Learning with Lynda.com: How to Build Team Performance

Learning with Lynda.com: How to Build Team Performance

Are you familiar with the four common qualities of teams? Watch this week’s Learning with Lynda.com video on “Increasing Team Performance” to learn more about teams and discover a strategy for setting teams up for success.

Be sure to download the exercise files attached to the course for a sample framework!

Read more at our lynda.ubc.ca site to learn more about this subject and to find associated resources.

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Five Spots Left in Practical Project Management: Aug. 14-15, 2017

We have five seats left in Practical Project Management, our two-day workshop on Aug. 14-15, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course, register ASAP!

You may be able to use your PD funding towards this workshop. Learn about PD funding for your employee group.

About the Workshop

Many people are finding projects an increasing part of their workload, yet still have their ‘day job’ responsibilities. Getting your project off to the best possible start is essential for success and tackling today’s project focused environment requires a straightforward, down to earth approach.

This two-day workshop provides practical, effective tools and proven processes that ensure your projects get off to a clear and solid start, ensuring they stay on track, and your deliverables are achieved on time and on budget.

Learning Outcomes

  • Establish effective communication lines from the start;
  • Develop concise intended outcomes and deliverables;
  • Build a Project Charter that is simple, yet effective in getting your projects off to the right start;
  • Use the most common tools used in Project Management including Network Diagram Dependency Charts, Gantt Charts and Work Breakdown Structures;
  • Sequence tasks to determine start dates, finish dates and milestones;
  • Use Critical Path Methodology to ensure projects are completed on time;
  • Recognize and prevent common Project Management mistakes;
  • Use criteria to measure and track your project;
  • Identify and evaluate risks and develop contingency plans
  • Effectively determine resource requirements


This session is designed for anyone who is involved in projects, as either a team member or project manager, and wants to learn the core basics and proven tools to help achieve more consistent project outcomes.

Course information

Practical Project Management
Aug. 14-15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $550
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610 [map]
Register online

HR Network News on Hiatus Aug. 17, 2017

HR Network News will take a brief hiatus on Aug. 17, returning on Aug. 31 with lots of great back-to-school updates. For all updates in the meantime, please check out hr.ubc.ca, or faculty-staff.ubc.ca.

See you in a month!