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Professional Development - Upcoming Opportunities (October 29)

Staff Announcement - Professional Development

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Week of November 1

November 3 - Navigating Gender-Based Violence in the 2SLGBTQ+ Community (1.5 hrs) - hosted by Student Rights and Responsibilities

November 5 - Hidden Limitations of Chronic Illnesses and Invisible Disabilities (1 hour) - hosted by Accessible Learning Services

Week of November 8

November 9 - Indigenous Information Session - Smudging (1 hour) - hosted by Indigenous Student Services

November 9 - Hidden Limitations of Chronic Illnesses and Invisible Disabilities (1 hour) - hosted by Accessible Learning Services

November 10 - FLASH Workshop: Intercultural Communication (30 mins) - hosted by the International Department

November 11 - FLASH Workshop: Engaging International Students in the Online Learning Environment (30 mins) - hosted by the International Department

November 12 - Course 1: EDI 101-Equity Diversity and Inclusion (3.5 hrs) - hosted by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Week of November 15

November 17 - National Member Webinar: Creating Space for Uncomfortable Conversations (1 hour) - hosted Pride at Work Canada (see information below)

November 17 - Course 2: Inclusion at Mohawk (3.5 hrs) – hosted by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

November 18 - OCASA Leaders & Innovators Conference: All Administrators Summit (2.5 hrs) – hosted by OCASA (see information below)

November 19 - Dichotomy of Empowerment & Vulnerability (1 hour) - hosted by Accessible Learning Services

Week of November 22

November 22 - Course 3: Looking Inward (3.5 hrs) - hosted by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

November 22 - FY2022/23 Investment, Information Technology, & Capital Proposal Training (1.5 hrs) - hosted by Finance

November 22 - FLASH Workshop: Inclusive Pedagogy (30 mins) - hosted by the International Department

November 23 - Dichotomy of Empowerment & Vulnerability (1 hour) - hosted by Accessible Learning Services

November 24 - FLASH Workshop: Explore Culture (30 mins) - hosted by the International Department

November 26 - FLASH Workshop: Intercultural Teaching Competencies (30 mins) - hosted by the International Department

Week of November 29

November 30 - Indigenous Information Session & Discussion - Mythbusters (2 hrs) - hosted by Indigenous Student Services

December 1 - FLASH spin-off: Spotlight on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) (30 mins) - hosted by CTL and the International Department

December 3 - Compassion Fatigue: Balancing Student Support and Self-care (1 hour) - hosted by Accessible Learning Services

Visit our events calendar using My Learning to register for upcoming sessions!

Online Courses and Learning Events

OCASA Leaders and Innovators Conference is Virtual!

Thursday, November 18 from 11am-1:30pm

The Ontario College Administrative Staff Association (OCASA) is hosting a virtual Leaders and Innovators Conference with monthly sessions from September 2021 through to June 2022, with many sessions offered during the lunch hour. Mohawk College is a Presenting Partner College and sponsor, providing unlimited access and seating for our employees at no cost to the individual, with no membership requirement.

OCASA All Administrators Summit

Spots are limited – register early!

Join Seneca College's President David Agnew as he provides his insights on the topic of mandatory vaccines on campus and explore how Seneca College has implemented vaccination mandates for students and faculty.

Attendees will be able to self-select 1 of 3 concurrent breakout sessions with facilitators exploring the topics of EDI - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, Performance Management and Career Management.

To register for FREE as a Mohawk administrative employee, please visit OCASA's event page, and use your Mohawk College email to register within the “Member Registration” selection.

Please watch your email, and the events calendar in Working at Mohawk, for dates of future sessions as they become available in the coming months.

LinkedIn Learning Playlist

All previous challenges remain available for you to explore at your own pace - with learning tasks taking less than five minutes to complete!

Follow the playlist for notifications as new themes are added.

CAAT Pension Plan Sessions

November 1 or 3 various times (90 minute sessions)

This popular session answers the most common questions from members as they prepare for retirement.
You should attend if you’re a member of the Pension Plan and thinking about retiring, but it’s never too early or too late to attend a retirement planning session. The session is for all members, whether contributing under DBprime or DBplus.

Educational Technology Committee (ETC) Lunch and Learn sessions

The Educational Technology Committee (ETC) is a subcommittee of the Coordinating Committee of Vice-Presidents, Academic (CCVPA), and represents the colleges’ practitioner knowledge-base on matters pertaining to technology enhanced teaching and learning.

The audience is primarily college faculty but all are welcome, and it would be great to see a strong Mohawk presence in attendance.

November 9 - 11am-12pm: PowerPoint Make-Over: Applying Content Design Principles to Your Learning Content

November 24 - 11am-12pm: Foundations of Accessibility for Digital Materials

Supporting Trans, Nonbinary, & 2Spirit Students in Your Teaching and Learning Spaces

Tuesday, November 16 - 1:30 - 3:00 pm

The Centre for Academic Excellence (CAE) at Niagara College invites you to join us for Supporting Trans, Nonbinary, & 2Spirit Students in Your Teaching and Learning Spaces.

