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Workshop Development - 1hr


30 per hour Virtual OK

Having trouble engaging your target audience in an interesting way? With my skills in Facilitation, Leadership, and Research that I've attained through working in mentorship roles and academia, I can help you develop a engaging experience for your target audience of any age group. It would involve an hour consultation, and we can do more if things feel right. We would:

- Talk about your target audience
- Assess the type of impact you want to make
- Refine your speaking and facilitation skills
- Use your past lessons within our designing process
- Create an engaging product you can use!

Recent Achievements:
• Developed excellent research, writing, and data management skills via conducting Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) in City of Mississauga to be used by professionals for adaptive management strategies and for academic publications (in prep)
• Supervised 11 student groups on project management in Practicum in Environmental Project Management course; students created hands-on projects to conduct sustainability assessments or conservation research in the Mississauga area (e.g. invasive vines in credit valley, UTM passive solar proposal, UTM aquaponics proposal etc.) with the involvement of key stakeholders (UTM, CVC, etc.)
• Developed and facilitated 3 workshops for 20 environment and public health undergrad students, and 30 participants of youth camp on topics such as Urban Community Resilience and Imagining a Resilient Society to derive actionable solutions and habits by integrating a critical thinking process
• Worked with student team and local stakeholders to develop an urban forest management plan for Regent Park, Toronto, ON so community could maintain and grow local greenspace
• Co-organizing and promoting events such as 2-week summer camps, fundraisers, annual general meetings, ceremonies with team of 13 people for 60+ attendees
• Strong public speaking skills through presenting at academic conferences, university classrooms, student-led clubs and events, and summer camps

Training & Qualifications

University of Toronto Mississauga, M.Sc. in Geography
Vulnerability of Common Urban Forest Species to Projected Climate Change: A Case Study of Mississauga

Western University, B.Sc. Honours Specialization in Biology
Degree Focuses – Ecology, Plant Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Green Infrastructure

Work Experience
Teacher’s Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga
• Leveraged results of my Masters project and facilitation skills to enrich existing teaching materials to teach 150 hours over 7 semesters to classes of 20-30 undergrad students in environment and geography (climate change and ecology). Recent courses: Environmental Management, Intro to Climatology, Biogeography, etc.

Conscious Minds Co-op (CMC), Organizer and Member
• Currently organizing and facilitating men’s group of 5 members and growing, hosting monthly meetings that give men the chance to connect with and support each other, and explore ways of redefining [healthy] masculinity
• Designing and facilitating workshops and activities on climate change, urban resiliency, conflict resolution, meditation, individual-community relationship balance, community bonding practices, etc. for co-op members (19 people), camps (30-60), and academic institutions to inform and develop actionable solutions on topics
- Feedback from such workshops: “deeply meaningful” and “fuller than any [class] I have had to date”
• Collaborated with tenured professors to develop land-based teaching methods for 3-day camp for 20 academic researchers interested in strategies for confronting academic and systemic oppression thought University of Toronto grant

Camp Counselor, Youth Leadership Camps Canada
• Facilitated various workshops such as goal setting, event planning and budgeting, nature hikes, and other activities, including post-activity reflections, with multiple groups of 10-20 youth (ages 13-18) over 2-week periods while applying time and risk management strategies for safe, yet fun experiences
• Mentored 3 youth over 4-month period as part of Leaders-in-Training program on effective methods of facilitation and camp counselling for eventual hiring at YLCC

Sales Assistant, Tip-Top Tailors
• Maintained product knowledge and organization of store layout for excellent customer satisfaction

Wetland Technician Assistant, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
• Summarized and catalogued over 300 scientific studies pertaining to wetland ecology, restoration, hydrology, and biodiversity for use in provincial publications on wetland biodiversity and conservation
• Conducted field work with various MNR branches in provincial parks and lakes to assess ecological land classifications and fish population health, respectively, to aid conservation efforts in the area

Availability & Preferences

Weekday mornings, and at times afternoons. My schdule is flexible but I need to know in advance of 2-3 days.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!


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About Talha Khan

I have experience working in camps as a counsellor and University of Toronto as a teachers’ assistant. I have become accustomed to working with, mentoring, and managing diverse groups. For example, I ...was involved in teaching a Practicum in Environmental Project Management. Student groups were given hand-on projects to conduct research on sustainability or conservation efforts in the Peel area. As a teacher’s assistant, my role was to guide students and help them to develop practical solutions to the research problems given. Moreover, I helped them shape meaningful and impactful presentations on their research, as well as evaluating their projects. My underlying focus in these positions is to help people understand their roles as unique, self-defined leaders. Helping individuals to connect and develop together is an integral part of my mindset towards my roles, and inspiring others to reflect and grow is one of my life’s passions. Additionally, as a member of the community and a strong advocate of climate change and human equity, I am currently a volunteer at Conscious Minds Co-operative (CMC). CMC is a youth organization focused on building strong and healthy communities that are educated and empowered in the face of climate change and human rights issues. We also organize and facilitate a 2-week summer camp for youth interested in environmental and human equity advocacy with a focus on community building and personal development. My work with CMC requires me to play multiple roles within the organization because we are primarily run by dedicated volunteers that care about developing our community. My current role and responsibilities include planning and implementing multiple projects smoothly, creating internal governance and decision-making structures, creating and facilitating programming, providing emotional support to members, awareness of members’ barriers and capacities for work, facilitating group dialogs and conflict resolution, event space set-up and cleaning, networking with potential collaborators and organizations, and promoting our events and youth summer camp. show more

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Talha Khan is looking for:
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  • Digital Marketing
  • Video & AV
  • Graphic Design
  • Consulting & Coaching