GradProSkills


GradProSkills provides Concordia graduate students with access to complementary skills training opportunities throughout their graduate school experience. Most workshops are hosted by internal and external partners. The exceptions are peer-review writing workshops (funding, writing, thesis) and orientation sessions. Connect to your future with GradProSkills!

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What is an ePortfolio? Your ePortfolio is a personal website that holds in one place your academic and professional work.

Is ePortfolio different from CV? Absolutely! A CV ‘lists’ your achievements, while ePortfolio ‘shows’ your audience details of what you’ve done in an aesthetically pleasing way. Eportfolios are more memorable than text because you add photos and multimedia to show your work.

Why should I have an ePortfolio?
  • Eportfolios are becoming popular to complement traditional CVs and cover letters, and they allow you to:
  • Show off to future employers a full picture of your achievements and interests that is not possible in a CV.
  • Build your professional digital footprint. Future employers will search your name on the web, and finding your your eportfolio gives them a great first impression;
  • Make yourself “discoverable” in web searches by future employers and collaborators by adding keywords to your eportfolio.

This is a beginner's course so no previous WordPress knowledge is required.

The components of your ePortfolio will be completed incrementally every week. By the end of this 4-week course, your basic ePortfolio will have the following pages: About; Contact; Projects: multimedia works, etc; Optional pages: volunteering work, etc.


 
  • 27 January - 17 February
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online
Projects are at the heart of an organization's life. Whether it is to carry out a specific project for a client, develop a new product or modify existing work methods, efficient project management is the key to achieve your goals. Should I use an agile methodology or lean towards a more traditional approach to manage my project? Should I use a tool or not? Should I monitor risks or quality? How far should I be tracking schedule and costs? This training reviews the foundation of project management by covering the essential elements of successful project execution. You will learn the methods and processes needed to manage the planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of projects of all sizes. You will have the opportunity to apply key concepts by working in teams on a fictitious project.
  • 20 January - 27 January
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Online
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 06 May - 10 June
  • 08:45 - 10:00
  • Sir George Williams
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 03 May - 07 June
  • 13:00 - 14:15
  • Sir George Williams
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et demi et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and a half and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.


 
  • 06 May - 10 June
  • 10:15 - 11:30
  • Sir George Williams
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et demi et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and a half and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.


 
  • 03 May - 07 June
  • 14:30 - 15:45
  • Sir George Williams
Vous possédez une bonne compréhension du français et vous souhaitez améliorer vos compétences en expression orale? Cet atelier de conversation animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’atteindre une meilleure maîtrise du français oral, d’enrichir votre vocabulaire et d’acquérir l’aisance nécessaire à une communication orale spontanée grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants qui ont un niveau intermédiaire en français. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have a good understanding of French and would like to improve your speaking skills? This conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to develop your mastery of oral French, enrich your vocabulary and acquire the fluency necessary for spontaneous oral expression through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have an intermediate level in French. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 06 May - 10 June
  • 11:45 - 13:00
  • Sir George Williams
Vous possédez une bonne compréhension du français et vous souhaitez améliorer vos compétences en expression orale? Cet atelier de conversation animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’atteindre une meilleure maîtrise du français oral, d’enrichir votre vocabulaire et d’acquérir l’aisance nécessaire à une communication orale spontanée grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants qui ont un niveau intermédiaire en français. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have a good understanding of French and would like to improve your speaking skills? This conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to develop your mastery of oral French, enrich your vocabulary and acquire the fluency necessary for spontaneous oral expression through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have an intermediate level in French. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 03 May - 07 June
  • 16:00 - 17:15
  • Sir George Williams
Les étudiants inscrits aux cours de français au Département d'études françaises et à GradProSkills pourront participer gratuitement à l’activité découverte Explorons. Vous aurez la chance de parcourir la ville de Montréal et découvrir l’aspect culturel de celle-ci.

Students enrolled in French courses in Études françaises and GradProSkills will be able to participate in the free Explorons discovery activity. You will have the chance to explore the city of Montreal and discover its cultural aspect.



