About GLO: Skills Sessions

About GLO: Skills Sessions

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GLO Skills started as the "Student Group Professional Development Series," an initiative between Student Group Services and Campus & Community Recreation. After consultation with student group leaders interested in learning more about a variety of practical and leadership topics to help them lead their groups more effectively, we have expanded the program into what we have today!

Hosting sessions twice a month, we hope to bring a wider variety of topics to meet the diverse needs of Student Groups on campus! While the target audiences are students in leadership roles in their clubs, all students are welcome at these sessions.

The Staples

BearsDen for Student Groups: by Student Group Services

  • Used by all registered Student Groups, BearsDen has become an integral part of Student Group functions. In this session hosted by Student Group Services, participants can bring any questions they have about BearsDen and learn a variety of functions including: - How to update the Officer's list/Executive Roster - How to optimize their public profile - How to build forms on BearsDen - How to set up elections through BearsDen

Facilitating Effective Meetings: by Student Group Services

  • Learn how to maximize your meeting time in Facilitating Effective Meetings! This session will guide you through different meeting styles and structures in a short 1 hour session.

Team Decision-Making by Student Group Services

  • Making a decision as a team can be challenging. This session will introduce the "Six Thinking Hats" model to help your team in the brainstorming and decision-making stages of your student group. Participants will learn the model and how to employ it when making plans and decisions with their groups.

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Anti-Oppression & Systems Thinking: by Alberta Public Interest Research Group

  • In this session offered by Alberta Public Interest Research Group (AP!RG), learn about the importance of making clubs safe spaces for all, and some best practices for welcoming wide varieties of students to join your membership.

Burnout Prevention and Self Care: by the Peer Support Centre

  • Hosted by the Peer Support Centre, learn about how to recognize burnout in yourself others. Discover strategies for self care to make the most of your year while being mindful of your health needs.

Bystander Intervention: by the Sexual Assault Centre

  • This workshop aims to engage the broader campus community in ending sexual violence. Participants in this discussion-based workshop will work through a variety of scenarios where various forms of sexual violence are either taking place, or have the potential to occur. Together, we will work through the process of identifying, assessing, and intervening in these situations. Participants will learn how to identify sexual violence, gain confidence in their ability to interrupt these situations in the world around them, and take part in visioning and taking steps toward creating a world without sexual violence.

Creating Safer Spaces in Clubs: by The Landing

  • This hour long workshop is meant to help you create more inclusive and safer spaces for your team. We will introduce the concepts of “What is a Safer Space?”, creating space guidelines, and explore Allyship in your communities through a few interactive-discussion based activities. At the end of the session, we will get you thinking about how you can implement these concepts into the spaces you're involved in, so we can create a safer, more inclusive world for everyone right away.

Leadership 101: by the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Centre

  • Learn the basics of self awareness in leadership, adaptive leadership practices, and what to expect from your year as a student group leader.

Responding Effectively to Conflict by Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Centre

  • Hosted by staff at Leadership and Recognition in the Students' Union, this session will provide participants with tangible skills for managing conflicts and disagreements in their student group. Learn how to have difficult conversations and how conflict can make your club stronger!

Recruitment & Retention 101 by Student Group Services

  • Feel like finding new members for your club is a huge chore? Experiencing drop-off rates in your membership after September? Come to SGS's workshop on how to recruit new members using values-based recruitment tactics, and keep people around through the whole school year and beyond! During this workshop you will learn strategies for improving your recruitment time and implementing practices in your club that will encourage members to stick to it through the thick and thin of reading weeks and final exams.

What is Duty to Accommodate? by the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights

  • In this workshop offered by the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights, you will learn how to recognize and respond to a duty to accommodate situation and responsibilities for students as it relates to the University of Alberta's revised Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy

For questions regarding the individual sessions and content provided, please contact Student Group Services at clubs@su.ualberta.ca.

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09:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday


Student Group Services Office
0-81 Student Life Central
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7