“What really allowed our teams to thrive was when our teams broke the ice and started to connect on a human level," explains Brianna Keeley, a fourth-year student in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and president of AHSCSA. “We started to laugh and joke around in meetings, and we realized how special that was, considering we only ever met online and never had any in-person contact.”
With a common goal to design a virtual and immersive event for students from both faculties, AHSCSA and JHMA put their human resources and teamwork expertise to the test and worked closely and collaboratively for almost two years to create the Negotiating in the Office event, which took place on October 20, 2020. Led by Gillian Leithman, PhD, assistant professor, Management, and corporate trainer specializing in health and wellness, students from both the John Molson School of Business and the Faculty of Arts and Science took part in a deep analysis and case-based workshop on how to negotiate in a professional setting. Students participated in mock job negotiations and were given a role to play before the event began.