Events Calendar

UBC’s Okanagan campus Human Resources department is pleased to present our calendar of information sessions, workshops and online computer training and health promotion events for faculty and staff.

Check often – we are always adding offerings!

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June 13 & June 20th, 2019:

Crucial Conversations® 2 Day Workshop

Crucial Conversations® is an internationally recognized, two-day course that teaches skills to create alignment and agreement between parties by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, and risky topics.

The training is geared toward campus staff & faculty leaders and corporate professionals.  It teaches skills to help move ‘crucial’ discussions forward in a respectful way that honours all points o view and produces positive results.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Create a safe space to explore differing opinions
  • Speak persuasively, not abrasively
  • Recognize and diffuse emotional road blocks that inhibit respectful dialogue
  • Foster teamwork and better decision making
  • Move from discussion toward action and results

Date: June 13th: Day 1 & June 20th: Day 2 
Time: 9am – 4:00pm each day
Course Fee: $425 (for 2 days, book and materials, continental breakfast & lunch each day included)
Location: TBD

Facilitated by: Debbie Harding, UBCO Workplace Learning & Engagement Associate,
Crucial Conversations® Facilitator

Crucial Conversations® is a program designed by VitalSmarts®, a widely recognized innovator in the field of training and leadership development. The program combines three decades of original research with 50 years of the best social science to help leaders and organizations influence how human behavior impact workplace culture and performance.

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Other Training Needs & Suggestions

Please advise us of any training or workshop requirements that you would like to see offered. Faculty & Staff trainings, please contact Lisa Frost, Manager, Workplace Learning & Engagement lisa.frost@ubc.ca.

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Leadership Programs

Managing at UBCO

This nine-month program has been designed to challenge leaders at all levels to be their very best. Based on a leadership model that starts with the idea that the act of managing requires an understanding of both management and leadership and a dual focus on tasks and people, this program includes assessments, coaching, workshops and peer learning triads.

To qualify to join the next cohort, as an M&P or Librarian you must have staff supervisory and budgetary responsibility, and have the full support of your AVP or Director, as they will be working with you on an action-learning project consistent with your learning goals.

For more information on the program, please contact Lisa Frost at 250-807-9021

Essential Administrative Skills

These courses & workshop options are focused on software skill development, building knowledge of process and more. MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe Acrobat, communication, business writing and much more will be offered through PowerConcepts Computer Training to provide office training for staff who primarily deal with administration and those who are looking to improve their office skills or develop their career path.

View Personal and Professional Development (Okanagan) Calendar for a listing of courses and registration information.

For more information, please contact Debbie Harding, Workplace Learning & Engagement Associate.

lynda.com Online Video Tutorials

lynda.com is an online collection of instructional videos designed to provide just-in-time training for staff and faculty in a variety of areas. For more information and to sign up for access to lynda.com, please visit UBC lynda.com

Wellness Learning Sessions

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to offer free wellness learning sessions. These are 1 hour wellness sessions aimed at providing participants with general knowledge about personal health and well-being strategies and directing them to additional resources available.

All sessions are provided by Shepell, our Employee Family and Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, and are available to all employees at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Each session is designed to provide participants with normalization and support by the use of case discussions in order to maximize the impact of the wellness session.

If your department is interested in hosting a free learning session please view the Employee Learning Session Catalogue, fill out the Healthy UBC Program Request Form, and return it to Carleigh Benoit, WRAP Manager, ADM002A