Events Calendar

UBC’s Okanagan campus Human Resources department is pleased to present our calendar of information sessions and workshops for faculty and staff.

Check often – we are always adding offerings!

All Upcoming Events for Okanagan Campus

All Upcoming Campus Wide Events

New learning series for faculty and staff

Fall Series – Resilience & Respect

  • October 17, 2023 – 10:30am to 12pm Respect in the Workplace: Skills and Strategies

Common challenges of teamwork are discussed including disrespect, bullying, harassment, miscommunication and stress. Drawing on current employment standards and human rights legislation, participants learn expectations of professional conduct at work and how to overcome teamwork challenges like bullying to ensure a harmonious work environment. Participants leave motivated to use the practical skills and strategies to ensure workplace respect. Register here.

  • November 16, 2023 10:30am to 12pm Grace under Pressure: Managing Anger, Stress and Emotional Intensity

Triggers of stress are discussed as are techniques for impulse control. Participants then focus on counter-intuitive but evidence-based practices for managing emotional intensity in others. Drawing on current crisis-response research, participants leave the session with the 3 techniques of stress mastery. Register here.

Winter Series – Performance & Growth

  • January 18, 2024 10:30am to 12pm The Importance of Teamwork and Team Building

Unleash Your Teamwork Potential: For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. This workshop will encourage you to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Register here.

  • February 15, 2024 10:30am to 12pm How to Navigate Difficult Conversations

This workshop looks at current evidence-based research on what we know works for addressing difficult conversations. Participants learn about the five communication styles and the surprising results of research into how they play out under stress and in conflict. Participants take away practical skills and a tool to guide them through any confusing and stressful discussions. Register here.

  • February 1, 2024 – Manager as Coach (check back for timing)

New to UBCO Orientation

New to UBCO Orientation Course now available in Canvas!

Orientation is offered 3-4 times per year. This interactive half-day session starts with a welcome from Senior Leadership, then led by members of your Human Resources team along with special guests will introduce you to UBCO culture and provide opportunities to make connections with other new UBC community members. The session includes a behind the scenes campus tour.

2023 Dates: March 2nd, June 1st, August 15th, November 28th

For more information, please contact Kerry Ann Kozak.

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 visit Managing at UBC

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

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.


November 1-30, 2023 Thrive