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 2014
January 23, 2014
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.
February 13, 2014
Moving from Peer to Leader 1: Practical Tools for First Time Managers and Supervisors
Participants will leave the workshop with practical, proven techniques to handle their managerial or supervisory responsibilities, and will:
a) understand their management strengths in light of “best leadership” practices,
b) learn how to provide effective direction as new leaders,
c) learn how to manage work flow, and
d) provide constructive feedback using a coaching approach.
March 11, 2014
In-Powering: Making Sense of your Talents and Strengths
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.
April 30, 2014
Effective Communication: Navigating Today’s Communication Challenges
As the need to work collectively increases, good discussion skills, effective listening and positive modeling are essential. In this insightful workshop you will learn to assess the communication needs of others and see how you can make simple adjustments in order to communicate more effectively. This workshop will help you develop methods of communicating that will build on your strengths and the strengths of others.
May 14, 2014
OptimizeD Coaching Skills (NEW!)
The OptimizeD Coaching Skills workshop is intended to develop the coaching and communication skills of employees, thus equipping them to have more fulsome, fearless and productive conversations with their direct reports, teams, colleagues and customers. At its very essence, the OptimizeD Coaching Skills workshop will bring value to those who aspire to be better leaders, managers and strategists, and who hold the work of leading and developing others close to their heart.
May 28, 2014
The Joy of Conflict: Managing the Emotional Climate (NEW!)
Unmanaged emotion is the greatest barrier to effective communication and productive conflict resolution. This interactive half-day workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to better understand and manage emotion – both your own and that of others.
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 email@example.com to let us know your feedback.