Professional Development

SFU Vancouver, in partnership with SFU Lifelong Learning, is pleased to host Skill'ED sessions as part of SFU Vancouver's INgagement Programs.

Designed as a faculty and staff development and education opportunity, these sessions range from day-to-day skill building to long-term development.

Skill'ED Sessions

Introduction to Dialogue and Meeting Facilitation
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
SFU Harbour Centre, room 2200

Join us for the first Skill’ED professional development workshop of the new year! Hosted by SFU Vancouver and presented by Elodie Jacquet, Manager of Knowledge and Practice at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, this interactive training session will help you discover how to use the methodologies of dialogue to animate better meetings. This session will cover some of the basics such as flipcharting, agenda setting, and tips for awesome presentations. Light refreshments will be provided.

Click here to register before end of day January 16, 2020.

View past Skill'ED Sessions here.

Media Training 101

This two hour session will cover tactics and tricks you can use to ensure you give the best interview possible. We'll review the elements of news and the factors journalists need to juggle to make a story happen. We'll consider different approaches when giving interviews to print reporters, talk show hosts, radio producers and TV journalists. We'll work with your faculty members to develop their own key messaging around the important topics that they are researching. Finally we'll provide an opportunity for faculty members to do some on-camera media training to ensure that when push comes to shove, they're able to get their key messages across, no matter who is interviewing them.

This service is provided by SFU University Communications. Please inquire with for more details and how to book your department training.

By appointment

Voice Training & Presentation Skills Workshops from TLC @ SFU Vancouver

SFU Teaching and Learning Centre programs and services are available to all SFU instructors, staff, and TAs/TMs. And now they're available at SFU Vancouver! We offer regular workshops and presentations on many teaching-related topics. In addition, we offer personalized support, incorporating both general and discipline-specific approaches, for teaching and learning initiatives by individual instructors.

Find a list of ongoing and appointment-based workshops available at Vancouver here.

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