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We've organized the workshops under each of the SKILLS21 streams: Citizenship, Collaboration, Discovery, Leadership, and Wellbeing. If you attend 5 workshops that count toward one of the streams, then you'll receive special recognition on your co-curricular record! You can register for as many as you like now, and come back to this page at any time to register for more. The registration link will take you to the workshop's myInvolvement page. The myInvolvement page will either contain a registration form, or a link to register on the unit's webpage. Please note that some units may choose to open registration closer to the workshop date, and that some workshops may have limited spots available, however many workshops will be offered again next semester. The workshops in each stream are listed on the corresponding tabs below.

Citizenship

Workshop name Description Date(s), time(s) and location(s) myInvolvement page Relevant stream(s) Unit offering the workshop
Being a Change Agent

Students participating in this workshop will begin by playing a game to explore themes related to individual influence, personal interpretations, communication, and change. The workshop will also help students consider the impact of role models and how they, as individuals, can harness the power of their passions to influence positive change in their communities.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement
Citizenship & Culture

This session challenges students to relate leadership to citizenship, and to consider how these ideas could be practiced while at university. Then, leadership and citizenship are both related to culture to help students appreciate the importance of context. Finally, the session concludes with a reflection piece so students self-analyze and determine how they can develop their leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

Conflict Management

Through this highly interactive workshop, students will work across potential disputes to balance their positionality and needs with the potentially conflicting desires of others. Students will further learn about conflict management styles by reflecting both individually and with peers so they can better understand themselves and how they can collaborate more effectively with other people.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement
Ethics

To analyze and discover how ethics and leadership intertwine, students in this workshop begin to examine different ethical standards and then will be challenged to apply those standards to a classic ethical dilemma. By critically reflecting upon their own beliefs and the positions of their peers, students will actively engage in debate on making moral decisions. The session concludes by exploring the application of ethics to leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Discovery

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

Power

This workshop helps students explore positional power and social influence, particularly as it relates to their individual identities. It encourages students to critically reflect on the power they may have and how to leverage it in everyday situations. The workshop also examines power struggles and encourages students to link power to everyday leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

Becoming an Active Bystander: A Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

Developed by the Office of the Dean of Students in collaboration with Student Services and Residence Life, this free, 1.5 hour, peer-facilitated, interactive workshop is designed to teach student participants to identify and interrupt potentially harmful situations and to respond compassionately to those affected by sexual assault and harassment.  By working through scenarios and role-playing responses, participants will be able to build on their strengths and learn new techniques in order to become Active Bystanders. This workshop empowers community members to act responsibly and with accountability in order to reduce incidents of sexual violence in our community and in society.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office of the Dean of Students/ Consent McGill

How to Respond to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

During this 2 hour interactive workshop, participants learn about the prevalence of sexual violence at McGill and in the larger community, and the various impacts that sexual violence can have on individuals. You will learn how to respond to and support people affected by sexual violence by using appropriate tools and approaches. Participants will then practice these tools and methods they have learned through group activities and case scenarios. The workshop will also explore key terms and discuss common myths and misconceptions about sexual violence that may affect one's ability to effectively respond to and support disclosures. Participants will also learn about the many different support resources available on campus and in the community.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Office of the Dean of Students/ Consent McGill
KAIROS Blanket Exercise

An interactive exercise on the relationships between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada, from the settlers’ arrival to modern times. Participants are guided through centuries of denial of Indigenous nationhood and the gradual appropriation, relocation, and removal of Indigenous peoples and territories. The exercise begins with blankets spread across the floor, which represent land occupied by Indigenous populations. As participants are guided through centuries of negotiations, treaties, decrees, and other interactions with European settlers, the blankets on which they stand are slowly removed, until only a few participants remain on a small area representing what little remains of Indigenous territory today. The exercise will then be followed by a talking circle.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Discovery

 

 

 

First Peoples' House

Keys to Success: Research Skills for Undergraduates in Arts, Education & Management 

Want to unlock your research potential? This two-part workshop will give you the tools you need to master the research project. From identifying your research needs to producing a bibliography and everything in between, this workshop will offer plenty of hands-on activities with friendly instructors who will help you take your skills to the next level.

Part 1:

  • Get started with your research
  • Find articles, books, and other information sources  

Part 2:

  • Choose the right sources
  • Learn citation tips and tricks

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

McGill Library

Social Entrepreneurship 101

 

 

 

 

 

What is social entrepreneurship?

How can we utilize financial resources to make the world a better place?

Right here in Montreal we have many social entrepreneurs making a difference. Come listen to their stories: how they got started, the challenges they face and their plans for the future.

Get your feet wet by brainstorming social enterprise ideas with other aspiring social entrepreneurs.

Here's a hint on why you should become a social entrepreneur:

"Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.” -Muhammad Yunus

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: The Next Steps

We believe you have seen how different social enterprises can have an impact with our Social Entrepreneurship 101 event.

Now it’s your turn!

Come join us to work on your social venture ideas.

Is my venture really solving a social problem? What are the different model and legal forms for social enterprises? How will I get funding? Is my venture even a social enterprise?

