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How it works

Concordia's Graduate and Professional Skills program provides complementary training tailored to graduate students' academic and professional needs. Learn how to get the most out of our workshops below.


How to register/join waitlist for a workshop

  1. Locate the workshop you wish to register for on the workshops page and open the description page.
  2. Click on the blue button (top right) titled "Sign in to register/waitlist." If you do not see this button it is because registration is not open yet for this specific workshop. 
  3. You will be prompted to sign-in. You must sign in with your Concordia student netname and password. Employee netname will not work.
  4. Once your student status has authenticated, you will be shown a prefilled registration/waitlist form with our registration terms. Review and agree to our terms, then submit the form.
  5. You should receive an email confirmation of your registration. 
  6. Remember to add the event to your personal calendar. 
  7. If you were added to the waitlist, you will be automatically enrolled if a spot becomes available before the registration deadline. If you are automatically enrolled, you will receive another email confirming your enrollment. Should you no longer be able to attend, you must drop the workshop (see instructions below).   


If you are receiving a registration error:

  • Make sure you have deleted the cache on your browser.
  • Try to log in through private/incognito mode in your preferred browser.
  • Make sure you are logged into your STUDENT Concordia account.
  • Contact GradProSkills if the issue persists.

How to drop a workshop

Dropping a workshop is only possible in advance of the registration deadline listed on the workshop’s description.

  1. Sign in to the GradProSkills portal with your Concordia student netname and password. 
  2. Click on “GradProSkills registrations”.
  3. Scroll down to the workshop you wish to drop and click “unregister”.
  4. You should receive an email confirmation that you have unregistered.
  5. Remember to remove the event from your personal calendar.

If you can not attend a workshop for a valid reason and you are past the registration deadline, please email GradProSkills with your explanation. Remember to include your full name, student ID number as well as the workshop code.

Frequently asked questions

First you must register for the GradProSkills workshop before the registration deadline. 

Your registration confirmation email and reminder email include the zoom link or classroom location. These emails are sent to the email address you have on file in your Student Centre.

You must login to our online classroom using the name on your student account to be counted as attended. Please note, it is possible that our instructional email is filtered to your spam/promotion folder.

Please take note that some workshops are accompanied by a Moodle site or additional preparatory tasks. These will be explained in the reminder email.

Instructions are included in our confirmation and reminder emails. Common reasons for not receiving these emails include:

  • Incomplete registration: Confirm that the workshop is in your GradProSkills portal.
  • Filtered into you spam/promotional folder: Webinar instructions are sent by Please ensure this address is added to your safe sender list.
  • Wrong email: Webinar instructions are sent to the email you have identified as your primary email in your Student Centre. Please confirm you are checking the correct email account.

If you are still unable to locate the webinar instructions, please contact us.

Please contact us and ensure you include your name, student ID, workshop code and a brief description of your issue.

You can view the upcoming workshops for which you are registered in your GradProSkills portal.

Yes, you will receive a drop deadline reminder email 24 hours before the workshop’s registration deadline and a second reminder email 24 hours before the workshop start time.

For multi-meeting workshops, the non-attendance fee is also $25. The minimum participation requirement of 85 per cent must be met throughout the workshop to avoid the non-attendance fee.

Multi-meeting workshops may have mandatory activities completed outside of meetings. Estimated time for completing mandatory activities are weighted into the attendance calculation.

For every non-attendance recorded on your file, you will receive a notification email from us after the workshop is completed. The non-attendance fee will be charged to your student account at the end of the term.

For most of our workshops, we share PowerPoint slides and handouts after the workshop. 

We love hearing your suggestions. Please email any workshops suggestions to GradProSkills.

If you have been barred from attending and registering for future workshop due to non-attendance, please contact us to review your situation.

Contact us with your accessibility needs once you register for a workshop so that we can provide you with required accommodations. Kindly provide us with your student ID and the title of the workshop you need accommodations for.

The best way to make sure that we have a record of our correspondence and that you are directed to the appropriate person is to email us. In the body of the email, please include your full name, student ID, and any relevant workshop codes related to your enquiry. Please allow up to two full business days for us to respond to you.

You can also book an appointment with us in person or online.

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