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Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 5, 2017

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Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 5, 2017 – clocks fall back one hour at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Please encourage your staff to have a safe commute on Monday, Nov. 6.

Wireless Issues Following iOS 11 Update

Some users may be experiencing issues connecting to UBC’s wireless network after updating to iOS 11.

Please follow these steps to reconnect:

Forget the UBC wireless network you are trying to connect to.

  • Go to Settings > Wireless > find the network
  • Select the information icon on the right
  • Click “Forget This Network”

Connect to ubcvisitor. Using a browser, head to the following websites below to launch the Autoconnect utility for the network you are trying to connect to.

See all UBC IT Bulletins at http://bulletins.it.ubc.ca.

PD Opportunity: Selection Interviewing (Nov. 21, 2017) – 6 Spaces Left

We have six spaces left in our Nov. 6, 2017, session on Selection Interviewing: Ensuring Equity. Register ASAP to sharpen your interview and recruitment skills.

Note that this workshop is designed for UBC managers/administrators who have responsibility for the recruitment of staff.

About this workshop

The interview is a vital step in the hiring process, so you want it to be as effective as possible. This workshop will focus on the essential skills of behavioural interviewing so that you can more effectively get to know your candidates and find the best fit for your team.

Learning Outcomes

Through group exercises, discussions and role-play within this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop questions and practice behavioural interviewing skills
  • Develop tools to select the best candidate for the position
  • Understand basic concepts of human rights, employment equity, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation

Participants will also review current Human Rights and Employment Equity legislation and discuss the objectives of UBC’s policy on employment equity.

Facilitation Team and Presenters

  • Lani McGill, Human Resources Advisor
  • Kathryn Stagg, Human Resources Advisor
  • Lindi Frost, Director of Employee Relations
  • Jude Tate, Director of Equity and Inclusion

Course information

Selection Interviewing: Ensuring Equity
Nov. 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Room 610, TEF III, 6190 Agronomy Road [map]
Register online

If you are interested in this courses, you may be able to use your professional development funding. Please visit the page for your employee group to learn more.

PD Opportunity: Generating Successful Team Dynamics (Nov. 21, 2017)

HR is hosting a one-day workshop on Generating Successful Team Dynamics on Nov. 21, 2017. Register now to improve your knowledge on building solid and productive teams in the workplace.

About this workshop

Generating Successful Team Dynamics provides participants with a solid foundation that will ensure that team members and team leaders have the skills and knowledge required to work as a unit. Being able to create solid team work within your work group is an important skill for everyone in this environment.

Whether you are a team member working on a project team or in your day to day work within your department, you have an important role to play in your team’s performance. If you lead a department or project team, or plan to in the future, your performance directly affects your team’s success.

Within the first hour of the program participants will experience, first hand, the issues associated with working in a high performing team. This interactive simulation translates into real opportunities to identify, address and capitalize upon the shared knowledge of the group.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the characteristics of high performing teams;
  • Determine the stages of team development;
  • List the required elements for building strong team relationships;
  • Prioritize the essentials for success – establish common goals and roles;
  • Discuss how to create trust, commitment & motivation;
  • Identify the five team dysfunctions and what to do about them;
  • Determine steps to create and manage positive team conflict;
  • Create a strategy for building a sustainable team structure;
  • Determine how processes impact team performance

Audience

This session is designed for team leaders and team members who want to apply the principles of a positive and effective team-based work environment.

Course information

Generating Successful Team Dynamics
Nov. 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $350
Room 610, TEF III, 6190 Agronomy Road [map]
Register online

If you are interested in this courses, you may be able to use your professional development funding. Please visit the page for your employee group to learn more.