“Business is a very beautiful mechanism to solve problems, but we never use it for that purpose. We only use it to make money. It satisfies our selfish interest but not our collective interest.”
-Muhammad Yunus

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Social Media Marketing for Startups

Startup and marketing strategy is a chicken-and-egg dilemma, you need customers to get money and you need money to get customers. Nowadays it is crucial to build an online presence in order to give your startup visibility and gain trust from your users. It is essential to first focus on creating a social media strategy and make sure to pick the right social media platform.

The McGill Dobson Centre is presenting an event on the essential steps to create a strong Social Media strategy.

Stay tune for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Startup Legals, Protecting Your IP & How to Incorporate Your Startup

When building your startup it is very easy to make legal mistakes. It starts from day one, with not making the deal clear with your co-founder or not choosing the right type of business when incorporating. This topic will only get more complex as your company grows. If you are developing a new technology the discussion around how to protect your intellectual property is crucial.

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is bringing together experts from the legal world to demystify everything you should know to successfully launch your venture!

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Science of Medical Startups

How can you turn scientific research into a startup idea?
How are medical startups reshaping the field?
How can I drive that impact?

We’ll teach you how at “The Science of a Science-Startup”. And by “we” we mean the innovative entrepreneurs behind some of Montreal’s medical and technology startups!

Come hear their stories of how they successfully launched and manage their startups in the science field without a business background. Short intros by each speaker will be followed by engaging round-table discussions with each entrepreneur.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Anti-Oppression and Sustainability

As social sustainability becomes a growing conversation, it is increasingly important to articulate and integrate social justice into sustainability. Join this 2.5 hour workshop to learn some basic vocabulary and tools to analyze how sustainability is rooted in societal power dynamics, and open up the conversation on how we can build safer spaces in our community. Participants will engage in activities about how society is structured, learn about basic vocabulary, reflect on their own privilege or lack thereof, and practice analyzing an environmental issue through a social lens.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Leadership
McGill Office of Sustainability
Mobilization and Team Structures

In a world of constant transiency and high energy, how do we ensure that student initiatives remain sustainable? In this 1.5 hour workshop, we’ll discuss how to build accountable and durable structures, institutional memory and mentorship. Participants will discuss the benefits of teams for student initiatives, practice using frameworks for engagement and organizational structures, and reflect on what motivates individuals to get involved in a group.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Power Mapping and the University

If we want to build a more sustainable McGill, we need to understand how the system itself works. In this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will brainstorm who has power at the university, the challenges and opportunities for students/staff/faculty, and go through an organizational chart to map out decision makers and influencers in the university.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

McGill Office of Sustainability

Storytelling and One-on-Ones

Facts don't spark engagement in our initiatives - stories, emotions and values do. This 2 hour workshop looks at our own experiences as a powerful way to increase commitment and engagement from the community around us through storytelling and one-on-ones. Through hands-on activities, participants will practice active listening, interpersonal skills, and communication skills.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Sustainability and Climate at McGill

In this 2 hour workshop, students will learn what sustainability means as well as how social, economic, and environmental dimensions can be applied. Through a presentation and discussion questions, participants will explore what initiatives are taking place at McGill, as well as how they can relate these principles to their actions on campus and at home.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

McGill Office of Sustainability

Inclusive Leadership & Peer Supports

How can you be an effective ally for people with disabilities? What do you do if someone discloses an accessibility need to you during an event that you’re leading? Students who attend this workshop will be able to: use appropriate language when referring to people with disabilities; practice basic skills for being a peer supporter; and respond to barriers when in a leadership role. This 1.5 hour workshop involves discussion, role playing, and skill-building exercises.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office for Students with Disabilities

Introduction to Accessible Social Media

Can your posts be read by a screen reader? Do your tweets have alt text? What is CamelCase? Social media platforms are widely used across campus to provide students with news, and details about upcoming events, but how can we make it more accessible? Students who attend this workshop will be able to: identify the most common accessibility issues related to three social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; apply best practices; and evaluate the accessibility of posts on the respective platforms. This 1.5 hour workshop will be lecture style, with experiential components. It’s going to be #awesome.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Office for Students with Disabilities

Planning Inclusive Events

From Frosh to the wine and cheese, the university experience is full of events planned by and for students. Discover the basic principles of how to proactively plan to be accessible and inclusive when designing your events.  Students who attend this workshop will be able to: proactively recognize barriers to participation for a range of accessibility concerns, locate local (campus and community) resources, and apply principles of inclusive event planning. This workshop lasts 1.5 hours, and will be an interactive mix of lecture and group discussions.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Office for Students with Disabilities

Universal Design for Learning Crash Course

Whether you’re a Teaching Assistant (TA), preparing an in-class presentation or planning to facilitate a workshop, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will help you increase access, engagement and participation in your activities. Students participating in this 1.5 hour “crash course” will be able to: Create accessible presentation material for meetings with student groups, committees, and university governance bodies; Identify and eliminate unnecessary barriers to participation when facilitating meetings and presentations; Optimize access to information by applying UDL principles to digital and in-person communications.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Discovery

Leadership

Office for Students with Disabilities

Disability, Access, and Universal Design

Description coming soon Date coming soon

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Office for Students with Disabilities / Social Equity and Diversity Education Office
Equity 101

Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose the participant to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work its way into everyday interactions; they will analyze culture and identity to understand how bias forms, and how it impacts relationships; and they will work through practical scenarios to develop language, responses, and strategies for addressing inequality and subtle bias in the office and classroom settings.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Social Equity and Diversity Education Office
Gender, Sexuality and Consent Workshop

We are excited to bring Rez Project to the McGill Community at large!

