ULI Toronto: 2020-2021 Curtner Urban Leadership Program - Application
ULI Toronto's Curtner Urban Leadership Program is an annual curriculum-based program designed to challenge multi-disciplinary emerging industry leaders to work with communities to advance responsible, transformative, and positive city-building. The program is sponsored by Quadrangle in memory of one of its founding partners, Brian L. Curtner and reflects many of his passions, including city building, mentorship and collaboration. 

Our mission is to cultivate thought and industry leadership by immersing emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industry in the challenges and opportunities of developing the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

2020-21 Program Overview
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) is now a forefront consideration of city building internationally. In a recent letter to Toronto Mayor John Tory, Gladki Planning Associates noted “[recent] reflection has allowed us to see the role of our industry in an uncomfortable history of supporting structures of systemic racism in Canada.” And “Current engagement practices can burden or marginalize the voices of racialized communities.” While appropriate in a Planning context, these issues are important to the entire Real Estate industry.

This year's Curtner Urban Leadership Program will focus on EDI in a planning, land use and development context. Working in teams, participants will lead monthly public sessions focused on identifying challenges and examining solutions. Using input from these sessions as well as their own experiences and research, they will then identify and develop those inclusive actions that can leverage diversity to achieve equity.   

2020-21 Program Day Virtual Schedule: *
- November 2020 Curtner Urban Leadership Program Kick Off Happy Hour + Meet and Greet
- December 2020: Program Day 2
- January 2021: Program Day 3
- February 2021: Program Day 4
- March 2021: Program Day 5
- April 2021: Program Day 6
- May 2021: Program Day 7
- June 2021: Program Day 8
* 2020/2021 Program Day dates subject to change. A finalized schedule will be provided to selected applicants upon notification of acceptance into the program

The Participants:
Ideal participants are early-career Toronto and area professionals, who work either directly or indirectly in, and have a strong working knowledge of, the real estate and/or land-use sectors.

Candidate Criteria:
- Early-level Professionals
- Education: Undergraduate degree or higher.
- Work Experience: 2-4 years of experience in the real estate industry or related field, including academia, architecture, asset management, brokerage, communications professional, consultancy, corporate executive, development, engineering, finance, government, lawyer, non-profit, urban planning

The Application:
Please ensure you have all the following items to complete this application before you proceed with your submission:
- Letter of Support from Employer: one letter of support must be submitted from your current supervisor indicating your leadership potential. This letter also serves as a confirmation from your supervisor of your authorization to suspend regular workday activities for one day of each month in order to attend the Curtner Urban Leadership Program day.
- Statement of Interest by Candidate: Outlining the reason you would like to attend and your contributions to this program.
- Your Photo
- Short Biography
- Resume / Updated Linkedin Profile

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 30, 2020. Selected applicants will be informed by early November.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to toronto@uli.org