Three years ago we spent 6 months undergoing a competency categorization exercise, and then realized that multiple competencies are addressed throughout the entire roster of PD related programs offered by all campus partners.
We are more interested now, how we classify the learning experience, deep level of engagement, discussion on transferable skills, etc. To see various competencies see our calendar here?. http://vitae.brockubeta.ca/events/
However, we?ve just transitioned to a new calendar _ and we don?t have any archived events beyond Aug. 2016.
I?ve attached word docs _
We are really pleased by the calendar _ modeled from Stanford Uni PD calendar. The calendar provides a filter so the unit can categorize the type of skills/competency, search by skill and competency. We are now offering various depts.. access, so the calendar will be truly a collaborative tool.
Some of our sessions focus on skills required for academic employment (such as publishing and data management) while others focus on skills required for non-academic employment (such as resume writing and how to identify career opportunities).
In January 2016, we redefined our skills domains. Our new skill domains are:
1. Career Building: Entrepreurship; Networking; Job search; Career management; Managing your online presence.
2. Communication: Presenting; Writing; Interpersonal communication.
3. Language Training: French competency; English competency
4. Leadership and Management: Business administration; Leadership; Project management
5. Software and Web Tools: Office tools; Research tools; Creative tools; Social media; Programming tools.
6. Success in Graduate School: Conducting research; Funding; Managing relationships; Personal effectiveness; Rights and responsibilities.
7. Teaching: Teaching assistantship; Teaching methods; Teaching technology.
8. Wellness and Life Balance: Health (physical and mental); Spirituality; Personal finances; Sustainability.
Nine areas for professional skills development proposed by the TriCouncil/STLHE/CAGS were originally identified. Our themes on our website have been modified to address our core offerings:
Here are the original nine:
1. Communication and interpersonal skills
2. Critical and creative thinking
3. Career Development
4. Integrity and ethical conduct
5. Teaching competence
7. Research management
8. Dissemination, Knowledge mobilization and knowledge translation
9. Societal/civic responsibilities
We also focus on: Wellness and Life-Skills, Supervision and the development of interpersonal skills in a hierarchical relationship (Supervision)
Six major themes:
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Management & Leadership Skills
- Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer
- Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities
- Career Development
- Setting Ideas in motion
We offer workshops in the three transferrable skill domains _ teaching, research, and career/personal professional skills _ and across the five thematic areas _ Communication, Project Management, 21st Century Employability, Professional and Research Ethics, and Information Retrieval and Management.
Skills ranging from ensuring success in the graduate program to transitioning to the workplace environment (e.g., communication/presentation, interpersonal relationships, career preparation, entrepreneurship, etc.)
Le programme d’activités et de formation des Saisons de la FESP se déploie en quatre axes de développement professionnel, auxquels se greffent diverses compétences:
1. Enseignement et transfert des connaissances : compétences professorales; mobilisation et interprétation des connaissances
2. Efficacité personnelle : communication; leadership; gestion de carrière.
3. Organisation de la recherche : intégrité et conduite éthique; gestion de la recherche; financement.
4. Responsabilité sociale, innovation et créativité : pensée critique et créative; responsabilités sociales et civiques.
UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
The program includes, but not limited to, workshops on team building, effective and confident communication, intercultural competence skills, stress management, and presentation skills.
The graduate professional skills program continues to explore new areas in demand, with recent additions of the non-academic job search and non-academic interview workshops
Connect series: Communication, teaching, knowledge translation
Inquire series: Responsible conduct of research, ethics, information management
Strategize series: Career development, leadership and management, professional and personal effectiveness
The mandate of the GPPS Program is to offer graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at YorkU opportunities to enrich the versatile and transferable professional skills gained through graduate work, and to develop tools for success within a range of academic and non-academic professional contexts. The GPPS program offers opportunities to develop and reflect on those skills built during graduate research and the diverse ways in which they can be applied and leveraged. Because of its focus on versatility, this program emphasizes the enrichment of skills which are advantageous in a range of career paths. Because of its focus on transferability, this program emphasizes skills which may be carried forward and applied in multiple future contexts.
The session focus on five themes: Career Pathways and Options, Knowledge Transfer Strategies, Transferable Professional Skills, Writing Success, and Getting Connected On Campus and Beyond.
Our workshops are all offered under these competencies: Graduate School Success, Self Management, Professional Effectiveness, Career Building, and Constructive Leadership. Integral to all is development in critical thinking, creativity, integrity, and a recognition of our global and societal responsibility.
The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) was founded in 1962 to promote graduate education and university research through meetings, publications and advocacy. The Association brings together 58 Canadian universities with graduate programs and the three federal research-granting agencies, as well as other institutions and organizations having an interest in graduate studies.