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Debiasing Your Workplace

Webinar - Debiasing Your Workplace - Presented by Manulife
Today’s workplaces are expected to be equitable, diverse and inclusive. One of the biggest barriers to achieving such a workplace is our biases. While we

Generational Differences in the Workplace: Fact or Fiction?

Webinar - Generational Differences in the Workplace
There are many assumptions in the workplace about how different generations prefer to conduct their work, relate to each other, and are motivated.  In this

Leading Diversity & Inclusion

Leading Diversity and Inclusion, featuring Rebecca Paluch
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) at work is more important now than ever before. Stories of anti-Asian sentiment and harassment, women’s career struggles while balancing work

Switching Careers Without Starting from Scratch

Webinar - Switching Careers without Starting from Scratch, featuring AJ Tibando, BA'05
You’re smart and good at what you do. You’ve built out skills through your experience that would be an asset anywhere. And by choice or

How to tell a great story using data

Webinar - How to tell a great story using data
Storytelling has earned its place as the most important tradition humans possess. How can we become great storytellers when those stories rely on data? What

Quiet Leadership featuring Faris Khalifeh

Webinar - Quiet Leadership featuring Faris Khalifeh
Do you feel like your career path or leadership effectiveness is somehow hindered by your temperament? Are you overlooked for leadership roles because of your

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Webinar - Overcoming Impostor Syndrome - Featuring Charina Cruz, BA. Presented by Manulife
At one point or another, many people have experienced feeling like a fraud or an impostor in our career. There are multiple ways to recognize

Leveraging Your Perfectionism

Webinar - Leverage your perfectionism
Achieve your goals through a positive approach to perfectionism. Many of us have aspirations, and all of us can cite instances when we have not

Leadership Lessons: Leading Teams Through Conflict featuring Lori Charvat BA, JD, LLM '02

Webinar - Leading Teams through Conflict
The workplace is a complex adaptive system, connected through people and webs of relationships. Where people come together, and their needs compete, conflict will emerge.

Engaging Employees through Career Discussions, Featuring Colleen Egli, BA'09

Webinar - Engaging Employees Through Career Discussions
Knowing how to increase employee engagement remains elusive for many people managers at a time when more and more employees are craving career development in

Cannabis Regulation and the Workplace, featuring Michael Litchfield, BA’00, LLB’04

Webinar - Cannabis Regulation and the Workplace - Featuring Michael Litchfield, BA'00, LLB'04. Career Development Program Sponsor: Manulife.
The legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018 brought with it uncertainty for management and human resources professionals across the country. While many of the

Inclusive Hiring: Autism and neurodiversity in the workplace, featuring Karen Bopp, BA’92, MSc’95, PhD’06

Webinar – Inclusive Hiring: Autism and neurodiversity in the workplace - Featuring Karen Bopp - Sponsored by Manulife
It is estimated that Canada will experience a labour shortage of close to 2 million workers by 2031 (Miner, 2014). One way for employers to address

Managing Your Energy at Work: Simple habits for better productivity and creativity, featuring Cole Nakatani, BCom'11

Webinar - Managing Your Energy at Work
Energy, in a human context, is your capacity to do work, play and be creative. It’s the foundation of our ability to perform at our best. In this webinar, you’ll uncover what is draining your energy, and how you can create simple habits to restore and protect it. You’ll learn how to design deliberate practices that build your capacities, and apply this to your most important projects. You’ll walk away with a new perspective on how you work, and tangible actions that will enhance your productivity, creativity and collaboration.

Networking with Style featuring Katherine Lazaruk, BMus’93, BEd’95

Networking with Style - Featuring Katherine Lazaruk, BMus'93, BEd'95 - Sponsored by Manulife
Have you ever attended a professional event and felt nervous and awkward when starting a conversation with strangers? Perhaps you find it difficult to engage in small talk and end up wondering if the conversation was meaningful or impactful? If you’ve ever wondered what to say, or how to network effectively, articulate your professional brand, and gracefully exit the conversation, this webinar is for you. Join Katherine Lazaruk, BMus’93, BEd’95, as she shares three things to remember the next time you participate in a networking event and strategies of how to successfully navigate a party of two…or two thousand.

