Professional Development online learning resources available to all UBC staff and faculty

Please share this with your staff and faculty

UBC Human Resources and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) are hosting a five-month pilot of resources at UBC. This service is available  to all UBC employees with a staff or faculty appointment, between Nov. 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014, at no additional charge to UBC employees.

Learn more and register at

We encourage all staff at UBC  to consider incorporating these flexible learning resources as part of their professional development,  to complement in-person learning opportunities.

We also ask that you share this information with the faculty and staff in your unit.  These resources will be particularly useful to faculty who want to incorporate technology into the classroom, refresh or learn new skills, transform their course, or prepare a proposal for a future Flexible Learning Call for Proposals. The expanded access for staff supports the availability of accessible, timely, work-related learning opportunities to enhance performance and career development.

Place and Promise outlines UBC’s commitment to the creation of exceptional environments that support student learning.‘s resources can help faculty and staff work towards achieving this goal.


PD Opportunity: Two Continuing Studies Courses

PD Opportunity: Two Continuing Studies Courses

For HR Administrators, and your staff and faculty

Group Leadership and Team Dynamics – Summer Institute, July 4-6, 2013


Join award-winning teacher and team performance specialist Graeme Coetzer, PhD, to discover how the basic foundations of group dynamics can enhance team design, management, and communication. Develop the knowledge and skills to build team stability, agility, and competence in order to:

  • Resolve conflict by applying principles of emotional intelligence
  • Enhance feedback and learning conversations by practicing key intrapersonal and interpersonal strategies
  • Promote more respectful interactions by uncovering psychological dynamics within team behaviours .

Graeme Coetzer, PhD in Organizational and Human Resource Development, is Associate Professor of Management at College of Coastal Georgia specializing in team performance management. He has worked with universities and corporations such as TELUS, GM, and Microsoft.

Who Should Participate: Leaders, managers, HR professionals, coaches, counsellors, and other change-agents who work in teams and groups within an organizational context.

A 15% discount applies when two or more individuals from the same organization register at the same time.

Thursday-Saturday, July 4-6, 9am-4pm
UBC Robson Square
More information and register online.

UBC Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures

Do you have staff that deal with student or faculty immigration issues? If so, according to a new federal law, they must be Registered Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs). UBC Continuing Studies offers a part-time, blended course to train RCICs. Full details are available online.

For information about tuition waivers by employment group, visit our Professional Development benefits page.