Faculty Resources

Skill-building Workshops for Students

Interested in including a hands-on, interactive skill-building workshop in your syllabus? We offer competency-based training focused on 21st-century professional skills. Our workshops run approximately 90 minutes but can be tailored to fit your needs. 

Interview skills

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • The interview selection process 
  • Interview preparation strategies and tips 
  • Behavioural and informational questions

Resumes and cover letters

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • Cover letter format and content
  • Resume formats and content
  • Action verb statements 

Job skills and pathways 

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • Transferable skills
  • Job clusters and potential pathways 
  • Gaining meaningful experience

Networking

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • The importance of networking
  • Open-ended questions 
  • Practicing the craft

Teamwork

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • Stages of team development 
  • Functions of roles within a team 
  • Developing effective collaborative relationships

Conflict resolution

In this workshop, students learn about:

  • Conflict styles 
  • Strategies to help engage with conflict constructively 
  • How to identify potential causes of conflict 

Digital presence

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • What is your digital presence?
  • Digital correspondence 
  • Visual communication

Interpersonal communication

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • Common communication preferences and challenges
  • Perception and Interpretation
  • Communication troubleshooting

Public speaking

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • Clear communication
  • Confidence
  • Commanding attention

Diversity and inclusion

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • Creating more inclusive spaces
  • Social awareness and inclusion
  • Equity and empathy

Conceptualizing leadership

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • What does it mean to be a leader?
  • Leadership styles
  • The relationship between different personalities and leadership

Facilitation skills

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • Running a meeting/event
  • Time management
  • Managing group dynamics

Intercultural communication

In this workshop, students learn about: 

  • The growing relevance of intercultural effectiveness
  • The impact of culture on our interpersonal interactions
  • Models to inform intercultural interactions

Contact Shannon Snow (smsnow@upei.ca) to request a workshop. 


Workplace and Community Partnerships

Interested in developing an experiential learning project for your course? Our office can help connect you with workplace and community partnerships.  


Experiential Education Resources

Want to learn more about experiential education and its place in post-secondary institutions? Review our annotated list of faculty resources.