The Gender Sexuality and Consent workshop highlights Intersectionality and gendered oppression, as well as exposes pervasive myths surrounding the gender binary.  It focuses on sexual violence in a campus context and provides a framework for discussing consent.

Through discussion based learning, as well as videos and role playing scenarios, participants will explore often silenced issues and ideas.  After the 3 hour workshop, they will be able to identify definitions of power and privilege, as well as employ a mechanism for analyzing oppressive behaviours and systems. By enabling participants to reflect upon respect from an Anti-Oppressive framework, the workshop aims to make McGill campus a safer place for all people.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Wellbeing

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Race and Colonialism

Participants of this 3-hour workshop will be introduced to ideas of race and culture in a McGill and greater community context.  Participants will develop an understanding of one’s self within the McGill and greater Montreal community with the ultimate goal of contributing to the development and continued maintenance of a safe(r) space within the residence community where discussion and exploration are possible.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

Leadership

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Collaboration

Workshop name Description Date(s), time(s) and location(s) myInvolvement page Relevant stream(s) Unit offering the workshop

Being a Change Agent

Students participating in this workshop will begin by playing a game to explore themes related to individual influence, personal interpretations, communication, and change. The workshop will also help students consider the impact of role models and how they, as individuals, can harness the power of their passions to influence positive change in their communities.

 

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement
Communication

Successful leadership depends upon the ability of individuals to communicate their vision and goals effectively with others: be it face to face or virtually. Students participating in this workshop will explore the definition of effective communication, gain insight into how human communication works using conceptual models and explore the concept of active listening.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Collaboration

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

Conflict Management

Through this highly interactive workshop, students will work across potential disputes to balance their positionality and needs with the potentially conflicting desires of others. Students will further learn about conflict management styles by reflecting both individually and with peers so they can better understand themselves and how they can collaborate more effectively with other people.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement

Active Listening  

This 3.5 hour experiential workshop introduces participants to active listening and the role of the helper. Participants will learn to improve their communication skills and establish a helping dialogue. Both verbal and non-verbal elements of communication will be explored.    

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Assertiveness

By participating in this series of two 2-hour workshops, attendees learn skills for asserting themselves and creating healthy boundaries in relationships.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Public Speaking

Participants of this series of two to three 2-hour workshops learn strategies to increase their comfort level when speaking in public and presenting in front of groups. 

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services
Skills for Social Confidence

By participating in this series of five 2-hour workshops, attendees learn communication strategies and practice conversation and relaxation techniques to increase their social confidence and pursue wellness.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services
Becoming an Active Bystander: A Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

Developed by the Office of the Dean of Students in collaboration with Student Services and Residence Life, this free, 1.5 hour, peer-facilitated, interactive workshop is designed to teach student participants to identify and interrupt potentially harmful situations and to respond compassionately to those affected by sexual assault and harassment.  By working through scenarios and role-playing responses, participants will be able to build on their strengths and learn new techniques in order to become Active Bystanders. This workshop empowers community members to act responsibly and with accountability in order to reduce incidents of sexual violence in our community and in society.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Citizenship 

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office of the Dean of Students/ Consent McGill

How to Respond to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

During this 2 hour interactive workshop, participants learn about the prevalence of sexual violence at McGill and in the larger community, and the various impacts that sexual violence can have on individuals. You will learn how to respond to and support people affected by sexual violence by using appropriate tools and approaches. Participants will then practice these tools and methods they have learned through group activities and case scenarios. The workshop will also explore key terms and discuss common myths and misconceptions about sexual violence that may affect one's ability to effectively respond to and support disclosures. Participants will also learn about the many different support resources available on campus and in the community.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Collaboration

Citizenship

Wellbeing

Office of the Dean of Students/ Consent McGill
Building Startup Teams & Culture

One of the reasons startups often fail is because of poor culture and team dynamic. Building a great team and culture is essential for success in the short and long term. Additionally, one of the major deciding factors for investors is the founding team. Where to start?

Guess what? University is the perfect place to meet likeminded people! 

We will explore this topic through workshops, talks and a networking session! 

Stay tuned for more dates!

  Collaboration McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

How to Pitch Your Startup Workshop

How do I pitch my startup?
What will take it to the next level?
What makes a pitch stand out?

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship and the DesjardinsLab present to you "Perfecting your Pitch"!

Whether you are entering the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank, or simply want to know what an effective pitch looks like, this workshop will teach you how to pitch your idea in a compelling, succinct and powerful manner.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Public Speaking Workshop

Thinking about pitching makes you nervous?

Would you like to get better at speaking in front of an audience?

The McGill Dobson Centre is presenting a workshop to help you captivate your audience and improve your speaking and presentation skills!

