Skills of Communication - Kingston (October 22, 2013)

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Skills of Communication – Kingston, ON

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (Registration begins at 8:00am)

Where: Queen's University, John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC)

Room: Robert Sutherland Room


Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to students who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page:




The ability to access information and connect with people from around the world at any time is evolving, however we still need to have face-to-face contact. Not only is that how we build deep relationships but it is also beneficial in advancing our work. Research has shown that interacting for only 10 minutes a day improves cognitive performance.


Fine-tune your ability to communicate in academia and industry! We encourage you to take this opportunity to experience first-hand, the power of effective communication whether it be communicating your research through presentation or working within teams.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify obstacles and common mistakes in communication methods
  • Learn how to pinpoint your own communication barriers and strategies on how to overcome them
  • Learn how to develop focused attention and conversations
  • Understand social intelligence and changing outcomes in a more positive way
  • Recognize the impact of ineffective communication on teams and workflow
  • Understand business conduct principles and how to have difficult conversations
  • R.E.A.L Conversation™
Class Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 7:00am
John Deutsch University Centre Kingston, ON