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Student Life Events at St. George

Speaking to Power with Clarity and Effectiveness

Mar 31, 2023 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

Registration Deadline: Mar 31, 2023 12:00 PM

Speaking to Power with Clarity and Effectiveness

Making a request for accommodations or consideration from your professors, teaching assistants or supervisors can be an intimidating process. You may struggle to know what to say, maintain your sense of competence as a student or assess if their response is reasonable or not. This workshop will use poetry and writing to explore the areas in which you feel hesitant in asking for what you need. The workshop will also give you practical tools to support you standing in the power of your request. No experience necessary. Please have a pen and paper, a notebook, or whatever you like to write with on hand. 

Format:  Speaking to Power with Clarity and Effectiveness will be offered virtually via MS Teams. Students are encouraged to attend for the full session. The session is a collaborative event between Accessibility Services, Academic Success, Family Care Office, and Multi-Faith Centre. Students are welcome to take breaks during the session as needed.
Participation: Being on camera, using your mic, or participating in the chat are all optional when attending virtually. We welcome you to participate in a way that works for you. There will be breakout rooms. Students are welcome to bring their own questions to the event. 
Materials: Slides will be sent to attendees via email after the session. 
Platform Access Information: This event will be delivered using MS Teams. Please ensure your MS Teams access is up to date to make the most of this session. To learn about the accessibility features on MS Teams and how to use them, you can read more about the overview of accessibility features and watch the MS Teams video tutorials. 
Technology & Sound: This event will be taking place over the MS Teams, and will require a computer or device with this platform installed, with speakers or connection to a headset. The majority of session will use PowerPoint slides, which will be available after the session.

The workshops/events hosted by Accessibility Services on CLNx are geared to students who self-identify as living with a disability. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please connect with in advance of the date. Please note that some accommodations may require at least 12 business days' advance notice. 
Questions: If you have other questions about this event, please feel free to contact us at 
Please note: the information you provide by signing up for this Accessibility Services event through CLNx is held confidentially, in line with FIPPA standards. Only limited Accessibility Services staff and 2 CLNx administrators will have access to it. If you have any questions or concerns, please connect with

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