Professional Development at UBC

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In Person Workshops & Anytime Online Courses

Professional Development Workshops are available to support the ongoing learning needs of UBC employees by providing a range of UBC specific job-related personal and professional skills training. These in-person, at-cost professional development workshops are geared to enhance and improve your effectiveness at work, as well as to support your career and personal development.

Here we also feature ‘anytime’ online courses available through Lynda.com. Lynda.com helps anyone learn tech, creative, and workplace business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Discover our upcoming professional development learning opportunities & online courses by:

  1. Exploring upcoming professional development workshop offerings (below).
  2. Reviewing the Professional Development Workshop Registration Guidelines
  3. Visiting Lynda.ubc.ca for ‘anytime’ e-learning. All UBC staff and faculty have free CWL access to the lynda.com online library of tutorials, courses and learning paths.
  4. Browsing our Professional Development Streams (below) designed to help you begin to customize your own unique learning path

Featured Learning Opportunities

Rehearsing Conflict Workshop Series
June 13-20, 2019 at Dorothy Somerset Studio

Are you interested in developing your ability to navigate conflict in the workplace? Apply by May 29 for the Rehearsing Conflict workshop series (June 13-20)

Can you remember the last difficult conversation you had? If you had another chance, would you do it differently?

The Rehearsing Conflict workshop series, June 13-20, 2019, is a free professional development opportunity for faculty and staff who want to explore and practice new strategies for difficult conversations, strengthen emotional intelligence, and increase resilience when conflict occurs in the workplace. Using the situation and tools of theatre, participants will play out real stories of conflict from our community and apply new strategies to change outcomes. No acting experience is necessary.

All UBC employees are welcome to apply. Applications for the Rehearsing Conflict workshop series are due June 7. Apply now at Rehearsing Conflict – Summer Intensive.

Questions? Please contact conflict.theatre@ubc.ca or visit the Conflict Threatre@UBC website.

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops – Vancouver Campus

 

Professional and Personal Development Streams

Below are some Professional Development playlists we have to meet help meet your learning needs.

Managing Your Work

Having a clear idea about your job performance is the first step in excelling at work. The right balance in your career and personal life is a key for happiness, so achieving the state of equilibrium is a must. Once you have the right amount of time dedicated to your work, improving productivity and being effective is a whole new topic. Here are some opportunities that will help you learn what it takes to manage your work.

Growing as a Leader

Communication

Communication is about more than just exchanging information. It’s about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. Effective communication is also a two-way street. It’s not only how you convey a message so that it is received and understood by someone in exactly the way you intended, it’s also how you listen to gain the full meaning of what’s being said and to make the other person feel heard and understood. Here are some opportunities that will help you learn what it takes to be a great communicator.

Creating a Respectful Work Environment

The University of British Columbia envisions a climate in which students, faculty and staff are provided with the best possible conditions for learning, researching and working, including an environment that is dedicated to excellence, equity and mutual respect. The University of British Columbia strives to realize this vision by establishing employment and educational practices that respect the dignity of individuals and make it possible for everyone to live, work, and study in a positive and supportive environment, free from harmful behaviours such as bullying and harassment. Here are some opportunities that will help you learn what it takes to creating a respectful work environment at UBC.

Resource Management

Getting Started @ UBC

Health, Wellbeing & Personal Development

Your health, wellbeing and personal development is supported by an active, lifelong process of making positive choices and decisions that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life. Here are some opportunities that will support your health, wellbeing & personal development; and encourage you to thrive at UBC.

Need More Information?

Contact pd.workshops@ubc.ca or call 604-822-4197 and let us connect you to the right learning opportunity suitable to your needs. For programs offered specifically by HR, you can also visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-engagement/.You can also visit our Workshop Registration Guidelines, which includes information on our Professional Development workshop payment, refund and cancellation policy.