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Upcoming PD Webinars

Course 1: EDI 101 - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | February 4, February 9

In this session, you will become acquainted with the terminology associated with equity, diversity and inclusion work. It is important that the course begins with a foundation in terminology so that we can communicate with a common language. While this may seem basic or elementary to some, it is the springboard upon which any other learning related to equity, diversity and inclusion, rest. The session considers the EDI context in Canada, including the legislative framework, and then specific to Mohawk College. Participants have an opportunity to consider their own personal identities and how those impact and are impacted by working at Mohawk College.

Course 2: Inclusion at Mohawk | January 15, January 21, Februrary 5, March 9

This course provides an understanding of the ways in which Mohawk College has advanced along the continuum of inclusion as an organization. Participants will consider Mohawk’s history and identify specific policies and procedures that have been put into place, throughout the years, in order to ensure Mohawk provided a safe space for everybody on campus. Further, participants will consider Mohawk’s current and future commitments to equity and inclusion, and their responsibilities therein.

Course 3: Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias | January 22, January 27

Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias allows participants to become familiar with the concept of unconscious bias and its ramifications to the workplace. The model outlines organizational strategies that can mitigate unconscious bias on the macro (organization-wide) and micro (person to person) levels. Participants are required to consider their own biases, and how those may manifest themselves in behaviours or actions in the workplace. Participants also consider strategies towards making bias-free decisions.

*Course 1 is a prerequisite to Course 2 and Course 3 of the EDI workshop series.

Indigenous Panel | January 18, February 23, March 22

Each panel will focus on a specific discussion led by Rick Hill and the Indigenous Initiatives, Education and Student Services team.

  • Janaury 18 - Exploring Indigenous Relationships: How can we rebuild the Two Row Wampum relationship?
  • February 23 - Indigenous Education: What have we learned about the most promising practices in education? What do we still need to address?
  • March 22 - Indigenous Communities & Social Services: What is the legacy of the Sixties Scoop? Why are Indigenous children still being taken from their families?

Remote Teaching and Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence | January 29

Supporting the Community of Consent Kick-off, this interactive session will define technology-facilitated violence (TFV) and gender-based violence (GBV), and provide examples of TFV in the context of remote teaching environments. Participants will learn practical tips and actions to prevent and respond to TFV in their own remote classrooms.

Microsoft Teams L100 | Februrary 11, February 22

Learn from the experts with a live demonstration of Microsoft Teams, facilitated by Microsoft! Did you know that Microsoft Teams is much more than a meeting platform? You can use it to communicate and collaborate with colleagues (thus reducing email overload!), to share documents, keep track of projects, and increase personal and team productivity.

Microsoft Teams Chat & Meetings L100 | March 1

Familiarize yourself with the chat and meetings functions in Microsoft Teams, how to schedule and host meetings with video, audio, screen sharing and how to use a variety of connected features and apps within your meetings to increase engagement and productivity. This session includes a live demonstration facilitated by Microsoft!

*Microsoft "L100" courses are introductory courses. Advanced levels may be offered in the future.

To register for any of the above sessions, please visit the Events Calendar using My Learning.

Contact professionaldevelopment@mohawkcollege.ca for any questions.

Drop-In Sessions: 

Morning Movement @ 11:15am - 12:00pm

Zoom in or call 855-703-8985 (Meeting ID 165 905 801) Password: Please check the Employee Resources – COVID-19 page on MyMohawk for the password.

  • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays- Yoga - Designed for stress relief, relaxation, stretching, and building strength. Participants can bring a yoga mat but it is not required. Comfortable clothing recommended. Taught by certified Yoga instructors. All levels of experience are welcome!

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays ‘Calming Hour’ Virtual Meditations @ 12:00pm-1:00pm

Zoom in or call 855-703-8985 (Meeting ID 165 905 801) Password: Please check the Employee Resources – COVID-19 page on MyMohawk for the password.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, practices like meditation can help quiet your mind and 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. During these changing times, an opportunity to take pause and focus on the present moment can be useful.

DISCLAIMER: You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in exercise. Please understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in the exercise you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and forever discharge The Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, licensees, agents, assigns and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter referred to as “Mohawk”) from any and all claims, causes of action or injury arising out of the exercise.