Professional Development Retreat - Collaborative Communication

Registration Now Open:Third Annual Trainee Professional Development Retreat.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 30 - October 1, 2017

Location: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB

Cost: $40 per student (includes travel, accommodations, and all meals)

Through a partnership with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the retreat is a unique opportunity to bring together trainees from across the province to explore professional development topics relevant to their future careers, both inside and outside of academia. 

The focus of this retreat will be on the interpersonal and public/professional aspects of collaborative communication and adjusting messages to communicate effectively with different audiences.

The retreat is open to full-time graduate level students (Masters or PhD) in any discipline registered at University of Alberta, University of Calgary or University of Lethbridge. The workshop can accommodate a limited number of participants and spaces are filling quickly. 

Please visit the website for more information on key sessions and for details on how to register.

Contact Renee Dumas at with any questions.

Participant Testamonials

“Interesting insights into group dynamics, communication and leadership [and an] awesome way to get to know some other trainees.”

- 2016 Trainee Retreat Participant

“You will learn about yourself, your communication style, and other trainees, in a fun, engaging and interactive environment.”

- 2015 Trainee Retreat Participant

This retreat is made possible through a partnership between Campus Alberta Neuroscience, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (University of Alberta), the Faculty of Graduate Studies (University of Calgary) and the School of Graduate Studies (University of Lethbridge).

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