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.

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.

Aug
18
Wed
Finance eReports Training - FNERPT
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Overview

This training is designed for any staff member involved in obtaining, developing and/or analyzing financial, human resources, telecom or other reports through the eReports financial application.

Prerequisite:

Registrants should review the following documents prior to taking this training.

Aug
20
Fri
Sm@rtBuy Training
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sm@rtBuy is York’s on-line procurement system that streamlines purchasing at York, allowing for significant time savings for everyone currently involved in purchasing routine items.

Anyone that uses Sm@rtBuy is welcome to attend a training session however, it is a prerequisite for all Requisitioners and Approvers that use the program to attend a training session on the Sm@rtBuy system.

Registration Closed

TRAINING UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Procurement Services team is offering this training remotely via ZOOM conferencing. Registrants will be sent a meeting invite with a link to the training site closer to the training date.

Sep
15
Wed
Boosting Your Positive Outlook
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview
Consistently focusing on the negative side of an issue can greatly contribute to stress. When thinking this way, physical changes take place in the body’s chemistry increasing stress levels and affecting performance and well-being. This seminar will help participants understand the ways in which this seemingly automatic negative thinking occurs, recognize its typical manifestations, and develop a process for tackling negative thoughts effectively.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Define the term stress whirlpool.
- Understand how negative thoughts work and impact the body.
- Develop a strategy for combating negative thoughts and increasing their positive outlook.

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.

Sep
29
Wed
Collaborative Communication
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview
Communication is an important skill to develop, but not many people understand why it is so important to communicate together. This class is applicable to parents, spouses, partners, colleagues and bosses. It explains why better communication can enhance our lives by teaching us new things. This is an interactive class in which participants will get to practice the techniques that are taught.

Learning Objectives
Topics covered in this seminar include:
- Why is it important?
- Conflict Communication
- Tough Topics
- Difference between Listening and Hearing
- Communicating through Times of Change
- Communicating as a Leader
- Words to Avoid
- Communicating with Technology

 

Procure to Pay Workshop
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Course Description

The presentation is designed to educate the York community on the entire procure to pay cycle as it pertains to goods and services purchased for York University. Attendees will gain an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities of all parties throughout the cycle. Participants will learn how to achieve fair market and best value when purchasing for York University. Learn the various types of payment options and when to apply them. Gain an understanding of the importance of compliance, and learn how to identify and minimize risk.

Who Should Attend

All employees who are responsible for the purchasing of goods and services for their department.

Register Here

TRAINING UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Procurement Services team is offering this training remotely via ZOOM conferencing. Registrants will be sent a meeting invite with a link to the training site closer to the training date.

 

 

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
13
Wed
Dealing with Difficult Personalities
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview
Workplaces can produce high achievers and dynamic team players. They can also be places where employees become regularly frustrated or annoyed with co-workers, be they bullies, people-pleasers, whiners, or gossipers. Developing techniques to address these challenging personality types can greatly increase staff’s morale and job satisfaction. This seminar will look at the distinction between difficult behaviour and difficult people and provide participants with strategies to respond effectively to challenging situations with a focus on assertive communication.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Identify common types of difficult people.
- Understand people’s needs and motivations.
- Deal with difficult people.
- Recognize areas for personal development.

Finance eReports Training - FNERPT
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Overview

This training is designed for any staff member involved in obtaining, developing and/or analyzing financial, human resources, telecom or other reports through the eReports financial application.

Prerequisite:

Registrants should review the following documents prior to taking this training.

Oct
14
Thu
eReports Training for Research Grants - FNERP1
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Overview

New researches to the university, or anyone involved in the financial management of a research grant through the eReports application.

Prerequisite:

Registrants should review the following documents prior to taking this training.

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.

Concur: Preparing an Expense Claim (FNCE04)
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Concur is the University on-line, automated expense reporting system.

This training is designed for faculty and staff who prepare expense claims for themselves, or for individuals they support in an administrative capacity.

Until further notice the training sessions will be held remotely via Zoom Meeting. A meeting invite will be sent to each registrant with a link to the session closer to the training date.

REGISTER HERE

Oct
20
Wed
Procure to Pay Workshop
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Course Description

The presentation is designed to educate the York community on the entire procure to pay cycle as it pertains to goods and services purchased for York University. Attendees will gain an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities of all parties throughout the cycle. Participants will learn how to achieve fair market and best value when purchasing for York University. Learn the various types of payment options and when to apply them. Gain an understanding of the importance of compliance, and learn how to identify and minimize risk.

Who Should Attend

All employees who are responsible for the purchasing of goods and services for their department.

Register Here

TRAINING UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Procurement Services team is offering this training remotely via ZOOM conferencing. Registrants will be sent a meeting invite with a link to the training site closer to the training date.

 

 

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.

