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!

View Personal and Professional Development (Okanagan) Calendar


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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 A.M. RHS257
(Southern Medical Program lecture theatre)
UBC Okanagan Campus

NOTE: Deadline for Staff Pension Plan One on One meetings with Margaret is Thursday, October 3, 3:30pm.

Video conferencing available at SMP locations:

• Kamloops – RIH CSB 01405
• Vernon – VJH 5-162
• Kelowna – KGH CAC 228

Presented by Margaret Leathley, UBC Staff Pension Plan Administrator

The UBC Staff Pension Plan provides benefits to over 8,200 active and 5,100 former staff employees of UBC and related employers. Working as the Plan’s Pension Administrator since 1999, Margaret is passionate about member education and has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the Plan.

If you are approaching retirement soon, we invite you to participate in a one-on-one Retirement Information Session (RIS) with Margaret after the above workshop. These sessions are by  appointment only. Please contact Debbie Harding at or 250-807-8829 for more information about scheduling a RIS.

You must register for attendance:  Staff Pension Plan Seminar Registration

Length of Service Recognition for the UBCO campus has been re-imagined

‘Great People’ is recognized as one of the Core Areas and Strategies under People and Places within the UBC Strategic Plan.  To attract, engage and retain a diverse global community of outstanding students, faculty and staff is at the heart of the university’s identity and critical to the success and growth of UBC.  Length of Service Recognition is one way in which we can recognize the commitment of our great staff and faculty.

The past recognition of Length of Service has been for 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45 years of service.  Things are changing!  We will now be recognizing 15 and 20 years of service as well!

Ceremonies & Events will be sending Invitations to honorees by early October.

Length of Service Recognition Reception

Date: October 24, 2019
Time: Start 5:30pm
Location: UBCO Ballroom (UNC 200)


For more information please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Harding, Workplace Learning & Engagement Associate at

November 28th: Team Building Skills for People Who Lead People Workshop

This is a highly interactive, practical, thought-provoking workshop that will be valuable for all those who lead teams and committees.  This day is rooted in your own real-world situations.  You will have an opportunity to examine your role as a motivator and coach in building positive team relationships.

As a participant, you will:

  • identify the keys to motivating your team members / committee members
  • discuss the traits of high-performing teams
  • pinpoint specifically what you can do to create an environment of caring, cooperation, accountability and trust
  • practice giving feedback that leads to employee growth & continuous improvement
  • learn the traits of the most successful supervisors/managers/committee leads
  • explore and practice specifically how to avoid team traps & triggers
  • walk away with a Team Building Plan of Action you can launch immediately

Date: November 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: UBCO Campus (Room TBD)
Cost: $275.00

Facilitated by Joyanne Landers

Joyanne Landers has gained a solid reputation over the last twenty-five years as a facilitator and trainer. Her clients describe her as “dynamic”, “powerful”, and “thought-provoking.” She builds on her wide-ranging experience guiding managers and employees in the public and private sectors throughout Canada to create shifts in the way they relate to their work, their colleagues, and their clients.

Register Here!




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


Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

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

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, WRAP Manager, ADM002A