Community Leadership Program 2018-19 Information Sessions: July 12 & 23

Community Leadership Program 2018-19 Information Sessions: July 12 & 23

CLP 2017 Reading Week Kick-Off (Photo credit: Justin Lee)

Are you interested in an experiential leadership opportunity?

The UBC Community Leadership Program is an opportunity for emerging leaders to explore what leadership means to them by enhancing leadership skills, partnering with UBC student leaders, and giving back to community organizations.

Staff from all employee groups, as well as graduate students, are welcome to apply for this program. There is no cost to participants.

Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more:

UBC Community Leadership Program Information Sessions
July 12 or July 23, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610
RSVP through our program catalog

Visit clp.ubc.ca for more information and to learn about the impact of last year’s program. If you can’t attend one of the information sessions and have questions about the program, please email Stephanie Thorpe, Workplace Learning Facilitator.

PD Fund for Research Associates: Current PD Funding Cycle Ends March 31

Research Associates at UBC are eligible to apply for funding to support your ongoing professional development.

The Professional Development (PD) Fund for Research Associates is a funding pool designed to help research associates (excluding honorary RAs) access learning opportunities to enhance professional knowledge, work performance, and career growth at UBC.

You can apply for up to $2,000 in reimbursements to cover a wide variety of PD-related expenses during the funding cycle that runs April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2018.

To confirm your personal available balance, visit Faculty & Staff Self-Service, and view the “myPD and Learning” section or “Staff PD” tab.

In order to meet the year-end deadlines, your completed PD claim form must be submitted to UBC Human Resources no later than Friday, March 23, 2018.

For guidelines and submission details, visit the Research Associate PD Fund website.

Questions? Please contact Susanna Mulligan or Cathy Faulconer, Human Resources at pd.funds@ubc.ca

Apply soon to claim your Staff Professional Development Funds for 2017/18

The Staff Professional Development Funds at UBC are annual funding pools designed to support employees with staff appointments to pursue learning opportunities that will enhance their professional knowledge, work performance, and ongoing career growth at UBC. Funds are available to staff in the following groups: CUPE 2950, CUPE 116, Executive Administrative, Non-Union Technicians and Research Assistants, Management & Professional (AAPS), Service Unit Directors/Excluded M&P, and BCGEU Okanagan.

Apply soon to access PD funds available for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Staff are welcome to make claims on a first-come, first-served basis until the budgeted funding pool is exhausted or by the end of the fiscal year, whichever comes sooner. The amount you can claim depends on your employee group, as each group has its own funding pool subject to an annual budget allocation and program guidelines.

Based on claim patterns this year, it is anticipated that the budgeted PD funds will accommodate staff requests up until the March 31 year-end, with the exception of the M&P PD Fund for AAPS members (see below).

If you have already taken full advantage of your PD funds this fiscal year, new money will become available to you on April 1, 2018. If you have not used PD funds this fiscal year, note that they do not rollover; they will expire on March 31, 2018.

Notice: M&P PD Funds anticipated to run out prior to March 31, 2018, year-end

Prior to submitting a claim, M&P staff are encouraged to check the M&P PD Fund webpage for daily updates on the overall fund balance. When the funding pool balance reaches zero prior to March 31, no further PD claims will be accepted for reimbursement this current funding year.

Questions? Please contact pd.funds@ubc.ca.