Overcoming Fear in the Second Act of your Career featuring Nikola Girke, BHK’99

Webinar - Overcoming Fear in the Second Act of your Career - Sponsored by Manulife
People are creatures of habit, associating change with risk and seeing it as something to fear. However, diving into the unknown can lead us to some of the best decisions of our careers, or lives. Nikola Girke, BHK’99, is a four-time Olympian in the sport of sailing and is one of only a few elite athletes who have achieved a top 10 in the world across three different sport disciplines. Hear Nikola’s story about how she made the transition from an athlete to a Certified Executive Coach by embracing emotions of change. Learn how she eased into the process of transitioning careers and how she has celebrated the change.

Building a Culture of Employee Engagement featuring Nicole Yeasting, BA'11 and Julie Jenkins, MA

Webinar: Building a Culture of Employee Engagement. Sponsored by Manulife.
Take a moment and think about your engagement at work. If you had to give yourself a rating from 1-10, with 10 being exceptionally engaged, how would you rate yourself? Organizations spend a significant amount of time and resources elevating their engagement scores. And for good reason. Employee engagement has been linked to higher retention rates, lower turnover, less sick days, higher productivity and more. These essential ingredients enable organizations to achieve successful business outcomes. As employees, we often look to our organization to help us be more engaged. We also need to recognize our own ability to take engagement into our own hands. Hear about how other workplaces are dealing with this issue and learn skills to become an advocate for a more engaging workplace.

Your Best Team - featuring Magdalena Blasiak, BA'99

Webinar - Your Best Team: What does it take to succeed? Featuring Magdalena Blasiak, BA'99. Sponsored by Manulife
Who runs the world? Teams! At the heart of any organization you will find people. And what do people do? They work together on projects and initiatives. In this webinar, we will explore concepts of team development, teaming virtually and how any team can move from dysfunction into function.

Working in the Age of Automation: Myths and Realities, featuring Viet Vu, BA’16, MSc

Webinar - Working in the Age of Automation: Myths and Realities, featuring Viet Vu, BA'16, MSc (LSE). Sponsored by Manulife.
In this webinar, Viet Vu, BA’16, MSc, a researcher from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, will help you understand the impact of automation to Canadian workers and economy and will demystify myths surrounding automation: what it is, how it happens, and what it means for the future of work. Viet will address some of the biggest fears and misconceptions of automation and will focus on what actions each of us can take to ensure we maximize the benefits of automation for all.

Thriving in the Workplace featuring Miranda Massie, BA'08

Webinar - Thrive in the Workplace: Understanding Stress, Burnout and the Importance of Workplace Wellbeing, featuring Miranda Massie, BA'08. Sponsored by Manulife
Maintaining a successful career is so much more than landing the perfect position. A prosperous worklife also involves self-management, skill development and ongoing resilience. Building this resilience begins with self-awareness and knowledge. Join Miranda Massie, BA’08, Health Promotion Specialist at the University of British Columbia, for this informative session on stress, burnout and workplace wellbeing. Participants will learn about the relevance of workplace wellbeing to overall health (individual and organizational). They will gain an understanding of the stress response and how to recognize stress in themselves. Participants will take away knowledge about burnout and effective coping strategies to support successful and sustainable careers.

Say YES to Success featuring Dr. Pedro Cortina, MEd'06

Say "Yes" to Success, featuring Dr. Pedro Cortina, MEd'06
Have you ever noticed how often we create barriers to our own success? Whether it’s caused by self-doubt, negative anticipation, or a general feeling that things are not going our way, a negative mindset can lead us to hold back, doubt our own potential, and sabotage our career success. In this webinar, Dr. Pedro Cortina, Managing Partner at the Innerland Institute, will lead us on an exploration of the ways to identify and transform these self-made obstacles into clear and actionable opportunities.

Think for a Living: The Rise of the Knowledge Worker and Gig Economy - featuring Jody Shakespeare

Webinar - Think for a Living: The Rise of the Knowledge Worker & Gig Economy - Featuring Jody Shakespeare. Sponsored by Manulife
What you need to know about the trending gig economy, how to use your knowledge to cash-in and ways to mitigate your risk as a contractor.

