Professional Development

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!



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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

Audience

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

Practical Project Management: Aug. 14-15, 2017

HR is hosting a two-day workshop on Practical Project Management on Aug. 14-15, 2017.

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

Audience

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

Finance Support Program (FSP) – Online Training Tool for Administrators

Finance has developed an online training program to help demystify the steps of Staff and Student recruitment and form completion.  The training, which is part of the Finance Support Program – Payroll & Positions, is a combination of instructional videos, self-test questions, and an appendix that highlights key documents and useful links. This training tool is beneficial to anyone who is new to an administrator role or who has been in their position for a while.

To create an account on the Edx training platform:

The ‘Home’ tab in Edx has an orientation video about how to view the training material.

Questions about this training program can be directed to your HR Advisor, HR Associate or to Ray McNichol – FSP Program Manager.

Learn more about the Finance Support Program at https://finance.ubc.ca/training/private/finance-support-program (CWL authentication required).

PD Opportunity for the HR Community of Practice: Appreciative Inquiry: A Way to Generate and Nurture Effective Work Environments: July 28, 2017

HR is hosting a one-day workshop on Appreciative Inquiry: A Way to Generate and Nurture Effective Work Environments, on July 28, 2017.

About the workshop

In our intention to make things better, we very often pick up on the things that don’t work: problems, wrong behaviours, errors, and try to fix them. Our lives become filled with problems to solve, one after the other, and we don’t see the end of them. Meanwhile, it becomes increasingly difficult to notice or appreciate what works well; and because these well-working things don’t need fixing, they simply lose their importance.

With Appreciative Inquiry we learn to shift our approach to change by focusing on creating what we want rather than eliminating what we don’t want. We learn to ask questions (or to inquire) in order to explore creative possibilities (appreciative).

Learning Outcomes

Using a variety of formats such as paired interviews, small group exercises and video, you will:

  • Explore the key principles of Appreciative Inquiry
  • Learn simple ways to shift from a focus on problem solving to one of possibility creating
  • Pay attention to the role of language/words to phrase appreciative questions
  • Identify ways to apply the appreciative inquiry approach in your workplace

Audience

The session is designed for individuals who are intrigued by the statement that ‘we give power to the things we pay attention to,’ and are wanting to find practical ways to exercise personal agency to make a positive difference in the workplace.

Course information

Appreciative Inquiry: A Way to Generate and Nurture Effective Work Environments
July 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $275
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610 [map]
Register online

Coaching For Personal and Professional Development Information Session: July 10

Join us for an information session at noon on July 10 to learn about Coaching@UBC‘s free professional coaching services for staff and faculty.

In this information session, you will learn:

  • What is Coaching?
  • How does Coaching work?
  • Why choose Coaching for personal or professional development?
  • How do I access Coaching at UBC?

Course information

Coaching For Personal and Professional Development
July 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610 [map]
Register online