Workshops for Staff

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're interested in a made-to-measure workshop for your team/area, please submit a consultation request, and we will be in touch shortly with next steps. Due to volume and demand, we prioritize requests for faculty and staff at this time.

See below for our regular offerings:

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities 

How do you respond when someone discloses a disability or mental health condition in the workplace? What are the resources available at McGill to address a request for accommodations? How do you decide whether an accommodation request is reasonable? This workshop delves into each of these and other critical topics related to accommodations of employees with disabilities.

At the end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Recognize common accessibility barriers in the workplace
  • Understand the employer’s duty to accommodate
  • Respond to an employee’s disclosure of a disability or mental health condition
  • Apply strategies to address barriers
  • Recommend appropriate campus resources

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates: 

  • October 13th, 2022 - 2-4pm (Online)   
  • November 22nd 2022 - 2-4pm (Online)  
  • February 7th 2023 - 2-4pm (Online) 
  • March 22nd 2023 - 2-4pm (Online) 

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

Anti-racism in the workplace

How does race and racism impact the working environment? What is our role in shaping an anti-racist workplace culture? This workshop will explore how understanding racism and integrating an anti-racist practice can create a better workplace culture for all. In attending this workshop, staff will:

  • Understand definitions of racism and anti-racism
  • Identify ways that racism manifests in the workplace
  • Explore strategies for strengthening an anti-racist practice

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates:

  • January 25th, 2023 - 2:00-3:30pm (Online)
  • March 14th, 2023 - 2:00-3:30pm (In person, Equity Training Room,  550 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, #1010)

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

Equitable Hiring and Promotion

How can the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) be applied through the different career stages of an employee – from the moment a candidate becomes aware of a job posting, during the hiring process, and throughout an employee’s entire time at McGill? This question lies at the heart of this important workshop for all managers.

At the end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Write and disseminate job postings incorporating EDI principles and practices
  • Design and run a fair and inclusive recruitment and selection process
  • Identify and address systemic barriers to retention and promotion

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates:

  • October 7th, 2022- 10am-12pm (Online)
  • November 8th 2022 - 10am-12pm (Online)
  • December 7th 2022- 10am-12pm (Online)
  • January 10th 2023 - 10am-12pm (Online)
  • March 9th 2023 - 10am-12pm (Online)
  • April 4th 2023 - 10am-12pm (In person, Equity Training Room, 550 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, #1010)

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

Gender Diversity and Inclusive Language

Are you interested in creating a workplace that is welcoming and inclusive of 2SLGBTQIA+ people but not sure exactly how to do this? This interactive workshop provides a concise introduction to gender diversity and inclusive language. At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts related to gender and sexual orientation
  • Recognize systemic barriers faced by 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in the workplace
  • Develop strategies to ensure your workplace is welcoming and inclusive of 2SLGBTQIA+ people

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates:

  • October 26th, 2022 (zoom) - 2-4pm
  • November 29th, 2022 (zoom) - 2-4pm
  • March 9th, 2023 (In person, Equity Training Room, 550 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, #1010) - 2-4pm
  • April 4th, 2023 (zoom) - 2-4pm

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Violence: McGill Policies, Reporting, and Support

This session is open to staff and faculty. It will provide information on McGill's Policy on Harassment and Discrimination and McGill’s Policy against Sexual Violence and related resources as well as how to respond to disclosures and/or formally report harassment, discrimination, or sexual violence. Participants will apply what they’ve learned via discussion of case studies. The workshop will be led by the OMR (Office for Mediation and Reporting) and the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE), and conducted online via Zoom. Please email omr [at] mcgill.ca with any accessibility needs.

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates below and register.

  • October 27th, 2022 - 1-2:15pm (Online)
  • February 8th, 2023 - 1-2:15pm (Online)
  • May 9th, 2023 - 1-2:15pm (Online)

Inclusive Facilitation

Are you interested in facilitating meetings and team culture in a way that is inclusive of all your people, particularly those from underrepresented groups? This interactive workshop provides a concrete exploration of the role of inclusive facilitation in the creation of psychological safety at work.

At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of psychological safety in the workplace as it relates to inclusion
  • Explain how team meetings come to life through intentional design and facilitation
  • Use concrete tools to support meaningful facilitation of day-to-day team interactions

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates: 

  • October 19th, 2022 - 10-11:30am (Online)
  • April 11th, 2023- 10-11:30am (in person, Equity Training Room,  550 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, #1010)

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

Inclusive Leadership: Why EDI Matters to Managers

Are you interested in leading your team in a way that is inclusive of all your people, particularly those from underrepresented groups? This interactive workshop provides a concrete exploration of the inclusive manager/leader, and is geared to those who have supervisory / management roles.

At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Define what inclusive leadership means and how it relates to excellence
  • Understand the benefit of an inclusive leadership approach on team health and well-being
  • Access tools and resources to support their development as an inclusive leader

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates:

  • October 6th, 2022 - 10-12pm (Online)

  • January 25th, 2023 - 10-12pm (Online)

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

Microaggressions in the Workplace

This interactive workshop supports staff in understanding what microaggressions are, how to identify microaggressions in the workplace, and the different ways to approach addressing them.

At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Define what microaggressions are
  • Understand the impact of microaggressions on colleagues,
  • Consider how to foster a work environment which minimizes the risk of microaggressions taking place.

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates: 

  • October 12th, 2022 - 2-3:30pm (Online)
  • November 10th, 2022 - 2-3:30pm (Online)
  • November 30th, 2022- 2-3:30pm (Online)
  • January 11th, 2023 - 2-3:30pm (Online)
  • February 9th, 2023 - 2-3:30pm (Online)
  • March 10th, 2023- 2-3:30pm (in person, Equity Training Room,  550 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, #1010)

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

Microinterventions: Managing challenging EDI moments in the workplace

As we get better at recognizing microaggressions in the workplace, the next step is learning how to respond when they arise. If you are interested in developing your skills at microintervening, the term used when we engage these difficult moments for positive change, this interactive workshop is for you.
By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the term microintervention and the different forms it can take
  • Understand the benefits of microinterventions on employee/team experience and well-being
  • Identify and practice applying microintervention strategies for responding to microaggressions

 

View the 2022-2023 workshop dates: 

  • November 17th, 2022- 2-4pm (online)
  • March 16th, 2023 - 2-4pm (in person, Equity Training Room,  550 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, #1010)

 

To register:

  1. Access Minerva.
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Organizational Development, and follow the instructions to register.

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