Professional Development

Return to Learning This Fall – Professional Development Funds Available

It’s “back to school” at UBC, and with it comes new opportunities for a fresh approach to work and a renewed motivation for personal learning and ongoing professional development. We invite you to take advantage of the available funds to pursue learning activities that will help you to grow in your career at UBC.

September marks the half-way point the UBC Staff Professional Development Funds claim year (April 1 – March 31).

Individual funding maximums and guidelines vary based on your employee group affiliation as noted below:

Staff – April 1 to March 31 funding year

Faculty – July 1 to June 31 funding year

Faculty – Non-standard funding year

Additional personal and professional development opportunities are available, including:

  • Tuition waivers to offset the cost of UBC credit courses, as well as UBC Extended Learning and approved Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies courses.
  • Lynda.com, “anytime learning” online courses that can help you brush up on your technical, creative, or workplace business skills – available free of cost for all UBC faculty and staff.
  • Professional development workshops (Vancouver | Okanagan)

Questions?

Staff Professional Development Funds (Vancouver campus, all M&P, all Exec Admin, all SUD)
604-822-6314
pd.funds@ubc.ca

BCGEU Okanagan Professional Development Fund (Okanagan campus)
250-807-8829
dianne.dejong@ubc.ca

Faculty Professional Development Reimbursement (all campuses, faculty and sessional lecturers )
604-822-2044
pdr@finance.ubc.ca

Research Associates Professional Development Fund (all campuses)
604-822-6314
pd.funds@ubc.ca

Postdoctoral Fellows Travel Awards (Vancouver campus)
postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca

 

2017 Coach Internship Funding Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s Coach Internship recipients who will be receiving funding to attend an Accredited Coach Training Program to become a Certified Coach.

  • Girish Ananthanarayana – Computer Science
  • Beth Haverkamp – Faculty of Education
  • Gennesse Langdon – Botanical Garden
  • Kristine Thody – UBC Sauder School of Business
  • Horace Tong – UBC IT Service Centre
  • Mark Trowell – UBC HR Faculty Relations

Read the full post here.

Want to find out more about Coaching services available to UBC staff and faculty? Visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/coaching/.

Call for Coaching Internship Program Applications for 2016

Coaching@UBC is accepting applications for the 2016 intake for the Coaching Internship Program. Successful candidates will receive funding towards the completion of an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. Funding is negotiated based on funds available, so the amount and number of awards vary annually. Awards for this round of Coach Intern recipients will be paid out during the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Please visit our Coaching InternshipProgram page for full details and application documents. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2016.

To find out more about Coaching or to sign up for individual coaching, visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/coaching.