GradProSkills services are available to current Concordia graduate students and recent graduates up to two terms after they have completed their program. The majority of GradProSkills workshops are offered for free. However, all workshop providers have committed resources to offer these workshops and expect students who register to attend and actively participate in the full workshop. Similarly, most of our workshops are in high demand and run waiting lists. We ask you to please be kind and drop on time.
If a student registers for a workshop but does not attend or drop before the drop deadline, they will be penalized. The penalty is the non-attendance fee listed on the workshop description, and it is charged directly to their student account. For Winter 2021, we will not be charging non-attendance fees but if a student repeatedly does not adhere to the drop deadline, we will drop them from all future workshops for which they are registered.
The following outlines our specific policies in greater detail:
Non-attendance fees vary from $25 to $135. Attendance requires between 85% and 100% presence to avoid the non-attendance fee and to be graded as attended. Each workshop will have its non-attendance fee and attendance requirement listed on the workshop description page.
For Winter 2021, on an exceptional basis, we are waiving all fees but repeat non-attendance will result in a student being dropped from future workshops.
For webinars, attendance is recorded by log-in and log-off times to the zoom meeting. For in-person workshops, students must sign the attendance sheet as a record of their attendance.
If you can not attend 100% of the workshop due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control, and you have missed the drop deadline, you can request the penalty to be waived by contacting GradProSkills by email. You must explain and attach proof to justify your absence, as well as include the workshop code and your student number. Valid unforeseeable and/or extraordinary circumstances may include:
- A serious illness or severe injury
- A recent death in your immediate family
- Assuming unexpected responsibilities of an immediate family member due to serious illness
To avoid a non-attendance fee and allow us to enroll other students from the waitlist, enrolled students must drop the workshop before the advertised drop deadline for the particular workshop. The number of days are calculated as calendar days and does not include the start date of the workshop.
Multiple-session workshops must be dropped 11 days in advance of the workshop start date.
Single-session workshops must be dropped 5 days in advance of the workshop start date.
You are expected to arrive or login prior to the start of the workshop.
No lates allowed - students risk not being admitted into the webinar or classroom after 5 minutes of the scheduled start time of the workshop. Students arriving late will be marked as absent and charged the non-attendance penalty.
GradProSkills services are available to:
- Currently enrolled Concordia graduate students enrolled in a masters, doctoral, diploma or certificate program
- Recent Concordia graduates (of the above noted programs) up to two terms after they have completed their program
- Current Concordia postdoctoral researchers
- Visiting students enrolled in graduate courses at Concordia
Graduate students who are on a leave of absence or who have not yet started their courses are not eligible for GradProSkills services.
Concordia undergraduate students, staff and faculty are not eligible to attend GradProSkills workshops. However, in some cases, a workshop will be jointly offered to other members of the Concordia community. In these cases, an alternative registration process will exist and you can obtain details by contacting GradProSkills.
When workshops are full, students may register as waitlisted. Should a space become available, waitlisted students will be automatically registered and notified. If a student no longer wishes to be on a waitlist, they must email firstname.lastname@example.org before the workshop drop deadline.
In an effort to create a safe classroom where participants are comfortably 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.
Students may be registered for a maximum of 15 GradProSkills workshops per semester.