PMA Learning and Leadership Week

October 9-12 (Fall Reading Week)




Tuesday, October 9

Discrimination and Harassment, Discussion



In this session you will learn to identify the different types of harassment and discrimination, as well as related legislative requirements. Topics discussed will include how to respond if you witness, experience, or receive a disclosure of harassment or discrimination in the workplace; the role of Equity & Human Rights Services; and the support that is available at Western.

(Lunch is not provided, please bring your own.)


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Wednesday, October 10

Positive Stress Mindset



We have been raised to believe that stress is a negative emotion and a roadblock to success and happiness. However, research shows that stress has a upside that can positively impact our motivation and wellness. The work of Dr. Kelly McGonigal tells us that the key to ensuring stress affects one positively is one’s stress mindset. In this presentation, we will use a positive psychology-informed approach to explain how we can empower ourselves to view stress positively and harness its benefits in order to achieve success. (Lunch is not provided, please bring your own.)

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Wednesday, October 10

PMA Mixer



Meet and Greet your fellow PMA members. Light refreshments, and one drink ticket will be provided. Open to PMA members AND PMA eligible non-members, so tell a friend! This a great way to introduce them to the PMA.


Thursday, October 11

Professional Networking Forum – Spotlight on Research at Western



Organized by HR.

Western’s professionals and leaders are key to Western’s success. The Professional Network Forum (or “PNF”) is an opportunity for Western’s professionals to meet and discuss matters of strategic importance to the University, and to learn about relevant learning and development topics. The sessions are typically a combination of presentations by Western leaders or guest speakers and small-group discussions.

Focusing on the topic “Hearing, Music and the Brain”, this PNF provides an opportunity to learn about some of the exciting collaborative research taking place at Western. John Capone, Vice-President (Research) and Mark Daley, Associate Vice-President (Research) will set the stage before we hear from three leading scholars studying how we perceive and process sound and music. This research brings together faculty, students and postdoctoral scholars from the Don Wright Faculty of Music, the Brain and Mind Institute and the National Centre for Audiology, while building connections among music education, music theory, hearing science and the cognitive neuroscience of music.

Lunch will be provided.

To Register:

  1. Click the link below and log on to My Human Resources.
  2. Select Training
  3. Select Enroll in Internal Training Courses
  4. Select by Course Name – type in PNF
  5. Select View Available Sessions
  6. Choose your session
  7. Submit and Save your registration

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Friday, October 12

SafeTALK Training



safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training. Click HERE for more information.