Most people judge competence by observing confidence. Presenters who read verbatim from boring PowerPoint slides are judged as having neither. Persuasion researcher Jay Olson, M.Sc., will cover the communication skills necessary to give an effective presentation.

Topics include handling nervousness, improving body language, and holding attention. These tools will help speakers engage and persuade their audiences.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: The Next Steps

We believe you have seen how different social enterprises can have an impact with our Social Entrepreneurship 101 event.

Now it’s your turn!

Come join us to work on your social venture ideas.

Is my venture really solving a social problem? What are the different model and legal forms for social enterprises? How will I get funding? Is my venture even a social enterprise?

“Business is a very beautiful mechanism to solve problems, but we never use it for that purpose. We only use it to make money. It satisfies our selfish interest but not our collective interest.”
-Muhammad Yunus

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Social Media Marketing for Startups

Startup and marketing strategy is a chicken-and-egg dilemma, you need customers to get money and you need money to get customers. Nowadays it is crucial to build an online presence in order to give your startup visibility and gain trust from your users. It is essential to first focus on creating a social media strategy and make sure to pick the right social media platform.

The McGill Dobson Centre is presenting an event on the essential steps to create a strong Social Media strategy.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Startup & Business Plan Writing Workshop

Description coming soon

Stay tuned for more dates!

  Collaboration

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Startup Boot Camp & What to Learn from a Failed Startup

Want to be an entrepreneur but have no idea?
Have an idea and want to build a startup?
Have a startup and want to perfect your pitch?
Applying to the McGill Dobson Cup 2018?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the McGill Startup Boot Camp is for you!

The 8-hour Startup Boot Camp will teach you the first steps to launch your venture! Developers, designers and business people will all come together to gain insight on building both for-profit and social enterprise startups.

Part 1: A guest speaker from the Montreal Startup Community will share his experience and give you tips on the do’s and don’ts of entrepreneurship. Participants with no idea will spend the morning in the Inspiration Station to brainstorm and learn about ways to start a new venture. Participants with an idea will have the opportunity to Pitch and get feedback in front of judges (comprised of McGill Lean Startup Alumni, McGill X-1 Accelerator Alumni and Mentors).

Part 2: For the second part of the day, workshops around the Value Proposition, Customer Validation, Customer Segments, Channels and Building a Pitch will be offered to all participants. Mentors will come to spend time with the different teams and help them build their business canvases and slide deck. This will be complemented with an overview of the McGill Dobson Cup guidelines for those applying. The day will end with final pitches from the top teams!

Lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Messaging and Strategy

This workshop will explore how to tell a story and make ideas resonate with the broader community. In this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will learn about the different elements of building a communications strategy, as well as practice defining the goals, audience, message and tactics that will mobilize people around an initiative.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Discovery

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability
Mobilization and Team Structures

In a world of constant transiency and high energy, how do we ensure that student initiatives remain sustainable? In this 1.5 hour workshop, we’ll discuss how to build accountable and durable structures, institutional memory and mentorship. Participants will discuss the benefits of teams for student initiatives, practice using frameworks for engagement and organizational structures, and reflect on what motivates individuals to get involved in a group.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability
Storytelling and One-on-Ones

Facts don't spark engagement in our initiatives - stories, emotions and values do. This 2 hour workshop looks at our own experiences as a powerful way to increase commitment and engagement from the community around us through storytelling and one-on-ones. Through hands-on activities, participants will practice active listening, interpersonal skills, and communication skills.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Inclusive Leadership & Peer Supports

How can you be an effective ally for people with disabilities? What do you do if someone discloses an accessibility need to you during an event that you’re leading? Students who attend this workshop will be able to: use appropriate language when referring to people with disabilities; practice basic skills for being a peer supporter; and respond to barriers when in a leadership role. This 1.5 hour workshop involves discussion, role playing, and skill-building exercises.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office for Students with Disabilities

Introduction to Accessible Social Media

Can your posts be read by a screen reader? Do your tweets have alt text? What is CamelCase? Social media platforms are widely used across campus to provide students with news, and details about upcoming events, but how can we make it more accessible? Students who attend this workshop will be able to: identify the most common accessibility issues related to three social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; apply best practices; and evaluate the accessibility of posts on the respective platforms. This 1.5 hour workshop will be lecture style, with experiential components. It’s going to be #awesome.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Office for Students with Disabilities

Universal Design for Learning Crash Course

Whether you’re a Teaching Assistant (TA), preparing an in-class presentation or planning to facilitate a workshop, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will help you increase access, engagement and participation in your activities. Students participating in this 1.5 hour “crash course” will be able to: Create accessible presentation material for meetings with student groups, committees, and university governance bodies; Identify and eliminate unnecessary barriers to participation when facilitating meetings and presentations; Optimize access to information by applying UDL principles to digital and in-person communications.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Discovery

Leadership

Office for Students with Disabilities

Discovery

Workshop name Description Date(s), time(s) and location(s) myInvolvement page Relevant stream(s) Unit offering the workshop

Ethics

 