 
  • 08 July - 05 August
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Off Campus
Les étudiants inscrits aux cours de français au Département d'études françaises et à GradProSkills pourront participer gratuitement à l’activité découverte Explorons. Vous aurez la chance de parcourir la ville de Montréal et découvrir l’aspect culturel de celle-ci.

Students enrolled in French courses in Études françaises and GradProSkills will be able to participate in the free Explorons discovery activity. You will have the chance to explore the city of Montreal and discover its cultural aspect.



 
  • 06 May - 10 June
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Off Campus
What is an ePortfolio? Your ePortfolio is a personal website that holds in one place your academic and professional work.

Is ePortfolio different from CV? Absolutely! A CV ‘lists’ your achievements, while ePortfolio ‘shows’ your audience details of what you’ve done in an aesthetically pleasing way. Eportfolios are more memorable than text because you add photos and multimedia to show your work.

Why should I have an ePortfolio?
  • Eportfolios are becoming popular to complement traditional CVs and cover letters, and they allow you to:
  • Show off to future employers a full picture of your achievements and interests that is not possible in a CV.
  • Build your professional digital footprint. Future employers will search your name on the web, and finding your your eportfolio gives them a great first impression;
  • Make yourself “discoverable” in web searches by future employers and collaborators by adding keywords to your eportfolio.

This is a beginner's course so no previous WordPress knowledge is required.

The components of your ePortfolio will be completed incrementally every week. By the end of this 4-week course, your basic ePortfolio will have the following pages: About; Contact; Projects: multimedia works, etc; Optional pages: volunteering work, etc.


 
  • 12 May - 02 June
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • Online
Do you have data you'd like to analyze? Would you like to gain insights from your data and communicate them with eye-catching visualizations and reports? Are you tired of being chained to Excel or expensive proprietary software? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes!", then this workshop is for you. R is an open-source and versatile programming language that's perfect for data analysis, visualization, and science communication.

In this all-in-one course, you'll learn the basics of programming and be introduced to the RStudio interface. We'll then move on to how to import and clean data, how to make publication-quality plots and visualizations, and how to generate scientific reports to communicate your findings; all within the R ecosystem!

In this three-part interactive workshop, you'll learn to:
• Import CSV and Excel files
• Install and use external packages
• Clean and explore data
• Generate descriptive statistics
• Create and customize plots
• Write custom functions

All of this is done with principles of reproducibility in mind, so you can write code that is clear and easily shareable with others. No previous coding experience is necessary. R is used in fields ranging from linguistics and marketing to ecology and sports analytics and many more. If you want the ability to get more out of your data, join us to get started using R.
  • 06 May - 20 May
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Online
What does it mean to be a leader? This seminar introduces you to the process of leadership and the vast array of skills needed to be a leader in a variety of contexts. We will cover the fundamental skills that will shape your leadership style, including emotional intelligence, team dynamics, negotiating, solving problems, motivating others, giving feedback and intercultural communication. You will also evaluate your leadership potential by taking the CliftonStrengths assessment, which helps you reflect on how your talents can build your leadership reflexes.

The workshop series covers different modules that span over seven weeks where you must commit approximately 3.5 hours per week. Activities include working through case studies, role-plays, group discussions, and self-reflection. Upon completion of this series, you will receive a certificate, have your personal CliftonStrengths Top 5 report, and a personal plan for your leadership development.
  • 05 May - 16 June
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Sir George Williams

This course is aimed at early to mid stage PhD and research-based MA students who are interested in exploring career options beyond the academic job market. Over the course of seven (7) weeks, students will consider what industries and careers are right for them, defining their professional strengths and preferences, and develop skills to successfully network with industry members.

Each class will include two (2) hours of in-class instruction as well as approximately one (1) hour of independent work. Interested students will need to have a resume and LinkedIn profile for the start of the class.

