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What is GradProSkills?

Concordia University's Graduate and Professional Skills program provides workshops and resources that are tailored to graduate students' needs.  Our workshops 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.


How do I connect to a GradProSkills webinar?

First you must register for the GradProSkills webinar in MyConcordia.
Three days prior to the webinar date you will recieve an email
 with the zoom classroom login instructions. It will be sent to the email address you have on file in your MyConcordia account. 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. 


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. 

I can not attend a workshop I am registered for; will I be penalized?

Every workshop has a drop deadline that is listed on the workshop description. We ask you to drop the worshop in advance of this drop deadline to avoid being penalized and to allow us to offer your spot to another student from the waitlist.

For Fall 2020, we are exceptionally waiving our non-attendance fees, however students who repeatly do not adhere to the drop deadline, will be removed from all future workshops for which they are registered. 

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 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 penalized. 
 
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 have a webinar recording or record a workshop? 

In an effort to create a safe classroom where participants feel comfortable sharing their experience, and to protect the copyright of our materials, we do not share the recordings of our webinars, unless otherwise stated at the begining of the webinar.  Similarly, participants are not permitted to record in-person workshops or screen-capture our webinars.

If you have accessibility needs that require you to have a recording, please contact us to discuss how we can accomodate your request.  For the majority of our workshops, we do share PowerPoint slides and handouts after 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 supervisor, shown to a Professor who requires proof that you have participated in a GradProSkills workshop, or on employment and scholarship 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.

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. 

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