What Do You Have In Mind?

It’s a question we often ask our potential students, but this exercise in self-reflection is applicable to us all. It is especially relevant now, as we are at the midpoint of our strategic plan and starting a new year. As a result, the theme of our latest issue is our vision for the future.

What’s Next – Our Vision

The School has grown considerably over the past five years, It has also successfully increased student numbers, teaching staff, and revenue. “We’ve grown our offerings and grown or numbers, and we’ve come a long way,” says Dean Potter. “This is a team effort.”

Five Things We’re Thinking About Right Now

We sat down with some of the School of Continuing Studies’ Directors to ask a question we typically pose to our students: What do you have in mind?

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“The world is going to be looking at this”

Debbie Blythe has had a dual role as both a professional translator and a lecturer in the Translation and Written Communication Unit at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies for over 20 years. This past summer, she dedicated herself to a very special project.TurkeyGhost

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6 Things Mitch Joel is Thinking About Right Now

Mitch Joel is kind of a big deal. The digital marketing expert and frequent adviser to Fortune 500 companies was a guest in instructor Brendan Walsh’s Internal Stakeholder Communications class.

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Deceptive Brain Messages Result in Toxic Work Cultures

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz and Dr. Rebecca Gladding have written a powerful book that is a must-read for leaders who want to create healthy, highly productive work cultures, and for individuals who want to take better control of their lives.

Building International Connections

globe_peopleFiras Alhafidh has an office on McGill campus, but an eye on the world. As Director of Language and Intercultural Communication for McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, he’s been undertaking some major new initiatives as part of the unit’s strategic plan.
“We’ve done a lot to expand our coverage and branding, both internationally and domestically,” says Alhafidh. “It’s part of our goal to establish the Languages and Intercultural Communication unit as collaborators within McGill.”

Embracing Technology

“We’re not so much focused on the technology as we are on learning, and that’s what’s really new,” says Jean-Paul Remillieux, Director of Instructor Services and Educational Technologies.

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‘It Was Really Easy For Me’

BissanChalichAfter enjoying a 14-year career in architecture, Bissan Chalich decided it was time to build on her strengths and experience. As a result she decided to pursue the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
“I wanted two things from the program,” says Chalich. “To learn more about project management, and to prepare for the exam.”

‘I Found What I was Missing’

JmorenoJenny Moreno had taken plenty of French courses since arriving in Quebec, yet she wasn’t confident that she could communicate in French at a professional level.
Then she found McGill’s French and English Online Courses, and she knew she’d found what she’d been looking for.

Graduate Profile: Steven Socciarelli

When Comprehensive Project Management graduate Steven Socciarelli was presented with the PMI® (Project Management Institute) 2014 GHMB Prize in November, it was a pleasant surprise.

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