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 trainings, please contact Gillian Henderson, Executive Director, HR, as Interim Workplace Learning & Engagement Manager at gillian.henderson@ubc.ca

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Debt Freedom

For all UBC Staff and Faculty

About

Household debt in Canada has reached an all-time high in the past few years with Canadians owing as much as $1.77 for every $1.00 of after-tax income we earn. Holding high interest debt on credit cards or large balances on lines of credit adds can stress your cash flow. Debt robs our future to pay for our past and can contribute to everyday stress. Paying only the minimum payments can keep us on the “Never Ever” plan of debt reduction. How to get out of this never-ending debt cycle?

Date: February 2, 2021

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

What You Will Learn

• concept of “good” versus “bad” debt
• the role of the credit bureaus and the credit history system
• how to create and implement a spending and savings plan that eliminates bad debt
• options for debt management and how to implement the power pay method for debt freedom
• how to monitor and update your plan for ongoing clarity and peace of mind

Your Facilitator

Join Money Coach Melanie Buffel to step back into your power over your money. Melanie is a passionate financial educator and as a Money Coach she is dedicated to helping people make their dreams come true, and also pay the bills. Melanie has spent the last 30 years working in grass roots community programs helping people recognize their strengths and build their assets. She currently offers Money Coaching services to individuals, families and business owners.

Register Here


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 irp.ubc.ca/training
  • 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 lauren.hatchard@ubc.ca.


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:

Self-care 101

We invite you to join us to share and discuss the different journeys a team may take, the stages of transition they can encounter as they navigate change, and how you as their leader can support and guide them through the lens of well-being and mental health.

Who is this for?

All UBC faculty and staff

What will you learn?

Participants will learn about the body’s stress response and how to identify these responses in themselves. They will have an opportunity to take a stress index, explore what self-care means to them and identify key UBC resources that can be engaged to support work life integration and positive mental health.

Your facilitator

Miranda Massie, MEd, is a Workplace Wellbeing Practices & Learning Consultant with UBC HR.  Her work involves supporting learning practices & curriculum design related to individual and workplace wellbeing.  Miranda has a background in psychology, as well as health and adult education and is a Mental Health Commission of Canada certified instructor (Mental Health First Aid and The Working Mind).  Miranda’s work is grounded in health promotion and adult education principles and she believes in empowering employees to make informed decisions that can positively impact their individual wellbeing, as well as the health and culture of the organization.

Date: Self Paced

Time: Self Paced

Location: via Canvas

Registration is open now!

For more details and to register: Go Here

Wellbeing in the Workplace

About this workshop

Now more than ever, wellbeing is playing a crucial role in both our work lives and personal lives.  In order to work well, we have to be well and understanding the importance of wellbeing within the context of  the workplace is a great place to start.

Who is this for?

All UBC faculty and staff on all campuses.

Participants in this course will:

  • Learn how wellbeing is valued and championed at UBC
  • Be able to identify elements of the stress response cycle and how to support the self and others
  • Learn a variety of self-care strategies that support wellbeing
  • Feel confident in how to find, use and share UBC resources or services that support individual and workplace wellbeing
  • Learn tools and skills to support wellbeing while working within changing environments (remote work, work from home, virtual work etc.)

Your facilitator

Miranda Massie, MEd, is a Workplace Wellbeing Practices & Learning Consultant with UBC HR.  Her work involves supporting learning practices & curriculum design related to individual and workplace wellbeing.  Miranda has a background in psychology, as well as health and adult education and is a Mental Health Commission of Canada certified instructor (Mental Health First Aid and The Working Mind).  Miranda’s work is grounded in health promotion and adult education principles and she believes in empowering employees to make informed decisions that can positively impact their individual wellbeing, as well as the health and culture of the organization.

Date: Self Paced

Time: Self Paced

Location: via Canvas

Registration is open now!

For more details and to register: Go Here

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 and Wellbeing Manager.