Training & Events

Upcoming Events in 2017

GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals: Conflict Resolution, Communication & Negotiation: A series of workshops, Thursdays, November 23 and 30, 2017 from 1-3pm @Grad Room, 66 Harbord (lower level) UTSG. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Time Management and Business Writing Workshops: Mitacs Training Team are holding 2 Free Workshops for graduate and postdoctoral students.

1.Time Management, Monday November 20, 2017, 9am-5pm(registration starts at 8.45am) at Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park , 585 Dundas St East-Meeting Room A. Please register here.  

2.Business Writing for Today’s Professional, Tuesday November 21, 2017, 9am-5pm(registration starts at 8.45am) at Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina-Meeting Room A. Please register here. 

Mindful Moments on campus! Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays to practice secular meditation techniques that will increase relaxation, resiliency and focus! See 2017-2018 times and locations.

Grad Connections: Connect with other grad students at a bi-weekly themed chat forum – Hot Topics for Grad Students. Free Drop-in Event. 12noon – 1:30PM 21 Sussex Avenue, Room 321.
-Monday November 27, 2017: Being an International Grad Student

Better Coping Skills Workshops: These workshops are exclusively for graduate students run by the SGS/Health & Wellness embedded counsellor. To register, call the Health & Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 or contact your intake counsellor/clinician.

Managing Moods (November 20, 2017) 
Healthy Living (December 4, 2017).

FOR FACULTYBest Practices in Graduate Supervision: Setting Your Students Up For success: December 14 2017, 2-4.30pm, CTSI, Blackburn Room, Robarts Library, 4th floor. For more information please see the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation.

GPS Advanced Conflict Resolution. TBD.


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Interviewing and Negotiating Day (Masters, PhDs & PDFs) (November 11, 2017) A workshop facilitated by the Career Centre: Learn through doing: how to improve your interview and negotiation skills.

Getting the most from your Supervisor (November 8, 2017) – G2G Rebecca & Kim hosted an interactive discussion on how to get the most from your supervisory relationship and implementing Graduate Supervision Guidelines.

Optimize Your Grad Experience (November 2, 2017) – G2G Margeaux & Rachel spoke on a student and resource-partner panel as part of Grad Life Optimize Week 

FCO Grad Circle (November 1, 2017) – G2G Sam made some crafts and some friends!

Grad Connections: Imposter Phenomenon (October 30, 2017) – G2G Amika & Nelson shared their experiences feeling like an imposter in grad school with fellow grads over hot chocolate and timbits – hope to see you again soon!

CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY! (October 19, 2017). Spent the day promoting the concept of peaceful conflict resolution! Held a G2G Drop-in Marathon @ OISE, Bahen & GradRoom and tweeted plenty conflict resolution tips hourly on Twitter (Follow us! @GradCRCUofT).

UTM Sustainability Management workshop “Weathering the Storm: Navigating conflict in group work” (September 20, 2017) co-facilitated by the Robert Gillespie Academic Success Centre.

2017/2018 G2G Peer Advisor Team Training.   October 2-17, 2017.

This Fall the CRC/G2G were EVERYWHERE welcoming new graduate students!

GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Parts 1-3.  (August 10, 17 & 24, 2017) UTSG. Discussed different approaches to conflict, triggers for conflict escalation and the role of effective communication and negotiation in conflict resolution. Participants were actively engaged in the activities and discussions and the G2G Peer Advisors noted an overall positive atmosphere for all three sessions!

Dealing with Awkward Situations at Grad School” GradTalk. (June 8, 2017) – we had fun!

“Negotiating time for family: Strategies for bringing up family in discussions with your supervisor.”  (WEBINAR with the Family Care Office. May 30, 2017).

GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Part 1. Matt & Priyanka had a great time at UTM! (April 25, 2017)

GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Part 2: Communication.  Great turn-out at UTSC for this workshop with Matt & Rebecca about the essential communication skills that will help you to resolve conflict more effectively. (April 27, 2017)

Productive Disruption: What can we learn from “difficult people”? workshop.  Jacey & Manaal were happy to be a  part of the 2017 Student Leadership Conference at Hart House (April 29, 2017).  Please email for a copy of the powerpoint presentation.

Wellness Workshops: Balancing Your Well-Being & Grad School (departmental sessions facilitated by graduate students, Health & Wellness, SGS & CRC – request through SGS) & Identify Assist Refer workshops (request through H&W).

Placement/Internship workshops for Museum Studies (March 24, 2017) & Public Health. (March 30, 2017) Rebecca, Sam and Heather wish you the best as you start your placements/internships!

“Getting the most from your supervisor/advisor” Workshops – Nursing  (March 28, 2017, Manaal & Heather) & Computer Science (February 2017, Terence, Michael, Heather) & GradTalk  (December 2016, Heather). This interactive workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about how graduate students can use the SGS Supervision Guidelines for Student in dealing with their supervisors.

Immunology & Biochemistry  invited the CRC/G2G to come and talk about our services and other supports for graduate students at U of T.  Great to meet you! (Feb.27/28 Michael & Heather)

Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Workshops: Conflict, Communication & Negotiation (UTSG: February 14, 21, 28, 2017. Nov.23/Nov.30/Dec.7, 2016. August 11/18/25, 2016; UTM Sustainability Management. November 9 & 11, 2016; UTSC Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Day. ) Thank you to all participants!

Optimize your Graduate Experience: Overcoming Imposter Phenomenon.  G2G Natalie & Rebecca talked about strategies for overcoming Imposter Phenomenon as part of a panel facilitated by GradLife blogger Kathryn Clark. (November 1, 2016)

GradTalk: Becoming a Parent while Pursuing a Graduate Degree. G2G Manu shared a few thoughts about talking with your supervisor about changing circumstances. November 8, 2016 at the Grad Room, UTSG.

ORIENTATION Fall 2016/Winter 2017 – WELCOME to GRAD SCHOOL!  G2G were there!

‘Negotiating with your Supervisor – what every graduate student should know.’ GradTalk (CRC – June 2, 2016).

‘Getting to Know Your Supervision Guidelines’ Discussion (G2G – May 10, 2016)

30 days = 30 tips for conflict prevention for grads  Twitter campaign #G2G30days30tips (April 2016)

‘Building Positive Relationships With Supervisors / Effective Communication’ – MIE Graduate Town Hall  (MIE/CRC&G2G – March 2016)

TOP 5 Supervisor / Student Sources of Conflict…and what you can do to manage them GradTalk (CRC – February 2016)

Faculty/Staff Workshops/Events – here’s how the CRC can support you…

“Conflict Management for Supervisors/Advisors”.  Thank you for joining the CRC & SGS for an interactive workshop for faculty on how to more effectively manage conflict within the supervisory relationship. (CIE May 31, 2017).  Accessibility Services/SGS also ran a workshop for faculty on June 7, 2017  on Accessibility Issues in Graduate Supervision. If you were unable to attend these workshops and would like to see them run in the future, please contact .

“Helping graduate students to effectively navigate conflict” workshop (Faculty of Medicine GLSE Faculty Development Program, April 7, 2017)

“Early Resolution & Appropriate escalation” workshops (Hart House Staff Training – February 23, 2017 & January 15, 2017 ; Victoria University at U of T Staff October 28, 2016)

“Powers of persuasion:  How to become a more effective self-advocate through confidence, curiosity and conversation” (Student Life Professionals Retreat @ Hart House, December 8, 2016)

“Conflict Resolution?  We can help YOU with that” session with CRC/G2G @ U of T Professionals’ Symposium.  (July 5, 2016 )

Heather talking at RSI about Student / Supervisor Sources of Conflict“Managing Supervisor/Student Concerns for Faculty” – Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) Faculty Assembly (May 20, 2016)