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April 18, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Communications



From working with faculty and student peers in graduate school, to effective methods of communicating and fostering relationships with professionals (e.g. researchers, teachers, employers) within national and global contexts, offerings in this category emphasize the importance of and need for developing competence in all aspects and modes of communication—oral, written, virtual and visual.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Updated: March 26, 2014.

Offering
Description
Host Department
Date(s)

Communication in the Internationalized Classroom

In this 14-hour workshop, graduate students and teaching assistants learn to communicate in an academic environment with individuals from different cultures.

Intercultural Development Office

KITCHENER CAMPUS Saturday February 1, 8, 22 10:00-2:45PM

Register
Marketing Your Transferable Skills
Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently convey them to employers on an application (e.g. resume or cover letter) or during a conversation (e.g. interview and conference) is critical to your success in the job search process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths in a relevant and appealing way to potential employers. An essential workshop for students in graduate programs hoping to transition successfully into non-academic roles.
Career Centre
February 4 12:00-1:20PM
See Career Centre Calendar to Register
Contention & Conflict in Academia

Whether you are communicating with your supervisor, your peers, or your students, the interpersonal and linguistic skills required to manage contentious discussions and conflict are crucial to success. Activities will include teaching about a controversial topic, managing a classroom discussion, and engaging in role plays to resolve conflict.

Participation in Communication in the Internationalized Classroom prior to taking this workshop is highly recommended.

Intercultural Development Office
Mondays & Wednesdays February 5-March 17 2:30-4:30
Register
Voice Development and Use for the Lecturing Professor This hands-on session is designed to explore strategies both in developing a stronger voice for longer periods of time and to communicate effectively.  This practical and interactive workshop will help you find, use, enjoy, and maintain your voice to its best advantage. Educational Development February 7 1:30-4:00PM Register
Interview Success for Students in Graduate & Professional Programs This session will clarify employer motivations and provide you with solid tips on distinguishing yourself positively before, during and after an interview. Career Centre
February 11 12:00-1:20PM See Career Centre Calendar to Register
Jump Starting Your Scholarly Writing (For Faculty Members and Post-Doctoral Fellows)
This 4 day workshop (offered during Reading Week) combines the best elements of a writer's retreat with the exercises of a writing course, to support academics writing a journal publication. This course will guide scholars through the process of transforming a draft document into a paper ready for the academic peer review process.
Office of Research Services
February 17-February 20 8:30-4:30PM
Register
LinkedIn and Social Media Career Strategies This session will provide strategies for creating, managing, and leveraging your virtual presence as well as making the most of LinkedIn for your career planning and job search efforts. Career Centre
February 25 12:00-1:20PM See Career Centre Calendar to Register
Successful Intercultural Communication with your Graduate Supervisor The supervisor/graduate student relationship is key to success in graduate school -- and sometimes well into your career. Differing expectations between supervisors and students can interfere with this relationship. This workshop will introduce graduate students to aspects of intercultural communication that will help create successful relationships with your supervisor. Intercultural Development Office February 26 9:30-11:00AM Register
GO GO GRAMMAR!
This 5-Week workshop series offers students the opportunity to learn about a variety of grammar topics and practices central to achieving fluency and clarity in academic writing.
Writing Centre
Wednesdays, February 26-March 26 11:30-12:20PM
Register
Rocking the Research Presentation

Presenting at conferences is a critical skill for a career in academe or industry. By attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • articulate the relevance of your research;
  • address the needs of mixed audiences at your presentations;
  • develop an awareness of the appropriate language to use in your presentations;
  • use analogies to increase audience comprehension; and
  • ... more!!! Research Communications Workshops
Intercultural Development Office March 10 4:00-6:30PM Register
Rocking the Research Presentation

Presenting at conferences is a critical skill for a career in academe or industry. By attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • articulate the relevance of your research;
  • address the needs of mixed audiences at your presentations;
  • develop an awareness of the appropriate language to use in your presentations;
  • use analogies to increase audience comprehension; and
  • ... more!!! Research Communications Workshops
Intercultural Development Office March 12 1:00-3:30PM Register
Skills of Networking

You've all heard the saying "you are only as good as your network", but have you ever wondered how to get one? Experience firsthand the power of positive networking. From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed.

MITACS STEP
March 13 8:30-4:30PM
Register
Communicating in the Internationalized Classroom

14 Hour Workshop: Today's teaching assistants and graduate students are guaranteed to work with students, supervisors, or colleagues from other cultures.Therefore, developing intercultural communication competence is a core skill for success. By participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Manage your experience being in another culture and/or working with individuals from another culture more successfully;
  • Participate more effectively in discussions and meetings with professors, supervisors, and colleagues from other cultures;
  • Give & receive feedback more effectively; and
  • Meet friends from across the globe.

Intercultural Development Office

May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 (Participants expected to attend all session.)
Register
Skills of Communication

The goal of this workshop is to make you more aware of the tools available to help you become a better communicator in both your work and personal lives. Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:

  • understand how personal assumptions and mental models adversely influence communication;
  • learn how to determine your own personal assumptions and how to avoid them;
  • learn to navigate and approach difficult conversations;
  • Identify and implement communications tools and techniques for team success.
MITACS Step May 29 9:00AM-5:00PM (Registration 8:45AM) Register