Carleton University graduate students can complete online workshops through a new and exciting initiative developed by seven universities across Ontario: hosts a variety of online workshops from enhancing your professional communication skills to managing your research.

Please note that completion of workshops will not be credited toward TA training hours.

Mitacs Step Online Workshops

The Mitacs Step program offers a selection of online workshops that are open to Carleton graduate students. We will list upcoming workshops as soon as information is available.

Please note that completion of Mitacs Step online workshops will not be credited toward TA training hours.

Past Workshops

Time Management – January 10, 2017

If you find yourself frequently running out of time on a project or impending deadlines are making you anxious, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to make the most of every minute, avoid procrastination and other “time thieves,” and create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.

Communicating Your Research – January 19, 2017

Good communication skills are essential to a successful research career. This short online workshop highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis:

  • Presentation skills;
  • Writing skills; and
  • Poster creation

Practical Tips on Growing Your Network – January 26, 2017

Get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school/during your post doctoral fellowship will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This short online workshop will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity.

Writing Effective Emails – starting February 22, 2017

Start Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

End Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Access: Multi-day – Can be accessed at any time during the workshop’s start and end date but must be completed within the period specified above

Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 2 – 3 hours

Gain the confidence to communicate effectively and learn valuable ways to finesse your email etiquette.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to:

  • Draft concise emails with clear information and direction
  • Use email appropriately within the work environment

Key Topic Areas

  • Email etiquette
  • Explore appropriate and professional usage
  • Understanding your target audience
  • Common email mistakes
  • Calls to action
  • Response time