Managing@UBC Program

Managing@UBC is an eight-month, self-directed program that offers new managers support in learning and growing professionally at the university.


Managing@UBC 2020-2021 Application Update:  

Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, the application process for the 2020-2021 Managing@UBC program has been postponed. Please continue to check back for updated information or email leadership@hr.ubc.ca to be notified of any updates regarding the status of the program. Many thanks for your interest!

About Managing@UBC

Managing@UBC is a leadership program for new managers. If you are a new manager in an M&P role seeking leadership development on topics that include strength-based leadership, workplace coaching, navigating difficult conversations, leading change, expanding influence, and strategic planning, this program is for you!  

This eight-month, semi-structured leadership program is designed to offer new managers support in learning and growing professionally. You’ll learn fundamental leadership skills and management frameworks through interactive workshops to support your growth as a new manager and a leader – and get a better understanding of how the university operates. You will also grow you network as you connect with and learn from your peers from across the university. 

The program is flexible and adaptive based on your learning goals but has requirements and time commitments to complete the program. Please ensure you can dedicate the necessary time to fulfill the program requirements before applying. 

What you’ll gain:

  • Expand your understanding of what it means to manage and lead at UBC
  • Increase your ability to identify and work towards professional goals
  • Support your ability to set and meet organizational goals
  • Increase confidence in your ability to manage and lead others
  • Build community with your peers

Program Requirements:

To earn a certificate of completion for the eight-month program, participants must:

  • Complete a leadership self-assessment, at the start and end of the program
  • Attend Jump Start (date will be announced prior to application opening)
  • Develop a personalized learning path with program sponsor 
  • Attend a minimum of three (3) workshops 
  • Participate in 4 peer learning circles 
  • Attend the Final Summit (date will be announced prior to application opening)

Program Eligibility:

Whether you are new to UBC and stepping into a management role, or you’ve been recently promoted as a manager, this program is for you.

The Managing@UBC Program is open to the following staff: 

  • M&P Employees only (M&P Excluded not eligible) 
  • Currently have a staff report (student reports not eligible) and/or manage a budget process
  • Have been in current management role for three years or less  
  • Has less than 5 combined years of management experience including current role

Applying to Managing@UBC:

Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, the application process for the 2020-2021 Managing@UBC program has been postponed. Please continue to check back for updated information or email leadership@hr.ubc.ca to be notified of any updates regarding the status of the program. Many thanks for your interest!

How program participants are selected:

To ensure that all qualified applicants are considered, a lottery will be implemented as part of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest in the program. Applicants will be notified of their program status by email.

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