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Facilitated Session

Professional Power Emails

Attending college virtually involves using many different online platforms. In this workshop recording, we discuss when you should send an email, when you should send a chat message, and when you should schedule a meeting. You will also learn how to write professional emails with appropriate structure and clear messages in order to achieve your goals.  

Presenter: Rebecca Hiebert

Recording Link: Click here to view the recording.

Online Tutorial

Intercultural Competence

As individuals with unique and complex cultural backgrounds and perspectives, we usually see every situation and interaction through our personal cultural lens. The Intercultural Competence tutorial provides insights and strategies to navigate cross-cultural environments and interact effectively and appropriately with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

This resource is available on an ongoing basis as part of our self-directed learning supports.

Contact: Nora Sobel

LEARN Link: Click here to self-enroll.

Facilitated Session

Library Lunch & Learn: Research Skills

The number one problem students have when searching is creating keywords and building them into useful search strategies.
Join us and learn some more advanced techniques to breakdown your search question, make finding keywords easier, and using operators to create useful search strategies.

Visit the Library Lunch & Learn homepage for a list of all Lunch & Learn topics as well as more information, links to PowerPoints, Guides, pre-recorded videos, and more.

Presenter: Rosemary Woodby

Recording Link: Click here to view the recording.

PowerPoint Presentation: Lunch & Learn: Research Skills PowerPoint Slides.

Facilitated Session

Walk Through of the College Readiness Math Assessment

The College Readiness Math Assessment was developed to prepare students for the level of math required in their respective college programs. It is comprised of two parts: 

1. A Diagnostic Assessment to measure your current math level and
2. Upgrading modules to improve the math skills required by your program. 

For more information about the College Readiness Math Assessment, please visit this page: Math Prep - College Readiness.

Presenter: Michael Okrainec 

Recording Link: Click here to view the workshop recording.

Online Tutorial

Working in Teams

The Working in Teams tutorial highlights some key characteristics of exemplary team members and how—by making subtle changes—students can adopt these behaviors to become more valuable and reliable collaborators. Also, when you bring people together, conflict is a natural part of the dynamic. How we choose to manage these inevitable disagreements can make the difference between a dysfunctional team and a successful one.

This resource is available on an ongoing basis as part of our self-directed learning supports.

Contact: Dayna Graham

LEARN Link: Click here to self-enroll.


Tip of the Day

What is this mindfulness everyone keeps talking about?

During a time like this, it is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Mindfulness is a way for us to take a moment and mentally step away from the stress of our new daily routines.

We are all experiencing different stressors such as changing to online classes, learning to work from home, and manage our own time. During times of uncertainty, it’s easy for our minds to wander as the news surrounding the pandemic continues to evolve, and mindfulness is a tool you can use to help keep you focused and on track. Practicing mindfulness can reduce stress, improve concentration, manage emotions, and focus to help control your worries and anxieties.


Supports for You!

Healthy Minds Healthy College: 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Good mental health helps us live the life we want and contribute to a community while reaching academic and career goals. As part of the supports offered through the Healthy Minds Healthy College Initiative, the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge teaches mindfulness-in-action through daily practice that takes only a few minutes.




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