To analyze and discover how ethics and leadership intertwine, students in this workshop begin to examine different ethical standards and then will be challenged to apply those standards to a classic ethical dilemma. By critically reflecting upon their own beliefs and the positions of their peers, students will actively engage in debate on making moral decisions. The session concludes by exploring the application of ethics to leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Discovery

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

 

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

An interactive exercise on the relationships between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada, from the settlers’ arrival to modern times. Participants are guided through centuries of denial of Indigenous nationhood and the gradual appropriation, relocation, and removal of Indigenous peoples and territories. The exercise begins with blankets spread across the floor, which represent land occupied by Indigenous populations. As participants are guided through centuries of negotiations, treaties, decrees, and other interactions with European settlers, the blankets on which they stand are slowly removed, until only a few participants remain on a small area representing what little remains of Indigenous territory today. The exercise will then be followed by a talking circle.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

First Peoples' House

Mindfulness and Academic Success

By participating in this workshop series of two 2-hour sessions, attendees learn strategies for applying mindfulness practice to academic success.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Discovery

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Mindfulness Based Stress Management

By participating in this workshop series of four 2-hour sessions, attendees learn strategies for practicing mindfulness-based stress management techniques. They learn how to use mindfulness to reduce stress, cope with upsetting emotions, and manage their inner critic.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Discovery

Leadership

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

How to Pitch Your Startup Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

How do I pitch my startup?
What will take it to the next level?
What makes a pitch stand out?

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship and the DesjardinsLab present to you "Perfecting your Pitch"!

Whether you are entering the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank, or simply want to know what an effective pitch looks like, this workshop will teach you how to pitch your idea in a compelling, succinct and powerful manner.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship 101

 

What is social entrepreneurship?

How can we utilize financial resources to make the world a better place?

Right here in Montreal we have many social entrepreneurs making a difference. Come listen to their stories: how they got started, the challenges they face and their plans for the future.

Get your feet wet by brainstorming social enterprise ideas with other aspiring social entrepreneurs.

Here's a hint on why you should become a social entrepreneur:

"Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.” -Muhammad Yunus

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: The Next Steps

We believe you have seen how different social enterprises can have an impact with our Social Entrepreneurship 101 event.

Now it’s your turn!

Come join us to work on your social venture ideas.

Is my venture really solving a social problem? What are the different model and legal forms for social enterprises? How will I get funding? Is my venture even a social enterprise?

“Business is a very beautiful mechanism to solve problems, but we never use it for that purpose. We only use it to make money. It satisfies our selfish interest but not our collective interest.”
-Muhammad Yunus

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Startup Boot Camp & What to Learn from a Failed Startup

Want to be an entrepreneur but have no idea?
Have an idea and want to build a startup?
Have a startup and want to perfect your pitch?
Applying to the McGill Dobson Cup 2018?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the McGill Startup Boot Camp is for you!

The 8-hour Startup Boot Camp will teach you the first steps to launch your venture! Developers, designers and business people will all come together to gain insight on building both for-profit and social enterprise startups.

Part 1: A guest speaker from the Montreal Startup Community will share his experience and give you tips on the do’s and don’ts of entrepreneurship. Participants with no idea will spend the morning in the Inspiration Station to brainstorm and learn about ways to start a new venture. Participants with an idea will have the opportunity to Pitch and get feedback in front of judges (comprised of McGill Lean Startup Alumni, McGill X-1 Accelerator Alumni and Mentors).

Part 2: For the second part of the day, workshops around the Value Proposition, Customer Validation, Customer Segments, Channels and Building a Pitch will be offered to all participants. Mentors will come to spend time with the different teams and help them build their business canvases and slide deck. This will be complemented with an overview of the McGill Dobson Cup guidelines for those applying. The day will end with final pitches from the top teams!

Lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Startup Legals, Protecting Your IP & How to Incorporate Your Startup

When building your startup it is very easy to make legal mistakes. It starts from day one, with not making the deal clear with your co-founder or not choosing the right type of business when incorporating. This topic will only get more complex as your company grows. If you are developing a new technology the discussion around how to protect your intellectual property is crucial.

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is bringing together experts from the legal world to demystify everything you should know to successfully launch your venture!

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Science of Medical Startups

How can you turn scientific research into a startup idea?
How are medical startups reshaping the field?
How can I drive that impact?

We’ll teach you how at “The Science of a Science-Startup”. And by “we” we mean the innovative entrepreneurs behind some of Montreal’s medical and technology startups!

