York launched our first employee LMS, YU Learn, on September 15, 2021!

Visit YU Learn to locate elective courses offered by Talent Acquisition & Development (TAD), HR

  • Other employee learning opportunities will be posted here until the learning providers move to YU Learn
  • We will update this note as other learning providers move to YU Learn

For a full overview of learning opportunities, including specialized programs and series, visit Employee Learning, Development and Career Navigation on yu link.

May
19
Wed
Creating and Maintaining Positive Space
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This is a “101” session that will explore gender and sexual diversity, as well as homophobia and transphobia specific to the campus experience. Learn about using inclusive language, being a supportive ally, campus resources, and creating safer spaces on campus for gender and sexually diverse students, staff and faculty.

Jun
1
Tue
Requesting and Accessing Accommodations
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Participants will receive a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities in the accommodations process based on the Ontario Human Rights Code, such as those involving disability (including mental health), creed (religion), and sex/gender.

In addition to learning how to request and respond to accommodation needs, participants will learn strategies that will assist in increasing inclusion and accessibility in the York community.

Jun
9
Wed
Challenging Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This workshop will take a deep dive into forms of unconscious bias and stereotyping that lead to microaggressions and discriminatory behaviour. Participants will explore effective strategies to challenge our biases, reframing our ways of thinking and strengthen the experience of inclusion for all.

Jun
16
Wed
Acknowledging and Addressing Racism
Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of how to recognize racism, how it can manifest, and what its impacts are. Participants will learn about strategies to address barriers to inclusive spaces, and become familiar with relevant tools, policies and legislation within the York context.

Jun
21
Mon
Reconnaître et aborder le racisme
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Reconnaître et aborder le racisme @ Zoom

Cet atelier aidera les participants à comprendre comment se manifeste le racisme, et quels sont ses impacts. Les participants découvriront des stratégies visant à éliminer les obstacles aux espaces inclusifs et s'exerceront à interrompre les commentaires racistes.

Reconnaître et aborder le racisme
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cet atelier aidera les participants à comprendre comment se manifeste le racisme, et quels sont ses impacts. Les participants découvriront des stratégies visant à éliminer les obstacles aux espaces inclusifs et s'exerceront à interrompre les commentaires racistes.

Jun
29
Tue
Academic Integrity and Universal Design
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Participants develop an understanding of universal design and academic integrity in an educational environment; and consider the ways universal design can become part of a teaching strategy.

Discussion and activities will offer opportunities for participants to obtain strategies for ensuring academic integrity while also providing inclusive learning experiences for all.

Jul
8
Thu
Racial Inclusion and Employment Equity
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This workshop focuses on racism and discrimination in the workplace, highlighting the relevant policies and laws in place to support efforts that build healthy and inclusive workplace environments and culture.

Jul
14
Wed
Challenging Organizational Structures
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Participants will examine how organizational cultures can perpetuate systemic disadvantages for individuals and groups, and then consider how engagement can create positive impacts and change within organizational cultures.

Jul
21
Wed
Dialogue Across Difference
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dialogue Across Difference @ Zoom

Through a series of engaging activities and reflection exercises participants who take part in this workshop will be able to:

- Identify personal limitations to engagement in dialogue across differences.
- Identify what they need to engage in meaningful conversation though respectful dialogue without the intention of persuasion.
- Develop personal strategies to manage emotions in order to look past individual differences and hear the humanity of someone’s lived experiences.

This workshop is developed and delivered in partnership with Student Community Leadership and Development (SCLD) and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

Jul
22
Thu
Orienting Yourself to Allyship
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Orienting Yourself to Allyship @ Zoom

Through a series of engaging activities and reflection exercises participants who take part in this workshop will be able to:

- Contextualize their social location based on their identity.
- Deepen their understanding of allyship in a personal and institutional setting.
- Practice active allyship and develop strategies to have brave conversations.

This workshop is developed and delivered in partnership with Student Community Leadership and Development (SCLD) and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

Jul
27
Tue
Recognizing Resilience in Communities
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Participants will engage in discussions about community resilience in the face of disadvantage and hardship, examining the ways barriers and discrimination shape our perspective of communities under duress. The workshop will help participants consider how to engage and foster inclusivity across multiple groups and spaces.

