Career supports for staff

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Resources to support your career decisions and navigate your career path.

Part of what consistently makes UBC a first-choice place to work and meet your potential is that you feel you can grow in your career and achieve your aspirations. We encourage you to take an active role in increasing your vitality in the workplace, and in regularly leading your career trajectory in a direction that will lead to your wellbeing, professional satisfaction and success. View the options below to help you navigate your career journey at UBC and beyond, and find ways to positively impact your career growth. 

Coaching services for staff

Take advantage of the coaching services for staff in order to advance your professional goals and development by working with a UBC-internal or external coach — a certified professional who can support goal-setting, accountability and action by surfacing new awareness, insights and learning. Unlike counselling or therapy, coaching is an inquiry-based process with the coach acting as a thought-partner through the demonstration of active listening and curiosity, where you co-design action and accountability plans as you work towards your coaching goals. Book a 20-minute discovery session to learn more and see if coaching is right for you.

Learn more about Coaching Services.

Performance conversations

We encourage you to take a proactive role in enhancing your experience within your current role by doing your part to ensure ongoing performance conversations happen with your Manager, and are successful. Learn about the performance conversation cycle at UBC, and what you can expect from these regular conversations with your manager, including meaningful discussions around your career interests and aspirations, and seeking feedback on your performance.

Learn about performance conversations.

Career navigation and transition services

Become empowered to evolve your career and build your resilience and engagement in your current role while embracing changes at the personal, professional and institutional level, or else successfully manage times of transition when a role is ending and get equipped the tools and resources necessary to continue to build your career at UBC or beyond.

Learn more about career navigation and transition services.

Professional development

PD funding

Whether you want to improve your technical skills, leadership potential, or more take advantage of the professional development funding available to you at UBC based on your employee group, and make use of this benefit in order to enhance your career grown at the university.

Learn more about professional development funding. 

Tuition waivers

As part of your benefits plan, you may be eligible for a Tuition Waiver, depending on your employee group. Tuition waivers allow you to take up to 12 credits of UBC courses or the equivalent in UBC Extended Learning non-credit courses or approved Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies non-credit courses each year. 

Learn more about Tuition Waivers.

Workplace Learning Ecosystem

Log onto the Workplace Learning Ecosystem (WPL) to continuously identify new courses, workshops and resources that can help support you in your career planning and development. The WPL is available for all UBC staff and includes a variety of workshops and courses on different topics relevant to UBC, including department- and role-specific training, and professional and personal development. 

Learn more about the Workplace Learning Ecosystem.

LinkedIn Learning at UBC

Did you know that all UBC staff have access to LinkedIn Learning courses? If you are thinking about how to map out your career, head over to LinkedIn Learning and create your own customized playlist to suit your career development needs. 

Learn more about LinkedIn Learning.

Learning Link newsletter

Stay informed about timely learning topics that matter subscribe to the Learning Link monthly newsletter and receive regular professional development and learning opportunities directly to your inbox. You can expect helpful tips, resources, articles, guides, workshops and courses that can help you on your career journey.

Subscribe to the Learning Link newsletter.

PD opportunities by employee group

Each employee group at UBC offers its own set of benefits and resources, and may send regular communications to its members including professional development workshops, resources and more. Make sure you're signed up for the different communications channels offered to you through your employee group.

Learn more about employee groups at UBC.

Supports for managers

If you are a manager or people leader looking for career supports, including how you can guide your employees through successful career paths and conversations, view the Supporting your staff on their career journeys webpage.





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