Professional Development

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.

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.

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.

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