This series is a collection of workshops available to all students participating in Community-Engaged Learning Opportunities at UofT. They are intended to support in you in your preparation for your community-engaged learning experience and to add to your personal and professional development. Workshops will be held throughout the year.

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Eligibility Available to all students participating in Community-Engaged Learning Opportunities
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Schedule and location Workshop descriptions, locations and time
Contact Contact Kristina Minnella at kristina.minnella@utoronto.ca

Eligibility

These workshops are available to all students participating in Community-Engaged Learning Opportunities at UofT!

Schedule and location

Introduction to Community- Engaged Learning 

This workshop explores how we can enter communities with respect and openness to learning about others and ourselves. It will also give you an opportunity to explore what you hope to get out of your community-engaged learning experience.

When: Thursday, October 8  5-6PM

Where: Koffler Centre Room 313

 

Intercultural Understanding

The aim of this workshop is to challenge you to (re)think about culture; to recognize the working of culture in your daily interactions with others; and to develop strategies for communicating and understanding across cultural differences.

When: Thursday, October 29 3-5PM

Where: Career Centre Seminar room  

 

Exploring your leadership

Leadership isn’t just a title. Explore your potential for leadership by learning what leadership means personally, in a group and in the community and uncover your leadership skills. 

When: Wednesday, October 21 1-2:30PM

Where: Multi-faith Centre, Main Activity Hall 

 

Vision and Values 

Why are you involved in your club or organization? What motivates you? What is your group’s vision for the year?  Often, we don’t carve out time to ask ourselves these questions. This workshop will help you to develop and articulate your vision and values.

When: Thursday October 1 3-4:30PM

Where: Koffler Centre Room 313

 

Get yourself ready for social justice work 

Explore how to:

  • Build an online presence
  • Make connections
  • Identify your networks

When: Friday, January 29, 2016 2-4:30 p.m.

Where: William Doo Auditorium

To register: click on the Career Learning Network website (Go to events/workshops/St. George Calendar)

 

StrengthsQuest 

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? In this workshop, you will learn about your natural talents (strengths) and how you can further develop and apply them to your volunteer experience and you everyday lives. You will receive a code to complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder which will provide you with a unique report along with online tools and resources (including online PDF of StrengthsQuest book). You will leave understanding your talents and how they can assist you in developing both personally and professionally.    

When: Tuesday, November 24, 3-5PM

Where: Koffler Centre Room 313

 

Story of me 

Wondering about what type of work will be meaningful for you? This session will help you identify themes by reflecting your strengths, interests and values through interactive activities and exploring the following questions:

What do I like to do?
What matters to me?
What am I good at?    

When: Tuesday, November 17 1-3PM    

Where: Career Centre Seminar Room

 

Transformative Conflict

Understanding communication and conflict is essential to having a mutually beneficial experience with others. This workshop will explore how conflict arises and how to transform conflict effectively by moving from fixed positions to understanding peoples interests through various communication techniques.    

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2:30PM-4PM    

Where: Multi-faith Centre, Main Activity Hall 

 

That’s a wrap: bringing your experience to an end 

Change can be challenging and but it is an inevitable part of your volunteer experience. This session will be an opportunity to talk about moving on, how to end your volunteer experience in an way that is respectful and thinks about the next steps for all those that are involved.

This session is especially helpful if you are working in a tutoring environment.    

When: Tuesday, November 17 3-4PM

When: Career Centre Seminar Room

 

Reflection for Action 

Reflection is a key part of Community-Engaged Learning. It allows for an opportunity to think about your actions and results and determine ways of moving forward. This session will give you an opportunity to participate in a guided reflection to think about your experience.    

When: Friday, November 27, 3-5PM    

Where: Koffler Centre Room 313

Contact

Contact Kristina Minnella at kristina.minnella@utoronto.ca if you have any questions and concerns.