  • 06 May - 17 June
  • 10:30 - 12:30
  • Sir George Williams
Projects are at the heart of an organization's life. Whether it is to carry out a specific project for a client, develop a new product or modify existing work methods, efficient project management is the key to achieve your goals. Should I use an agile methodology or lean towards a more traditional approach to manage my project? Should I use a tool or not? Should I monitor risks or quality? How far should I be tracking schedule and costs? This training reviews the foundation of project management by covering the essential elements of successful project execution. You will learn the methods and processes needed to manage the planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of projects of all sizes. You will have the opportunity to apply key concepts by working in teams on a fictitious project.
  • 14 May - 15 May
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online
Does your thesis or research paper need a boost? Then join us for this hybrid three-day writing event, hosted in a supportive and motivating setting, and take a leap towards finishing your writing project.
 
Thesis Boost is for graduate students in the middle to later stages of writing their thesis or research papers. In partnership with the Library, Student Success Centre and Campus Wellness, we will offer you dedicated writing time, optional workshops, activities, and consultations with librarians and writing advisors to advance your writing project and adopt productive writing habits.
 
Library computers can be used as availability permits.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants should have begun writing their thesis or paper before participating in this event.
 
 
  • 18 May - 20 May
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • In person & online
Les étudiants inscrits aux cours de français au Département d'études françaises et à GradProSkills pourront participer gratuitement à l’activité découverte Explorons. Vous aurez la chance de parcourir la ville de Montréal et découvrir l’aspect culturel de celle-ci.

Students enrolled in French courses in Études françaises and GradProSkills will be able to participate in the free Explorons discovery activity. You will have the chance to explore the city of Montreal and discover its cultural aspect.



 
  • 04 November - 09 December
  • 14:30 - 16:30
  • Sir George Williams
Les étudiants inscrits aux cours de français au Département d'études françaises et à GradProSkills pourront participer gratuitement à l’activité découverte Explorons. Vous aurez la chance de parcourir la ville de Montréal et découvrir l’aspect culturel de celle-ci.

Students enrolled in French courses in Études françaises and GradProSkills will be able to participate in the free Explorons discovery activity. You will have the chance to explore the city of Montreal and discover its cultural aspect.



 
  • 23 September - 28 October
  • 14:30 - 16:30
  • Sir George Williams
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 26 October - 30 November
  • 15:00 - 16:15
  • Online
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 16 September - 21 October
  • 18:00 - 19:15
  • Sir George Williams
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et demi et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and a half and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.


 
  • 28 October - 02 December
  • 18:00 - 19:15
  • Sir George Williams
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et demi et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant suivi soit un an de français à l’université ou au niveau collégial, soit deux ans de français à l’école secondaire ou l’équivalent. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have been studying French for at least a year and a half and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills? This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have taken either one year of French at a university or college level or two years of French in high school or the equivalent. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.


 
  • 21 September - 26 October
  • 15:00 - 16:15
  • Online
Vous possédez une bonne compréhension du français et vous souhaitez améliorer vos compétences en expression orale? Cet atelier de conversation animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’atteindre une meilleure maîtrise du français oral, d’enrichir votre vocabulaire et d’acquérir l’aisance nécessaire à une communication orale spontanée grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants qui ont un niveau intermédiaire en français. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have a good understanding of French and would like to improve your speaking skills? This conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to develop your mastery of oral French, enrich your vocabulary and acquire the fluency necessary for spontaneous oral expression through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have an intermediate level in French. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 19 October - 23 November
  • 10:00 - 11:15
  • Sir George Williams
Vous possédez une bonne compréhension du français et vous souhaitez améliorer vos compétences en expression orale? Cet atelier de conversation animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’atteindre une meilleure maîtrise du français oral, d’enrichir votre vocabulaire et d’acquérir l’aisance nécessaire à une communication orale spontanée grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants qui ont un niveau intermédiaire en français. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have a good understanding of French and would like to improve your speaking skills? This conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to develop your mastery of oral French, enrich your vocabulary and acquire the fluency necessary for spontaneous oral expression through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have an intermediate level in French. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 22 September - 27 October
  • 15:00 - 16:15
  • Online
What is an ePortfolio? Your ePortfolio is a personal website that holds in one place your academic and professional work.

