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
  • Develop your unique learning path
  • Attend the next available Jumpstart Orientation
  • Work towards your developmental goals
  • Form and participate in a Peer Learning Circle
  • Complete a final self-assessment
  • Attend the Final Summit (after one year in the program).

The 2019/20 cohort is expected to attend three in-person workshops in order to receive a certificate of program completion.

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 February 4, 2019 till April 2, 2019 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 2, 2019 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 2019-2020 program will be accepted from February 4, 2019 until April 2, 2019 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 2019 and the programs Final Summit will be in June 2020. Please see Information for Applicants to confirm you meet the program requirements and then proceed to register here.


UBC has received the 2018 Honourable Mention for the International Prism Award, a prestigious honour from the International Coach Federation that recognizes the impact of UBC’s rigorous coaching programs in all its facets and in a number of areas, from personal development to shaping the organizational culture and addressing strategic goals.



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

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