Workshops for Faculty

The Equity Team in the Office of the Provost is committed to providing interactive and engaging learning environments where participants and facilitators address challenging topics openly and honestly.

If you would like to request a custom made workshop for you and your team register here.

See below for our regular offerings. 

Accessible by Design: Access in the Classroom

This workshop offers practical tips for increasing accessibility in teaching that instructors can implement while planning their courses. The session is designed to increase participants’ awareness of barriers that students experience in the classroom, and show how instructors can facilitate and promote equitable access to learning. Instructors will discover that planning with accessibility in mind does not solely benefit students with disabilities, but provides supports for a diversity of learners.

By attending this workshop, instructors will be able to:

  • Identify barriers that students with disabilities experience in various instructional settings (e.g. lectures, conference, discussions, exams)
  • Analyze sample case studies, and identify opportunities to enhance accessibility
  • Locate available tools and resources to support accessibility at McGill

 

Register for one of the following workshop dates:

January 22, 2021: 1-3 pm (online)

February 9, 2021: 10 am - 12 pm (online)

March 3, 2021: 9:30 - 11:30 am (online) 

April 1, 2021: 2 - 4 pm (online) 

 

 

 

Accessible by Design: Access in a Field Course

What does an inclusive and accessible field course look like? This workshop highlights how disability-related barriers may show up in field contexts in contrast to a traditional classroom setting. By learning creative ways to address accessibility issues from the outset, instructors will be able to promote equitable access within their respective disciplines for students with disabilities, increase their awareness of barriers that students experience, and facilitate access in a field course setting.

By attending this workshop, instructors will be able to:

  • Identify barriers that students with disabilities may experience in fieldwork
  • Discuss different types of field activities and identify opportunities to enhance accessibility
  • Develop responses to frequently asked questions that students with disabilities may have before choosing to participate in their field course

 

Register for one of the following workshop dates:

January 29, 2021: 9 - 11 am (online) 

Managing Challenging Conversations in the Classroom

Challenging comments and conversations are becoming increasingly common in classrooms. How do you respond when they arise in yours? Are you interested in developing your skills and toolkit of resources when it comes to navigating these difficult moments? This two-hour interactive workshop is designed to address a collective need for effective ways to engage in the classroom, particularly where ideological tensions or controversies arise. By attending this workshop, instructors will be able to:

  • Understand possible impacts of difficult conversations on student learning and experience
  • Discuss personal experiences and exchange feedback with colleagues
  • Identify and practice applying strategies for managing classroom conversations
  • Support their students in developing skills to engage in dialogue with respect, curiosity, and academic rigor

 

View the 2020-2021 workshop date below and register.

Happening on:

  • February 16, 2021, 1:30pm to 3:30pm(online)
  • March 11, 2021, 2pm to 4pm(online)

Gender Diversity and Inclusive Language: Creating space for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in the classroom

Are you interested in creating an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of 2SLGBTQIA+ people but not sure exactly how to do this? This two-hour interactive workshop provides an introduction to gender diversity and inclusive language. By attending this workshop, instructors will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts related to gender and sexual orientation
  • Recognize stereotypes and systemic barriers faced by 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in the learning environment
  • Integrate inclusive language into everyday interactions with students and colleagues
  • Develop and deploy strategies for creating a more welcoming and inclusive classroom for 2SLGBTQIA+ students

View the 2020-2021 workshop dates below and register.

Happening on:

  • February 25, 2021, 2pm to 4pm(online)
  • March 30, 2021, 10am to 12pm(online)

 

Anti-Racism in Teaching Practice

How does race and racism impact learning spaces? What is our role as educators in shaping the learning environment? This two-hour interactive workshop will explore how understanding racism and integrating an anti-racist practice can shift the culture of a classroom or institution. By attending this workshop, instructors will be able to:

  • Reflect on their own racial identity and experience and how it impacts their teaching practice
  • Understand definitions of racism and anti-racism
  • Identify ways that racism manifests in the teaching space
  • Explore strategies for strengthening an anti-racist practice

 

View the 2020-2021 workshop dates below and register.

  • January 26, 2021, 2pm(online) 
  • March 16, 2021, 1pm(online)

Inclusive Facilitation Workshop

What is inclusive facilitation and how can it enhance the learning experience? How can principles of anti-oppression inform how we communicate and connect to each other? This two-hour interactive workshop will explore our top ten tips for inclusive facilitation and support participants in developing their skills as facilitators in and out of the classroom. By attending this workshop, instructors will be able to:

  • Understand the impacts of power dynamics in learning spaces
  • Recognize existing and potential barriers in learning spaces
  • Identify and integrate strategies for inclusive facilitation

 

View the 2020-2021 workshop date below and register.

