EnLite Website

The Enlite program is currently paused for the 2023-2024 year

Program Description 

The Educational Leadership in Teaching Excellence (EnLITE) program is designed to promote educational leadership through faculty engagement in the principles, practice and scholarly approaches to teaching and learning in higher education. The program supports the University of Guelph's exemplary teaching and learning community by fostering on-going professional development and engagement by promoting a learner-centred approach to teaching in higher education. It has been developed to establish and support a faculty community of practice which provides mentorship and leadership in implementing scholarly approaches to teaching and learning.

The EnLITE program has two streams or options. The first, named “Core,” is the basic community of practice with a few other requirements. The second option, “Plus+,” is SEDA accredited and allows the participant full engagement with the program. The table below shows the difference between the two streams.

 Components and Overall Structure of Each Option


Component EnLITE Core EnLitePlus+
Learning Plan
Monthly Cohort meetings

(attendance at a min 4 of 8)

Assigned readings
Disciplinary readings
Reflections on readings

(during cohort meetings)

(during cohort meetings, and included in end of program meta-reflection)

Action Learning Sets
Peer classroom observations  
Meetings with mentor(s)  
End of program meta-reflection  
Final presentation attend 1-2 Attend and Present


Overall Structure


8 months


10 months


Average weekly time commitment 1-2 hours 2-3 hours
SEDA Certificate  
OTL Certificate of completion

Components and Overall Structure of Each Option


The EnLITE program is aligned with the SEDA professional framework, "Developing People and Enhancing Practice" and looks at the theories of learning along with the discipline specific requirements of each participant. If you wish to continue exploring educational leadership and learning or to carry out a research project, Inquire is the program for you.

EnLITE-SEDA Collaboration

SEDA logo

We are proud of the fact that EnLITE is accredited by the UK-based Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). SEDA is a professional association for faculty and educational developers, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education. SEDA offers universities across Europe, and increasingly internationally, the opportunity to be part of a national network of programs and people engaged in teaching excellence. The EnLITE program at the University of Guelph is currently one of only a few such SEDA-accredited programs in North America.

Learn more about EnLITE- Developing People and Enhancing Practice.

Contact Us


E-mail the Office of Teaching and Learning (otl@uoguelph.ca) with any questions related to your teaching and learning needs.