This 90-minute webinar will provide you with a deeper understanding of gender identity and expression to allow you to be a more informed and aware ally to trans students in the college sector. In this session, you will consider the lived experiences of trans, non-binary and 2spirt students and how it impacts their educational experiences, learn about strategies and approaches for building trans-inclusive learning spaces, and reflect on your approaches as an educator.

Limited spaces are available - You can register for this webinar via the Niagara College CAE website.
A zoom link will be sent out to participants closer to the date. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Whit Ross, Educational Developer, Inclusivity at

National Member Webinar: Creating Space for Uncomfortable Conversations (from Pride at Work Canada)

Wednesday, November 17 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Pride at Work Canada’s Proud Partners collectively employ over one million Canadians and include leading employers from across the Canadian economy. Each of these employers recognizes LGBTQ2+ individuals as key to a productive, engaged workforce. Their membership brings them into a network of sharing good practice, and helps them establish best-in-class workplace initiatives. Mohawk College is a Proud Partner!

One of the biggest inclusion challenges for many employers is how to communicate on the subjects gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Engaging on these topics can result in conversations that are uncomfortable for LGBTQ2+ employees and those working in allyship with them. Join diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) professional B Adair (he/him) as he unpacks the importance of strong communication skills when navigating tough conversations, from a workplace DEI perspective.

In this session, case studies will be provided of how to talk to those who know little about LGBTQ2+ communities, as well as how to provide welcoming feedback. You’ll learn why diverse voices matter in the workplace and how to overcome “diversity fatigue”. Most of all, you’ll gain new skills and knowledge about maintaining a calm and open-minded approach to having difficult conversations.

Learning Goals:

  • Navigating difficult conversations related to gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation
  • How to address comments of diversity fatigue or prejudice
  • How to approach difficult questions as an LGBTQ2+ ally

This event is exclusive for employees of Proud Partners and Community Partners. Mohawk College is a Proud Partner!

Technology and Education Seminar and Showcase (TESS)

November 15-16 & 18-19, 2021

eCampusOntario’s annual TESS conference will be held online, throughout the week providing flexible half day sessions.
Conversations will highlight learning from the pandemic – and the actions we can take, individually and collectively, to crystallize that learning.

Ongoing Sessions and Resources (FREE!)

“Mo-Flow”: Mindful practice of Meditation and/or Yoga

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, meditation begins at 11:30 am and yoga follows at 12 pm

Treat yourself to some time to focus on you! Find joy in a wonderful community of Mohawk colleagues where together we practice meditation or yoga virtually via Zoom. During these challenging times, an opportunity to take pause and focus on the present moment can be useful. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, practices like meditation and yoga can help quiet your mind and allow you to look at problems from a calmer and more balanced viewpoint (CMHA, 2020). Over time, these practices can help you manage your response to stressful situations. Additionally, yoga is excellent for overall health, giving you an opportunity to lengthen and strengthen areas of the body that get compressed and out of balance with a technology driven lifestyle. This restorative style of yoga is good for any level - from new to experienced.

Join on Zoom: https://mohawkcollege.zoom.us/j/165905801

  • Or calling: 1-855-703-8985 Canada Toll-free
  • Meeting ID: 165 905 801
  • Passcode: 917429

All levels of experience in both meditation and Yoga are welcome! You are free to join just the mindfulness/mediation portion, just the Yoga, or both. No equipment is necessary, although eventually you may consider investing in a Yoga block and band. Household items can also replicate these tools and will be discussed in the Yoga sessions. We hope to “see” you there!

We are also looking for volunteers with experience to facilitate meditations/mindfulness sessions on Fridays from 11:30 to 11:50 and a certified Yoga teacher to share Yoga on Fridays at 12pm to 12:45pm. Please reach out to kelley.hoyt@mohawkcollege.ca if you have some time to share on Fridays.

For further questions, please email one of the facilitators: kelley.hoyt@mohawkcollege.ca / linda.rourke@mohawkcollege.ca / michelle.turan@mohawkcollege.ca

Live Zoom Demonstrations

Recurring event (Mondays @ 5 pm, Tuesdays @ 1 and 5 pm, Thursdays @ 1 and 5 pm, and Fridays @ 1 pm)

In this info-packed webinar, you will learn the basics of Zoom Meetings and dive into all the must-know features such as calendar integrations, recording, screen sharing, breakout rooms, chat, annotation, and virtual backgrounds.

Working at Mohawk Features

Check out our how-to guides on MyMohawk for further instructions on navigating Working at Mohawk.

Interest Tracking - See a session you are interested in but cannot attend? Interest Tracking will notify you as soon as the next offering is scheduled! You can also view past sessions in the calendar (check the ‘COMPLETED’ box) and use Interest Tracking to let us know what you are interested in seeing in the coming months.

Waitlist - Session full? Add yourself to the waitlist to be notified when a spot becomes available!

Learning Search - Now over 11,000+ online courses in Working at Mohawk – with nearly 5000 courses running 30 minutes or less!

Visit our events calendar using My Learning to register for sessions!

**Coming Soon** Employees will have the ability to include external sessions within MyLearning, providing an added convenience for you to manage and track external learning records, certificates or hours towards certifications!