Integrated Renewal Program HR update call #3: Dec. 6, 2018

You are invited to join the third Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) HR call-in session on Dec. 6, 9:00-10:00 a.m. All human resources practitioners at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are invited to join through phone or by video-conference.

The Dec. 6 agenda includes:

  • IRP update
  • HR work stream update: what the team has been working on for the last 30 days; what’s planned for the next 30
  • High-level HR Workday walkthrough – in-system review, including an overview the of basic concepts, navigation and terminology
  • Q & A

If you are interested in attending, please contact IRP at integrated.renewal@ubc.ca to RSVP.

Spaces left in Difficult Conversations: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Situations: Dec. 10

We have four spaces left in our Dec. 10 session on Difficult Conversations: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Situations. Register ASAP if you want to gain skills on having challenging conversations as part of your work.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this seminar, you will be able to know how to identify resistant behaviour in yourself and others;
  • have a greater understanding of what the physiological responses to emotional challenges look and feel like;
  • be able to identify your personal strategies for managing your own defensiveness as well as others; and
  • recognize when to push and when to back off to get your needs met.

Course Information

Date: Dec. 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610
Cost: $350
Register online

You may be able to use your professional development funding towards this course. Visit the PD funding page for your employee group to learn more, or contact pd.workshops@ubc.ca with questions.

Support for substance use and mental health challenges over the holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year. For those who are experiencing challenges with their mental health and/or substance use, it can help to know where you can find support and resources.

If you or a family member are in need of mental health support:

If you or a family member are in need of support for substance use:

It is important to know that no matter how you are feeling, you are not alone – help is available.

UBC co-hosting WACUBO 2019 annual conference; volunteer opportunity

UBC co-hosting WACUBO 2019 annual conference; volunteer opportunity

The 2019 WACUBO Annual Conference (Western Association of College and University Business Officers) is being held in Vancouver May 5-9, hosted by UBC and SFU.

Since 1937, WACUBO has offered business officers from Canada, the United States, and Mexico opportunities for professional development and a forum for identifying solutions to issues affecting higher education. The 2019 conference will be of interest to members of the UBC community who are responsible for business operations within their units.

In addition, the planning committee is looking for a Volunteer Services Coordinator to recruit 35-40 volunteers on behalf of UBC.

To learn more about the conference and about the volunteer position, please visit https://vpfo.ubc.ca/2018/11/ubc-to-co-host-the-wacubo-2019-annual-conference/. If you have any questions, you can contact Tammy Brimner.