Training & Events

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Grad Talk: Strategies for Setting Boundaries and Managing Responsibilities in Grad School – 12-2pm, Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street. This workshop will present you with important communication and negotiation skills on saying “yes,” learning to say “no,” and setting up healthy and beneficial boundaries. Presented by the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students. Presented by GradLife and the Grad CRC. Register for Grad Talks

Tuesday, February 5, 12, 19, 2019- GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series – 3pm-5pm, 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 one registration is for all 3 workshops. 2GPS credits for 3 x 2 hour workshops. Register on (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Graduate Conflict Resolution > February 5, 2019).

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Workshops by Request

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

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!



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.


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.