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Personal and Leadership Development

Objective of the Professional Development Program

The objective of the Professional Development Program is to provide all students registered in our BCom curriculum with personal and professional development opportunities comprised of integrated courses, workshops and complementary extra-curricular activities to be carried out over the entire duration of their undergraduate studies.

Design of the Professional Development Program

The Professional Development Program is introduced to students in their first year though the Telfer School’s annual Leaders Reception. The Telfer Leaders Reception takes place during the third week of September and brings together first year students, senior student leaders, peer mentors, professors, and industry executives. The event also introduces key leadership activities that students can undertake at the Telfer School and the event is capped off with a keynote address from an industry executive who speaks to the theme of personal and professional development.

From there, the professional development workshops are taught in specific common core courses throughout the four year BCom program. The courses have been selected based on content that is already taught.

The Professional Development Program is integrated into common core courses under the following themes:

Skills Developed

  • Confidence
  • Personal Vision
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Efficacy
  • Values identification
  • Goal Setting
  • Personal Leadership

Compulsory

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 1300/1700 – Introduction to Business Management

Optional

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 4396 - Seminar on Personal and Leadership Development
Experiential Practice
  • MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory Tests
  • Workshop: Self-understanding, Career Testing and Planning

Skills Developed

  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Communication
  • Relationship Building / Management
  • Research
  • Organization
  • Professional Deportment

Compulsory

Career Centre / SSC
  • ADM 1301/ 1701 – Social Context of Business (including a 45 minute workshop offered by the Career Centre)

Optional

Experiential Practice
  • Workshop: Career Search Strategies
  • Workshop: Preparing for a Telfer Convention
  • Workshop: Advanced Networking
  • Telfer Leaders Reception
  • Networking opportunities associated with specialized Career Centre programs
  • Telfer Networking Convention
  • Telfer Career Convention
  • Student Clubs and Associations
  • Inter-university Case Competitions

Skills Developed

  • Adaptability
  • Confidence
  • Vision
  • Communication
  • Self Awareness
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Ethics
  • People Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational

Compulsory

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 1300/1700 (CEO in Residence Program) – Introduction to Business Management
  • ADM 4311/4711 – Strategic Management

Optional

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 1300/1700 (CEO in Residence Program) – Introduction to Business Management
  • ADM 4311/4711 – Strategic Management
Experiential Practice
  • Telfer Leaders Reception
  • Dean’s Leadership Breakfast
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • International Career Mentoring Program
  • Executive Mentoring Program
  • International Career Mentorship Program
  • Career Centre Ambassador Program
  • Inter-university Case Competitions
  • Student Clubs and Associations

Skills Developed

  • Proper Research and Referencing
  • Academic Regulation Knowledge (ability to follow direction/ regulations)
  • Communication
  • Study
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving

Compulsory

Career Centre / SSC
  • ADM 1301/ 1701 – Social Context of Business (including a 15 minute presentation given by an Academic Advisor)
  • ADM 4311/ 4711 – Strategic Management (including a 15 minute presentation given by an Academic Advisor)

Optional

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 4396 - Seminar on Personal and Leadership Development
Experiential Practice
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honours Society
  • SASS (Access Services, Writing Help Centre, Mentoring Programs)
  • Management Library (Research Basics and Company Information)
  • Scholarship Reception

Skills Developed

  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Self Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Integrity
  • Relationship Management
  • Public Relations

Compulsory

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 1301/ 1701 – Social Context of Business
  • ADM 2372/ 2772 – Management Information Systems

Optional

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 3396 - Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility
  • ADM 4342 – Seminar in Accounting Theory
  • ADM 4350 – Equity Valuation
  • ADM 4396 – Seminar on Personal and Leadership Development
  • Community Service Learning
Experiential Practice
  • Enactus Club
  • CASCO
  • Co-curricular record (through Centre for Global and Community Engagement)

Skills Developed

  • Initiative
  • Strategic Planning
  • Determination
  • Discipline
  • Self Awareness

Compulsory

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 1300 / 1700 – Introduction to Business Management
  • ADM 2336/ 2736 – Organizational Behaviour
 

Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Interpersonal
  • Communication
  • Professional Deportment
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Listening
  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Self Awareness

Compulsory

Career Centre / SSC
  • ADM 2337/ 2737 – Human Resources Management (including a 45 minute workshop offered by the Career Centre)

Optional

Experiential Practice
  • Workshop: Career Search Strategies
  • Workshop: Interview Skills
  • Practice Interviews
  • Workshop: Resumes, Cover Letters and Personal Branding
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critique
  • Connexions Internship
  • Telfer BCOm Internship Program
  • Co-operative Education Program

Skills Developed

  • Social Media
  • Personal Branding
  • Confidence
  • Networking
  • Professional Deportment
  • Self Awareness
  • Communication

Compulsory

Career Centre / SSC
  • ADM 2381/ 2781 – Business Communication Skills (including a 45 minute workshop offered by the Career Centre)

Optional

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 4342 – Seminar in Accounting Theory
Experiential Practice
  • Resume Critique
  • Practice Interviews
  • Workshop: Etiquette and Professional Attire
  • Workshop: Resumes, Cover Letters and Personal Branding
  • Workshop: Interview Skills
  • Workshop: Social Media

Skills Developed

  • Financial Planning
  • Time Management
  • Organizational
  • Strategic Planning
  • Goal Setting

Compulsory

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 2341/ 2741 – Managerial Accounting
  • ADM 2350/ 2750 – Financial Management

Optional

Experiential Practice
  • Bloomberg Terminals
  • Capital Markets Mentoring Program

Skills Developed

  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Self Awareness
  • Interpersonal
  • Vision
  • Strategic Planning

Compulsory

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 3318/ 3718 – International Business

Optional

Undergraduate Program
  • ADM 3319/ 3719 – Comparative Management
  • ADM 3396 – Doing Business in India
  • ADM 3396 – Selected Issues in Global Marketing
  • ADM 4338 – Training and Career Development in an International Environment
Experiential Practice
  • International Exchange Program

Leadership Opportunity with Junior Achievement

The Telfer School of Management is pleased to partner with Junior Achievement under the Ottawa Network for Education to help engage and provide hands-on learning experiences for elementary and secondary school students.

About

The Junior Achievement program in Ottawa allows young students to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and other business skills within their current curriculum. The program offers several workshops, and the Telfer School will be specifically engaged in leading the Business Basics workshop for grade 5 students in local schools.

Student Volunteers

In partnership with Junior Achievement, the Telfer School is looking for student representatives who wish to volunteer and assist with delivering the Business Basics workshop to grade 5 students. More specifically, you will:

  • Deliver a one-day workshop in a local school on Business Basics which focuses on understanding how to run a small business
  • Work in partnership with an industry professional
  • Build awareness and promote entrepreneurship as a viable option for their future

Benefits

There are several benefits to volunteering with Junior Achievement including:

  • Enhancing your organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Connecting with industry professionals
  • Developing your volunteer experience
  • Receiving recognition through the University of Ottawa’s Co-curricular Record
  • Changing the lives of young students in just a few hours!

Get Involved

Here’s how you can get involved!

Please fill out the online registration form found here: http://www.onfe-rope.ca/programs/junior-achievement/volunteer-registration-form

JA Business Basics (Grade 5): Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of business in a community and global context — likely their first exposure to these concepts. Students explore the many aspects of business through dynamic hands-on activities. Raise awareness of entrepreneurship as a potential career option. Plant the seeds.

If you have any questions about the process, do not hesitate to contact Matt Archibald, Assistant Director, Student Services Centre (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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