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Certifications

Graduate University Teaching Skills (GUTS)

Certificate obtained from Carleton University's Educational Development Centre (EDC) in June 2010.  Program description from the EDC website (no longer available):

The Graduate University Teaching Skills (GUTS) Certificate is a program specifically designed to help graduate students and post-doctoral fellows prepare for the teaching components of a career in academia.  The program consists of 12 3-hour sessions during which participants gain hands-on experience with a range of teaching and assessment methods, learn how to manage both large and small classes, and address teaching and learning issues particular to their disciplines. Although informed by theory, the focus will be on teaching practice. Participants will develop new course materials and try out various teaching approaches within a supportive peer cohort.  The program is open to all disciplines and no previous teaching experience is required.

Certificate in Teaching Assistant Skills

Certificate obtained from Carleton University's Educational Development Centre (EDC) in April 2009.  Program description from the EDC website:

The EDC Certificate in Teaching Assistant Skills is a voluntary program designed to prepare and enhance the abilities of teaching assistants. Individuals embarking on their first course assignment or those wanting to expand the skills they already have are encouraged to pursue the certificate. The certificate was designed to recognize the importance and value of training, as well as improve the confidence and skills of teaching assistants at Carleton.

Mindtrust Leadership Development Program

Certificate obtained through Carleton University's Sprott School of Business in April 2007.

The Mindtrust Leadership Development Program is run by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. It gives business, engineering, and computer science students the opportunity to develop the skills needed by leaders in today's workforce.

In addition to this, the program provides an opportunity to network with participating Mindtrust CEO's, who attend some of the six modules of the program, and the networking and social event held later on. Mindtrust is an exclusive organization for CEO's of Ottawa technology companies.

Some of the areas covered include types of leadership, stress management, work/life balance, communication, three levels of listening, influence, and conflict management.

More information about the program is available here.