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Oral Presentation Skills for Professional Master’s Students (4 weeks)

May 13 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm UTC

Duration: May 13 to June 3 (4 weeks)

GPS Credit: 2 in Personal Effectiveness

This online course is designed for Professional Master’s students who want to be more effective speakers in their professional contexts. During this time of social distancing, we will be experimenting with a new format for the course. The course will include four weekly team-taught plenary sessions online (90 minutes each), plus small group break-out discussion sessions, and small group tutorial sessions in which students will give online presentations to each other for both peer and teacher feedback. During the course we will consider the following topics: designing effective slides, structuring presentations for different audiences, strategies for handling technology, handling nerves, and managing question-and-answer sessions. The varying challenges/skills of online and in-person presentations will be considered. Unlike GCAC’s other sections of Oral Presentation Skills, which focus largely on preparing lengthy research presentations for thesis defences and conference presentations, this section of the course will focus on short presentations of various types.

Course duration: 4 weeks​.​​

Subject to attendance and work submission requirements, this course may be used for credit in the School of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Professional Skills program.