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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Deep Dives and Quick Tips

Discover how easily you can weave valuable online learning into your busy workday calendar. These fast and focused 30 to 60 minute sessions for skills development are full of insights and actionable tips you can apply immediately. Every session you’ll walk away with new strategies, new skills, and new ways of thinking. Through practical and interactive skills training, you’ll see how you can bring more to your role and be more effective in your career. Attend all of the sessions in the series or the one(s) you need most.   It’s one hour extremely well spent.

Training Topics

  • Communications Skills: Maximize Hybrid Team Membership

    In a series of six, 30-minute workshops, you will:

    • Learn your best practices to connect
    • Learn how to leverage your confidence-assertiveness ratio
    • Learn how to triangulate conflicts for resolution
    • Learn how to create win/win outcomes
    • Learn how to have your meetings anticipated, not dreaded
    • Learn how to deliver feedback to feed forward.

    Sessions will be highly interactive, with live skills practice and practical applications. Summative "cheat sheets" are available for each workshop.

    Series schedule:

    Theme Date Time
    Communicate clearly - every time February 14 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
    Increase your confidence and assertiveness February 21 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
    Pre-empt and manage conflict February 28 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
    Have difficult conversations March 7 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
    Run meaningful 1-1 virtual meetings March 14 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
    Provide effective feedback March 21 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

    All sessions will be taking place over Zoom.

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  • Leadership in the Hybrid Workplace

    As more remote teams transition to a hybrid structure, one question at the forefront of many business leaders’ minds is how to boost productivity in a hybrid environment.  But hybrid workers can still face barriers that derail their productivity. As a leader your goal is to create a hybrid culture where your peers, senior management, your teams are engaged to do what they do best every day. These sessions will assist you in getting the results you want with less time and effort and shifting focus to what matters.

    Series Schedule:

    Theme Date Time
    Think Like a Leader, Become a Leader March 7 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Learn What Makes Your Team Tick March 9 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Build Strength and Resilience March 21 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Making Norms the Norm March 23 9:00 - 10:00 am

    All sessions will be taking place over Zoom. 

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  • Productivity in the Hybrid Workplace

    As more remote teams transition to a hybrid structure, one question at the forefront of many business leaders’ minds is how to boost productivity in a hybrid environment.  But hybrid workers can still face barriers that derail their productivity. As a leader your goal is to create a hybrid culture where your peers, senior management, your teams are engaged to do what they do best every day. These sessions will assist you in getting the results you want with less time and effort and shifting focus to what matters.

    Series Schedule:

    Theme Date Time
    Mindset on Leading and Working in Your Hybrid Team May 2 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Boost Productivity and Engagement by Getting Buy-in May 4 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Keep Tasks on Track Through Balance and Planning May 16 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Apply Your Learning to a Case Study May 18 9:00 - 10:00 am

    All sessions will be taking place over Zoom. 

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  • Successful Meetings in the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid team meetings come with unique challenges that can cause you problems if they are not addressed right away. Distractions, multi-tasking, and passive silence can be signs that your team members are feeling disconnected and dissatisfied. Ineffective hybrid meetings can cost your organization thousands of dollars and negatively impact your capacity to compete. These sessions will provide you with strategies you can use immediately to improve your hybrid meetings.

    Series Schedule:

    Theme Date Time
    Make Your Meetings Worth It July 11 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Get Engagement Right Out of The Gate July 13 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Provide a Sense of Accomplishment July 18 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Employ Alternatives to Video Meetings July 20 9:00 - 10:00 am

    All sessions will be taking place over Zoom. 

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