Student Leadership Facilitator-in-Training Program (FiT)

The University of Manitoba Student Leadership Facilitator-in-Training Program provides U of M students with the opportunity to expand on their leadership skills by undertaking additional training in leadership development, as well as learning presentation and facilitation skills.

All University of Manitoba students, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to apply to these programs. Program participants must be enrolled as students for the term in which they are applying.

Students are selected based on how well they meet certain criteria in their application. The following criteria are used to select students, though additional criteria may apply to certain programs:

  • an expressed desire to enhance leadership potential
  • the ability to commit to completing all program requirements
  • good academic standing (minimum grade point average of 2.5)


FiT Program

“Leadership development is self-development.” ~John G. Agno

The FiT program offers students the opportunity to take their skills and experiences as leaders and apply them in a new way, inspiring new leaders on campus.

If you’re already an experienced student leader, this is a great development opportunity to polish and refine your leadership skills as well as develop useful skills in small group facilitation and presentation.

This program involves learning in a small group setting. There are a maximum of 15 students per group, and training will be divided into two main components: developing the skills necessary to facilitate a program for a diverse group of students, and an in-depth look at the content of the Student Leadership Development Program.

Participants of SLDP-FIT can expect to develop a number of important skills including classroom management, group facilitation, activity planning, public speaking and team building. They will also get the chance to meet and interact with fellow student leaders on campus.

Co-Curricular Recognition is provided to all participants who complete and meet all of the requirements of the FiT program. Successful graduates of the FiT Program will have the opportunity to apply for paid Student Leadership Development Facilitator positions with the Student Life Office.

Student Leadership Development Program experience in either SLDP-I or SLDP-II is strongly recommended, but not required.

To apply, go to UMCommunityLINK, fill out the online application. Applications are due Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  If you have questions please email


Applications are now open for Spring 2018!

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