Talking to New People is a set of online experiences where you will learn and practise relational skills with other students.
Program EligibilityAll U of T students
How The Program Works
New for 2020: Talking to New People Small Group 5-Week Intensive Pilot Project
This experience brings eight people together who don’t know each other for five weeks to practice relationship-building tools and strategies in the hope that participants will find connection.
Throughout the five weeks, the structure will feel less and less formal in order to foster a sense of familiarity and closeness that many people are missing in online environments during COVID-19.
Each group will be facilitated by a peer mentor.
Week 1: Get to know the group
Week 2: Speed networking
Week 3: Pair off with another student to come up with a list of possible social activities online that the group could participate in.
Week 4: Social activity online
Week 5: Reflection. How was the experience, what do you still need, what could we do better and how are you going to move forward?
The Talking To New People Online 1.5 hour workshop will be available in January 2021.
We are no longer taking statements of interest for the November session. If you are interested in future sessions, please join our mailing list.
Considerations & ExceptionsThis is a pilot project and we may not be able to accommodate all students. If space is limited, we will keep your email address on file and contact you for the next session.