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 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

June 24, 2015
Writing Professional Minutes
Cost: $130

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. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

-Prepare informative and practical agendas
-Format both action and discussion minutes
-Prepare factual, concise minutes

July 14, 2015
In-Powering: Making Sense of your Talents and Strengths
Cost: $275
When we learn to work from our strengths rather than those things that make us feel weak or insecure, we feel stronger, more energized, more fulfilled and more productive.

This workshop uses the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment tool and enhances participant understanding of the full potential of these strengths. The CoreClarity In-Powering methodology allows participants to categorize their strengths further to assist in making sense of the information.

Note: The cost of the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book & personalized course materials are included in the workshop fee.

UBC Community Leadership Program Info Session 2015

Professional Development opportunity -open to all UBC staff: UBC Community Leadership Program.

The UBC Community Leadership Program is an opportunity to explore what leadership means to you and build your skills while giving back to your community. Through the program, you will:
-Grow your leadership capacity
-Gain team leadership and project management experience
-Engage with your community through a real-life community project

Learn more at the CLP info session on Friday, June 12th from 12-1pm in Wesbrook Building (Room 300 Boardroom) OR Tuesday, July 21st from 12-1pm in TEF 3 Building (6th Floor – Multipurpose Room). Staff from all disciplines and employee groups, including graduate students, are welcome to attend. Visit our website at UBC Community Leadership Program.

UBC Community United Way Campaign

Participate in a truly unique professional development opportunity while giving back to your community as a United Way Campaign Associate previously known as Loaned Representative. Learn valuable new skills during a fun, action-packed 16-week period in the fall and help United Way raise funds to support over 500 programs and initiatives across the Lower Mainland. Being a Campaign Associate can be life-changing but what won’t change is the terms of your employment – same pay, benefits, and vacation and seniority accrual.
Campaign Associate job postings is now open on UBC HR Website under Job ID 20795 . You can apply for this secondment until June 10, 2015.
Learn more about the position at our website.

Volunteer with UBC United Way Committee:

Volunteer to raise awareness for the UBC United Way campaign happening at UBC in the fall. As a Portfolio Campaign Chair (PCC), you help shape the vision and goal of UBC’s $500,000 fundraising campaign. You will plan, lead and execute an exciting campaign within your portfolio, giving all staff and faculty an opportunity to get involved and give. You can choose to host fundraising events or simply share stories and news about the campaign and encourage donations.
Learn more about the Staff Volunteer Positions.

Design Your Learning Opportunities

Since 1993, an average of 1,000 UBC employees participate annually 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? 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 to let us know your feedback.