Applications for Mini Workshop Series: Search Inside Yourself due!

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

The OPTIONS Program

OPTIONS = Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking, and Skills

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative by the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies and the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) to support PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to explore career options.

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Thurs Nov 1 and Fri Nov 2 | 9:00 – 4:00 pm | MY570

The Search Inside Yourself Program is a two-day mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program aimed at supporting you to manage stress, improve communication skills and cultivate greater well-being. It was originally developed at Google to support the leadership of their engineers, and is now offered world-wide in many settings. If you are curious about mindfulness, interested in deepening your emotional intelligence, and keen to be more effective in life and work, then this is a wonderful opportunity for you. This hands-on course will give you tools, frameworks and practices that will benefit you for years to come. Come and join a group of graduate students as we take a deep dive into emotional intelligence.

This program typically costs $2000 per person, however, you will be led through the experience for free! You will also be provided a delicious lunch.

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* Open to MEng, MASc, PhDs and post-doctoral fellows

Participants must commit to attend Thurs Nov 1 and Fri Nov 2 from 9:00 – 4:00 pm. To ensure commitment, participants will submit a $25 deposit. The deposit will be returned at the end of the workshop series provided that the participant attends both days. No participant will be turned away due to finances. Please contact Teresa Didiano, Special Programs Coordinator, Troost ILead ( with any questions or concerns.

Applications due Wed Oct 24 at 9 am! (Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.)