Jul
28
Wed
Family Status Accommodations @ York University
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Family Status Accommodations @ York University @ Zoom

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have found themselves with more responsibilities caring for loved ones, children, or parents, whilst having to work from home. This workshop outlines what family status accommodation is, how to request it, and how to respond to requests for it.

 

Aug
9
Mon
Family Status Accommodations @ York University
Aug 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Status Accommodations @ York University @ Zoom

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have found themselves with more responsibilities caring for loved ones, children, or parents, whilst having to work from home. This workshop outlines what family status accommodation is, how to request it, and how to respond to requests for it.

 

Aug
10
Tue
Intervening on Racism
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that we strongly recommend participants to have attended at least one anti-racism workshop before attending this session.

This workshop will be highly participation-based, and ask attendees to design strategies and practice tools to intervene on moments of racial discrimination, harassment, and microaggressions. Prior familiarity with these concepts is recommended.

Aug
17
Tue
The Construction and Maintenance of Systemic Racism
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Construction and Maintenance of Systemic Racism @ Zoom

This session will explore the history of race and racism and how it is maintained today in institutions across Canada. This workshop is designed to complement the anti-racism REDI series and is heavily information focused, aiming to give context to what is happening in our world today. Unlike other REDI sessions, the emphasis is less on skill-building and more on awareness-building and we strongly encourage participants to take this session in conjunction with other anti-racism workshops with a more action-oriented content.

Sep
23
Thu
Lutte contre la discrimination
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lutte contre la discrimination @ Zoom

Rejoignez-nous pour explorer des stratégies et des pratiques de réponse dans des situations de discrimination, afin de mieux créer une culture et une institution inclusive.

Oct
5
Tue
Requesting and Accessing Accommodations
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Participants receive a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities in the accommodations process based on the Ontario Human Rights Code, such as those involving disability (including mental health), creed (religion), sex, and gender.

In addition to learning how to request and respond to accommodation needs, participants will learn strategies that will assist in increasing inclusion and accessibility in the York community.

Oct
7
Thu
Acknowledging and Addressing Racism
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of how to recognize racism, how it can manifest, and what its impacts are. Participants will learn about strategies to address barriers to inclusive spaces, and become familiar with relevant tools, policies and legislation within the York context.

Oct
19
Tue
Challenging Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This workshop will take a deep dive into forms of unconscious bias, and stereotyping that lead to microaggressions and discriminatory behaviour. Participants will explore effective strategies to challenge our biases, reframing our ways of thinking and strengthen the experience of inclusion for all.

Oct
21
Thu
Academic Integrity and Universal Design
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Participants will develop an understanding of universal design, accessibility, and academic integrity in an educational environment, and consider the ways universal design can become part of a teaching strategy.

Discussion and activities will offer strategies for aligning values of academic integrity while also providing inclusive learning experiences for all.

Nov
4
Thu
Racial Inclusion and Employment Equity
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This workshop focuses on racism and discrimination in the workplace, highlighting the relevant policies and laws in place to support efforts that build healthy and inclusive workplace environments and culture.

Nov
9
Tue
Intervening on Racism
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

*Please note that we strongly recommend participants to have attended at least one of the earlier Anti-Racism series session, before attending this session.

This workshop will be highly participation-based, and ask attendees to design strategies and practice tools to intervene on moments of racial discrimination, harassment, and microaggressions. Prior familiarity with these concepts is recommended.

Nov
18
Thu
Creating and Maintaining Positive Space
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

In recognition of November 20th, Transgender Day of Remembrance, this session offers a “101” exploration of gender and sexual diversity, as well as homophobia and transphobia specific to the campus experience. Learn about using inclusive language, being a supportive ally, campus resources, and creating safer spaces on campus for gender and sexually diverse students, staff and faculty.

Dec
2
Thu
Addressing and Responding to Sexual Harassment
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

In this interactive session that is being brought forward in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance on December 6, 2021, participants will become familiar with the legislation and policies that define sexual harassment and gain a general understanding of why sexual harassment continues to be pervasive in our society. Attendees will examine various scenarios aimed at obtaining strategies and sharing best practices on how to identify, prevent, and respond to instances of sexual harassment on campus.