Sm@rtBuy Training
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sm@rtBuy is York’s on-line procurement system that streamlines purchasing at York, allowing for significant time savings for everyone currently involved in purchasing routine items.

Anyone that uses Sm@rtBuy is welcome to attend a training session however, it is a prerequisite for all Requisitioners and Approvers that use the program to attend a training session on the Sm@rtBuy system.

Registration - CLOSED

TRAINING UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Procurement Services team is offering this training remotely via ZOOM conferencing. Registrants will be sent a meeting invite with a link to the training site closer to the training date.

Nov
3
Wed
The Art of Managing Conflict
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview
Conflict is a common part of life, a natural result of people having different points of view, values, and beliefs. When left unaddressed, workplace conflict can lead to increased absenteeism and reduced productivity. When well-managed, conflict can enhance your relationships, deepen your understanding of yourself and others, and stimulate change and growth. This seminar will provide participants with a framework for assessing the types of conflict common in the workplace and propose strategies for their resolution.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Recognize the nature and impact of conflict.
- Understand the effects of unresolved conflict.
- Apply practical strategies for resolving conflict.

Nov
4
Thu
eReports Training for Research Grants - FNERP1
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Overview

New researches to the university, or anyone involved in the financial management of a research grant through the eReports application.

Prerequisite:

Registrants should review the following documents prior to taking this training.

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
10
Wed
Budget Call System Trainng
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Budget Call System Training is open to members of the York community involved in entering , finalizing, or approving budgets for funds 100, 200 and 300.  This course is targeted to an audience with no previous exposure to budgetary systems, although could be a refresher for seasoned staff.  It is advisable to take ereports training as a prerequisite to this course.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE BUDGET CALL TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOT FOR SHARP - THE NEW BUDGET MODULE

All training sessions will be held via Zoom teleconference. A meeting invite will be sent to registrants closer to the training date.

Register Here

Nov
17
Wed
Budget Call System Trainng
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Budget Call System Training is open to members of the York community involved in entering , finalizing, or approving budgets for funds 100, 200 and 300.  This course is targeted to an audience with no previous exposure to budgetary systems, although could be a refresher for seasoned staff.  It is advisable to take ereports training as a prerequisite to this course.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE BUDGET CALL TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOT FOR SHARP - THE NEW BUDGET MODULE

All training sessions will be held via Zoom teleconference. A meeting invite will be sent to registrants closer to the training date.

Register Here

Finance eReports Training - FNERPT
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Overview

This training is designed for any staff member involved in obtaining, developing and/or analyzing financial, human resources, telecom or other reports through the eReports financial application.

Prerequisite:

Registrants should review the following documents prior to taking this training.

Concur: Preparing an Expense Claim (FNCE04)
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Concur is the University on-line, automated expense reporting system.

This training is designed for faculty and staff who prepare expense claims for themselves, or for individuals they support in an administrative capacity.

Until further notice the training sessions will be held remotely via Zoom Meeting. A meeting invite will be sent to each registrant with a link to the session closer to the training date.

REGISTER HERE

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.

Procure to Pay Workshop
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Course Description

The presentation is designed to educate the York community on the entire procure to pay cycle as it pertains to goods and services purchased for York University. Attendees will gain an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities of all parties throughout the cycle. Participants will learn how to achieve fair market and best value when purchasing for York University. Learn the various types of payment options and when to apply them. Gain an understanding of the importance of compliance, and learn how to identify and minimize risk.

Who Should Attend

All employees who are responsible for the purchasing of goods and services for their department.

Register Here

TRAINING UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Procurement Services team is offering this training remotely via ZOOM conferencing. Registrants will be sent a meeting invite with a link to the training site closer to the training date.

 

 

Nov
23
Tue
Sm@rtBuy Training
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sm@rtBuy is York’s on-line procurement system that streamlines purchasing at York, allowing for significant time savings for everyone currently involved in purchasing routine items.

Anyone that uses Sm@rtBuy is welcome to attend a training session however, it is a prerequisite for all Requisitioners and Approvers that use the program to attend a training session on the Sm@rtBuy system.

Registration

TRAINING UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Procurement Services team is offering this training remotely via ZOOM conferencing. Registrants will be sent a meeting invite with a link to the training site closer to the training date.

Nov
24
Wed
Budget Call System Trainng
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Budget Call System Training is open to members of the York community involved in entering , finalizing, or approving budgets for funds 100, 200 and 300.  This course is targeted to an audience with no previous exposure to budgetary systems, although could be a refresher for seasoned staff.  It is advisable to take ereports training as a prerequisite to this course.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE BUDGET CALL TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOT FOR SHARP - THE NEW BUDGET MODULE

All training sessions will be held via Zoom teleconference. A meeting invite will be sent to registrants closer to the training date.

Register Here

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.