We recommend this as a 2-part program:
Session 1: Virtual Communication & Collaboration
Session 2: Being Productive at Home

Remote work opportunities have existed for some time now; however, since the pandemic hit, working from home has become a reality for much of the workforce. Though we have greatly benefited from evolving technologies that made this virtual workplace possible, they have brought some challenges to our work environment and communication styles. To stay productive in meetings and work over email, adopting a “virtual etiquette” is necessary. There are ways that we can dramatically improve our online communication and collaboration, but many of us have not had to know them until now. The next challenge is balancing work and home, which was already an issue for some pre-pandemic, whether it be creating a distraction-free workspace or practicing self-care. Understanding how you can make the most out of working remotely can make a big difference in your productivity and well-being, which are both top priorities during these uncertain times.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 2-part program, students will be able to…

  • Identify and make actionable the main differences in online communication
  • Understand the need for even more concise communication
  • Create and apply Zoom & video chat etiquette
  • Apply email & instant messaging etiquette
  • Effectively prepare for online meetings and/or presentations
  • Optimizing your space for max productivity
  • Design your time budget
  • Manage attention and eliminate distractions
  • Apply productivity hacks to improve efficiency (not create more time)
  • Apply techniques for balancing productivity with self-care


  • Communicate more effectively in a virtual environment
  • Become a more productive worker
  • Be better able to balance productivity and self-care
  • Motivated to be a more collaborative worker

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We start with a discovery meeting to define the problem you’re trying to solve.



We choose skills that best solve the problem or combine them into a custom session.



We choose the delivery method that best works for your context.

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  • "After watch Hamza Khan present at CACUSS I knew that his wisdom and expertise would be a great fit for a training retreat CLC was coordinating for 32 professional residence life staff. With only a few weeks turnaround time Hamza was able to create and facilitate a half day workshop that not only educated but also engaged the entire team to the degree that they are still talking about his workshop to this day. From providing tips and tricks on how to be more productive in our professional and personal lives to providing data and insight on how students are learning, Hamza was a fantastic, informative, engaging facilitator providing my team with the energy, insight and inspiration to begin another academic year. Without a doubt Hamza’s workshop was one of the highlights of our training!"

    Stephanie Muehlethaler, MA
    Stephanie Muehlethaler, MA Director, Residence Life & the Student Experience, Campus Living Centres
  • "Had the opportunity to experience a presentation from SkillsCamp and Bailey Parnell herself. Though done remotely, her energy came through and distance didn't detract from the validity of her points. Lots of good takeaways and insights to help myself and my company improve. Specifically, Bailey had very relatable examples and a jocular delivery. Virtual communication skills isn't a dry topic, but she brought it to life in an exceptional way. She recognized the challenge of keeping everyone engaged and had interactive elements to do so. Looking forward to future sessions with SkillsCamp."

    Ryan Segovich
    Ryan Segovich Director of Organic Marketing, Keypath Education
  • "The leadership webinar was a very resourceful  session. I certainly benefited from this session. As a leader and people manager myself, I can use [the learnings] as tools and guides for the development of my direct reports as well as my personal development. We should have this kind of programs on leadership more often."

    Sivaletchimy Perumal
    Sivaletchimy Perumal Credit Manager, TD Canada Trust + Received Leadership webinar through the Credit Institute of Canada.
  • "I attended the Networking workshop because I wanted to enhance my networking skills in order to make stronger professional connections. The workshop instructor presented the material in an accessible way with concrete strategies about how to network more effectively. After attending the workshop, I used some of the networking strategies and was able to make stronger connections with people in my field. I wish I had learned about this workshop earlier in my career because I could have avoided a lot of trial and error which would have saved time and prevented lost connections. I would highly recommend the Networking workshop to anyone who wants to improve their soft skills."

    Ayesha Bhatti
    Ayesha Bhatti Project Manager, Council of Ontario Universities + Attended networking workshop through the ADaPT Program at Ryerson University
  • Bailey Parnell, from SkillsCamp, facilitated a personal branding workshop for over 30 university students at the Starting Point 2017 conference at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bailey’s laid back yet confident facilitation style pulled the students in to her message on the importance of presenting a consistent and professional brand on social media and beyond. Her use of personal anecdotes, theory, real-world statistics, and immediately implementable tips resonated with students looking to create their own professional brands. Don’t hesitate to book Bailey and SkillsCamp for anything related to social media or personal branding.

    Matt MacPhee
    Matt MacPhee Senior Project Manager at the Sobey School Business Development Centre, Saint Mary’s University