Experience the benefits of coaching and community toward achieving your academic goals as a grad student.
Get coached in a supportive setting among grad-student peers, with a learning strategist and learning and development coach. We’ll explore key learning themes and challenges specific to the grad student experience at U of T, including goal setting, goal clarity, strategic work plans, and follow-through: prioritization, mindsets, time and project management, managing procrastination and distraction, increasing focus, etc.
These Grad Learning Group sessions explore a specific learning or productivity framework, principle or habit in each cycle (typically monthly), drawing from social cognitive neuroscience, high-performance coaching, trauma- and somatics-informed learning, social learning, and Indigenous, non-colonial perspectives.
Grad Learning Group (GLG) sessions may include coworking. Separate dedicated GLG coworking sessions are also offered in various weeks.
All U of T graduate students are welcome.
How The Program Works
Currently, the structure is a 60 to 90-minute session each week, for the first four weeks in any given month, as follows:
A mini lecture and interactive workshop exploring one productivity/success principle; may include coworking
Practice/coworking session to embed the new behaviour/mindset
Q&A and personalized group coaching for participants to personally integrate the practice/principle into one’s own work
Practice/coworking session, optional Q&A
This group has ongoing weekly enrollment, open to all grad students. Students may self-register at any time. There is no obligation or pressure to attend weekly. Ideally, students will attend at least the first week of the month to engage with the learning focus for that monthly cycle.
Note: Weekly coworking sessions are also offered on a changing schedule week to week. Refer to CLNx (search “Grad Learning Group”) for specific weekly offerings.
Register for group coaching or coworking sessions on CLNx under Events & Workshops > St. George > Academic Success; search “Grad Learning Group”.