Training & Events

August 21, 2018 – Grad Talk: Talking to New People– 12-2pm, Main Activity Hall, 569 Spadina Ave. Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction? Learn tips and techniques that will make those conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful. Register for Grad Talk: Talking to New People

August 21, 22, 23, 2018- GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series – 10am-12noon, Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street. A series of 3 workshops that will help graduate students understand what conflict is, and the role of effective communication and negotiation in conflict resolution. This event is available only to graduate level U of T students, and registration is for all 3 workshops. 2GPS credits for 3 x 2 hour workshops. Register for the Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series – almost full!

August 27, 29, 31, 2018 – Grad Campus Tours – Starting at 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm each day. If you’re an incoming grad student, or want to learn more about where grad-specific spaces and offices are located on the St George campus, come to one of the new Grad campus tours facilitated by Gradlife and the Grad CRC. Tours will run for one hour and start at the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St George St. Drop-in, no registration required. Grad Tour information.

August 30, 2018 – Grad Step Up at the Centre for International Experience – 8.30am-6pm. Grad Step Up is a full-day orientation event designed to connect incoming international graduate students to key communities, resources and information. You will have the chance to take part in sessions facilitated by U of T advisors, instructors, and student leaders, including the Grad CRC Peer Advisors. Grad Step up information.

September 4, 2018 – School of Graduate Studies Orientation – 4-7pm. Join SGS for an orientation session to learn about programs and services, academic support, and life on campus and in Toronto. There will be panel discussions on the graduate school experience, the Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program, financial support, plus campus tours. SGS Orientation information.

September 5, 2018 – Gradfest 2018 – 4pm-7pm. Calling all incoming and returning graduate students! Join UTGSU for their annual Fall Orientation. Gradfest information.

November 5, 12, 19 – GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series – 4pm-6pm, Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street. A series of 3 workshops that will help graduate students understand what conflict is, and the role of effective communication and negotiation in conflict resolution. This event is available only to graduate level U of T students, and registration is for all 3 workshops. 2GPS credits for 3 x 2 hour workshops. Registration will open soon.

 

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Recent Events

Thank you to all the students, faculty and staff who have joined us for our workshops!  We are committed to continually improving our training, so if you have any suggestions that you didn’t provide to us at the end of the workshop, please email us at gradcrc@utoronto.ca.

We also participate in panels and share information about our services with incoming graduate students at Fall/Winter orientation events.  All of our workshops are customized for the particular audience/department, and we are happy to create new conflict resolution themed workshops to address the concerns or issues you see most within your graduate community – contact us to discuss!

EXAMPLES OF WORKSHOPS WE CAN CUSTOMIZE FOR GRAD STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY (pdf)

Supervision-related:

Skits for Supervision Conflict Management: The Grad CRC joined Professors Lee and Reithmeier, Biochemistry and Immunology, and the GPD class for a series of supervision skits and an interactive discussion on conflict resolution strategiesFebruary 1, 2018.

Six super stressful supervisor scenarios & what you can do to manage them: G2G Nikhil and Amika ran this workshop at UTIAS. January 31st, 2018

Negotiating time for family: Strategies for bringing up family in discussions with your supervisor- WEBINAR with U of T’s  Family Care Office May 2017

FACULTY: “Getting the most from your supervisory relationship”: workshop for faculty in Nursing, facilitated by Heather McGhee Peggs.  January 2018.

FACULTY:”Conflict Management for Supervisors/Advisors”.  Grad CRC & SGS ran an interactive workshop for faculty on how to effectively manage conflict within the supervisory relationship. May 2017.

Other:

Grad Connections: Imposter Phenomenon – G2G Amika & Nelson shared their experiences feeling like an imposter in grad school with fellow grads over hot chocolate and timbits! October 2017.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY! The Grad CRC spent promoted the concept of peaceful conflict resolution and held a G2G Drop-in Marathon @ OISE, Bahen & GradRoom  and hourly Conflict Resolution Tips on Twitter @GradCRCUofT.  October 2017.

UTM Sustainability Management workshop “Weathering the Storm: Navigating conflict in group work” -facilitated by the Robert Gillespie Academic Success Centre.  September 2017.

STAFF: A discretionary decision-making workshop: Grad CRC presented this workshop as part of Hart House Staff Professional Development Day. January 21, 2018.