Professional Development for Graduate Students

The following list contains workshops that may be of interest to post-doc and graduate students. It is important to get an edge in the current market and in your respective field, thus it is essential that you invest some time into growing your personal skills. The workshops below are just small collection of the resources available, an extensive list can be found by navigating the websites below:
 
 
Faculty of Graduate studies

Summary: connect with professionals in science, technology, engineering and math professions (STEM) and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.
Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: TBD
 
Summary: Professionals will share examples of the range of opportunities available within their fields, the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers.
Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: TBD
 
Summary: one-day practical training session will explore some of the project management skills and tools that can help optimize work performance in a range of professional contexts.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & Talent Acquisition & Development
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
 
Summary:  This interactive workshop will get into the nuts and bolts of the main proposal types determined by participants' interests: the research funding proposal, and the non-academic project proposal.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: Winter 2018 (complete details TBD)
 
Summary: You will also gain key strategies to create highly effective interpersonal relationships at work and at home.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & Talent Acquisition & Development
Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 
York Career Centre

Summary: Connect with Communication Studies graduates currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field.
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 2.00 – 4.00pm
 
Summary: Connect with Faculty of Health graduates currently enjoying their careers in healthcare and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field.
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00 pm
 
Summary: This workshop is specially designed for PhD and Post Doctoral level students wondering where their degrees might lead them aside from a career in academia.
Date: February 14, 2018
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
 
Summary: In this workshop, you’ll understand the difference between a CV and a résumé and how each is intended for a different situation. 
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
 
Mitacs

Summary: Will cover who-what-where-when and why to network and participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn.
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP)
Location: York University, Room 626 - Kaneff Tower
 
Summary: In this one-day workshop, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving feedback.
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: York University, Room 626, Kaneff Tower
 
Summary: Recognize and utilize the skills of others to achieve workplace goals quickly while gaining the understanding of what it takes to lead and participate in a truly effective work team that meets deadlines and sees results.
Date: Tuesday, February 27. 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Centre (Community Room)
 
Summary: This workshop will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: York University, room ​626 Kaneff Tower
 
Summary: Will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create and execute their projects.
Date: Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP)
Location:  Ryerson University, room YDI-1134 at 1 Dundas St West, 11th floor
 
Summary: This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to build on the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership identified and applied in Level I, while exploring key concepts in greater detail to further develop participants skills and knowledge in the area of project planning and management.
Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 to Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP on Monday)
Location: Toronto Central Grosvenor YMCA (20 Grosvenor St), Grosvenor Room