Mitacs Training will be holding two free courses for grad students and postdoctoral fellows this fall. Make sure to register before they fill up!

Essentials of Productive Teams – Ottawa, ON (September 26, 2019)

Where: Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown, 350 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E9 – Macdonald Room

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9:00am – 5:00pm

To constitute an effective team, its members must share a common goal, have respect for each other, and be motivated to use the strengths of each member to achieve their objectives. Using team-based, hands-on, experiential learning exercises, the objective of this one-day course is to provide participants with an opportunity to build their ability and awareness participating in and leading an effective team unit that meet deadlines and see results.

Learning Outcomes:

Through completing this course, participants will:

  • Discover the key steps and competencies to build an efficient and effective team
  • Learn how to manage the barriers that keep teams from performing
  • Be able to apply the best practice of teams into daily communication

To learn more and register for this course, please click here.

Foundations of Project Management I – Ottawa, ON (October 24 – 25, 2019)

Where: Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown, 350 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E9

When: Thursday & Friday, October 24-25, 2019, 9:00am – 5:00pm on both days

This 2-day course provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.

Learning Outcomes:

Through completing this course, participants will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of foundational project management principles
  • Have an emphasized understanding of the importance of team and team dynamics within the context of project management and meeting project deadlines

To learn more and register for this course, please click here.

Please note:

  1. As a Carleton graduate student you can attend any Mitacs Training workshop anywhere across Canada. If you are working as a TA when you attend and you would like the hours spent in these workshops to count toward your voluntary pedagogical training hours, you will need to send proof of your attendance (a transcript by email will do) to davidlafferty@carleton.ca. I cannot record your training hours if you notify me after the term deadline for submission (November 30 for Fall Term, March 30 for Winter Term).
  2. All Mitacs Training workshops are open to Carleton postdocs as well as graduate students.
  3. Mitacs Training offers a number of online training courses and I encourage you to take advantage of these. However, these do not count toward pedagogical training hours.
  4. We will continue to post upcoming Mitacs Training workshops in Ottawa in our Grad Navigate listings. To see full descriptions and details you will need to log into Mitacs EDGE system.

If you have any questions, please contact David Lafferty, Coordinator of Graduate Professional Development, at david.lafferty@carleton.ca.

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