Worlds Collide: Social Change and Finance featuring Andrea Barrios, BCom'10

Webinar - Worlds Collide: Social Change and Finance, featuring Andrea Barrios, BCom'10 - Sponsored by Manulife
There is a new movement capturing the attention of mainstream investors as an emergence of a new set of financing solutions – spurred by innovative collaborations between public and private sectors – have overcome traditional barriers to channel private investment for environmental and social good. Join Andrea Barrios, BCom’10, Innovative Finance Analyst at the Rockefeller Foundation, live from New York City and learn how you can leverage your career and find new opportunities in this emerging space.

Similar but Different: Tips and Tricks for Living and Working in the United States featuring Barney Ellis-Perry, BA'87

Webinar - Similar but Different: Tips and tricks for living and working in the United States with Barney Ellis-Perry, BA'87
Moving to the US can be daunting but rewarding. Join UBC alumnus, Barney Ellis-Perry, BA’87, reporting live from LA, for a conversation covering five topics everyone needs to consider: legal, financial, social, work culture and health care. Participants will leave the session with a list of key questions they need to ask their future employer, their other half, and themselves before they look south.

Cover Letters that Connect by alumni UBC

Webinar: Cover Letters that Connect. Sponsored by Manulife.
Never underestimate the power of a well-written cover letter. This webinar will give you the strategies to craft a cover letter that stands out and makes an authentic connection.

Dealing with the Dollars featuring Natasha Jeshani, BA'05

Webinar - Dealing with the Dollars: The HR Insider Guide to Talking About Money During the Job Search. Featuring Natasha Jeshani, BA'05
Talking about money can be one of the most challenging aspects of a job search. In this webinar, UBC alumna, HR & Recruitment Consultant and author Natasha Jeshani, BA'05 guides you through the process of how to have effective money conversations and provides valuable negotiation strategies.

Stepping Up to Leadership featuring Katherine Lazaruk, BEd'95

Stepping up to leadership: How to leverage your professional presence for career advancement
Professional presence is a key factor in career advancement. Join UBC alumna Katherine Lazaruk to learn strategies to leverage your presence to help you move into leadership, and gain insights on what successful leaders have in common and how to develop your own leadership style.

How to Give Effective Feedback, Strategies for Leaders, facilitated by alumni UBC

Webinar - How to Give Effective Feedback: Strategies for Leaders. Sponsored by Manulife
The ability to provide meaningful feedback is a vital skill for anyone who leads a team. If you are in a leadership role, or aspire to be, this webinar will give you some practical strategies to master the art of effective feedback.

How to Use Career Conversations to Advance Your Career featuring Shagufta Pasta, BA'08

Webinar: How to use Career Conversations to Advance your Career Featuring Shagufta Pasta, BA'08 - Presented by Manulife
Learn how to leverage this powerful career building tool.

Online Resume Workshop hosted by alumni UBC

Webinar: Online Resume Workshop - Sponsored by Manulife
This interactive online workshop hosted by alumni UBC provides valuable strategies to help you craft a resume that stands out at every stage of your career. 

Take Your LinkedIn Presence to the Next Level featuring Ian Christie BA'89

Take Your LinkedIn Presence to the Next Level, Featuring Ian Christie, BA'89
Learn all the tools and strategies you need to elevate your LinkedIn presence and leverage this platform effectively for your career growth.

How to Effectively Connect and Engage with a Professional Mentor featuring Amielle Lake, BA'02

Webinar - How to Effecively Connect and Engage with a Professional Mentor, Featuring Amielle Lake, BA'02
Learn strategies to find a mentor and ways to strengthen and leverage this vital professional relationship.

Write a Powerful Professional Bio

Live Webinar: Write a Powerful Bio - Sponsored by Manulife
This webinar will guide you through a step by step process to write a compelling professional bio you can adapt for various platforms.

Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur featuring Candy Motzek, BASc '85


This webinar explores your mindset, resources, finances and the things no one tells you about being an entrepreneur.  Hear from a fellow UBC graduate who

From Boss to Leader: 3 Keys to Authentic Leadership featuring Rosalyn C. Raindancer BA’06


Learn more about the differences between a boss and an authentic leader.

Marketing Your Best Self Online featuring Nicola Fairweather

Nicola Fairweather - Marketing Your Best Self Online
Learn how to develop a professional online brand and market yourself effectively across all social channels.

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