Anyone enrolled in a graduate degree program (part-time or full-time) on UTM, UTSC or UTSG campus can apply to join the G2G Peer Advisor team. The G2G provide part-time (6-8 hours per week, casual) conflict coaching support to their peers within their departments and across the university and facilitate conflict management chats and workshops.
In late August, we start recruiting grad students who have experience supporting/working with other students and who are great listeners. We encourage applications from grads from various graduate programs/units/campuses who have varied life experiences, backgrounds and identities. The 2019/2020 team has 14 members.
G2G must complete an extensive 35+ hour conflict resolution training program (paid) and commit to ongoing continuing education throughout the term of their contract. Our training is unique because of its focus on graduate-specific concerns and resources available at U of T to support grad students and because it draws upon expertise within SGS, Student Life, UTGSU, to facilitate the training modules on topics such as:
- essential graduate policies/resources
- active listening for coaching
- advanced dispute resolution & negotiation
- intercultural communication
- equity & fairness
- power imbalances & imposter phenomenon
- trauma awareness
- mindfulness & self-care; and
- conflict coaching.
- AODA and Health & Safety training.