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By Breeonne Baxter on August 31, 2017
As part of your role as a manager/administrator at UBC, there is a lot you can do to support your staff with their career and professional development goals. As we launch into the new academic year, here are some resources you can share with staff and faculty in your department to help them plan their professional development for the year.
Our Career Navigation consultant offers support to staff who wish to enhance their professional experience by exploring and using the many opportunities for growth within UBC. Interested staff can visit our Career Navigation services page to learn more.
We will be having a series of workshops in the fall focusing on Career Resiliency, and will announce these in HR Network News when the details are finalized.
The Coaching at UBC program offers free one-on-one professional coaching services for staff and faculty. Coaching is a great way to explore topics of interest to you, and to start to map out a plan for your own professional development.
UBC is committed to providing staff and faculty with improved access to professional development opportunities, through access to professional development funds. Please select your employee group to learn more about the funds available to you.
Human Resources holds several professional development workshops throughout the year, available to staff and faculty. Please see our post in this week’s HR Network News to learn about the PD workshops coming up this fall.
Eligible staff and faculty can apply to use their PD funding for these workshops.
Lynda.com offers an online collection of self-guided instructional videos designed to provide staff and faculty with just-in-time resources to assist in a variety of areas, including updating software skills, learning new technology tools, and enhancing workplace business practices.
UBC provides faculty and staff with free and unlimited access to lynda.com’s learning resources. To start using lynda.com, visit http://lynda.ubc.ca and sign in with your CWL.
You can also check out our bi-weekly Learning with Lynda series in HR Network News.
Staff in most employee groups have access to UBC tuition waivers for credit courses, and for non-credit courses at UBC Extended Learning (as well as select Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies courses). Please visit the Tuition Waiver page for your employment group to learn full details:
By Susanna Mulligan on January 5, 2017
With the new calendar year comes the opportunity to refresh your professional development goals, as well as to start a conversation about professional development with your staff. UBC offers a number of professional development opportunities for staff and faculty:
Professional Development (PD) Funding programs at UBC are designed to support eligible staff members in the M&P, CUPE 2950, CUPE 116, TRA, Exec. Admin, and BCGEU (Okanagan) employee groups, who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities that will enhance their professional knowledge and skills, work performance, and career growth at UBC.
Your maximum funding amount available each fiscal year varies depending on your employment group. In all cases, each PD funding pool is subject to an annual budget allocation and your access to funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis until overall budget exhaustion or the March 31 fiscal year-end. (whichever comes sooner).
If you have already taken full advantage of one of the PD funding programs this fiscal year, new money will become available to you on April 1, 2017.
Based on current usage patterns across eligible employment groups, it is anticipated that the PD Fund budgets will be able to accommodate all staff funding requests up until the March 31st year end, with the possible exception of the M&P PD Fund.
M&P staff members are encouraged to check the M&P PD Fund webpage for regular updates on the overall remaining fund balance prior to submitting your claim.
Faculty: Please note that the timelines and budgetary considerations noted above do not apply to faculty. For information on the Professional Development Reimbursement Fund for faculty, visit Faculty Relations. Research Associates PD Fund information is available here.