Organizational Development and Learning
By Melissa Baluk on September 28, 2018
In the world of organizational development, coaching has become the most effective tool to accelerate results in learning and professional development and building engaged workplaces.
UBC is awarded the 2018 Honourable Mention for the International Prism Award, a prestigious honour from the International Coach Federation that recognizes the impact of UBC’s rigorous coaching in all its facets and in a number of areas, from personal development to shaping the organizational culture and addressing strategic goals.
Across the organization, UBC encourages students, staff and faculty to lead through a coach approach to discover and explore new ways of learning – from leadership programs to performance conversations. Since 2001, over 4,300 faculty and staff have accessed free, one-on-one professional coaching services through the Coaching@UBC program and Career Navigation and Transition services. The community of coaches currently includes 55 internal coaches (those coaches who also work at UBC) as well as 27 external coaches. UBC also offers staff and faculty electing to pursue ICF-accredited coaching training access and scholarship awards for the UBC Coaching Internship Program. In addition, UBC offers part-time ICF-accredited training through Extended Learning in the UBC Certificate in Organizational Coaching program.
UBC was shortlisted as one of four global finalists earlier this summer, and the award was announced on September 26, 2018 at the Human Capital Institute’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Congratulations to all!
Coaching@UBC provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to focus and move forward on career goals through the exploration of ideas and candid dialogue with a confidential and unbiased thinking partner. Learn more.
By Melissa Baluk on August 1, 2018
Applications for the 2018/19 Community Leadership Program are due by Friday, Aug. 10.
The UBC Community Leadership Program is an opportunity for emerging leaders to explore what leadership means to them, and to build their skills while giving back to the community.
Staff and graduate students are welcome to apply for this program. There is no cost to participants.
By Melissa Baluk on July 4, 2018
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:
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.
By Breeonne Baxter on August 27, 2015
Are you interested in exploring what leadership means to you and how to build your skills while giving back to your community?
The Community Leadership Program is a professional development opportunity for UBC staff to explore the meaning of leadership through a series of interactive, participatory workshops. Participants will learn to mentor and lead a group of UBC students who are volunteering at a local elementary school during UBC’s Reading Week break in February, 2016. This experiential, hands-on approach to student learning is called community service learning.
CLP is looking for participants who have:
- Interest in engaging project group members in planning
- A desire to gain experience in dealing with uncertainty and changing environments
- A desire to learn about and challenge their views on leadership and community issues
- Interest in working collaboratively with schools or community organizations
- Interest in the difference between guiding and directing teams
Applications Due Sept. 4, 2105
By Breeonne Baxter on November 1, 2013
UBC HR and CTLT are pleased to announce a five-month pilot of lynda.com resources at UBC. Visit http://lynda.ubc.ca/ for more information and to register.