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Grad Community Transformation Cafe Workshop: Networking Skills

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Ryerson University, International Living Learning Centre

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240 Jarvis St.

Toronto, ON M5B 2L1

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Bringing the Fun to Networking: a Creative Approach to People Skills

Yeates School of Graduate Studies and the John C. Eaton Chair in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship are excited to co-host a special Community Transformation Café Workshop for graduate students that will combine liveliness and creativity with real life, essential people skills. Grad students will use arts-informed activities and techniques to help develop and strengthen their:

  • communication skills, making it easier and more enjoyable to network and be with others;
  • self-awareness, to help develop their own presence and calm confidence.

In this relaxed, yet skills-based context, students will have the opportunity to explore and broaden their own approaches to being with others. Through encouraging playfulness and curiosity, this workshop will provide a different approach to honing important skills in interdisciplinary work.

Lunch will be provided.

This workshop qualifies for the Future Smart: Essential Professional Skills for Graduate Students Program certificate. Bring your passport to be signed.

NOTE: This is a FREE EVENT, however, registration is required. Register early to secure a spot as space is limited.

Please contact l2mutic@ryerson.ca if you require any accessibility or dietary accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event.


Facilitator Bio

Cathy Paton, MSW, PhD Candidate, Social Arts Facilitator and Consultant

In her work as a Social Arts Facilitator, Cathy explores movement, improvisation and communication. Trained in long-form improvisation, modern dance, and forum and physical theatre, Cathy brings these artistic pieces into her PhD research in social work that looks at how we can shift our ways of relating through the art of improvisation.

Unknowing, knowledge creating in relationships, vulnerability and communication are key concepts in her work. While working with students, faculty, businesses and various community organizations and groups, Cathy provides inclusive and social-justice-oriented research and programming.

Visit Cathy’s website at: www.delveinsocialarts.com

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240 Jarvis St.

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