Is ePortfolio different from CV? Absolutely! A CV ‘lists’ your achievements, while ePortfolio ‘shows’ your audience details of what you’ve done in an aesthetically pleasing way. Eportfolios are more memorable than text because you add photos and multimedia to show your work.

Why should I have an ePortfolio?
  • Eportfolios are becoming popular to complement traditional CVs and cover letters, and they allow you to:
  • Show off to future employers a full picture of your achievements and interests that is not possible in a CV.
  • Build your professional digital footprint. Future employers will search your name on the web, and finding your your eportfolio gives them a great first impression;
  • Make yourself “discoverable” in web searches by future employers and collaborators by adding keywords to your eportfolio.

This is a beginner's course so no previous WordPress knowledge is required.

The components of your ePortfolio will be completed incrementally every week. By the end of this 4-week course, your basic ePortfolio will have the following pages: About; Contact; Projects: multimedia works, etc; Optional pages: volunteering work, etc.


 
  • 23 September - 14 October
  • 10:00 - 12:30
  • Online
Do you have data you'd like to analyze? Would you like to gain insights from your data and communicate them with eye-catching visualizations and reports? Are you tired of being chained to Excel or expensive proprietary software? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes!", then this workshop is for you. R is an open-source and versatile programming language that's perfect for data analysis, visualization, and science communication.

In this all-in-one course, you'll learn the basics of programming and be introduced to the RStudio interface. We'll then move on to how to import and clean data, how to make publication-quality plots and visualizations, and how to generate scientific reports to communicate your findings; all within the R ecosystem!

In this three-part interactive workshop, you'll learn to:
• Import CSV and Excel files
• Install and use external packages
• Clean and explore data
• Generate descriptive statistics
• Create and customize plots
• Write custom functions

All of this is done with principles of reproducibility in mind, so you can write code that is clear and easily shareable with others. No previous coding experience is necessary. R is used in fields ranging from linguistics and marketing to ecology and sports analytics and many more. If you want the ability to get more out of your data, join us to get started using R.
  • 21 September - 05 October
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Online
Do you have data you'd like to analyze? Would you like to gain insights from your data and communicate them with eye-catching visualizations and reports? Are you tired of being chained to Excel or expensive proprietary software? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes!", then this workshop is for you. R is an open-source and versatile programming language that's perfect for data analysis, visualization, and science communication.

In this all-in-one course, you'll learn the basics of programming and be introduced to the RStudio interface. We'll then move on to how to import and clean data, how to make publication-quality plots and visualizations, and how to generate scientific reports to communicate your findings; all within the R ecosystem!

In this three-part interactive workshop, you'll learn to:
• Import CSV and Excel files
• Install and use external packages
• Clean and explore data
• Generate descriptive statistics
• Create and customize plots
• Write custom functions

All of this is done with principles of reproducibility in mind, so you can write code that is clear and easily shareable with others. No previous coding experience is necessary. R is used in fields ranging from linguistics and marketing to ecology and sports analytics and many more. If you want the ability to get more out of your data, join us to get started using R.
  • 28 October - 11 November
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online
What does it mean to be a leader? This seminar introduces you to the process of leadership and the vast array of skills needed to be a leader in a variety of contexts. We will cover the fundamental skills that will shape your leadership style, including emotional intelligence, team dynamics, negotiating, solving problems, motivating others, giving feedback and intercultural communication. You will also evaluate your leadership potential by taking the CliftonStrengths assessment, which helps you reflect on how your talents can build your leadership reflexes.

The workshop series covers different modules that span over seven weeks where you must commit approximately 3.5 hours per week. Activities include working through case studies, role-plays, group discussions, and self-reflection. Upon completion of this series, you will receive a certificate, have your personal CliftonStrengths Top 5 report, and a personal plan for your leadership development.
  • 25 October - 06 December
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Online
What does it mean to be a leader? This seminar introduces you to the process of leadership and the vast array of skills needed to be a leader in a variety of contexts. We will cover the fundamental skills that will shape your leadership style, including emotional intelligence, team dynamics, negotiating, solving problems, motivating others, giving feedback and intercultural communication. You will also evaluate your leadership potential by taking the CliftonStrengths assessment, which helps you reflect on how your talents can build your leadership reflexes.