Come hear their stories of how they successfully launched and manage their startups in the science field without a business background. Short intros by each speaker will be followed by engaging round-table discussions with each entrepreneur.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Messaging and Strategy

This workshop will explore how to tell a story and make ideas resonate with the broader community. In this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will learn about the different elements of building a communications strategy, as well as practice defining the goals, audience, message and tactics that will mobilize people around an initiative.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Discovery

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Universal Design for Learning Crash Course

Whether you’re a Teaching Assistant (TA), preparing an in-class presentation or planning to facilitate a workshop, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will help you increase access, engagement and participation in your activities. Students participating in this 1.5 hour “crash course” will be able to: Create accessible presentation material for meetings with student groups, committees, and university governance bodies; Identify and eliminate unnecessary barriers to participation when facilitating meetings and presentations; Optimize access to information by applying UDL principles to digital and in-person communications.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Discovery

Leadership

Office for Students with Disabilities
Race and Colonialism

Participants of this 2.5-hour workshop will be introduced to ideas of race and culture in a McGill and greater community context.  Participants will develop an understanding of one’s self within the McGill and greater Montreal community with the ultimate goal of contributing to the development and continued maintenance of a safe(r) space within the residence community where discussion and exploration are possible.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

Leadership

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Leadership

Workshop name Description Date(s), time(s) and location(s) myInvolvement page Relevant stream(s) Unit offering the workshop
Being a Change Agent

Students participating in this workshop will begin by playing a game to explore themes related to individual influence, personal interpretations, communication, and change. The workshop will also help students consider the impact of role models and how they, as individuals, can harness the power of their passions to influence positive change in their communities.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement
Citizenship & Culture

This session challenges students to relate leadership to citizenship, and to consider how these ideas could be practiced while at university. Then, leadership and citizenship are both related to culture to help students appreciate the importance of context. Finally, the session concludes with a reflection piece so students self-analyze and determine how they can develop their leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

Communication

Successful leadership depends upon the ability of individuals to communicate their vision and goals effectively with others: be it face to face or virtually. Students participating in this workshop will explore the definition of effective communication, gain insight into how human communication works using conceptual models and explore the concept of active listening.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Collaboration

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

Ethics

To analyze and discover how ethics and leadership intertwine, students in this workshop begin to examine different ethical standards and then will be challenged to apply those standards to a classic ethical dilemma. By critically reflecting upon their own beliefs and the positions of their peers, students will actively engage in debate on making moral decisions. The session concludes by exploring the application of ethics to leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Discovery

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement

Exploring Leadership

In this session, students explore the definition of leadership and consider important aspects of leadership. Different models and theories are also considered, and students begin to develop their personal philosophy of leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Leadership Campus Life & Engagement
Power

This workshop helps students explore positional power and social influence, particularly as it relates to their individual identities. It encourages students to critically reflect on the power they may have and how to leverage it in everyday situations. The workshop also examines power struggles and encourages students to link power to everyday leadership.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Campus Life & Engagement
Mindfulness Based Stress Management

By participating in this workshop series of four 2-hour sessions, attendees learn strategies for practicing mindfulness-based stress management techniques. They learn how to use mindfulness to reduce stress, cope with upsetting emotions, and manage their inner critic.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Discovery

Leadership

Wellbeing

Counselling Services
Becoming an Active Bystander: A Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

Developed by the Office of the Dean of Students in collaboration with Student Services and Residence Life, this free, 1.5 hour, peer-facilitated, interactive workshop is designed to teach student participants to identify and interrupt potentially harmful situations and to respond compassionately to those affected by sexual assault and harassment.  By working through scenarios and role-playing responses, participants will be able to build on their strengths and learn new techniques in order to become Active Bystanders. This workshop empowers community members to act responsibly and with accountability in order to reduce incidents of sexual violence in our community and in society.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office of the Dean of Students/ Consent McGill

Anti-Oppression and Sustainability

As social sustainability becomes a growing conversation, it is increasingly important to articulate and integrate social justice into sustainability. Join this 2.5 hour workshop to learn some basic vocabulary and tools to analyze how sustainability is rooted in societal power dynamics, and open up the conversation on how we can build safer spaces in our community. Participants will engage in activities about how society is structured, learn about basic vocabulary, reflect on their own privilege or lack thereof, and practice analyzing an environmental issue through a social lens.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Messaging and Strategy

This workshop will explore how to tell a story and make ideas resonate with the broader community. In this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will learn about the different elements of building a communications strategy, as well as practice defining the goals, audience, message and tactics that will mobilize people around an initiative.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship 

Collaboration

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Mobilization and Team Structures

In a world of constant transiency and high energy, how do we ensure that student initiatives remain sustainable? In this 1.5 hour workshop, we’ll discuss how to build accountable and durable structures, institutional memory and mentorship. Participants will discuss the benefits of teams for student initiatives, practice using frameworks for engagement and organizational structures, and reflect on what motivates individuals to get involved in a group.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Storytelling and One-on-Ones

Facts don't spark engagement in our initiatives - stories, emotions and values do. This 2 hour workshop looks at our own experiences as a powerful way to increase commitment and engagement from the community around us through storytelling and one-on-ones. Through hands-on activities, participants will practice active listening, interpersonal skills, and communication skills.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

McGill Office of Sustainability

Inclusive Leadership & Peer Supports

How can you be an effective ally for people with disabilities? What do you do if someone discloses an accessibility need to you during an event that you’re leading? Students who attend this workshop will be able to: use appropriate language when referring to people with disabilities; practice basic skills for being a peer supporter; and respond to barriers when in a leadership role. This 1.5 hour workshop involves discussion, role playing, and skill-building exercises.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office for Students with Disabilities

