Here are some professional development workshops for faculty and staff at UBC’s Okanagan campus over the next few weeks.
Responding with respect and suicide prevention
This session is designed to help train employees to recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression in the workplace as well as respond in an empathetic and productive way. It will also teach employees how to refer themselves, their colleagues and students to appropriate resources.
The training is an interactive opportunity to help create a healthier UBC community, particularly aimed at the most common mental health problems — depression and anxiety — and focuses on suicide prevention.
The training is free for all UBC departments and units.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 8
Time: 12:30 to 4 p.m. (lunch is included)
Location: UNC ballroom, room UNC200
To register for this session, visit the Human Resources website. Be sure to note on the registration form of any dietary concerns for the provided lunch.
To find out more, contact Tracey Hawthorn at 250-807-8183.
Entrepreneurship@UBC information session
This session is an update for any faculty, staff or students with interest in entrepreneurship or starting a business in any sector.
Entrepreneurship@UBC is an initiative that finds resources and provides advice, mentorship, funding, office space, and investment to qualified new ventures driven by members of the UBC community.
The campus community is invited to this session to learn more about new initiatives rolling out under the entrepreneurship@UBC program and to learn about resources available to for those with entrepreneurial ambitions.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building, room EME0050
To RSVP for this session email Andrea Osachoff, administrative and special projects coordinator.
Writing to win: business writing style
Subtleties of style, audience address and analysis, and clarity of purpose are keys to ensuring effective business communication.
This session will teach participants to take business writing to the next level by incorporating a reader-centred approach and teaching improving clarity, conciseness, tone and professionalism.
Date: Friday, Nov. 30
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: DVC boardroom, room ADM102C
To register for this session, visit the Human Resources website.
To find out more about this Essential Administrative Skills Series course or any of the others please contact Deb Deorksen at 250-807-78861.
For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.