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.

Feb
16
Wed
Building Bridges: Collaboration at Work
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview
Having to work with others is a common requirement in the workplace. When collaboration is successful, you feel positive, productive, and willing to face any challenge. This seminar will build on the notion that cooperation and building bridges can be learned and should be practiced. It will teach participants the key elements of teamwork and provide them with the opportunity to practice collaboration-building techniques.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Understand emotional reactions and what their underlying causes may be.
- Discuss human motivators and ways to address them for increased collaboration.
- Identify relationship-building strategies.

Feb
22
Tue
eReports Training for Research Grants - FNERP1
Feb 22 @ 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.

Feb
24
Thu
Intervening on Racism
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that we strongly recommend participants to have attended at least one of the workshops above 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.

Feb
25
Fri
Sm@rtBuy Training
Feb 25 @ 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.

Mar
2
Wed
Practical Productivity
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview
People commonly understand productivity as a variety of things in a variety of fields. Being productive is not just limited to finishing your work, but organizing your tasks, building relationships within the office, and being able to manage your time effectively, as well as learning new skills, such as multitasking and being able to block out distractions. Everyone can learn ways to be more productive. This class will give you tips and pointers on how to be more productive at work each day.

Learning Objectives
Topics covered in this seminar include:
- How current events are affecting productivity
- Understand the pros and cons of constant connection
- Dealing with changing technology
- Emailing more effectively
- Leveraging smartphones & other mobile devices
- Making technology work for you (instead of the reverse)
- Time management tools
- Avoiding interruption overload
- Exciting apps

Mar
3
Thu
Challenging Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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.

Mar
8
Tue
Procure to Pay Workshop
Mar 8 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
9
Wed
Concur: Preparing an Expense Claim (FNCE04)
Mar 9 @ 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

Mar
17
Thu
Orienting Yourself to Allyship
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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).

Mar
23
Wed
Sm@rtBuy Training
Mar 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.

Mar
24
Thu
Creating Balance in Your Life
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview
In today’s environment of competing demands, relentless commitments, and a consistent feeling of shortage of time, balance often does not come easily or naturally. A conscious effort, deep commitment, and clear priorities are required to create and protect one’s sense of balance. This seminar will help participants explore how their current choices impact their work-life satisfaction and help them to develop strategies to achieve a greater balance in life.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Understand what balance means.
- Recognize what they can and cannot control.
- Identify priorities in their lives.

Mar
29
Tue
eReports Training for Research Grants - FNERP1
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Apr
7
Thu
Freedom of Expression
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Procure to Pay Workshop
Apr 7 @ 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.

 

 

Apr
12
Tue
Concur: Preparing an Expense Claim (FNCE04)
Apr 12 @ 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

Apr
28
Thu
eReports Training for Research Grants - FNERP1
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Sm@rtBuy Training
Apr 28 @ 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.

May
12
Thu
Procure to Pay Workshop
May 12 @ 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.

 

 

Jun
9
Thu
Procure to Pay Workshop
Jun 9 @ 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.