Universal Design for Learning Crash Course

Whether you’re a Teaching Assistant (TA), preparing an in-class presentation or planning to facilitate a workshop, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will help you increase access, engagement and participation in your activities. Students participating in this 1.5 hour “crash course” will be able to: Create accessible presentation material for meetings with student groups, committees, and university governance bodies; Identify and eliminate unnecessary barriers to participation when facilitating meetings and presentations; Optimize access to information by applying UDL principles to digital and in-person communications.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Discovery

Leadership

Office for Students with Disabilities

Disability, Access, and Universal Design

Description coming soon Date coming soon  

Citizenship

Leadership

Office for Students with Disabilities / Social Equity and Diversity Education Office

Equity 101 

Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose the participant to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work its way into everyday interactions; they will analyze culture and identity to understand how bias forms, and how it impacts relationships; and they will work through practical scenarios to develop language, responses, and strategies for addressing inequality and subtle bias in the office and classroom settings.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Social Equity and Diversity Education Office

Gender, Sexuality and Consent Workshop

We are excited to bring Rez Project to the McGill Community at large!

Gender Sexuality and Consent workshop, highlights Intersectionality and gendered oppression, as well as exposes pervasive myths surrounding the gender binary.  It focuses on sexual violence in a campus context and provides a framework for discussing consent.

Through discussion based learning, as well as videos and role playing scenarios, participants will explore often silenced issues and ideas.  After the 3 hour workshop, they will be able to identify definitions of power and privilege, as well as employ a mechanism for analyzing oppressive behaviours and systems. By enabling participants to reflect upon respect from an Anti-Oppressive framework, the workshop aims to make McGill campus a safer place for all people.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Wellbeing

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Race and Colonialism

Participants of this 2.5-hour workshop will be introduced to ideas of race and culture in a McGill and greater community context.  Participants will develop an understanding of one’s self within the McGill and greater Montreal community with the ultimate goal of contributing to the development and continued maintenance of a safe(r) space within the residence community where discussion and exploration are possible.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Discovery

Leadership

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Wellbeing

Workshop name Description Date(s), time(s) and location(s) myInvolvement page Relevant stream(s) Unit offering the workshop
Being a Change Agent

Students participating in this workshop will begin by playing a game to explore themes related to individual influence, personal interpretations, communication, and change. The workshop will also help students consider the impact of role models and how they, as individuals, can harness the power of their passions to influence positive change in their communities.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement

Conflict Management

Through this highly interactive workshop, students will work across potential disputes to balance their positionality and needs with the potentially conflicting desires of others. Students will further learn about conflict management styles by reflecting both individually and with peers so they can better understand themselves and how they can collaborate more effectively with other people.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement
Motivation

Opening with an energizing activity, this workshop will challenge students to examine their perceptions and definitions of motivation. Common themes will be explored as students discuss and discover how to find inspiration in daily life. The workshop concludes with an overview of techniques for cultivating motivation and a consideration of students’ individual needs in regards to motivation.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Wellbeing

Campus Life & Engagement

168 hrs/wk: How do you fit it all in?

If you ever ask yourself, “where does all the time go?”, or wonder if you can be more productive or efficient, this is the workshop for you. Attendees will gain insight into how they are currently managing their time and learn strategies and techniques to set goals, prioritize, and manage attention. 

By attending this workshop, students will be able to: 
1) Better understand their own priorities and goals as they relate to their time,
2) Gain increased awareness of where their time currently goes,
3) Learn practical time & attention management tips.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Wellbeing Career Planning Service
Active Listening

This 3.5 hour experiential workshop introduces participants to active listening and the role of the helper. Participants will learn to improve their communication skills and establish a helping dialogue. Both verbal and non-verbal elements of communication will be explored.    

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Happiness: The Workshop

By participating in this 2-hour workshop, participants are introduced to psychological research about happiness and gain skills for cultivating a positive mindset.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Mindfulness and Academic Success

By participating in this workshop series of two 2-hour sessions, attendees learn strategies for applying mindfulness practice to academic success.

 

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

 

Discovery

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Mindfulness Based Stress Management

By participating in this workshop series of four 2-hour sessions, attendees learn strategies for practicing mindfulness-based stress management techniques. They learn how to use mindfulness to reduce stress, cope with upsetting emotions, and manage their inner critic.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Discovery

Leadership

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Assertiveness

By participating in this series of two 2-hour workshops, attendees learn skills for asserting themselves and creating healthy boundaries in relationships.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Coping with Perfectionism

By participating in this workshop series of two 2-hour sessions, attendees learn skills for time management, maximizing productivity, and enhancing their sense of well-being.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

 

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Effective Study

By participating in this two-hour workshop, attendees learn proactive organizational skills to effectively manage course requirements. A variety of effective study skills are presented for notetaking, reading, and exam preparation. The importance of prioritizing balance to enhance academic effectiveness and overall personal wellbeing are also discussed.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Managing Anxiety & Stress

By participating in this series of two 90-minute workshops, participants gain an understanding of stress and anxiety and learn coping strategies.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Managing Exam Anxiety

Participants of this two-hour workshop learn tools to work effectively under pressure. Participants gain self-awareness and knowledge in the area of exam anxiety. This includes the recognition of the numerous emotional, cognitive, physical, and physiological signs of stress. Students learn adaptive coping skills to manage their anxiety before and during exams.

