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Leaders Spotlight on Learning

May 2022

Leaders Spotlight on Learning

This new playlist provides an opportunity for leaders within Mohawk College to showcase a specific training course from the over 11,000+ courses on Working at Mohawk featuring LinkedIn Learning, Cornerstone Content Anytime, and other providers of asynchronous learning. All courses are under 1 hour in length and focus on ‘hot topics’. There are many curated playlists already available on Working at Mohawk and you can even make your own!

Sharon K - May 2022The College is committed to creating an environment in which everyone who learns and works at Mohawk feels a sense of belonging and can thrive.  Dr. Sharon Kamassah, Manager, Workplace Equity and Inclusion,  helps managers embed equity, diversity and inclusion in their policies, processes, and training to support these commitments.

Kamassah believes that the way leaders interact with their employees creates either a toxic or healthy work environment. For instance, when challenges arise, how managers choose to engage their employees in conversations speaks volumes about the value and trust they hold for their employees.

"It is important for managers to enter difficult conversations without presuming who the employee is or what they might say. It is more effective to begin the conversation by expressing their intentions, the facts and the impact of the situation and then asking open-ended questions. This will then give employees an opportunity to share their perspective. When asking questions with curiosity and compassion, managers may find that employees are willing to speak more openly about their concerns." ~ Sharon

This 19-minute EDI Difficult Conversations playlist presents practical strategies for having tough conversations that create safe spaces for employees.

Follow this playlist for notifications as new course spotlights from Mohawk leaders are added monthly!

Use the learning search to find more great playlists, content, courses and more - including our internal and external sessions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the professional development team.