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About Mitacs Training Workshops

Attention Grad Students and Postdocs!! Are you looking to develop your professional and transferable skills to help you succeed in academia and beyond? Check out a Mitacs Training workshop!

The training curriculum is designed to build competencies in four key areas that are recognized as vital to professional success. Each workshop addresses one or more of the following competencies:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Communication & Relationship Building
  • Personal & Professional Management
  • Entrepreneurialism

For more information see Mitacs Training Workshops

Upcoming Online Workshops

Online workshops run for a duration of 2 weeks and contain a series of videos, exercises, and content modules for participants to cover. Participants can access the content and complete their exercises at any time during the 2 week duration.

For the 2018-19 fiscal year, online workshops are now available to students year round. Registration is now open for (see blue pane at right of linked page):

English online workshops (7):

French online workshops (2):

Once registered, you will receive an automatic response confirming registration and the url link to log in and access the course.

Registrants have until March 1, 2019 to complete any online offerings for which they are registered.

Upcoming Training Workshops at U of M


When: Thursday, October 4, 2018  
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: RBC Convention Centre  
Room: 17

This workshop gives you real tools to measurably improve your productivity and performance, reduce stress, and get your projects done on time. Learn what makes a successful action plan or to do list, and how to implement your plans effectively.

Workshop materials provided.



When: Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Hotel  
Room: Assiniboine Room

This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.

Workshop materials provided.

We will be hosting the following workshops over the 2017-18 academic year:

What U of M Students Have to Say


“My first thought about the session was, "Are they really going to have a real, live, entrepreneur available for this? Wouldn't an entrepreneur be too busy to give us his time?" I was hopeful but doubtful. Roger Patterson didn't disappoint! He was enthusiastic, engaging, and dynamic. He taught us about using web-based services for developing a business. We also had activities to participate in and develop a business idea which we pitched to the class. Thank you, Roger, for making yourself available to us! I highly recommend his workshop. It was an MBA in a day!”

– MBA Student, University of Manitoba

“The workshop helps me in understanding people behavior which help me in dealing with my conflict during my research as well as provides me with better CPM in planning my research and stay focus in my research. Good program and I look forward for the Foundation of Project Management II.”

– Master's Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba

“The workshop on Time Management is essential for those who want to succeed in achieving professional goals without neglecting personal life. Easy steps can dramatically improve your performance, minimize procrastination and increase efficiency.”

– PhD Student, University of Manitoba


Questions about Mitacs?

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Mitacs Training workshops or would like more information on the program in general, please do not hesitate to contact

Hope to see you there!

For more information on Mitacs please visit Mitacs gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Manitoba.







A $50 pre-authorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. These pre-authorizations are only temporary and are usually reversed in 2-3 business days, sometimes sooner.

A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to students who participate in full.

For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit Mitacs Training FAQ.

You have 5 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop to modify or cancel your registration at no penalty.

Participants are required to attend the workshop in its entirety. Students who choose to not participate for the entire duration of the workshop will be charged the $50.00 fee.