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By Breeonne Baxter on June 14, 2018
If you’re planning ahead for your professional development, or want to have some suggestions for professional development opportunities to share with your staff, we have some new workshops coming to UBC’s Vancouver campus this fall:
By Melissa Baluk on May 17, 2018
Miranda Massie (Health Promotions) is holding a preview of her new training session, “The Working Mind”, on June 20 and invites anyone in HR who is interested to attend. The session will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at TEF III (Room 610) and only 25 spaces are available. Please email her by May 31 to save your spot.
The Working Mind is a Mental Health Commission of Canada, evidence-based workplace training program aimed at increasing mental health literacy for both supervisors/managers and employees. In advance of rolling out this program to the campus community, all HR staff are invited to preview the training to ensure that it aligns with current UBC policies and procedures.
The manager/supervisor version of the training includes information related to duty to enquire, accommodations, return to work, along with the other program elements.
Please note: Miranda will be presenting the manager/supervisor version on June 20, but all HR staff are welcome to attend. Read on for more info about the program, including details about the employee and manager/supervisor course content.
To register, please email Miranda Massie.
• To reduce stigma and negative attitudes towards those struggling with poor mental health
• To provide learners with a broad understanding of mental health and wellness
• Help participants maintain mental health and improve resilience
• To promote mental health and wellness in the workplace
• To provide managers with the confidence, tools and resources to manage and support employees who may be experiencing mental health problems or illness
To give employees/managers the practical knowledge of mental health and mental illness so they can:
• Use the mental health continuum to recognize changes in their mental health and that of others
• Be prepared to use skills to improve their coping and resiliency
• Reduce both public and self-stigma
• Be willing to be a part of a supportive workplace
• A focus on dispelling the myths of mental health problems and mental illnesses, aiming to reduce associated stigma
• An overview of the Mental Health Continuum Model
• Self-assessment of one’s own mental health along the continuum
• Strategies one can apply at each point along the continuum
• Workplace accommodations and return to work
• How to observe changes in employees along the continuum
• Appropriate actions to take
• How to communicate with employees about mental health illness in a workplace context
Questions? Ask Miranda Massie.
By Melissa Baluk on May 17, 2018
Every team faces conflict, and as a leader it is important to know how to guide your team through situations where conflict arises. Conflict Theatre is a learning opportunity that will help you bring your conflict management skills to the next level.
Application deadline for this year’s summer intensive: May 21, 2018
For more information, please contact the Conflict Theatre Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Melissa Baluk on May 17, 2018
We have an upcoming two-day workshop on June 4 & 5 – Practical Project Management. This workshop is 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.
Date: June 4 & 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610
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.