Training

The Student Conduct Office provides a number of trainings on campus to help promote a safe, caring campus community.

To register in a workshop, please visit https://elevate.ucalgary.ca. On the dashboard under "Advising," select “Student Conduct Office” and “Workshops." You can register using the workshop calendar.

If you are a staff or faculty member and you do not have an Elevate account, please login as a student for the purpose of registering for a workshop.

Workshop registration is only available to students, and staff and faculty members at this time. However, external groups are welcome to request custom sessions.

To request a custom workshop for a class, student club, department or an external group, please complete this webform.

Bystander Intervention Training: General Workshop

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt something was wrong, but you weren’t sure what to do? Bystander Intervention Training provides students, staff and faculty with the opportunity to explore how we can identify and intervene in situations where others are at risk of harm, and support fellow community members.

Upcoming sessions:

  • This workshop is currently only available on demand

Bystander Intervention Training: Discrimination and Online Harassment

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt something was wrong, but you weren’t sure what to do? Bystander Intervention Training provides students, staff and faculty with the opportunity to explore how we can identify and intervene in situations where others are at risk of harm, and support fellow community members. This version has a special focus on intervening in situations that involve discrimination and concerning online behaviour.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Thursday, June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Bystander Intervention Training for Medical Students

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt something was wrong, but you weren’t sure what to do? Bystander Intervention Training provides students, staff and faculty with the opportunity to explore how we can identify and intervene in situations where others are at risk of harm, and support fellow community members. This version focuses on how medical students and young medical professionals can become active bystanders in hospital settings.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • This workshop is currently only available on demand

The Comments Section: Addressing Harassment Online

“Never read the comments!” “Don’t feed the trolls!”

The Comments Section: Addressing Harassment Online is a facilitated session that provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to talk about what online harassment is (and isn’t), what the potential impacts can be individually and on a community. The session will also review laws and University policies around the issue, as well as strategies for preventing, supporting, and intervening in situations of online harassment.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Monday, June 20 from noon to 1:45 p.m.

Conflict Management 101

Conflict Management 101 is an introductory conflict management workshop, where students learn about conflict styles and how they can work together to meaningfully resolve conflicts. This workshop aims to help students strengthen their conflict resolution skills and increase their comfort levels with addressing conflicts.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday, May 12 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Understanding Anger

Understanding Anger gives participants an opportunity to learn about how this important emotion can affect us. In order to become more effective at addressing conflict with others, we need to become aware of the role of anger in the situation and practice the skills of self-management. This workshop also provides some tips and strategies for responding to anger in others, and de-escalating intense situations.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Friday, June 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Exploring Conflict Styles

Conflict shapes our lives; how do we shape conflicts? Exploring Conflict Styles will introduce you to conflict styles and help you to become aware of your conflict styles through an assessment called the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. Explore your results with the help of the facilitators and learn how to apply this knowledge to your everyday life.

Exploring Conflict Styles is the group version of Conflict Coaching and it is only available to students. It can be requested for a class, lab, club, etc

Upcoming Sessions

  • Please check back at a later date

Conflict Management Digital Badge

Conflict management is a key skill for achieving success at school, work and in our personal lives. The Conflict Management Digital Badge is a workshop-based, professional development opportunity, which helps students increase their abilities and comfort levels with respect to navigating conflicts. The trainings take approximately 11 hours to complete, and address topics ranging from conflict styles to navigating conflict in relationships to intercultural communication. When students complete the program, they’ll receive a digital badge on their LinkedIn profiles, which represents their skill development in this area.

For more information, please email bystander@ucalgary.ca.


Upstanders

Are you a student interested in developing your harm reduction skills in a variety of areas? Are you committed to maintaining a safer and caring campus community?

Upstanders is a multi-workshop program designed to help students increase their confidence in their ability to help others on and off campus. The program consists of 20 hours of in-person training and online reflective activities, and is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record. Upstanders is a partnership between Leadership and Student Engagement, Student Conduct Office, SU Wellness Centre, and the Faith and Spirituality Centre. The trainings explore harm reduction strategies, including bystander intervention, safer substance use, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and more.

For more information and to register to become an Upstander, please email bystander@ucalgary.ca


Student Conduct Office Written Resources


Calling-in and Boundary Setting

How can you respond when someone says something harmful? This resource provides overviews of calling in and boundary setting, two strategies we can use to respectfully and assertively address our concerns with others.

Check out Bystander Intervention Training to learn more about calling in and boundary setting. 

Learn more about Calling In And Boundary Setting

Conflict Styles Overview

What are conflict styles? Conflict styles are an analytical framework we can use to better understand and manage disagreements and misunderstandings.

To learn about conflict styles in greater depth, register for a Conflict Coaching or Exploring Conflict Styles session.

Take a look at the Conflict Styles Overview

Managing Conflict Online

Do your conflicts get worse when you address them online? We hope these tips will help make communicating your concerns online easier and more productive.

Participate in Bystander Intervention Training, The Comments Section and Conflict Management 101 to further explore this topic.

Tips for Managing Conflict Online

Student Conduct Office Infographic

Are you curious about what we are and what we do? Take a look at the Student Conduct Office Infographic to learn more about our mission and processes.

To learn more about the Student Conduct Office and the policies we administer, send us an email or sign-up for The Comments Section.

View the Student Conduct Infographic

Student Conduct in the Virtual Classroom

Following rules of conduct in the online classroom helps create a safe and respectful learning environment for everyone. Please familiarize yourself with university policy and the following guidelines - we all have a role to play in maintaining a caring campus community.

Register in Bystander Intervention Training to further explore this topic. 

Learn More about Virtual Student Conduct

Tips On How To Apologize

Did you know there are certain words that don’t belong in apologies, like “but” and “if”? Learn the reasons behind this and get more advice on how to offer true apologies by reviewing this resource.

To learn more about offering true apologies, register for Conflict Management 101.

Check out Tips On How To Apologize