The workshop series covers different modules that span over seven weeks where you must commit approximately 3.5 hours per week. Activities include working through case studies, role-plays, group discussions, and self-reflection. Upon completion of this series, you will receive a certificate, have your personal CliftonStrengths Top 5 report, and a personal plan for your leadership development.
  • 30 September - 11 November
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Sir George Williams

Are you curious about coding, have a project in mind and don’t know where to start or think developing fundamental knowledge about programming can be helpful? In this workshop, we will use Python, a very popular, powerful, yet simple programming language to discuss and demonstrate foundational coding concepts.

You do not need any prior knowledge of coding or Python to participate in this workshop. If you are already familiar with coding or Python, then this workshop will be too basic for you and you should not attend.

You will receive an email prior to the workshop with instructions for installing Python and Pycharm on your personal computer. You will also have access to a Moodle course page.

  • 29 September - 13 October
  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • Online

Are you curious about coding, have a project in mind and don’t know where to start or think developing fundamental knowledge about programming can be helpful? In this workshop, we will use Python, a very popular, powerful, yet simple programming language to discuss and demonstrate foundational coding concepts.

You do not need any prior knowledge of coding or Python to participate in this workshop. If you are already familiar with coding or Python, then this workshop will be too basic for you and you should not attend.

You will receive an email prior to the workshop with instructions for installing Python and Pycharm on your personal computer. You will also have access to a Moodle course page.

  • 26 October - 09 November
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online
Getting published is one of your goals as a scholar but understanding the process of getting published in not intuitive. How do you pick a journal? How do you collaborate with co-authors? When are you ready to submit? After submission, how do you respond to feedback?

This workshop provides insight into the world of professional, peer-reviewed publications. We start by exploring the considerations you should take when choosing a journal and submitting your paper. We then discuss the peer-review process and responding to feedback in a professional manner. You will have the opportunity to critique real-life examples of journals, reviewer feedback and author responses.

 
  • 20 May
  • 10:30 - 12:00
  • Online
Getting published is one of your goals as a scholar but understanding the process of getting published in not intuitive. How do you pick a journal? How do you collaborate with co-authors? When are you ready to submit? After submission, how do you respond to feedback?

This workshop provides insight into the world of professional, peer-reviewed publications. We start by exploring the considerations you should take when choosing a journal and submitting your paper. We then discuss the peer-review process and responding to feedback in a professional manner. You will have the opportunity to critique real-life examples of journals, reviewer feedback and author responses.

 
  • 07 October
  • 09:30 - 11:00
  • Online
Oral presentation skills are essential for every graduate student to successfully convey key aspects of their work in class, at academic conferences, and to potential employers.

This workshop series will outline elements that contribute to effective presentations, including preparation, structure, and delivery. We will discuss how to construct a presentation, as well as select appropriate visual aids and strategies to deliver your presentation in an engaging manner.

In addition, we have updated this workshop to include strategies for presenting in virtual environments including tips for a professional presentation in a home office setting and effective virtual engagement tools.

The first part will present the theory on the essentials of graduate presentation skills. Optional 2nd part: participants will be asked to prepare and deliver a 3-minutes presentation to the class and will receive feedback from both their peers and the workshop leader.
  • 24 May
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sir George Williams
Oral presentation skills are essential for every graduate student to successfully convey key aspects of their work in class, at academic conferences, and to potential employers.

This workshop series will outline elements that contribute to effective presentations, including preparation, structure, and delivery. We will discuss how to construct a presentation, as well as select appropriate visual aids and strategies to deliver your presentation in an engaging manner.

In addition, we have updated this workshop to include strategies for presenting in virtual environments including tips for a professional presentation in a home office setting and effective virtual engagement tools.

The first part will present the theory on the essentials of graduate presentation skills. Optional 2nd part: participants will be asked to prepare and deliver a 3-minutes presentation to the class and will receive feedback from both their peers and the workshop leader.
  • 03 November
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Sir George Williams
Oral presentation skills are essential for every graduate student to successfully convey key aspects of their work in class, at academic conferences, and to potential employers.

