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

Other Training Needs & Suggestions

Please advise us of any training or workshop requirements that you would like to see offered. Faculty & Staff training, please contact Erin Gardiner, Workplace Learning & Engagement Consultant at


Professional Development Opportunities

On demand, flexible learning opportunities (external training)

Influencing Without Authority

Influencing without authority is a key skill that enables collaboration and contributes to respectful work environments.  By fully using the power of relationships, you can gain credibility, get buy-in for ideas, and make a larger impact.

Target Audience:

This course is relevant for staff at all levels (including senior leaders) who would like to improve their level of influence without relying on positional power.

Details and registration

Time Management

 Time management skills can help you manage your workload more effectively and accomplish more, resulting in less stress and better decision making.

Target Audience:

Supervisors, Managers and staff with discretion over how their work gets done.

Details and registration

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.

Wellbeing Events and Opportunities

Open Until May 31

The new Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) for employees.

The CCWS is a comprehensive, voluntary and confidential survey that assesses the health and wellbeing status of staff and faculty in the post-secondary sector.

Why is the CCWS Important?
By participating in the CCWS, post-secondary institutions can be better equipped to support employees, and increase their capacity to link research with policy and practices on campuses and beyond. The wellbeing of staff and faculty is a significant priority for UBC. This survey is one way in which we will monitor our progress in implementing our goals and values, as expressed in the following UBC plans: UBC’s Strategic Plan Shaping UBC’s Next Century, Focus on People and the Wellbeing Strategic Framework.

May 11 & 19 (2 parts)

Understanding Mental Health

June: 1 – 4 & 7

Sessions can be attended daily or as single sessions.

Time: 8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Learn more and enroll

June 3: 4 Week Self Compassion Series

10am – 10:30am

Join Erin McCarthy, Ph.D. to build your self compassion in multiple ways in this 4-week bilingual foundations class. You’ll learn skills to begin to quiet your inner critic and treat yourself with more kindness.

June 8 & 16: Positive Coping Strategies

9:00am – 9:45am

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 more and enroll


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

Ongoing Events

New Hire Orientation Sessions:

Due to Covid restrictions, we have moved to vIrtual orientation sessions. Orientation is offered 4 times per year: February, May, August and November. Orientation is an opportunity for you to build connections in our community, understand UBC’s purpose and activities, become familiar with our values and strategic plan commitments and helps you navigate your learning journey as a new hire at UBC.

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 Erin Gardiner at 250-317-2866.

Online Tutorials & Courses:

Self-guided webinars

Mindfulness and the Benefits at Work (Recorded Webinar)

Self and Community Care: Building Skills to Manage Stress (formerly Self-care 101)

Wellbeing in the workplace

Vaccination Webinar: What you need to know about vaccines (Recorded Webinar)

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 and Wellbeing Manager.