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How it works


What is GradProSkills?

Concordia University's Graduate and Professional Skills program provides workshops and resources that are tailored to graduate students' needs.  Our workshop develop professional skills, complement graduate academic studies and help prepare our graduates for their chosen career. GradProSkills is housed within the School of Graduate Studies.


Who can take GradProSkills workshops?

Registration for GradProSkills workshops is reserved for current Concordia graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Graduate students who have completed their degree are able to take GradProSkills workshops up to two terms after completing their program.


What are the GradProSkills registration policies?

Refer to the GradProSkills policies page.


How do I register for a workshop?

See our detailed Add/drop a workshop page.


How do I see the workshops for which I am registered?

You can view the upcoming workshops for which you are registered in your Student Centre. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Log in to www.myconcordia.ca
  2. Click on My Student Centre – then again on My Student Centre.
  3. Click on “Search for Classes” in the upper right side of the screen.
  4. Click on the purple “Enroll” tab located at the top of the screen.
  5. Select the current semester and “Professional Development” as the “Career”.  Click “continue”
  6. You can see the schedule at the bottom of the screen. The classes with a green checkmark indicate the classes you are enrolled in, the classes with a blue X indicate the workshops which you have dropped. 

How do I drop a workshop?

Please note: Students dropping a workshop must do so within the deadline, otherwise they will be marked as Did Not Attend (DNA) and charged the non-attendance fee. To know the drop deadline and non-attendance fee for a specific workshop, you must refer to the individual workshop’s description on the GradProSkills website or in My Student Centre.
 
Students who have a hold on their student account (either academic or administrative) are not blocked from dropping GradProSkills workshops in the Student Centre. Should you experience difficulty, please contact our office at gradproskills@concordia.ca

To drop a workshop in your Student Centre, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to www.myconcordia.ca.
  2. Click on My Student Centre – then again on My Student Centre.
  3. Click on “Search for Classes” in the upper right side of the screen.
  4. Click on the purple “Enroll” tab located at the top of the screen.
  5. Select the current semester and “Professional Development” as the “Career”.  Click “continue.”
  6. Click on the purple sub tab “drop.”
  7. Select the workshop you wish to drop then click on “drop selected classes.”
  8. To confirm your selection, click on “finish dropping."

Can I record a workshop? 

Participants are not permitted to record a class. Accomodations can be made for students with disabilities who provide adequate documentation from the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities.


What is your policy on the use of electronic devices?

The use of electronic devices such as mobile phones or laptops is generally not permitted in class as it is distracting to other participants. Laptops are only permitted in workshops where they are required for the delivery of the workshop content. If students must bring their own laptops, this will be indicated in the workshop description. 


I need to miss a workshop for a valid reason; how can I avoid the non-attendance fee?

If you need to miss a workshop for a valid reason and you are past the drop deadline, please email gradproskills@concordia.ca and include appropriate documentation. Remember to include your full name, student ID number as well as workshop code. For example, for a medical emergency, please include a doctor's note attesting your inability to attend school during the time of the workshop. 


How does the GradProSkills record work?

Your GradProSkills record of participation lists your participation in GradProSkills workshops. The GradProSkills record can be included in annual progress reviews with your Graduate Program Director or supervisor, in funding applications or in employment applications.


How do I access my unofficial GradProSkills Record of Participation? 

Your unofficial GradProSkills record of participation is available anytime in your Student Centre. The following steps will guide you through the process of generating your record:

  1. Log in to www.myconcordia.ca.
  2. Click on My Student Centre – then again on My Student Centre.
  3. Under the Academics section you will see a drop down menu titled “other academics”. Select “Transcript: View unofficial” and submit.
  4. On the resulting page, in the “Report Type” drop down menu select “Grad Pro Skills” and click on “View Report”
  5. On the resulting page, click on “View Report”.  A protected PDF of your “GradProSkills Record of Participation” should display.

 


How do I get an official, certified version of my GradProSkills record?

If you require an official certified version of your GradProSkills record, please contact our office at gradproskills@concordia.ca

If you require an official, certified copy this record, please contact our office atgradproskills@concordia.ca.

What are the French Conversation Group Levels?

GradProSkills offers five French conversations groups based on the following five levels of proficency:

Level 1 (GPLT331) - Je ne comprends pas le français. Je ne le parle pas. (Translation: I do not understand French. I do not speak French.) 
 
Level 2 (GPLT330) - J’ai une connaissance limitée du français. Je peux répondre à des questions simples. Je ne comprends pas quand je regarde la télévision ou quand j’écoute la radio. J’hésite beaucoup quand je parle. Mon vocabulaire est limité et mes phrases sont généralement incomplètes.
 
Level 3 (GPLT335) - Je comprends et je participe à une conversation simple en français. J’ai une compréhension limitée quand je regarde la télévision ou quand j’écoute la radio. Je peux répondre à des questions simples, mais je ne peux pas exprimer des idées complexes. J’ai un vocabulaire fonctionnel.
 
Level 4 (GPLT340) - Je comprends le sens général de ce que j’écoute à la télévision ou à la radio et je comprends à l’occasion certains détails. Je peux parler des choses de la vie quotidienne, mais j’ai encore de la difficulté à discuter de sujets plus complexes. Je manque de vocabulaire.
 
Level 5 (GPLT341 & GPLT320) - Je comprends le sens général de ce que j’écoute à la télévision ou à la radio et je peux saisir plusieurs détails. Je peux échanger sur à peu près tous les sujets, mais j’ai parfois de la difficulté à exprimer mes idées. Il m’arrive encore de chercher mes mots.  


How do you propose a new workshop?

E-mail us your workshop suggestions at gradproskills@concordia.ca.


How do I get in touch with GradProSkills?

The best way to make sure that we have a record of your correspondence and that you are directed to the appropriate person is to email us (gradproskills@concordia.ca). In the body of the email, please include your full namestudent ID, and any relevant workshop codes related to your enquiry. Please allow up to three full business days for us to respond to you. 

You can also contact us by phone (514-848-2424 ext. 5615).   

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