Starting this fall, McGill employees will enjoy tuition discounts on more professional development courses and seminars than ever before. For years, McGill’s Educational Assistance Policy has guaranteed free tuition to all regular full-time administrative and support staff, for credit courses taken toward a degree, diploma or certificate program. But some of our finest professional development offerings are non-credit courses and standalone seminars not covered by the Policy. Last year, through a survey and a series of discussion groups, employees reached out to the My Workplace team with concerns about this gap, noting that for some staff, tuition costs risked putting these courses out of reach.
Tuition rebates and eligible courses
When the My Workplace team shared this feedback with the School of Continuing Studies and the McGill Executive Institute, both units were enthusiastic about helping staff build their skillsets by making professional development courses more accessible than ever. As of September, employees can take advantage of these new rebates:
School of Continuing Studies (Career and Professional Development unit)
A 50 per cent tuition rebate will apply to the first five employees who sign up for each non-credit, non-transcript professional development workshop. Browse the professional development catalogue and use this dedicated link to register. Covered workshops include:
- Getting Ready to Lead
- Brain & Leadership
- Communicating for Results
- Negotiation Skills
- Contract Law for Non-Lawyers
- Conflict Resolution
- Making Teamwork Work
- Introduction to Business Relationship Management
- And many more…
A 50 per cent tuition rebate will also apply to all McGill employees who register for the Online Project Management: Practice & Certification course, which lets you to study from anywhere at any time. Register now.
McGill Executive Institute
A 50 per cent tuition rebate is available for all employees registering for professional development seminars offered on the Montreal campus (up to six employees per seminar). Note that they will benefit from a tax exemption if they pay via FOAPAL. Browse their list of seminars. Topics include:
- Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
- Influence and Assertiveness
- Communicating Effectively
- Effective Leadership
- Negotiating for Success
- And many more…
Got another great idea to share? This professional development course discount was an idea proposed by McGill employees. If you’ve got a great idea of your own – a proposal that would make McGill a better, more productive, or more learning-oriented workplace – the My Workplace team invites you to build a strong case and share it with them via their Great Ideas Pipeline.
The My Workplace initiative aims to get employees at all levels thinking about ways they can learn, improve processes and work better together, and to connect them with the tools and expertise they need to help McGill continually improve. One of the Principal’s five priorities, My Workplace has built on the feedback of some 1,200 employees to launch a staff mentoring program, create a Great Ideas Pipeline, help units streamline their local processes, and more. Learn more at www.mcgill.ca/myworkplace.