Knowledge Transfer Strategies

GPPS - Knowledge Transfer Strategies

Session Descriptions

Knowledge Mobilization: Planning and Practice

What Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) practices seem to work effectively? How can we determine effectiveness? How can we connect need to practice? An effective KMb strategy helps make research relevant to professional practice and policy development. Using examples from York University and beyond, in this workshop Michael Johnny, Manager, Knowledge Mobilization and Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer from York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilitzation Unit in Innovation York will engage participants in a discussion of the building an effective KMb strategy.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & the Knowledge Moblization Unit
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 280A YL
Please register for this workshop.

Understanding and Negotiating Intellectual Property (IP)

What is intellectual property? Why is it important? What issues do you need to consider in protecting your intellectual property? How can you commercialize your intellectual property? As a graduate student or postdoc, do you have intellectual property rights? How are these rights determined within the university or when working in partnership with an outside organization or business? How do you negotiate intellectual property rights with supervisors? If you are looking for answers to any or all of these questions, this workshop can help.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & Innovation York
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: 626 KT
Please register for this workshop.

Practise Your Conference Presentation Skills

Presentations at conferences can be exciting, and also anxiety provoking experiences, especially if you’ve never given a conference paper before. Don’t wait until you’re faced with giving a paper to an audience of the top scholars in your field! Come work out the jitters, and hone your presentation skills, by giving a sample ten-minute paper to a group of experienced (and friendly!) retired York faculty members. They’ll provide you with detailed feedback on how to perfect those essential conference presentation skills like volume, pace, body language, eye contact, and effective use of visual aids.

Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & YURA (York University Retirees Association)
Date: November 2017
Registration information coming soon.

Communicating Assertively

How many times have you wanted to express yourself more clearly, but you hesitated out of fear that you would be misunderstood, rejected or even punished? Have you ever felt trapped in a situation and felt your only option was to lash out in anger in order to be heard? The consequences of choosing either of the above options can be quite destructive for any relationship. On the job, they can lead to real breakdown and dysfunction. There is a middle ground. It is called assertiveness, a way of simply saying how you feel and asking for the things you need that still respects and preserves the rights of others. Positive and complete interpersonal communication skills must involve direct and honest expression of one's needs, feelings, and opinions without threatening others. Assertiveness is an important step towards control over one's own life and towards building positive relationships with others.

This course will help you build the skills you need to express yourself constructively and effectively in any situation. It focuses on specific techniques to communicate assertively in a variety of situations.

Key Learning Points:

  • Clarify the different styles of communication
  • Identify personal barriers to communicating assertively
  • Say "no" without feeling guilty and without giving offense
  • Learn different strategies to be assertive without being personal

Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & Talent Acquisition & Development
Date: December 2017
Registration information coming soon.





Complementary Mitacs Workshops

Networking Skills

You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network,” but have you ever wondered how to get one? This full day workshop is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking. We will cover who-what-where-when and why to network and participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn. Details on the actual networking exercises will be determined by the location of each event. Activities will be customized to reflect the interests of the participants.

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: York University - York Lanes
Room: 305
Password to complete the registration: MitacsNet1102
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