Staff Development Spring Calendar!


Published: 2Mar2005

New Courses

Project Management! Presentation Skills! Advanced Business Writing! Managing in a Unionized Environment (for supervisors of MUNACA staff members)! Equity & Diversity in the Workplace! These new courses and all the old favorites are now available… we hope to see you soon.

French Placement Tests

Brush up on your French this spring! The first placement tests for the French Conversation spring workshops will be held on March 9th. The spring term begins in mid April. Everyone is welcome!

IT Courses

Courses in Microsoft Office and Windows XP are again available to McGill staff members starting February 28th. Courses are designed to answer the day-to-day needs of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) or Windows XP operating system users. Course descriptions and schedules are available at McGill Staff Training. Please complete the registration form available on the web and fax it to Continuing Education – IT Programs (fax: 398-2832). For further information, please call 398-4903.

Performance Dialogue

The May 31st deadline for the annual performance reviews is just around the corner. Training sessions are available for newly appointed supervisors and all new non-unionized administrative and support staff members. Refresher and follow-up workshops are also available for anyone requiring a more in-depth and practical understanding of the process. Keep up the good dialogue!

Development Tip

Year end is an opportunity to review your objectives and accomplishments, celebrate successes, acknowledge challenges, and plan for the coming year! Take the time to review and discuss your professional development plan with your supervisor. Many types of activities can help accomplish goals and learn new skills. Explore a variety of learning activities and identify the type best suited to the skill or skill set seeking to develop.

  • Special on-the-job-assignments
  • Temporary assignments
  • Readings
  • Courses or workshops
  • Conferences
  • Web-based learning tools
  • Coaching

For specific Staff Development questions or requests, please contact Sophie F. Marcil, Staff Development Specialist (ext. 2303, sophie.marcil [at] For general information, please contact Sharon Webb (ext. 2620, sharon.webb [at] or Sarah Bernath (ext. 4205, [at]

We look forward to your participation and feedback and are eager to be a part of your development and the development of your staff members. Keep up the good learning!

Robert Savoie
Executive Director

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