Program Overview

Managing@UBC has been developed to provide personalized and customized learning for managers. In order to cater to your individual needs, the program adopts a self-directed learning approach where you can select from a menu of resources and access what is most relevant to you.   As a participant, you will receive support from the Leadership Program Manager and will be assigned a Program Advisor who will help guide and direct your learning depending on your specific needs.  Upon completion of a year in the program you will be entered into the Managing@UBC Community of Practice to continue discussions on management and leadership at the University.

All participants are expected to:

  • Complete a leaderskills self-assessment
  • Establish goals with a Program Advisor
  • Create a Learning Path (a participant’s self-directed curriculum)
  • Attend Jumpstart and Final Summit
  • Access resources relevant to learning needs
  • Complete a 180 (self and boss) or a 360 assessment (self, boss, staff and colleagues) at the end of the year
  • Respond to your Learning Path and note what you were able to achieve.

Managing@UBC’s holistic learning methodology incorporates the following:

  • Two Leaderskill Self-Assessments: one at the beginning of program and one near the end.
  • A Personal Learning Path for the program; developed with a Program Advisor
  • Program Advising
    • An initial 1 hour meeting to further orientate you to the program and help you establish your learning path.
    • 6 month check to see if learning path goals are being met
    • Year-end check in
  • Workshops (Half-day):
    • Jump Start Session (this is the program kick-off)
    • Engaging your Staff through Positive Relationships
    • Expand your Influence and Credibility
    • From Goal Setting to Vision and Purpose
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Program Summit (this is the program finale).
  • Lunch & Learns (1-2 hours)
  • Studios (two-hours)
  • Special day workshops
  • E -Learning Modules (accessed through a password protected site)
  • Coach-on-call available anytime throughout the program.
  • Webinars offered as they come up.
  • Networking
  • Peer to peer interactions

Find out what your participation in Managing@UBC can look like by viewing the testimonial video below.

By providing self-directed learning resources that you can tap into – in-person and online – we provide the framework for your leadership growth as a manager. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment with your peers and have a smoother adjustment and transition period into your new role.

This program is not meant to compete with other leadership initiatives on campus, but rather to complement them.

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