Courses and Workshops

Find out what resources are available to assist your professional development.

Faculty members are offered the following services and options: [Some conditions may apply. See each unit for specific details.]

Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology

UBC’s CTLT is designed to help enhance the teaching skills of faculty and graduate students across UBC. Their staff design and coordinate workshops, support services, and professional development programs to meet a wide range of needs and interests.  

Programs include:

  • How to become a great teacher: When I was assigned my first course, all the materials were very tied to the previous instructor’s style and focus. The class went well but it ended up being much more difficult than I expected… Read more
  • Educational Leadership | Helping lead your colleagues: Over the years, I’ve gained a diverse range of teaching skills, taught a variety of classes and led several research projects. I felt I was ready to take on more responsibilities and make significant contributions to my department and faculty… Read more
  • Communities of Practice for New Faculty…Read more.
  • Communities of Practices for Problem Based Learning Network…Read more.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This division of the Faculty of Medicine offers continuing professional education for the practicing physicians in BC and consists of an educational unit and a research unit.  CPD offers courses, conferences and workshops as well as self-directed activities such as preceptorship and directed reading.

Faculty Career Development

During the year, events, workshops, and videoconferenced webcasts are made available to support our provincial faculty. If you are new to our Faculty you may wish to check with your Department Administrator as well as the monthly “link” bulletin sent to all faculty and staff.

Faculty Development

This division of the Faculty of Medicine is designed to help faculty members flourish as a medical educator, they offer new programs and services aimed at enhancing skills in teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, leadership and educational research.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online collection of instructional videos designed to provide training in a variety of areas such as software skills development, learning new technology tools, and workplace business practices. This learning resource supports the availability of accessible, timely, work-related learning opportunities to enhance employee performance and career development. For staff and faculty, access to LinkedIn Learning’s learning resources is available at no individual charge, through March, 2019.  For more information and to log in to please visit

Organizational Development & Learning

UBC HR’s “ODL” group offers Service solutions for the individual, for the team, and for the organization. 

  • Individual Team include such services as performance management consulting and group needs assessments – interventions designed to enhance team cohesion and performance. 
  • Services designed to impact the larger organization are also available for a business unit. 
  • Services include one-on-one coaching services.
  • The Workplace Learning Ecosystem offers a wide range of personal, professional and technical workshops. Some are free, while others have a minimal cost.

UBC Extended Learning

UBC Extended Learning serves the adult education needs of lifelong learners at the University as well as in the community. Whether interested in career training or just want to explore topics out of general interest, they offer a wide range of courses, workshops, seminars and certificate programs throughout the year.

UBC Credit Courses

Faculty members (based on eligibility) are able to select from a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses available through the University. 

The Tuition Fee Waiver provides tuition assistance, up to a maximum of 12 credits over any 12-month period (provided a fee-paying student is not displaced). This benefit covers tuition fees only, and does not cover any other fees that may be associated with the course. [A tuition waiver benefit is also available for dependent children. Guidelines for eligibility are available here.]

To submit a waiver, login to the UBC Faculty & Staff Self-Service portal using your Campus Wide Login (CWL). Follow the prompts and instructions for submitting, updating or canceling a tuition fee waiver.

UBC Library

The Library provides instruction, courses, workshops etc., on a variety of topics including an orientation to the library system at UBC, research skills, instruction on the numerous databases available and general skill development in certain microcomputer applications (eg., PowerPoint). View their online calendar for more information.