This workshop series will outline elements that contribute to effective presentations, including preparation, structure, and delivery. We will discuss how to construct a presentation, as well as select appropriate visual aids and strategies to deliver your presentation in an engaging manner.

In addition, we have updated this workshop to include strategies for presenting in virtual environments including tips for a professional presentation in a home office setting and effective virtual engagement tools.

The first part will present the theory on the essentials of graduate presentation skills. Optional 2nd part: participants will be asked to prepare and deliver a 3-minutes presentation to the class and will receive feedback from both their peers and the workshop leader.
  • 20 September
  • 11:00 - 13:00
  • Online
Great leaders negotiate based on principles. Rather than understanding negotiations as an opportunity to defeat an adversary, they work as a team together with their counterparts, to increase the value of the outcome for every stakeholder. They persuade, but within a framework of truthfulness, respect, and social responsibility, because their goal is not a short-term personal victory, but a long-term fruitful relationship that benefits everyone.
 
In this workshop, we will emphasize the importance of continuously improving our negotiation skills, regardless of our area of expertise. Also, we will introduce the principled negotiations model, increase our ability to identify opportunities for negotiation, and become more persuasive negotiators. Finally, the workshop will offer an opportunity to apply these concepts in practical simulations.
  • 10 May
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sir George Williams
Great leaders negotiate based on principles. Rather than understanding negotiations as an opportunity to defeat an adversary, they work as a team together with their counterparts, to increase the value of the outcome for every stakeholder. They persuade, but within a framework of truthfulness, respect, and social responsibility, because their goal is not a short-term personal victory, but a long-term fruitful relationship that benefits everyone.
 
In this workshop, we will emphasize the importance of continuously improving our negotiation skills, regardless of our area of expertise. Also, we will introduce the principled negotiations model, increase our ability to identify opportunities for negotiation, and become more persuasive negotiators. Finally, the workshop will offer an opportunity to apply these concepts in practical simulations.
  • 04 October
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Sir George Williams
Effective note-taking is a key part of succeeding as a graduate student. In this workshop, we will discuss how to keep on top of your graduate studies by developing efficient note-taking and organization strategies.

It is important to go into every reading and research project with a note-taking plan. During this workshop, participants will practice clarifying their reading objectives, be introduced to a number of different note-taking tools, and have the opportunity to learn from one another’s methods.

 
  • 15 June
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Online
Effective note-taking is a key part of succeeding as a graduate student. In this workshop, we will discuss how to keep on top of your graduate studies by developing efficient note-taking and organization strategies.

It is important to go into every reading and research project with a note-taking plan. During this workshop, participants will practice clarifying their reading objectives, be introduced to a number of different note-taking tools, and have the opportunity to learn from one another’s methods.

 
  • 04 October
  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • Online
Before you can write a successful paper, literature review, thesis, or any other academic work, you have to learn how to perfect the paragraph. Adopting the strategies for creating cohesive ideas, impactful statements, and a logical flow is crucial to any academic writing career.
Applicable to graduate-level writers of all backgrounds, the Perfecting the Paragraph workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of the most common mistakes that lead to unconvincing, unclear writing. Taking the paragraph as an “idea” unit, the workshop looks at the formulation and purpose of the topic sentence. It then focuses on paragraph structure, development of the main idea, transition to the next paragraph, punctuation, style, and vocabulary.

This workshop is particularly useful for non-native English speakers. Please note that this workshop focuses on basic elements and tips important for academic paragraph writing.

This workshop is divided in three segments. The first segment will present the basic elements of an academic paragraph. The second segment will overview useful tips and resources to keep in mind while writing. In the third segment, participants will review a writing sample as part of a peer-reviewing exercise. In a supportive environment, the instructor and participants will provide feedback on randomly assigned, anonymous writing samples based on the information presented in the previous two segments. Since writing samples are anonymous, participants are highly encouraged to submit their own writing samples to be peer-reviewed during this segment.

