Professional Development

PD Opportunity: Enhance Learning Through Coaching: May 2 & 3

This year, as part of Celebrate Learning Week, we are hosting two sessions on how coaching can help you achieve your goals and desired change as part of your professional development and learning, with Enhance Learning Through Coaching.

In these 1.5-hour sessions, participants will learn what coaching is and how coaching can support learning, identify potential areas for development, observe a coaching conversation, and how to access free coaching through Coaching@UBC.

Course Information

Date: May 2 or May 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610
Cost: Free
Register online

Contact pd.workshops@ubc.ca with questions.

PD Opportunity: Thriving in Change: May 16

We have an upcoming half-day workshop on May 16: Thriving in Change.

In this workshop, participants will start by exploring their own attitudes and reactions to change, learn foundational models to broaden their appreciation of the change journey, and gain new tools and strategies for use in an interpersonal and organizational context.

Course Information

Date: May 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610
Cost: $200
Register online.

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

PD Funding Year for Staff and Research Associates Ending Soon

The PD funding year for staff and for Research Associates will close at the end of the fiscal year. As the end of the year falls on a long weekend, please encourage your staff and RAs to submit their outstanding expense claims by March 23, 2018, for reimbursement.

Note: Funding in the M&P (AAPS) PD funding pool has been fully utilized for this year. Information on the MP& PD Fund can be found at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-engagement/leading-learning/pd-funding/management-professional/.

The new funding year begins on April 1, 2018.

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PD Opportunity: Thriving in Change: May 16

We have an upcoming half-day workshop on May 16: Thriving in Change. Change is normal and natural – how we respond to change and interact and support others affected by it can make all the difference. In this workshop participants will start by exploring their own attitudes and reactions to change, learn foundational models to broaden their appreciation of the change journey, and gain new tools and strategies for use in an interpersonal and organizational context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware of their your personal reactions and attitudes toward change;
  • Gain an understanding of key change models;
  • Be able to identify and utilize tools and behaviours that support and enhance personal resiliency in change
  • Be better able to support others as you navigate changes

Course Information

Date: May 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610
Cost: $200
Register online.

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

PD Opportunity: Making Meetings Fly: A Workshop for Leaders (Feb. 5, 2018)

Only a few spaces are left in our upcoming half-day workshop, Making Meetings Fly: A Workshop for Leaders. This session is designed for those who wish to gain a range of tools and techniques to assist in leading meetings that are action focused, decisive and inclusive.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the five principles of effective meetings
  • Outline interactive, energizing methods for engaging team meetings
  • Identify solutions to common meeting process challenges

Course Information

Date: Feb. 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610
Cost: $200
Register online.

You may be able to use your professional development funding towards this course. Please visit the PD funding page for your employee group to learn more.