Program Testimonials

Many of our program participants have found that the Managing@UBC program has given them valuable leadership skills that they are able to apply in the workplace and other aspects of their lives. Please read how some of our participants have experienced the Managing@UBC program:


Steve Henzel PMP
Manager, Fleet and Inventory | Municipal Services

“I found the Managing Change program [within Managing@UBC] very valuable. The program exposed me to other UBC staff managing in other departments, which was a great opportunity to network, but also gave me exposure to the breadth of UBC’s vast organization.”


Catherine Alkenbrack
Director, Facilities Planning| Infrastructure Development
Special Projects Advisor | Office of the Provost & Vice President Academic
CFI Built Infrastructure Coordinator | Office of the Vice President Research

“Managing@UBC is a program that strengthens and encourages diversity in leadership, accommodating many learning styles and offering varied program formats such as interactive and group work, learner presentations, speakers and role-playing. Managers can choose the program components that most excite them.

Not only is the scheduled programming interesting, but UBC provides wonderful program advisors steering the learning and it was great to meet other managers and learn in discussion from their experiences. The well-organized online portal and bibliographies offered add further value and the Community of Practice established for Managing@UBC alumni continues the networking and dialogue opportunities beyond the program.

Managing@UBC is a vital and valuable time investment for managers.‎ We are lucky to have this program available to us at UBC.”