 
  • 19 May
  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • Sir George Williams
Before you can write a successful paper, literature review, thesis, or any other academic work, you have to learn how to perfect the paragraph. Adopting the strategies for creating cohesive ideas, impactful statements, and a logical flow is crucial to any academic writing career.
Applicable to graduate-level writers of all backgrounds, the Perfecting the Paragraph workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of the most common mistakes that lead to unconvincing, unclear writing. Taking the paragraph as an “idea” unit, the workshop looks at the formulation and purpose of the topic sentence. It then focuses on paragraph structure, development of the main idea, transition to the next paragraph, punctuation, style, and vocabulary.

This workshop is particularly useful for non-native English speakers. Please note that this workshop focuses on basic elements and tips important for academic paragraph writing.

This workshop is divided in three segments. The first segment will present the basic elements of an academic paragraph. The second segment will overview useful tips and resources to keep in mind while writing. In the third segment, participants will review a writing sample as part of a peer-reviewing exercise. In a supportive environment, the instructor and participants will provide feedback on randomly assigned, anonymous writing samples based on the information presented in the previous two segments. Since writing samples are anonymous, participants are highly encouraged to submit their own writing samples to be peer-reviewed during this segment.

 
  • 16 November
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online
Your graduate thesis is one of the ways that Concordia fulfills its mission to create and disseminate knowledge. As an official Concordia document, your thesis needs to meet certain requirements.

If you are a masters or doctoral student in the early or middle stages of drafting your thesis, this workshop is for you. This workshop will review the who’s who of thesis submission, the different kinds of theses (research creation, manuscript-based, traditional), and the differing requirements needed to submit. The workshop will also cover the important deadlines and procedures for thesis submission and graduation. Participants will be able to begin planning their own thesis timeline and submission plan during the workshop.

 
  • 18 May
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Online
Your graduate thesis is one of the ways that Concordia fulfills its mission to create and disseminate knowledge. As an official Concordia document, your thesis needs to meet certain requirements.

If you are a masters or doctoral student in the early or middle stages of drafting your thesis, this workshop is for you. This workshop will review the who’s who of thesis submission, the different kinds of theses (research creation, manuscript-based, traditional), and the differing requirements needed to submit. The workshop will also cover the important deadlines and procedures for thesis submission and graduation. Participants will be able to begin planning their own thesis timeline and submission plan during the workshop.

 
  • 14 October
  • 11:00 - 13:00
  • Online
Writing emails is an essential part of everyday communication, and depending on your role, you may receive dozens, or even hundreds, of emails every day. If you want to be understood, it is critical that you learn and practice effective emailing in school, on the job, and in almost every aspect of your life.

In the digital world, we are living in, time is an asset. Acquiring good email writing skills can help ensure your message reaches your audience and that your audience is able to take action. Acquiring good email management skills will also help demonstrate your professionalism and make better use of your time.

This workshop will present best practices in email writing and organization, within the Canadian work culture. Students will have the opportunity to discuss these best practices and participate in several email writing and critiquing activities.

 
  • 14 June
  • 10:00 - 11:30
  • Online
Writing emails is an essential part of everyday communication, and depending on your role, you may receive dozens, or even hundreds, of emails every day. If you want to be understood, it is critical that you learn and practice effective emailing in school, on the job, and in almost every aspect of your life.

In the digital world, we are living in, time is an asset. Acquiring good email writing skills can help ensure your message reaches your audience and that your audience is able to take action. Acquiring good email management skills will also help demonstrate your professionalism and make better use of your time.

This workshop will present best practices in email writing and organization, within the Canadian work culture. Students will have the opportunity to discuss these best practices and participate in several email writing and critiquing activities.

