The workshops bridge the professional aspect of the Master’s program with the academic. They are structured to provide students with practical skills that are highly applicable in public sector jobs. They are taught by experienced public servants and consultants, most of whom are alumni of the SPPA.

To obtain the Professional Skills certificate, students must participate in five different workshops during the course of their degree. This means that you do not have to complete all five sessions in one year of study, but you will have the opportunity to complete any remaining sessions the following year.

It is highly recommended that students take advantage of the workshops. It will demonstrate to potential employers that you have specific skills training and have taken initiative to prepare yourself for the demands of public sector employment.

Winter 2024 Workshops

Lane Bourbonnière (Métis)  Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement

January 12, 2024 12-2pm – Lane Bourbonnière, Indigenous Curricula Learning Specialist,  with the Carleton Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement, will lead an Indigenous Awareness Session.

Workshop Description: Working with Indigenous communities is a common practice for promoting decolonization, Indigenization, and conciliation. But how can we start and/or continue to work with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities in a good way? This workshop will address institutional anti-Indigenous racism that has caused Indigenous peoples to have a lack of trust in certain systems. It will also expand on the idea that Indigenous communities cannot be addressed through a monolithic lens, and we must support and work with Indigenous folx and their unique, individual needs. The workshop will conclude by addressing how we can practice Mino-pimàdiziwin (living the good life) in spaces on and off campus and will provide a list of resources to support you on your allyship journey.

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February 2, 2024  12-2:30pm The SPPA Society and the SPPA Anti-Racism Committee are hosting the SPPA Students’ Anti-Racism Symposium. All students, alumni, faculty, and SPPA community members are encourage to attend.  This symposium is a dedicated student-led panelist forum that centers on anti-racist knowledge mobilization and honours the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Panelists will include SPPA students and diverse experts from the academia, non-profit, and public service sectors.

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