Personal Development Webinars & Events

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Catch up on past webinars and events

Not able to join one of our recent events? No problem! Watch a recording below anytime.

 

Diverse Communication

Recorded May 18, 2022

In this 60-minute workshop, we explore strategies for effective communication with diverse individuals. You will also learn the fundamentals of active listening and contextualize it as a necessary step in building mutual respect and creating a welcoming and inclusive space around you.

 

Supporting People with Disabilities - Misconceptions and Etiquette

Recorded May 12, 2022

People with disabilities are all around us, whether you know it or not. Join us for a session to learn how you can support those around you with disabilities and hear stories from people with disabilities about their experiences.

 

Everyday Allyship

Recorded April 27, 2022

In this 60-minute workshop, we will discuss what allyship is and isn’t, explore why practicing allyship is important, and how it’s beneficial to both individuals and teams alike. Together we will develop critical thinking skills to challenge our own power and privilege, oppressive societal structures, and talk about practical tips for practicing allyship every day.  


 

Spring Refresh

Recorded April 13, 2022

Spring is often a time where we take a closer look at the rooms in our home. Is it time to declutter? Does your space need a mini makeover or a major renovation? Learn what colours are trending in 2022, easy makeover tips, renovation do’s and don’ts and the importance of wellness in your space.


 

Black History Month Alumni Panel

Recorded February 24, 2022 

Join us for a talk with Black Alumni working across different industries. This panel discussion will touch on recognizing personal career achievements, overcoming obstacles and celebrating other inspiring people in the Black community.


 

Cooking with Holiday Leftovers 

Recorded December 7, 2021

Make the most out of your holiday and comfort food leftovers this winter. Join us for a lively talk with Hamilton-based food blogger, Joyce of Cooking, as she shares tips for turning your leftovers into easy and delicious stir-fry noodle and spring roll dishes.


Starting your Home Garden

Recorded April 7, 2021

Are you planning to grow a garden this spring? Join Ashley Packer ’16, Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator at Mohawk College, as she shares the benefits of growing your own plants, tips for getting started including easy-win herbs and vegetables, and how to create the right conditions for indoor and outdoor container gardens. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned gardener, there is always something new to learn.


Making Sense of Personal Finance

Recorded March 10, 2021

Managing personal finances can sometimes feel daunting and overwhelming. Join Mohawk College Business Administration and Accounting Professor, Michael Elliott ’07, in exploring ways to simplify your approach to budgeting and saving. Learn best practices for paying yourself first, using compound interest to grow your savings, tips for filing your 2020 taxes and more.


The Living Fearless Mindset 

Recorded February 17, 2021

Have you taken notice recently of your daily thoughts? Join us for an inspired talk with author, motivational speaker, host and personal development coach, Lisa McDonald '94, on developing a mindset that helps you overcome fear, feel fulfilled and set up for success. Learn tips for gaining awareness of negative thought patterns, changing the language of your self-talk, and reframing uncomfortable situations as opportunities for growth. 


Wellness in a New Reality

Recorded January 27, 2021

Well-being is top of the mind for many of us as we begin the new year. Join Allison Hallman, Manager of Student Wellness and Counselling at Mohawk College, in exploring wellness strategies to take forward with you in 2021. Recognizing the difference between good and bad stress and dealing with grief are other important themes covered in this webinar.


 

Thoughtful Thursdays series (spring 2020)

Join host Linda Rourke, Broadcasting Television and Communications Media '90, and fellow Mohawk College alumni and staff on your mid-day coffee break to dive into timely topics such as staying connected with your community, health and wellness, navigating a remote workplace and more. 

Building Community in a Time of Social Distancing

Recorded May 21, 2020

Without the ability to regularly see family and friends as COVID-19 continues to evolve, it is easy to feel isolated and disconnected from your community. Learn about unique ways you can stay connected and show support to others while social distancing through regular check-ins with loved ones, small acts of kindness, volunteering and more.

Navigating a Remote Workplace

Recorded May 28, 2020

Over the past few months the workplace as we know it and the way in which we communicate has changed. Learn tips and tricks on adapting to working at home. Creating a productive work space, keeping connected with your team and ergonomics at home are some of the challenges tackled in this webinar.

Sustainability in Everyday Life

Recorded June 4, 2020

Looking for more ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Join us for an inspired discussion on simple sustainable practices you can apply today that will make a difference tomorrow including reducing waste, eliminating plastics, and eating and growing local food.

Healthy Habits in a New Normal

Recorded June 11, 2020

Many of us have recently experienced significant changes in our daily routines, and when coupled with other impacts of COVID-19, it can cause added stress and anxiety. So how do you keep your physical and mental health top of mind? Hear from health and wellness professionals on coping strategies, staying active, maintaining healthy habits and more.

Creativity in the Kitchen

Recorded June 18, 2020

Planning and cooking your meals doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Join us for a lively discussion on how to stay inspired in the kitchen. This webinar will also introduce easy five ingredient recipes you can try today as well as tips for meal planning on a budget.



Are you a recent graduate looking to build your professional soft skills?

Check out the Career Ready by Mohawk Alumni virtual workshop series