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Practice Your Presentation Skills I
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
305 York Lanes

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The art of engaging an audience is key to academic and workplace success. This workshop will help build your presentation skills and confidence in a supportive environment. There will be time to practice these skills and receive on-the-spot professional advice. Even if you are a seasoned presenter, this workshop offers a worthwhile opportunity to re-examine your methods.

Networking Skills
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
626 Kaneff Tower

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A good network is vital to career growth and can be your link to important new opportunities. However, getting started or knowing how to grow an existing network can be intimidating. This workshop will give you insights into how to establish and expand a stable network. Each session is customized, with exercises reflecting participants’ interests.

Skills of Communication
Monday, November 30th, 2015

305 York Lanes

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This practical, hands-on workshop examines different communication styles, including your own, as well as the styles of successful communicators. Our expert facilitator will show you how to engage others, deal with difficult conversations, and avoid assumptions that obscure good communication. You will leave with the skills and confidence needed to achieve better results in any conversation and drive change, both in academia and the workplace.

Workshops in the 2015 - 2016 Academic  Year

Foundation of Project Management I

(2 Available Sessions)
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
305 York Lanes

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This workshop will teach you the best practices of successful project managers, from inspiring a project team to meeting those crucial deadlines. These are the skills needed to take a project from beginning to end successfully.


You will be given time to practice these skills in a supportive learning environment before transferring them to the
workplace.

Mitacs Step has been bridging the gap between university learning and career success through professional skills development since 2008. Step workshops offer an interactive learning environment, with small class sizes of typically 24 participants. They are facilitated by leading business and industry professionals found through a competitive selection process. Most of our facilitators have 10+ years of experience in their respective fields, so they understand what it takes to succeed. Facilitators deliver hands-on, interactive and experiential learning.

Sessions are offered at no charge to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered at a Canadian university. There has never been a better time to participate.

Foundation of Project Management I
Monday, November 2nd, 2015
626 Kaneff Tower

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This workshop will teach you the best practices of successful project managers, from inspiring a project team to meeting those crucial deadlines. These are the skills needed to take a project from beginning to end successfully. You will be given time to practice these skills in a supportive learning environment before transferring them to the workplace.

Mitacs Has Programs Here at York!

Business Writing for Today’s Professional
Thursday, January 21st, 2016
305 York Lanes

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Business writing is an essential skill for today’s professional. Refining and updating your writing skills will help keep you, your work, and your projects relevant and competitive. Boost your professional value by joining us for this business writing workshop. Effective writing – no matter the type – influences clear communication. What and how you write impacts how well your ideas are received and understood. Whether you are plagued by writer’s block or a seasoned professional, the knowledge and skills you will gain in this workshop will help raise your written voice and gain readers’ attention.

Time Management
Friday, February 26th, 2016
305 York Lanes

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This workshop will give you tools to improve your productivity, performance, and reduce stress in academia and the workplace. Learn how to get your projects done on time, what makes a successful action plan or to-do list, and how to implement your plans effectively.


Manage time thieves such as procrastination, distractions, interruptions and over-commitment. Discover effective time management tactics that work for our modern world. You will go from simply getting by to being in control of your day.

The Mitacs Step program has partnered with York University to provide a series of hands-on, engaging, and interactive professional development workshops. Each workshop is tailored to graduate students’ needs and facilitated by a leading business and industry professional. These sessions will complement your studies by advancing the skills and knowledge needed to further your career and ensure that you thrive in both academic and industry settings.
 
The workshops are offered at no charge to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as well as opportunities to network with fellow participants.


Please Note: A Mitacs Step account is required to register. If you do not already have an account you can create one here before registering.