By Breeonne Baxter on July 7, 2017
If you are part of an employee group with access to central professional development funds, you can view your real-time fund balance in the myPD and Learning section of Self-Service.
If you belong to a staff employee group that has access to central PD funds, or are a research associate, you can access your current PD fund balance in the myPD Funds section:
If you are faculty, you can access your Professional Development Reimbursement Fund summary in the myPDR Summary section:
In these sections, you can view your current balance, your current claim details, and historical claim information.
To access information on your PD funds, login to Self-Service at https://paprod.adm.ubc.ca:8443/psp/paprod/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG.
If you are using an off-campus network, you will first need to connect to the UBC Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Questions? Problems? Please contact your PD Fund administrator at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-engagement/contact/.
By Breeonne Baxter on December 2, 2015
UBC staff in the CUPE 116 employee group can now apply for up to $500/fiscal year from the CUPE 116 Professional & Skills Development Fund (subject to eligibility). This fund can assist you to pay for learning activities that will help you grow and develop in your current role and advance your career at UBC.
For the complete funding guidelines and reimbursement instructions, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-development/funding/cupe-116
For information on all staff and faculty professional development funding at UBC, visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-development/funding/.
- The $500/year funding amount will be pro-rated if you work fewer than 20 hours per week.
- Note that UBC Aquatic Centre employees are not eligible for this funding program.
- Full details at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-development/funding/cupe-116.
Some Possible Learning Opportunities
- Participate in a HR MOST workshop on customer service excellence or leadership;
- Work towards a certificate or diploma at VCC, Langara, BCIT or elsewhere;
- Purchase a resource book related to a new skill development area;
- Attend a conference to stay current in your field of work; or
- Many more opportunities are available.
If you have questions about a course or about your eligibility, please contact the HR PD Funding Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org , 604-822-6314, or in person at the Human Resources Service Centre on the 6th floor of TEF 3 (map). You can also confirm your eligibility on the UBC Self-Service Portal and click the “Staff PD” tab.
Applications to this funding program will be accepted and processed by Human Resources on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to overall budget availability.
Other Ways to Learn at UBC
- Online Learning : Learn technology, creative and workplace business skills at your own pace with lynda.com. UBC provides you with free and unlimited access to Lynda.com’s vast library of high-quality and engaging video tutorials. Use your CWL to login for free through www.lynda.ubc.ca.
- Tuition Fee Waiver Benefit: This UBC staff benefit provides tuition assistance for eligible CUPE 116 staff and can be applied to UBC undergraduate credit courses, as well as many UBC continuing studies non-credit courses. If you are eligible to use this benefit, you can take UBC courses for both personal and career development purposes. In some instances, you can transfer this benefit to your spouse or children.
- Career Navigation: If you are looking for assistance to develop your own career development plan or want enhanced support to navigate your career at UBC, Human Resources offers resources and assistance.
- Coaching: Coaching@UBC offers free 1-on-1 coaching for you. You can work with a coach for up to six sessions to focus and move forward on a personal or professional goal through the exploration of ideas with a coach as your confidential and unbiased thinking partner.
This summer at the Vancouver campus, CTLT is presenting a series of hands-on and informative workshops that are aimed for both new and experienced faculty to get ready for the school year by helping faculty enhance and innovate their teaching styles.
Faculty will explore ideas and engage one another on strategies on a variety of topics like assessment, metacognition, facilitative teaching, participatory learning, and of course preparing for the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission day on Sept. 18.
These informative presentation sessions, interactive discussions and invigorating debates with hands-on workshops offer a trove of unique opportunities which are open to all faculty, staff and graduate students to explore ideas, share strategies and discover practical ideas to implement during teaching. Register online at http://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/series/view/235.