There will be facilitated time
and space for the group of leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities they are facing and share
ideas on how they can approach them with wellness in mind. Leadership Impact Assignments will be
introduced and worked on by teams of leaders throughout the 2-day retreat.
Examples of session topics during the 2-day retreat may include:
- What is Collaborative Leadership?
- Leadership Styles
- Building Stronger Relationships
- Developing your Leadership Brand
- Vision to Goals Linkage
- Leading Innovation
- The Pursuit of Excellence: Its Impact on
- Leadership Exchange Model
These learning topics have been selected to complement the existing leadership opportunities offered
for faculty and staff through Human Resources Learning & Development and Wellness@Work.
After the Leading for Well-being retreats have wrapped up, participant insights, perspectives and ideas
regarding leadership and wellness will be shared back with the Senior Executives.
December 7th, 2018: All application forms due.
2018: All applicants will be notified if they have been accepted into the program
and if so, which retreat they are invited to participate in.
2019: 2-day retreat for successful applicants at the Arboretum.
2019: 2-day retreat for second group of successful applicants at the