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.

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.

Challenging Organizational Structures
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Dialogue Across Difference
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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)

The Construction and Maintenance of Systemic Racism
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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.

Recognizing Resilience in Communities
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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.


Acknowledging and Addressing Racism
Feb 15 @ 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.

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.

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.

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).

Freedom of Expression
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm