MOST Development Workshops
Supporting Your Career & Personal Development
The MOST Program offers professional development workshops geared to enhance and improve your effectiveness at work, as well as to support your career and personal development.
Workshops are open to to the community, with discounts available for UBC faculty and staff.
Professional development funding is available for members of some UBC employee groups.
Upcoming MOST Workshops
April 30, 2013 Appreciative Inquiry
With Appreciative Inquiry we learn to shift our approach to change by focusing on creating what we want rather than eliminating what we don’t want. We learn to ask questions (or to inquire) in order to explore creative possibilities (appreciative).
May 13, 14, 21, 22, 2013 Appreciative Leadership Development
This program offers you the opportunity to enrich your understanding of appreciative leadership practices, inquire into how your leadership is perceived by others, and reflect on who you are as a leader when you are at your very best.
May 29, 2013 Writing Professional Minutes
This half-day workshop is designed for individuals who have little experience with recording and transcribing minutes during meetings on boards and working committees. It will also be of interest to individuals who are called upon to fill the role of “acting minute recorder.” Through individual practice and group work, participants will learn the skills necessary for correct action (a.k.a. executive) and discussion minutes.
June 14, 2013 Selection Interview: Ensuring Equity
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. You will also review current Human Rights and Employment Equity legislation and discuss the objectives of UBC’s policy on employment equity.
July 4, 2013 Managing Your Time: Managing Yourself
In this workshop you will learn how to manage your time by planning and prioritizing work, controlling interruptions, and developing methods to manage distractions and procrastination.
Design Your Learning Opportunities
Since 1993, an average of 1,000 UBC employees per year participate in MOST workshops. As we continue offering effective and meaningful workshops, we welcome your questions and recommendations for improvement. Is there a MOST workshop you would like to see offered more often, or less? Is there a topic you would like to see as a MOST workshop? Contact Winnie Kam at the MOST registration desk at 604.822.9644 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your feedback.