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By Breeonne Baxter on October 1, 2015
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Is project management an area where you would like to develop more skills? This fall, we have two opportunities for you to learn and practice the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success, presented by UBC’s MOST Program together with Lynda.com, an online collection of instructional videos designed to provide just-in-time training in a variety of areas (available at no individual charge to UBC staff and faculty).
When: Dec. 7-8, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Many people are finding projects an increasing part of their workload, yet still have their ‘day job’ responsibilities. Tackling today’s project-focused environment requires a straightforward, down to earth approach.
Those attending Practical Project Management workshop will learn how to:
*Depending on which UBC employee group you belong to, you may be eligible to access one of several professional development funding programs for this workshop. The PD funding programs are designed to support eligible UBC staff members who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities that will enhance their professional knowledge and work performance. For information about the UBC PD funding programs, including guidelines and application procedures, click here
For more information, or to register, click here.
Duration: 2hours 7m
Format: Online Self-Paced
Cost: No charge to UBC staff and faculty
Discover how to more efficiently manage your business projects. Author Bonnie Biafore lays out a set of principles and examines the concepts behind project management, from defining the problem, establishing project objectives, and building a project plan to meeting deadlines, managing team resources, and closing the project. The course also provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance
As an added bonus this lynda.com course qualifies as a continuing education credit with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® .
Contact Colin Hearne, Program and Registration Coordinator, in Human Resources.
By Breeonne Baxter on May 2, 2013
Please share this with anyone who manages CUPE 2950 and Executive Administrative staff.
All support staff in the CUPE 2950 & Executive Administrative employment groups now have free access to access to Lynda.com, an industry leading on-demand software training & tutorial video library.
The Lynda.com online e-learning resource has been sponsored by the Job Skills Training Program (JSTP) and Exec Admin PD Fund through monies set aside for this group-wide education opportunity, and is available all CUPE 2950 and Exec Admin staff free of charge for the 2013/14 funding year. During this pilot year of service, we will be surveying staff and managers to evaluate the usefulness and effectiveness of Lynda.com as an ongoing e-learning resource. Please note, the Lynda.com resource replaces the Online Expert tutorial program.
Lynda.com offers over 1,700 video tutorials covering a wide variety of topics including word processing, design, data analysis, email, and improving business skills. New videos are added every week and this web-based service can be accessed 24/7 from mobile devices and any computer at work or home.
On April 23, the majority of eligible staff received an email invitation from Lynda.com to activate their personal account. However, staff with outdated work email addresses or personal email addresses listed as the “primary email” in UBC Self Service records did not receive the invitation.
Action Requested: If you are a manager of staff who belong to the one of the eligible employment groups and you find that some of these staff members did not receive the initial Lynda.com activation email, please have them contact Susanna Mulligan at firstname.lastname@example.org to request account set-up.
We would like to invite managers to become familiar with the Lynda.com offerings and consider supporting and promoting this online service as one way to assist support staff who are interested in enhancing or developing software and technology related skills. A short overview video can be found here.
In addition to the Lynda.com service, staff may also be interested in exploring technology related programs offered through UBC Continuing Studies, Technology, Media and Professional Programs.
We have a limited capacity to extend access to Lynda.com to staff in all other employment groups at UBC Vancouver Campuses. Please contact Susanna Mulligan in Human Resources for availability, sign-up details and user fees.
General Information and updates on the Lynda.com service at UBC can be found on the Human Resources Online Software Tutorials and Training webpage.
By Breeonne Baxter on October 18, 2012
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Let’s Celebrate Learning! 5th Annual Celebrate Learning Week: Oct. 27 – Nov. 4, 2012
Celebrate Learning Week is a showcase to celebrate teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. Now in its fifth year, the Oct. 27 – Nov. 4, 2012, celebration highlights and also honours the work of faculty, students and staff to create exceptional learning environments at UBC.
The week-long showcase includes open lectures, informational sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, workshops and more. Many of the events are free and open to UBC faculty, staff, students and the community.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 20, 2012
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This fall, learn how to build leadership coaching skills with UBC’s Continuing Studies Life & Career Programs.
Fri, Oct 19, 9am-4pm; UBC Robson Square: LC507F12A
Gain tools to become more self-aware in the areas of integrity, decision-making, collaboration, empathy and self-control. Find out how you can be more enlightened in your role as leader.
2 Thu, Oct 25 & Nov 8, 9am-4pm; UBC Robson Square: LC511F12A
Discover how to create a positive working relationship with clients during this two-day interactive workshop. Whether the outcome is potential or performance, the quality of the alliance is an essential foundation for good coaching.
UBC staff and faculty can use their Tuition Waivers for these courses. Call for details 604.822.8585