Workshops

This Spring, we are continuing to emphasize online learning options for leaders and employees.  We encourage all staff and leaders to activate their LinkedIn Learning accounts and explore the multitude of courses available.  Visit our list of online resources on a number of foundational and transferable skills.

Live Remote and In-Person learning sessions are included below.  

Introduction to SFU Timesheets (for Current Timekeepers)
SFU's Payroll and Human Resources departments are pleased to jointly offer an introduction to SFU Timesheets as an information session for new timekeepers and/or timekeepers who would like to refresh their skills and obtain information on frequently asked questions from Payroll and HR.
Wednesday, April 27th|10am to 12pm|Halpern Centre Room 114

Navigating Difficult Conversations with Ease and Expertise
Difficult conversations emerge in all facets of our life from home to work. Faced with difficult conversations, many of us respond in unhelpful ways, from avoiding to becoming defensive. This interactive session uses neuroscience to help participants look at what causes difficult conversations, a know how to shift them into productive engagements, and gain confidence in initiating and navigating them.
Fee: $75|Tuesday, May 3rd|9am to 4pm|Halpern Centre Room 126

Leading from the Intersections
We all have many layers to our identities and intersectionality is a way to understand how power and privilege impact the lives of people with diverse identities. To be an inclusive we need to ask critical questions like: How does understanding our own intersectional identity help us be a more inclusive? What are some best practices for working inclusively at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability? In this workshop we will explore how we can use an intersectional approach to better understand our own frames of references, how it may differ from others, and to become more culturally safe and responsive in our practice.
2 Parts|Tuesday, May 17th & Thursday, May 19th|10am to 12pm|Zoom

Giving Effective Presentations
So often we find ourselves faced with a looming presentation, unsure of what to do: either to conquer our "stage fright", survive the experience without losing our voice or just spice things up for our own enjoyment. In this workshop we will break down the different elements that lead to memorable, informative and engaging presentations. 
Wednesday, June 1st|9:00am to 1:00pm|Halpern Centre 114

“But where are you really from?”: Exploring Anti-racism, Allyship & Belonging in the Workplace
This interactive workshop takes learners on a deep dive to explore racism and white supremacy in our daily lives, including our workplaces. Through a brief review of resources and historical context, reflection, discussion, and skills-building activities, this training will provide participants with a critical lens to recognize how racism manifests in our systems of power and in our everyday interactions.
2 Parts|Tuesday, June 14th & Thursday, June 16th|1pm to 3pm|Zoom

 

 

WORKSHOP FEES

Some workshops have a nominal fee of $75 to offset costs and enable us to provide exceptional learning opportunities. The fee is substantially lower than similar workshops offered externally and can be reimbursed through PD funds (see below) or departments may choose to cover the fee.

Need to Cancel your Registration?

Most of our workshops fill up and have waitlists, so we ask that you cancel your registration with as much notice as possible.  This will allow us to open up your space for someone else.  Refunds are possible for registrations cancelled at least 7 days prior to the workshop date.

Cancelling with more than 7 days’ notice

Please follow these steps to cancel your registration with more than 7 days’ notice:

  • Go to your Eventbrite account and find the workshop order: https://www.eventbrite.ca/
  • Select ‘request a refund’ (if you paid a fee) or ‘cancel your order’ (if there was no fee)
  • For fee refunds, you will be sent an email indicating whether a refund is eligible.  Once approved, it takes up to 5 business days to be processed.

Last minute cancellations (less than 7 days’ notice)

  • Email hrlearn@sfu.ca if you need to cancel your registration with less than 7 days’ notice, including the day-of the workshop if you’re unable to attend due to illness.  If we don’t hear from you and you don’t attend the workshop, we may need to charge your department to compensate for associated costs.
  •  Cancellations within 7 days are not eligible for refunds.