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Embedding Career Skill Training in Your Classes – Without Sacrificing Content or Creating More Work!

October 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location:A602 Loeb Building
Key Contact:Elsa Piersig

lunch provided
Registration appreciated to ensure sufficient food and beverages; please RSVP to

Interactive Workshop Session with Dr. Loleen Berdahl, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning and the Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy

Are you interested in bringing career skill development into your classes but concerned about adding to your students’ (and your own) work load?  Drawing on her own teaching experience and case study research, in this interactive workshop session, political scientist Dr. Loleen Berdahl (University of Saskatchewan) will work with you to identify small but significant changes to embed career skill training into your undergraduate and graduate courses. The session is open to all Carleton faculty and contract instructors, and is sure to inspire your teaching practice.

Loleen Berdahl is Professor and Head of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Her political science disciplinary expertise is in federalism, regionalism and electoral politics, and she also has an active research agenda examining the embedding of career skills training into undergraduate and graduate programs. Inspired by her background working outside academia, she is committed to helping students recognize and develop career-relevant skills that employers and society need. She is the PI on a SSHRC Insight project examining doctoral professional development, and her most recent book is Work Your Career: Get What You Want From Your Social Sciences or Humanities PhD (2018, University of Toronto Press; co-author J. Malloy). Loleen is also the recipient of three University of Saskatchewan teaching awards and the Canadian Political Science Association Prize for Teaching Excellence. She is currently the Faculty Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan’s Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, leading a two year project to create a graduate professional skills certificate program for all university graduates.