Managing@UBC Program

Supporting Managers in Achieving Unit Goals

Managing@UBC is a program designed to support managers in their role, recognizing the significant responsibility they hold for employee performance, engagement and achievement of unit goals.

This is a self-directed program accessed through an e-learning portal. The portal is a one stop shop that gives you access to online lessons, various resources across campus, as well as way to register for six in-person workshops, and several lunch & learns, studios, and special events specific to M&P managers on campus.

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A few of the topics covered are: Expanding your Influence and Credibility, Employee Relations, Difficult Conversations, Vision & Goal Setting, Assessing My Individual Style, and UBC Governance Structure.

The program is designed to fit around the busy schedule of a manager. What you choose to take is entirely directed by you and your learning goals, however all participants must:

  • Complete a leadership/management self-assessment
  • Work with a Program Advisor to develop your unique learning path
  • Attend the next available Jumpstart Orientation
  • Work towards your developmental goals
  • Form and participate in a Peer Learning Triangle
  • Complete a final 180 assessment (self/manager) or a 360 assessment (self/manager/staff/colleagues)
  • Attend the Final Summit (after one year in the program).

Eligibility & Cost

This Managing@UBC Program is available to M&P Managers who directly manage staff.  There are two different ways to enter:

Managing@UBC Fully Subsidized: If you have been in your management role for 3 years or less and directly manage staff (recently promoted, transferred to a new role, or being new to UBC all count); you can register from January 1, 2018 till April 1, 2018 at 4:30pm. The total cost of the program will be absorbed by Central Human Resources.

Managing@UBC Partly Subsidized: If you have been in your management for more than 3 year and directly manage staff; space permitting after the April 1, 2018 intake, you can register on a first come first serve basis for a subsidized rate of  $750. The $750 is payable by employee or unit by Journal Voucher and the remainder is absorbed by Central Human Resources.

Please see the eligibility page for further details.  The total cost to run the Managing@UBC is approximately $2,500 per person.


Applications for the 2018-2019 program will be accepted from January 1, 2018 until April 1, 2018 at 4:30pm. Upon acceptance into the program, managers will be able to complete a self-assessment, work with a program advisor to develop their learning path and access the online portal  with learning resources right away. Jumpstart, a core requirement will happen in the fall of 2018 and the programs Final Summit will be in June 2019. Please see Information for Applicants to confirm you meet the program requirements and then proceed to register here.


In 2017, Managing@UBC won two prestigious awards in’s 2017 LEAD Awards:

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