2018/04/05

12:00 - 2:00pm
Brown 4200

Register (04/05)

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Overcoming Procrastination

By participating in this 2-hour workshop, students learn strategies to reduce procrastination and increase productivity.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Public Speaking

Participants of this series of two to three 2-hour workshops learn strategies to increase their comfort level when speaking in public and presenting in front of groups.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Skills for Social Confidence

By participating in this series of five 2-hour workshops, attendees learn communication strategies and practice conversation and relaxation techniques to increase their social confidence and pursue wellness.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Counselling Services
Skills for Time Management

Participants of this 2-hour workshop learn strategies to increase productivity and manage their time.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Wellbeing

Counselling Services

Becoming an Active Bystander: A Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

Developed by the Office of the Dean of Students in collaboration with Student Services and Residence Life, this free, 1.5 hour, peer-facilitated, interactive workshop is designed to teach student participants to identify and interrupt potentially harmful situations and to respond compassionately to those affected by sexual assault and harassment.  By working through scenarios and role-playing responses, participants will be able to build on their strengths and learn new techniques in order to become Active Bystanders. This workshop empowers community members to act responsibly and with accountability in order to reduce incidents of sexual violence in our community and in society.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office of the Dean of Students/ Consent McGill 

How to Respond to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

During this 2 hour interactive workshop, participants learn about the prevalence of sexual violence at McGill and in the larger community, and the various impacts that sexual violence can have on individuals. You will learn how to respond to and support people affected by sexual violence by using appropriate tools and approaches. Participants will then practice these tools and methods they have learned through group activities and case scenarios. The workshop will also explore key terms and discuss common myths and misconceptions about sexual violence that may affect one's ability to effectively respond to and support disclosures. Participants will also learn about the many different support resources available on campus and in the community.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Wellbeing

Office of the Dean of Students/ Consent McGill

Inclusive Leadership & Peer Supports

How can you be an effective ally for people with disabilities? What do you do if someone discloses an accessibility need to you during an event that you’re leading? Students who attend this workshop will be able to: use appropriate language when referring to people with disabilities; practice basic skills for being a peer supporter; and respond to barriers when in a leadership role. This 1.5 hour workshop involves discussion, role playing, and skill-building exercises.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Collaboration

Leadership

Wellbeing

Office for Students with Disabilities

Mindset for Academic Success

Do exams give you the chills? Do your thoughts get in the way of succeeding?  Do you manage stress or is stress managing you?  Participants will be able to acquire strategies to manage academic anxiety and  be able to lead a well-balanced school life.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Wellbeing

Office for Students with Disabilities

Work Hard Play Hard

Participants of this workshop learn principles on how to set, maintain, and achieve academic goals while maintaining a healthy student-life balance. By completing this session, trainees gain organizational and time management skills.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

 

Wellbeing

Office for Students with Disabilities

Public Speaking Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking about pitching makes you nervous?

Would you like to get better at speaking in front of an audience?

The McGill Dobson Centre is presenting a workshop to help you captivate your audience and improve your speaking and presentation skills!

Most people judge competence by observing confidence. Presenters who read verbatim from boring PowerPoint slides are judged as having neither. Persuasion researcher Jay Olson, M.Sc., will cover the communication skills necessary to give an effective presentation.

Topics include handling nervousness, improving body language, and holding attention. These tools will help speakers engage and persuade their audiences.

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Collaboration

Wellbeing

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Budgeting

Stressed out about money? This is the workshop for you! Presented by a Student Aid Counsellor, get terrific tips on tackling financial challenges facing students.

Learning outcomes:

  • How to prepare a realistic financial plan and budget
  • Sourcing your funding options
  • How to manage and track your expenses
  • Ways to save

The Winter 2018 edition of this workshop has passed. Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Wellbeing

Scholarships and Student Aid
Debt & Credit Management

Unsure about the difference between good and bad credit? Our Frugal Scholar Money Management Program will clear things up for you. A Student Aid Counsellor will sort out the pros and cons of credit cards, lines of credit, government and bank loans.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding credit and your credit rating
  • Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a debtor
  • Determining an appropriate amount of debt for you
  • How to get started on debt repayment after your studies
  • Available tools to help with debt management

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Wellbeing

Scholarships and Student Aid

Gender, Sexuality and Consent Workshop

We are excited to bring Rez Project to the McGill Community at large!

Gender Sexuality and Consent workshop, highlights Intersectionality and gendered oppression, as well as exposes pervasive myths surrounding the gender binary.  It focuses on sexual violence in a campus context and provides a framework for discussing consent.

Through discussion based learning, as well as videos and role playing scenarios, participants will explore often silenced issues and ideas.  After the 3 hour workshop, they will be able to identify definitions of power and privilege, as well as employ a mechanism for analyzing oppressive behaviours and systems. By enabling participants to reflect upon respect from an Anti-Oppressive framework, the workshop aims to make McGill campus a safer place for all people.

Stay tuned for more dates!

 

Citizenship

Leadership

Wellbeing

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

 

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Questions about workshops? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. If you don’t see your answer there, feel free to contact us.

 

 


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