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!

All Upcoming Events for Okanagan Campus

All Upcoming Campus Wide Events

Upcoming Events

Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge

UBCO Workplace Health Services is hosting the annual Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge as a fun and inclusive way to encourage staff and faculty to take the stairs. Stair climbing is a great way to boost cardiovascular health, build muscle and strengthen the core. And the best part about it? It’s free and you will have a chance to win great prizes!

You can register as an individual, a team (with colleagues), or household  by June 12. The challenge will kick off June 15.

All abilities are welcome to participate. See here for further details.

Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team: Personal Development

The Five Behaviours program is to facilitate a learning experience that helps everyone – at every level, in any role – develop a rich understanding of how his or her behaviours affect the team. It applies the principles of The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team, based on Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, to unlock actionable ways to optimize an individual’s contribution to a team.

As part of the The Five Behaviours program each participant completes their own research-validated online assessment, receives a 23-page workplace specific personal profile report and attends an online workshop.

Date: July 14, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Zoom webinar via Canvas

Cost: $195.00

Registration is open now:

For more details and to register, please go here

There is limited space so be sure to sign up soon!

Coping Strategies

What Will You Learn:

Learn the concepts of mental health, resilience and coping. Have an opportunity to explore a variety of positive coping strategies through skill development and practice. Learn to apply coping/self-care to improve overall mental health and wellbeing. Create a personal goal to establish or re-establish healthy habits in their every day life.

Date: July 21 & July 28, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 9:45am

Location: Zoom webinar via Canvas

Registration is open now:

For more details and to register, please go here

There is limited space so be sure to sign up soon!

Enhancing Couple Relationships

About the Webinar:

You will learn about the common relationship challenges, discuss methods to improve communication and resolve conflict, explore ideas on enhancing intimacy and romance, and review the importance of commitment and trust.

Date: July 24, 2020

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Zoom webinar

Registration is open now:

For more details and to register, please go here

There is limited space so be sure to sign up soon!

CashFlow Webinar

Date: July 29, 2020

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Zoom webinar via Canvas

Registration is open now:

For more details and to register, please go here

There is limited space so be sure to sign up soon!

WORKDAY 101 Course Now Available On Canvas!

The Workday 101 course is a series of short video tutorials that provide an overview of the basic functionality and the look and feel of Workday for employees.

These videos will differ in some ways from what we will see at UBC once Workday is launched, but they will provide a great first look and will be continually updated as UBC materials become available.

To access Workday 101:

  • Go to
  • Click on ‘Training Courses’
  • Click on the Workday 101 link/Image
  • Log in with your CWL details
  • Click on “Enroll in Course”
  • Click on ‘Go to Course’

For more information about Workday and IRP contact Lauren Hatchard at

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 Gillian Henderson, Executive Director, HR, as Interim Workplace Learning & Engagement Manager at


Ongoing Events

Leadership Course:

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 Gillian Henderson at 250-807-8618.

Online Tutorials & Courses:

LinkedIn Learning Online Video Tutorials

LinkedIn Learning 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 LinkedIn Learning, please visit LinkedIn Learning at UBC.

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, Workplace Health Services Manager.