Professional Development at UBC

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In Person Workshops & Anytime Online Courses

Professional Development Workshops are available to support the ongoing learning needs of UBC employees by providing a range of UBC specific job-related personal and professional skills training. These in-person, at-cost professional development workshops are geared to enhance and improve your effectiveness at work, as well as to support your career and personal development.

Here we also feature ‘anytime’ online courses available through Lynda.com. Lynda.com helps anyone learn tech, creative, and workplace business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Discover our upcoming professional development learning opportunities & online courses by:

  1. Exploring upcoming professional development workshop offerings (below).
  2. Reviewing the Professional Development Workshop Registration Guidelines
  3. Visiting Lynda.ubc.ca for ‘anytime’ e-learning. All UBC staff and faculty have free CWL access to the lynda.com online library of tutorials, courses and learning paths.
  4. Browsing our Professional Development Streams (below) designed to help you begin to customize your own unique learning path

Featured Learning Opportunity

 

Practical Project Management (2-Day)

June 4-5, 2018 from 9:00am-4:00pm – $550

Many people are finding projects an increasing part of their workload, yet still have their ‘day job’ responsibilities. Getting your project off to the best possible start is essential for success and tackling today’s project focused environment requires a straightforward, down to earth approach.

This two-day workshop provides practical, effective tools and proven processes that ensure your projects get off to a clear and solid start, ensuring they stay on track, and your deliverables are achieved on time and on budget.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Establish effective communication lines from the start;
  • Develop concise intended outcomes and deliverables;
  • Build a Project Charter that is simple, yet effective in getting your projects off to the right start;
  • Use the most common tools used in Project Management including Network Diagram Dependency Charts, Gantt Charts and Work Breakdown Structures;
  • Sequence tasks to determine start dates, finish dates and milestones;
  • Use Critical Path Methodology to ensure projects are completed on time;
  • Recognize and prevent common Project Management mistakes;
  • Use criteria to measure and track your project;
  • Identify and evaluate risks and develop contingency plans
  • Effectively determine resource requirements

Audience:

This session is designed for anyone who is involved in projects, as either a team member or project manager, and wants to learn the core basics and proven tools to help achieve more consistent project outcomes.

To register for this session, please click here.

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops – Vancouver Campus

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Professional and Personal Development Streams

Below are some Professional Development playlists we have to meet help meet your learning needs. Here we also feature ‘anytime’ courses available through Lynda.com .  You can access the lynda.com online library of courses for free using your CWL login from any desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device – anytime 24/7.

Managing Your Work

Having a clear idea about your job performance is the first step in excelling at work. The right balance in your career and personal life is a key for happiness, so achieving the state of equilibrium is a must. Once you have the right amount of time dedicated to your work, improving productivity and being effective is a whole new topic. Here are some opportunities that will help you learn what it takes to manage your work.

Anytime Managing Your Work courses available on Lynda.com.

Growing as a Leader

Communication

Communication is about more than just exchanging information. It’s about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. Effective communication is also a two-way street. It’s not only how you convey a message so that it is received and understood by someone in exactly the way you intended, it’s also how you listen to gain the full meaning of what’s being said and to make the other person feel heard and understood. Here are some opportunities that will help you learn what it takes to be a great communicator.

Anytime Communication courses available on Lynda.com

Creating a Respectful Work Environment

The University of British Columbia envisions a climate in which students, faculty and staff are provided with the best possible conditions for learning, researching and working, including an environment that is dedicated to excellence, equity and mutual respect. The University of British Columbia strives to realize this vision by establishing employment and educational practices that respect the dignity of individuals and make it possible for everyone to live, work, and study in a positive and supportive environment, free from harmful behaviours such as bullying and harassment. Here are some opportunities that will help you learn what it takes to creating a respectful work environment at UBC.

Anytime Creating a Respectful Work Environment courses available on Lynda.com

Resource Management

At UBC we utilize specific resources which have been developed to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the organization these include financial resources, inventory, human skills, production resources, or information technology (IT). Here are some opportunities that will help you learn the Financial & Resource Management systems at UBC

Anytime Financial & Resource Management courses available on Lynda.com

Getting Started @ UBC

Health, Wellbeing & Personal Development

Your health, wellbeing and personal development is supported by an active, lifelong process of making positive choices and decisions that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life. Here are some opportunities that will support your health, wellbeing & personal development; and encourage you to thrive at UBC.

Need More Information?

Contact pd.workshops@ubc.ca or call 604-822-9644 and let us connect you to the right learning opportunity suitable to your needs. For programs offered specifically by HR, you can also visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-engagement/.You can also visit our Workshop Registration Guidelines, which includes information on our Professional Development workshop payment, refund and cancellation policy.