  • March 18, 2021, 1:30pm to 3:30pm(online)
  • April 15, 2021, 10:30am to 12:30pm(online)

Equity and Inclusion in the Academic Search Process

This is a two hour mandatory training for members of academic search committees. Topics covered include:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) imperatives in the Canadian academy;
  • Understanding obligations and objectives under Quebec legislation and McGill's employment equity policy;
  • Strategic and active recruitment techniques to establish a diverse and excellent applicant pool;
  • Strategies and tools for enhancing equity in the review process

This training is based on peer-reviewed literature and participants will have access upon request to supplemental information with material relevant to the field in which their search is being conducted.

Please note that faculty serving on search committees need to refresh their training every three years.

 

View the 2020-2021 workshop dates below and register.

EDI in Research and Grant Proposals

This workshop is for faculty and researchers who want to know more about how to implement EDI strategies and practices in their research projects and grant applications. It will provide an overview of a framework for thinking about EDI in research and knowledge production and then connect that to different areas of research proposals, including research content and design, methodology, HQP training, and knowledge dissemination. By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to think about EDI as part of their research projects
  • Identify useful EDI practices in their research projects and proposals
  • Identify internal and external resources available to them to develop their EDI plans in research

 

View the 2020-2021 workshop dates below and register.

  • January 19, 2021, 2-3 pm (online)
  • February 10, 2021, 1-2 pm online)
  • March 15, 2021, 1-2pm (online)
  • April 29, 2021, 3-4pm (online)
  • May 26, 2021, 2-3pm(online)

Applying an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lens to the Research Team

This workshop offers an introduction to EDI principles in the establishment and maintenance of research teams. Best practices will be explored with a focus on team composition and recruitment processes, training and development opportunities, and approaches to inclusion. Problem-solving exercises will be used to develop competencies in these areas. Common problems arising on research teams will also be identified and situated within McGill policy and procedural contexts.

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Build capacity in applying EDI principles to the research ecosystem
  • Develop skills in establishing and maintaining respectful and inclusive research teams
  • Identify common problem areas and applicable policies and guidelines
  • Improve EDI related grant writing skills
  • Locate internal and external resources to support the inclusion of EDI principles on research teams

 

View the 2020-2021 workshop date below and register.

  • January 14, 2021, 2–4 pm (online)
  • February 11, 2021, 2–4 pm (online)
  • March 12, 2021, 2–4 pm (online)
  • April 7, 2021, 2–4 pm (online)
     

Mentoring Relationships With a Focus on Equity

What is mentoring and why does it matter? This workshop offers an introduction to mentoring with a focus on equity. Challenges and strategies in developing and maintaining effective mentoring relationships are discussed. Models for building successful mentoring relationships are outlined.

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key barriers experienced by equity group members in accessing and benefiting from mentorships
  • Build knowledge of the skills needed to establish and maintain respectful and inclusive mentoring relationships
  • Locate internal and external resources to support the development of mentorships

View the 2020-2021 workshop date below and register.

  • January 28, 2021, 2–3:30 pm (online)
  • February 24, 2021, 2–3:30 pm (online)
  • March 26, 2021, 2–3:30 pm (online)
  • April 21, 2021, 2–3:30 pm (online)
     

Equity First Responder Workshop

This two-hour session is intended for staff and faculty who have been appointed Equity Ambassadors or Equity First Responders in their Department or Faculty. The session will provide information on McGill policies and resources and will explore options for reporting and mediation related to discrimination, sexual violence and/or harassment. Participants will also learn about how to respond to disclosures, and will apply what they’ve learned via analysis and discussion of case studies. The workshop will be led by Angela Campbell (Associate Provost; Equity and Academic Policy), Sinead Hunt (Associate Director; Office of Mediation and Resolution) and Bianca Tétrault (Sexual Violence Education Advisor; Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education). To register for one of the sessions, please sign in to Minerva and fill out this form (link to form on Equity website).

View the 2020-2021 workshop dates below and register.

  • Feb 25, 20211-3 pm (Online)
  • Mar 9, 2021,  3-5 pm (Online)

 

 


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