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Student workshops

Looking for support for your student organization? The Dean of Students office is available to offer guidance, mentorship, and training throughout the academic year.

Summer and fall 2024

Register for our leadership and organizational development sessions tailored for student association leaders in summer and fall 2024 term.

This interactive workshop is designed for student association leaders.

Descrption: In this session, we will explore strategies for fostering inclusive communities by embracing principles of equity, diversity, and accessibility in leadership roles. Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, participants will gain valuable insights and tools to promote inclusivity, advocate for diverse perspectives, confront unconscious biases, and establish equitable and inclusive environments within their associations.

Duration: 120 min

Training format: Simulation or case-study learning; Question & Answer Session; Lecture Format

Dates available and registation links:

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 2 p.m. register
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 2 p.m. register

Facilitator: Racha Cheikh-Ibrahim, Equity Office

Descrption: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of requesting space and planning an event through Hospitality Concordia.

Hospitality Concordia & Dean of Students staff will be on hand to help guide, coach, and mentor event planners and student association Booking Officers. Explanations will be offered about the approval process for subsidiary group events. During the Summer session, special attention will be given to Orientation-Frosh events.

Duration: 45 min

Training format: Lecture Format ;Question & Answer Session; Lecture Format

Dates available and registation links:

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 2 p.m. register
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024 at 1 p.m. register

Facilitator: Aimee St-Hilaire, Hospitality Concordia

Descrption: This training is designed to help student leaders take on a new role, and plan for how to accommodate the demands of their peers. This training will help you to:

  • learn what how you can assess what your boundaries are
  • for you to feel able to communicate these boundaries when necessary

Duration: 45-75 min

Training format: Lecture Format; Simulation or case-study learning; Question & Answer Session;

Dates available and registation links:

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12 p.m. register
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2024 at 1 p.m. register

Facilitator: Antoine Beauchemin and Priya Bhatia, Career Counselling and Education Transitions, Student Success Centre

Descrption: In this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to dive deep into public speaking. Together we will focus on the concept of connection vs. perfection, how to manage fear & anxiety of public speaking, and unpack the value of vulnerability. Through interactive and low-stakes activities, we will learn about storytelling and improvisation techniques so you can immediately practice what you’re learning in a highly supportive environment and receive immediate feedback. Together, we will help you to feel more confident in your presentations, pitches, interviews, and more! Join us to identify your unique voice and create a fluid and adaptable style that is authentically you!

Speakers at all levels are encouraged to attend.

You will learn:

  • Public speaking ideals of connection vs. perfection, managing fear, and the value of vulnerability
  • Advice for integrating storytelling into your upcoming public speaking opportunities
  • Strategies to find your own voice and use it effectively
  • Tips for speaking off-the-cuff, with little or no preparation

Duration: 3 hours

Training format: Hands-On Learning; Simulation or case-study learning; Question & Answer Session

Dates available and registation links:

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. register
  • Thursday, June 18, 2024 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. register

Facilitator: Rosalia Felice, FutureBound, Student Success Centre

Descrption: Do you have a great idea for an event? Or have you recently been to a great event and felt inspired to organize one of your own?

Well organized and executed events provide meaningful experiences for your guests and opportunities for learning and community building for the event organizer(s).

What makes for an impactful and successful event? In this workshop we will review the various stages of event planning from developing your idea to executing all the details, to evaluating our learnings from experience. You will leave with knowledge of how to get started and make your event idea a reality.

Bring an idea for an event and we’ll work on honing and developing it together.

Duration: 45-75 min

Training format: Lecture Format; Simulation or case-study learning; Question & Answer Session

Dates available and registation links:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 3 p.m. register

Facilitator: Eddie Jude Hareven, Dean of Students Office

Descrption: The aim of this session is to increase participants' ability to work effectively within a team and identify behaviours and actions which can either help or hinder the process.

After this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify qualities of effective and ineffective teams
  • Identify how power can be expressed differently and how it can impact the function of the team
  • Consider the different ways to resolve issues that may arise within their groups
  • Use tools provided to support the proper functioning of the team
  • Plan for next steps with their respective teams

Duration: 45-75 min

Training format: Lecture Format; Simulation or case-study learning; Question & Answer Session

Dates available and registation links:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. register
  • Friday, September 13, 2024 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. register

Facilitator: Alexander Oster, Dean of Students Office

Descrption: The aim of this session is to help student leaders identify and manage the sources of stress in their lives.

When you experience stress, your body's alarm system is activated. This fight-or-flight response stimulates many of your body's processes so that you are prepared to deal with danger.

Managing stress is best approached systematically. This session will highlight the five-step guide to stress management, and provide tools, practices, and tips to cope with stress as a student leader.

Duration: 45-75 min

Training format: Lecture Format; Question & Answer Session

Dates available and registation links:

  • Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 1 p.m. register

Facilitator: Gaby Szabo, Health Promotion Specialist, Campus Wellness

Descrption: The Safe Serve Program (SSP) certifies community members to serve alcohol at events. The purpose of this program is to educate servers on how to reduce alcohol-related harms through safer serving. The program is mandatory for any community member who intends to serve alcohol on campus. The name of a trained server is required to book your event.

Duration: 60-75 min

Training format: Lecture Format; Group Activities; Simulation or case-study learning; Question & Answer Session

Dates available and registation links:

Facilitator: Eddie Jude Hareven and/or Alexander Oster, Dean of Students Office

Year round we offer

  • Harm-reduction training: how to recognize, prevent, and mitigate harms related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure and sexual violence
  • Conflict styles training: designed for people/groups to notice their approach to conflict
  • Articulate your experiential learning training: learn to identify skills/competencies from real-world learning experiences 
  • Team/Power dynamics workshop: identify common pitfalls in group work and how to overcome them

Contact us

Want to know more or schedule your next training? Email us at deanofstudents.office@concordia.ca.

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