Please share this with your staff and faculty
With the new calendar year comes the opportunity to refresh your professional development goals, as well as to start a conversation about professional development with your staff. UBC offers a number of professional development opportunities for staff and faculty:
- Tuition Waivers: for UBC credit courses, or continuing education with UBC Continuing Studies
- Lynda.com: brush up on your technical, creative or workplace business skills with free and unlimited access to this online learning resource.
- In-Person Workshops (Vancouver campus) | In-Person Workshops (Okanagan campus)
- Professional Development Funding programs
Professional Development Funding programs for Staff
Professional Development (PD) Funding programs at UBC are designed to support eligible staff members in the M&P, CUPE 2950, CUPE 116, TRA, Exec. Admin, and BCGEU (Okanagan) employee groups, who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities that will enhance their professional knowledge and skills, work performance, and career growth at UBC.
Act fast – There are less than three months remaining in this fiscal year to take advantage of funding that may be available to you.
Your maximum funding amount available each year varies depending on your employment group. In all cases, yearly PD Fund budgets are limited and access to funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis until overall fund budget exhaustion or March 31 (whichever comes sooner).
Based on current usage patterns across eligible employment groups, it is anticipated that the PD Fund budgets will be able to accommodate all staff funding requests until fiscal year-end (March 31) , with the possible exception of the M&P PD Fund.
M&P PD Fund: M&P staff members are encouraged to check the M&P PD Fund webpage for regular updates on the overall remaining balance prior to making any PD related purchases.
Review your PD Fund program guidelines and application procedures here.
If you have already taken full advantage of one of the PD funding programs this fiscal year, new money will become available to you on April 1, 2016.
Faculty: Please note that the time-lines and budgetary considerations noted above do not apply to faculty (apart from Research Associates) For information on the Professional Development Reimbursement Fund for faculty, please visit Faculty Relations.