Making a request

Making a request for accommodations or consideration from your professors, teaching assistants or supervisors can be an intimidating process.

This workshop is designed to assist you in developing insight into where you may be struggling as well as practical tools to assist you.

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Contents

What? Making a request for accommodations or consideration
Who? Who can make a request
When? Thursday March 1, 2018 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Facilitators Facilitator Bios
How to Register Registration Form

Making a request for accommodations or consideration

Making a request for accommodations or consideration from your professors, teaching assistants or supervisors can be an intimidating process in which you may struggle to:

  • know what to say
  • maintain a sense of your competence as a student and assess if their response is reasonable or not.

This workshop is designed to assist you in developing insight into where you may be struggling as well as practical tools to assist you.

This workshop will use creative expression through poetry and writing to explore the places where you experience blocks in asking for what you need - both your inner hesitancy and the response to your request that you may encounter.

How do you do this work in ways that are clear and effective? Practical tools will be offered during this workshop to support you in standing in the power of your request.

 

  • Facilitated by Rahul Bhat, Ronna Bloom, and Rouya Botlani
  • Hosted by Accessibility Services, Family Care Office, Multi-Faith Centre

Who can make a request

Any student with trouble communicating to professors regarding religious accommodations, family obligations, and accessibility needs.

When?

Thursday March 1, 2018   12 - 1:30 p.m. – Hart House, East Common Room (MAP to Hart House)

Lunch will be provided.

Facilitator Bios

Hosted by: Accessibility Services, Family Care Office, Multi-Faith Centre

Facilitated by:

Ronna Bloom: As Poet in Community, Ronna Bloom uses creative writing to address the needs, passions, and interests of students at the University of Toronto. Ronna is a writer, teacher, psychotherapist, and author of six books of poetry. You can learn more about her and her work at harthouse.ca/poet-in-community.

Rahul Bhat is the Learning Strategies Specialist at Accessibility Services, with many years of experience supporting students with their learning experience, in one-on-one and group capacities.

Rouya Botlani is the Program Coordinator at Accessibility Services, and coordinates programming for students related to learning, leadership development, and community building. 

How to register for Speaking to Power with Clarity & Effectiveness

 

Simply complete the online Registration Form

 

Questions?  Please contact Rouya Botlani at rouya.botlani.esfahani@utoronto.ca