ULI Toronto: 2022-2023 Curtner Urban Leadership Program - Application

ULI Toronto's Curtner Urban Leadership Program is 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 BDP 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 Toronto Area and Greater Golden Horseshoe area.

2022/2023 Program Overview
The focus of this year’s Curtner Urban Leadership Program will be on understanding city building opportunities as something to be excited about instead of being daunted by.  We will prioritize civic challenges and issues, investigate alternative approaches from around the world, and develop solutions that appreciate the challenge but also celebrate and engage communities with joy. The participants will lead monthly sessions focused on specific related topics, identify and discuss problems, issues and challenges and provide solutions, examples and best/emerging practices. In addition to the monthly sessions, the participants will work in groups to develop a community-focused, joy-enabling approach or intervention to a selected development challenge. These plans will be presented at a public Town Hall at the end of the program.

2022/2023 Program Day Virtual/In Person Schedule:
Participants are expected to attend half-day-long sessions on the last Friday of every month, from October 2022 to May 2023.
A finalized schedule will be provided to selected applicants upon notification of acceptance into the program.

The Participants
Ideal participants are mid-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
- Mid Career Professionals
- Education: Undergraduate degree or higher.
- Work Experience: 5 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
*A limited number of spaces will be reserved for high potential early career professionals. Some spaces will be made available at a subsidized rate for professionals working in/with the community and not-for-profit groups.

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 to attend the Curtner Urban Leadership Program day.
- Statement of Interest by Candidate: Outline why you would like to attend and contribute to this program.
- Your Photo
- Short Biography
- LinkedIn Profile Link

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 23, 2022. Selected applicants will be informed by the end of September. Should you have any questions, please reach out to toronto@uli.org