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.

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
12
Mon
Finance eReports Training - FNERPT
Jul 12 @ 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.

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.

Concur: Preparing an Expense Claim (FNCE04)
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 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

Jul
20
Tue
Onboarding: Finance @ York University - [OBEFIN]
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This session is designed for all employees with financial responsibility, and focuses on how Finance supports the university's broader mission, what the established financial policies and procedures are, and how to use the financial systems effectively.

In this course, you will have:

  • a working knowledge of basic accounting practices;
  • an understanding of York University account structure, fund accounting and financial reporting.

Who Should Attend: This course is open to all levels of newly hired and existing York employees. This course provides introductory finance knowledge employees require to understand and deliver on York’s culture, policies and procedures.

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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
Sm@rtBuy Training
Jul 22 @ 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.

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.

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
11
Wed
Sm@rtBuy Training for Researchers
Aug 11 @ 2:00 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.

This training is geared specifically to the research community. You will learn how Sm@rtBuy works and how to purchase goods and charge them directly to your research cost centres.

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.

Aug
12
Thu
Procure to Pay Workshop
Aug 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.

 

 

Aug
17
Tue
Concur: Preparing an Expense Claim (FNCE04)
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 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

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.