Mitacs has a number of workshops coming up this Spring that are open to all Carleton graduate students and postdocs. PLEASE NOTE: since these workshops will take place outside of the Fall/Winter terms, time spent in these workshops does NOT count toward paid pedagogical training hours for those students working as Teaching Assistants.

Foundations of Project Management I – Ottawa, ON (April 30 – May 1, 2019)

Where: Holiday Inn Ottawa East, Room TBD (Updated on EDGE), 1199 Joseph Cyr St, Gloucester, ON K1J 7T4

When: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 30 – May 1, 2019, 9:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Skills of Communication – Ottawa, ON (May 10, 2019)

Where: Holiday Inn Ottawa East, Room TBD (Updated on EDGE), 1199 Joseph Cyr St, Gloucester, ON K1J 7T4

When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Skills of Communication is a full-day course featuring the tools and tips of better verbal communication. It will test your assumptions and mental models and for many it may be the first time you learn about the Ladder of Inference, the Johari Window and more.  The goal is to make you more aware of the tools available to help you become a better communicator in both your work and personal lives. The mastery of these skills is a long-term process, but by simply becoming more conscious of the various communication styles, including your own, you can approach conversations differently and change conversational direction to achieve better outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

Through completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand how personal assumptions and mental models adversely influence communication
  • Learn how to determine your own personal assumptions and how to avoid them
  • Learn to navigate and approach difficult conversations
  • Identify and implement communications tools and techniques for team success

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

Time Management – Ottawa, ON (June 12, 2019)

Where: TBD (Updated on EDGE)

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9:00am – 5:00pm

This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the course provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role. Whether you’re handling dynamic timelines alone or within a team, you’ll be able to reach your project targets with the knowledge gained in this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Through completing this course, participants will:

  • Optimize your professional days and weeks
  • Effectively define targets and goals so that they are clear and sustainable
  • Accurately estimate activity duration
  • Improve focus and better manage interruptions
  • Reduce corrective communication
  • Better defend project schedules without sacrificing relationship quotient
  • Improve and leverage personal energy for sustainable follow-through on activities

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

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