 
  • 29 September
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • Online
Projects are at the heart of an organization's life. Whether it is to carry out a specific project for a client, develop a new product or modify existing work methods, efficient project management is the key to achieve your goals. Should I use an agile methodology or lean towards a more traditional approach to manage my project? Should I use a tool or not? Should I monitor risks or quality? How far should I be tracking schedule and costs? This training reviews the foundation of project management by covering the essential elements of successful project execution. You will learn the methods and processes needed to manage the planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of projects of all sizes. You will have the opportunity to apply key concepts by working in teams on a fictitious project.
  • 11 November - 18 November
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Online
Does your thesis or research paper need a boost? Then join us for this hybrid three-day writing event, hosted in a supportive and motivating setting, and take a leap towards finishing your writing project.
 
Thesis Boost is for graduate students in the middle to later stages of writing their thesis or research papers. In partnership with the Library, Student Success Centre and Campus Wellness, we will offer you dedicated writing time, optional workshops, activities, and consultations with librarians and writing advisors to advance your writing project and adopt productive writing habits.
 
Library computers can be used as availability permits.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants should have begun writing their thesis or paper before participating in this event.
 
 
  • 23 November - 25 November
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sir George Williams
This workshop will define the various elements that comprise a literature review and provide practical strategies for students in the process of completing a literature review for coursework. Specific topics that are covered include identifying scholarly literature, creating and following a research plan, and assessing the usefulness of texts for your literature reviews.

Students will also have the opportunity to read and examine samples of literature reviews from completed dissertations and critique them with their peers.

 
  • 08 June
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Online
This workshop will define the various elements that comprise a literature review and provide practical strategies for students in the process of completing a literature review for coursework. Specific topics that are covered include identifying scholarly literature, creating and following a research plan, and assessing the usefulness of texts for your literature reviews.

Students will also have the opportunity to read and examine samples of literature reviews from completed dissertations and critique them with their peers.

 
  • 14 September
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Sir George Williams
This workshop will define the various elements that comprise a literature review and provide practical strategies for students in the process of completing a literature review for coursework. Specific topics that are covered include identifying scholarly literature, creating and following a research plan, and assessing the usefulness of texts for your literature reviews.

Students will also have the opportunity to read and examine samples of literature reviews from completed dissertations and critique them with their peers.

 
  • 02 November
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online
Abstracts are a crucial part of the majority of academic writing. Being able to compose a concise, accurate, and attractive abstract is an essential skill for graduate students. Abstracts allow you to promote your work to a broader audience by making it easier for others to understand your work, and by increasing your chances of successful conference and journal submissions.

This workshop presents information to help you understand the contents and purpose of abstracts and essential writing strategies for crafting a summary of your work in the abstract format. The workshop includes activities that allow students to acquire writing strategies in an interactive environment, benefitting from peer feedback on their work.

 
  • 31 May
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sir George Williams
Abstracts are a crucial part of the majority of academic writing. Being able to compose a concise, accurate, and attractive abstract is an essential skill for graduate students. Abstracts allow you to promote your work to a broader audience by making it easier for others to understand your work, and by increasing your chances of successful conference and journal submissions.

This workshop presents information to help you understand the contents and purpose of abstracts and essential writing strategies for crafting a summary of your work in the abstract format. The workshop includes activities that allow students to acquire writing strategies in an interactive environment, benefitting from peer feedback on their work.

 
  • 10 November
  • 11:00 - 13:00
  • Online
The thesis proposal is an important step in the research process and can help both masters and doctoral students clarify their goals, questions, methods, and timeline. The thesis proposal is a road map to your research, and understanding how to effectively write and structure a thesis proposal can be a critical part of the research process.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to some of the different kinds of thesis proposals and encouraged to consider how their research fits into these guides. The workshop will provide opportunities to think through research questions, theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and all the important sections that make up a thesis. It will also offer suggestions for how to structure and plan your own thesis proposal.

 
  • 01 June
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Online
The thesis proposal is an important step in the research process and can help both masters and doctoral students clarify their goals, questions, methods, and timeline. The thesis proposal is a road map to your research, and understanding how to effectively write and structure a thesis proposal can be a critical part of the research process.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to some of the different kinds of thesis proposals and encouraged to consider how their research fits into these guides. The workshop will provide opportunities to think through research questions, theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and all the important sections that make up a thesis. It will also offer suggestions for how to structure and plan your own thesis proposal.

 
  • 19 October
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online